Located around 45 minutes from Malaga and a few kilometers west of Estepona, the cosmopolitan city of La Duquesa has beautiful white sandy beaches, with a backdrop of breath-taking mountains and stunning marina. Although slightly quieter than its neighbors, it is a popular holiday resort with many different facilities and activities, such as the La Duquesa Golf and Country Club, which has an 18-hole course and unparalleled views of the sea and mountains. The village itself is constructed in a charming, typical whitewashed Andalucian style, with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to keep visitors busy. The typical cuisine includes fresh fish, vegetables and gazpacho although La Duquesa has a wide variety of options including Indian, Chinese and Italian restaurants. The local community is friendly and welcoming and there are quite a few expats living in the area, due in large part to its close proximity to Gibraltar. There is a craft market held two nights a week at the port selling a unique range of souvenirs, gifts and clothes. The sports marina is fast becoming known as one of the finest ports along the coast and development within this area is increasing rapidly with apartment blocks, hotels and holiday resorts. Activities along the coastline include sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling. Inland activities include horse riding, golf or perhaps taking a short drive to the neighbouring Puerto Banus with its exclusive boutiques, department stores and trendy restaurants. The climate, as with the rest of the Costa del Sol, is incredible with over 300 days of sunshine a year, balmy summers and mild winters. The closest airport is Malaga, which is approximately an hour’s drive, and Gibraltar, which is only 40 minute’s by car. There are bus routes to and from the neighbouring cities and taxi services should you require them.