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)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Time flies...

We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Duquesa over the Christmas and New Year. Highlights included a spectacular five course New Year's eve meal at Casanis in Marbella Old Town (definitely one of my favourite restaurants on the coast); bowling at La Canada (an excellent use of a rainy day); and an afternoon spent walking around Casares (good for clearing the lungs and the view along the coast from the castle on the top of the hill is breaktaking).

There aren't that many new developments to report, but the refurbished and revamped Hotel La Duquesa looks very smart and I'm looking forward to trying out the new spa. As well as traditional treatments like massages, manicures and pedicures, you can also pay a daily fee to use all the different temperature pools and saunas. Can't wait!