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Destination guide

Enjoy a holiday rental in Puerto de la Duquesa

There's a certain serenity and authenticity about Puerto de la Duquesa. Where nearby resorts on the Costa del Sol have sprouted high-rises and thumping strips of late-night bars, this place has retained its whitewashed Andalusian townhouses and quaint marina area. Little Spanish tapas bars beckon on the street corners and cafes are laden with newspaper-reading locals on the plazas, too, all while a steady stream of yachties and golfers come and go throughout the summer. Holiday lettings in Puerto de la Duquesa come in all shapes and sizes, offering a base from which to explore this calm, quiet and characterful corner of the Mediterranean coast.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Puerto de la Duquesa

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Puerto de la Duquesa a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Duquesa Golf Course (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Dona Julia Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Casares Costa Golf (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Finca Cortesin Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Estepona Golf (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Club de Golf La Canada (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
Day trips

Unforgettable day trips from Puerto de la Duquesa

  • Weave up the mountain roads into the heart of Andalusia to discover the pueblo blanco of Gaucin – hailed as one of the prettiest villages in Spain
  • The city of Ronda is a must-see, straddling a wide gorge in the wild sierras, awash with age-old bullrings and Moorish architecture
  • A day trip to Gibraltar can reveal an enclave of English culture along the Mediterranean, not to mention duty-free shopping and Europe's only wild monkey colony
  • Head to Marbella to spot millionaires and their shimmering white yachts
  • The hidden Banos de la Hedionda offer an amazing glimpse at some Roman ruins in the middle of Malaga province's gorgeous countryside
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Puerto de la Duquesa

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Puerto de la Duquesa. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Punta de Chullera Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Cristo Beach (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Rada Beach (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Estepona Beach (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Saladillo Beach (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Playa Llanito (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Puerto de la Duquesa

The nearest airport is in Gibraltar (GIB), located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting around Puerto de la Duquesa

If you intend to stay put in Puerto de la Duquesa itself, then you can look forward to exploring a truly walkable town. It's small, with traffic-free streets running around the main harbour area and out to the beachfront, just to the east of the centre. Renting a car is a great choice if you want to leave behind your Puerto de la Duquesa holiday home and delve into the surrounding Andalusian sierras to see whitewashed villages and more. If not, there are bus links going regularly up and down the Costa del Sol. You can get daily connections to places like Estepona and La Linea, right by Gibraltar.

Food & drink 

Food and drink in Puerto de la Duquesa

The south coast of Spain is famed for its bounty of fresh veg and seafood. The most iconic delicacy of the region is probably traditional paella. It's a spicy, Moorish-influenced rice dish that often includes mussels and squid when served in seaside towns like Puerto de la Duquesa. Soups like ajoblanco and gazpachuelo – infused with wild garlic, with peeled shrimps and legumes added, and eaten either hot or cold – are also common additions to the menu. From the inland mountain towns of Andalusia come creamy goats' cheeses, which are often a tapas staple, paired with sweet Manzanilla wines.

Essential info

Facts to remember when travelling to Puerto de la Duquesa

  • Puerto de la Duquesa is in Spain, which means the currency is the euro and driving is on the right-hand side of the road
  • Puerto de la Duquesa holiday rentals tend to get booked up fast during the summer months, between June and August
  • Remember to bring sun cream for that trip to the Costa del Sol – it gets hot and sunny in these parts
  • A 10–15% tip is normal in restaurants, unless a cover charge has already been included in the bill
  • Both Gibraltar Airport and Malaga Airport are good arrival points for trips to Puerto de la Duquesa holiday villas

How many holiday rentals are available around Puerto de la Duquesa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,720 holiday lettings around Puerto de la Duquesa. From 161 villas to 1,290 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Puerto de la Duquesa?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Puerto de la Duquesa. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club: 7,500 holiday lettings
  • Valderrama Golf Club: 2,117 holiday lettings
  • Real Club de Golf Guadalmina: 7,325 holiday lettings
  • Church of San Pedro: 7,600 holiday lettings
  • Real Club de Golf Las Brisas: 7,995 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Puerto de la Duquesa listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Puerto de la Duquesa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 161 Villas in Puerto de la Duquesa. Our other popular types of Puerto de la Duquesa holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,290 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 211 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 11 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Puerto de la Duquesa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,440 holiday homes with pool available in Puerto de la Duquesa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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