Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain, has managed to hold off the baying hoards of mass tourists to the Costa del Sol, despite having all the facilities of the more popular resorts, excellent access to both Malaga and Gibraltar Airports, magnificent un-crowded beaches, fantastic shopping and an 18 hole championship golf course! As the hidden treasure of the Costa del Sol, a holiday rental property in Puerto de la Duquesa is an ideal place for a holiday, any time of year. The coastline has been kept from high-rise development, but holiday apartments and luxury villas are plentiful in Puerto de la Duquesa.
The marina of La Duquesa offers every service and facility needed to take to the water in one of the luxury yachts on offer. Around the marina are numerous cafes, restaurants and bars from which you can sit and watch the gentle Mediterranean lapping against the golden beaches of Puerto de la Duquesa. Many of the beaches here have been awarded the coveted European Blue Flag, and even during the height of summer, there are never crowds to be fought.
Climbing steeply almost directly away from the beaches are the Sierra Mountains, where nature lovers will be able to walk, cycle and explore the natural habitats and white villages which are protected by the lush peaks. Being to the West of Marbella, Puerto de la Duquesa benefits from the vast tracts of un-spoilt natural countryside and traditional atmosphere. Hidden in the hills above Manilva are the Roman Baths (Banos Romanos), which are a fantastic place to pamper yourself.
Puerto de la Duquesa has its own 18 hole golf course offering magnificent views of the mountains and along the coast. Within 10 minutes of a holiday property in La Duquesa are also the courses of Valderrama, Sotogrande, La Canada, San Roque and Alcaidesa, with its views of the magnificent Rock of Gibraltar.
The lively cosmopolitan city of Marbella is only half an hour down the road. With exclusive shopping, world class restaurants and every activity under the sun available, Marbella offers a magnificent option for a day trip or outing from a holiday rental property in Duquesa.
Sports enthusiasts staying in Puerto de la Duquesa holiday accommodation can find solace at El Oasis on the outskirts of Manilva. Here, every type of sport is available. From the beaches, scuba diving, waterskiing, windsurfing and whale watching excursions are hugely popular, and there are golf courses, mountain biking, horse riding and many other activities to be enjoyed.
Perfect for a holiday all year round, the rental villas and apartments of Puerto de la Duquesa bask in sun for over 300 days every year, with summer temperatures soaring up to 36˚C in July and August. Winters are hot too, by English standards, with temperatures in December and January hovering around 14˚C.
Malaga Airport (AGP) is under an hour away, and Gibraltar Airport (GIB) is just half an hour from a Puerto de la Duquesa holiday rental property. Cheap flights to La Duquesa arrive daily from around 20 British Airports into either Malaga or Gibraltar, and there is a large amount of competition between the budget airlines, so good deals are common.