Another enjoyable stay in 335
Review Submitted: 04 November 2012
Date of Stay: July 2012
This year we visited No. 335 twice as we liked it so much, making it our 9th and 10th visits. We came in May and had very good weather. The complex was quiet and we had the large pool almost to ourselves. Our second visit was in July/August - much hotter and although the complex was busier it was not crowded.
The apartment is very comfortable and spacious and the balcony, with its' excellent views is always a pleasure whether you need sun or shade. Self-catering is very easy with such a well-equipped kitchen and easy access to local markets and supermarkets.
For those with a car, access to Casares, Gaucin and Ronda is easy plus the further white villages of Castellar de la Frontera, with its' spectacular views towards Gibraltar and Jimena de la Frontera. Further on from Ronda is the Grazalema National Park. Grazalema is a typical Spanish town and is nice to walk around. Further on is Zahava, perched on a hillside with an old castle/museum overlooking a lake. Plenty of cafes in both towns. This a good day's excursion, with wonderful driving through beautiful scenery.
Tarifa, on the coast past Gibraltar, is a lovely town with old castle walls and lots of restaurants and bars, The coast north of Tarifa is ideal for windsurfing and has many beaches and cafes.
This time we visited the Roman ruins at Bolonia, north of Tarifa. The ruins back onto a wide, beautiful sandy beach with a number of cafes and restaurants.
A trip to Algeciras was also enjoyable, considering it a busy working port and town, especially if you need some retail therapy.
If you are into walking, especially in May when it is not so hot there are some excellent walks around Casares with maps available at the Casares Tourist Office. You may even see griffon vultures on your walk!
On the Casares-Gaucin road is a venta and farm shop selling goats cheese and other local products and If you time it right you can see the goats coming back from their pasture.
We hope to return next year for another enjoyable break.
Owner's Response: Hazel and her husband David have stayed at 335 far more times than any other renters and it is clear that they are hooked on this delightful region of Andalusia. They have provided a fascinating insight into the white villages behind the coast and have clearly demonstrated the wealth of one day excursions which are possible from our apartment. We can endorse their view, from our own visits, that there are really exciting one day tours which are possible from 335 in Duquesa. Combining this facility with the the comfort and convenience of our apartment which is clearly indicated by Hazel, we believe that this makes our apartment one of the most sought after on the coast. We are delighted that Hazel and David will return to 335 next year and very much hope they continue to discover new gems to visit in the area and continue to enjoy staying in 335. Thank you Hazel and David for your interesting review and your clear appreciation of our apartment.
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