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, June 8, 2009

Cleaning efforts in Puerto Duquesa

I just wanted to say 'thank you' on behalf of all the residents of and visitors to Puerto Duquesa to a group of people who have taken the issue of dirt and graffiti into their own hands and started to clean the place up:

http://www.manilvalife.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10993

Muchas gracias.

It's a great shame that the businesses in the marina do not have enough pride and/or foresight to realise that if the place isn't kept clean and attractive, visitors, who provide a great proportion of annual revenues for those businesses, will simply chose to holiday somewhere else.

On the issue of local kids causing trouble - I've seen Costa del Street Crime (which was shown on Bravo in the UK) and the local police can be extremely effective when they want to be. Let's lobby for them to be more active in the marina and the surrounding communities.

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