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)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Puerto Duquesa in the 80s?!!!

I watched an excellent film called The Business last night. It's set in 1980s Spain (or should that be Spaaaaaiiiiiinnnn!) and charts the story of some big time drug dealers (Charlie and Sammy) and their apprentice (Frankie). The language is dreadful (definitely justifying the 18 rating) and it's not something that the local tourist board would wholeheartedly endorse, but the story is rather good and enjoyably tongue-in-cheek.

More importantly, you'll get to see a good film set on the Costa del Sol, with places like Puerto Banus easily recognisable. The sound track is also mind blowingly good and I'm definitely going to be buying this to accompany me in the hire car as I fly down the N-340...

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