La Duquesa Boasts one of the best yachting marinas on the Costa, it appeals to both boating aficionados and landlubbers alike.
Located within easy reach of three airports, La Duquesa is just 60 minutes east of Malaga Airport; to its west, 45 minutes from Gibraltar and 1½ hours from Jerez to its north.
The roots of this unspoiled oasis date back to Roman times when it was a fishing village and there is abundant archaeological evidence to support this fact. Subsequently, La Duquesa was subject to Moorish dominion along with the majority of Andalucia and became part of the Moorish Caliphate and that incursion has left many traces for those of an historical bent to uncover, explore and enjoy at their leisure.
There is much to recommend La Duquesa, not least the abundant natural scenic beauty of its surrounding landscape which has, amazingly, largely escaped the rank over-development characteristic of Marbella and it´s environs. La Duquesa is truly a gem within the Costa Del Sol Crown and has remained unsullied and unspoiled by over construction. It also boasts an 18 hole golf course and a dizzying array of water sports which include: jet boating, wake boarding, boat trips and scuba diving, to name just a few.
La Duquesa also offers an abundance of easy to walk to places full of both scenic beauty and archeological interest. Just a short walk to the west of Puerto de la Duquesa lies the small fishing hamlet of Castillo de la Duquesa from which it gets its name. The imposing castle built in 1767 can be visited and is often used for local exhibitions and nearby are largely unexcavated Roman ruins. Within this hamlet there are also many bars and restaurants for visitors to slate their thirst, sate their appetites and rest their weary feet. Just a short walk to the east lies the fishing village of Sabinillas whose seafront promenade makes for a pleasant amble and again, sports many bars and restaurants.
But La Duquesa isn´t just for academics, water sport fantatics and the gentile backpacker; it offers every amenity imaginable and also has a vibrant night life with numerous bars and clubs which stay open late during the summer and provide venues in which to have a good time; wining, dining, singing and dancing Infact, everything that makes a holiday fun!
Rising above the numerous playas or beaches surrounding La Duquesa lie the famous white villages of Manilva, Casares and Gaucin all of which are located within easy reach, within a mere hour´s drive. La Duquesa is also just a twenty minute drive to the bustling cosmopolitan city of Marbella with its myriad shops and the delights of La Cañada; a terrific shopping mall where all the principal clothes shops are conveniently housed under one roof and promises the discerning shopperholic a truly great experience.
The Costa del Sol is attracting an increasing number of visitors, not least because it offers a safe destination, untrammelled by the problems prevalent within the Middle East and triggered by the so called ´Arab Spring´.
With a bumper year forecast, the need to expand and accommodate this burgeoning tourist influx means a growth in demand for holiday rentals, hotel accommodation and properties to buy and is being met by a dramatic widening of the market encompassing areas to the west of Marbella such as La Duqesa. The New Golden Mile and Estepona have all experienced rapid growth and expansion and La Duquesa is beginning to be eyed hungrily as an obvious candidate to feed this ever growing demand.
For the discerning property buyer La Duquesa therefore profers a terrific investment opportunity in an area of the property market which is hungry for Mediterranean coastal rentals and holiday homes for short and long stays for both holiday makers and retirees alike.