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, July 7, 2008

Family on holiday in Puerto Duquesa seize drugs!

This news item caught my eye this morning:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1032636/The-family-went-dolphin-hunting--500-000-cannabis-stash.html

Not much detail, but worth a read.

For those that are interested to learn more about crime and drugs on the Costa del Sol, Costa del Street Crime (on Bravo / Sky) is well worth a watch. Thankfully I have yet to see any incidents in Duquesa and they are mainly confined to the larger resorts further east towards Malaga. As I mentioned in a previous post, the local police are very conscious that they need to keep Duquesa safe for all to ensure that the tourists keep comings, and they seem to be doing a good job of this.

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