Find out more about stylish Puerto de la Duquesa

Facts

Level above sea: 0 meters

Nearest airport: Gibraltar

Distance to airport: 24 km

Distance to beach: 0 meters

Max. temperature: 40 C

Min. temperature: 8 C

Highlights

Puerto de la Duquesa really is one of the Costa del Sol’s best marinas. Although within easy reach of the airports of Malaga (60 minutes) and Gibraltar (45 minutes), La Duquesa seems like a thousand miles away from the throng of the holiday resorts.

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La Duquesa enjoys an advantageous location to the west of Marbella  sometimes called “the Other Costa del Sol”.

The essence in this distinction is that the area retains a vast amount of unspoiled natural scenery and authentic local character – while sharing the fantastic climate and all the excellent services and infrastructure of the rest of the Costa del Sol. This is primarily due to a limited and well-managed development. The result: an ideal balance of relaxed living with easy access to every imaginable amenity.

The beautiful port of La Duquesa offers full Marina services for boating enthusiasts as well as a myriad of attractions for those with no aspirations to take to the water. For those that do, a number of companies offer Jet Boat, Wake Board, Boat trips and Scuba Diving. The attractive promenades surrounding the port offer a variety of restaurants, intimate bars and cafes in which to while away the days.

The vast choice of eating options include French, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai and, of course, Spanish with its fresh, local fish.

In the summer weekend evenings the port hosts a unique Crafts Market, popular with the local residents as well as visitors.

La Duquesa Golf and Country Club boasts an 18 hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Beaches

Both sides of Duquesa Marina comprise expansive beaches. To the west is Playa del Castillo and Playa las Gaviotas with Chiringuito Las Gaviotas open in the summer. To the east is Playa Sabillias with the beach bar Cubanga which is open all year.

A short walk to the west of Puerto de la Duquesa is the little fishing hamlet of Castillo de la Duquesa from which the marina gets its name. The castle built in 1767 can be visited and is often used for local exhibitions. Nearby are largely unexcavated Roman ruins. Also in the hamlet are a number of bars and restaurants.

puerto_de_la_duquesa_006A short walk to the east is the fishing village of Sabinillas. The seafront promenade makes an easy and pleasant walk.

The famed white villages of Manilva, Casares, and Gaucin are all a short drive inland up into the mountains.