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)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Thanks for all the comments!

I've received a number of emails and comments on the blog, which have all been positive (so far!), and I thought I'd put all the suggestions together in one post. So here goes...

The Roman Oasis

The Roman Oasis has been mentioned a couple of times for its unique setting, excellent atmosphere and good food. I went here a long time ago and it was great fun, but I haven't managed to go there for some years. For those that are keen to give it a try, you can see more information on their website. It's only a 10 minute drive from Puerto Duquesa.

You could combine a hearty BBQ lunch and then hit the banos romanos (see Roman Baths near Puerto Duquesa).

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona

One visitor left the following comment: "For any ladies (and gents) who like to use Spa facilities Gran Hotel Elba Estepona, on the right as you head from Duquesa to the main Estepona roundabout has excellent treatments, massage and pool spa facilities." I'm a huge fan of spas so I will definitely be giving this a try on my next trip. I've heard that the restaurants at the hotel are meant to be good too.


The same visitor who mentioned the spa above (so obviously of good taste!), also commented that: "You should also visit the Straw Donkey Restaurant for breakfast, the owner is a terrific Canadian chap." Again, I will definitely be giving this a go. I usually go to Beccy's up in Monte Duquesa (on the hillside overlooking Puerto Duquesa) as this is nearer home...they do an excellent breakfast too.


David said...

Hi Chris
My family is heading to Puerto Duquesa once again for our summer hols this year. Can you recommend somewhere we can charter a boat for the 8 of us for the day. Your help would be much appreciated.



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Thanks for your comment.

Try these links:


Have a great holiday.