Welcome to my Puerto Duquesa blog

I've been visiting Puerto Duquesa three or four times a year for the past 20 years and have seen the area change enormously in that time. Where once there were dirt tracks and open countryside, there are now two lane motorways and apartment complexes. And whilst the area has changed and grown dramatically, it has still retained its small town, or should that be 'small marina' feel, which keeps me, and thousands others, coming back year after year.

Since I am currently in the USA it is a slightly odd time to start a blog about Puerto Duquesa, but the reason for doing so is simple - I may actually have some time to write some stuff! Most of the things I'm going to write about are things I like doing in the area or places I like going. Clearly I am not going to be able to cover everything, but hopefully I can give you a taste of what makes this such a special place and give you some ideas for your next trip.

If you can't immediately find what you are looking for, please scroll down and look in the blog archive (click the triangles to expand the list of articles). You might also want to start with these articles: Puerto Duquesa: the basics, Favourite (best?) restaurants in Puerto Duquesa, Puerto Duquesa beaches and Holiday accommodation in Puerto Duquesa. Want to get to know the area? Try A walking tour of Puerto Duquesa.

I welcome contributions, comments, criticisms and...well...praise.

If you want to link to me or you want me to link to you, that'll work too. If I think you're a good local company and you're prepared to part with a few euros, you might be lucky enough to advertise on the blog (which, fyi, is page rank 3 on Google - just type in puerto duquesa at google.com).

Thanks / Gracias

Chris (chris@cdgsmith.com) (March 2007)

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Cheaper flights to Puerto Duquesa?

Fly Gibraltar was due to launch in April this year offering budget flights to Gibraltar from London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin. With a total of 28 return flights a week this would have significantly enhanced access to Gibraltar (and Puerto Duquesa) from the UK – currently only BA and Monarch operate from the UK to Gibraltar on a restricted two-a-day schedule from London Gatwick and Luton respectively.

Unfortunately, the launch has not happened and Fly Gibraltar’s web site simply states that ‘an announcement will follow shortly’. Chatter on the internet suggests that the venture will never take off (no pun intended), which would be a great shame. I will update the blog as and when I hear anything on this. In the meantime, if you book as early as possible with BA or Monarch, you can still get good prices. Alternatively, if you don't mind the drive from Malaga, try Avro and/or Flight, two excellent flight search engines.

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