Spain's `sunshine coast' is one of Europe's favourite holiday destinations. With an average of 320 days of blue sky annually, it is perfect as a summer holiday or as a winter destination for golfers, walkers and those wishing to pursue out -door activities.
Families are particularly well catered for, with myriad attractions, restaurants and of course miles of beaches. Children are not just tolerated but welcomed by the friendly Spanish people.
The winding coastline has a number of beaches to suit visitors of all types with water sports or a quiet cove to sunbathe as you prefer, and just inland are the quaint whitewashed villages known as the ' Pueblos Blancos', perfect for a day out. Or venture further afield to the fabulous Moorish Palace of the Alhambra or the iconic Mesquita of Cordoba.
Despite the march of development, the area still has the ambience of Andalucía, the most `Spanish' of all regions and you do not have to venture far from your holiday home to encounter local ferias, fiestas and romerias - the scent of Jasmine is in the air, Spanish wine is flowing freely- come and enjoy!Residential Duquesa is located in Sabanillas, 5 mins drive from the Lovely La Duquesa Golf and Country Club with its challenging 18 hole Robert Trent designed golf course. The Country Club also has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis and a good restaurant.
The apartment is within easy walking distance of a wide sandy beach, and all local amenities. There is a nice children's play park opposite the urbanisation with water features and mini golf available in the summer and bars & restaurants.30mins to Marbella /Puerto Banus.5 mins La Duquesa Golf & Country Club
Admire the yachts and fishing boats whilst enjoying a cool drink or a meal al fresco in the attractive Puerto de la Duquesa at 1 km.
The pretty white village of Casares with its 12th century Castle, and lovely views over the Mediterranean and surrounding countryside is well worth a visit .In Roman times the spa of la Hedionda, located on the road to Manilva, is where Julius Caesar supposedly was cured of a liver complaint, thanks to the sulfuric waters that still pour out of the local spring. For this reason that during the Roman Empire, Casares was allowed by emperors to mint its own coins.
Half an hour´s drive west along the coast will take you to Gibraltar one of the “Pillars of Hercules” with stunning views through the straits and of course the iconic Barbary apes. It is a lovely drive and on a clear day, you can see the coast of North Africa. If you are feeling adventurous dolphin watching trips are available from several points or take a ferry or catamaran trip over to Morocco but don't forget to take your passport if visiting Gibraltar or Morocco.