Duquesa is a lovely place to take a holiday or to live all year round. The Duquesa area includes a pretty port with bars and restaurants, an impressive 18th century fortress and many residential developments. Duquesa is very near to the town of Sabinillas. You can walk between the port and the centre of Sabinillas in under half an hour. Sabinillas has everything you could need for your holiday. You’ll find supermarkets, banks, a post office, lots of shops and many great bars restaurants and with our Duquesa transfers you have so much more available. This makes Duquesa a very convenient holiday destination and a popular place to live for foreign residents.
Things to do in and around Duquesa
Visit the Port
The area of Duquesa is focussed around the Port, which has a huge number of bars and restaurants. You can find restaurants serving all kinds of international cuisines, and lively bars. Duquesa Port is a really fun place to visit in the evening. The Marina Duquesa development is a very popular place to stay for visitors looking to be within walking distance of the port and Sabinillas.
Explore the castle
Walking west from Duquesa Port will take you to Castillo de la Duquesa. This is a little village with the well-preserved remains of an 18th Century fortress. You can enter the castle and climb up its ramparts for fantastic views. There’s also an excavated bathhouse just south of the castle, with its two large chambers and white mosaic floors. Stop for some delicious Spanish fish and seafood here, the restaurants are great.
Walk along the seafront promenade
There is a long stretch of promenade starting at Castillo de la Duquesa. You can walk all the way through Sabinillas and out the other side to the historic Torre de la Sal. This is a lovely walk which will take around an hour. We recommend resting tired feet at one of the lovely beachfront restaurants nearby.
Learn about wine
Duquesa is located in the Manilva district, which is famous for its wine. The white village of Manilva is surrounded by vines and is home to a wine museum. We recommend organising a guided tour of the museum with a wine tasting, it’s both interesting and fun. If you visit in the first weekend of September, you can join in with the Harvest Festival or Vendimia. This is a huge, raucous party based around the wine production, which is one of the highlights of the year.
Duquesa is also within easy reach of some of the world’s best courses. There is Finca Cortesin in Casares to the east. In nearby Sototgrande there’s the iconic Valdarrama, La Reserva and Real Club de Golf Sotogrande which are all excellent. We offer high quality golf transfers from Duquesa to all these great golf clubs and more. Ask us for a quote and let us take the stress away from making it to your tee time.
Places to visit near to Duquesa
Sotogrande Marina is a great place to visit from Duquesa, with a very refined atmosphere, lovely boats and restaurants. There is a Sunday market every week from 10 to 2pm. Enjoy browsing the stalls for gifts, crafts, and jewellery and stop in one of the lovely cafes for lunch.
Its only a short Duquesa transfer away from the buzzing town of Estepona. We’d definitely recommend taking a trip there during your stay. It has plenty of Spanish charm, a pretty Old Town, museums to visit, great shopping and loads of restaurants. While there, you can visit one of Europe’s best collection of orchids at the Orchidarium Estepona.
If you want to explore the area, or go sightseeing to enjoy some of the amazing sites in Andalucia, contact us. We can arrange private transport to drop you off and pick you up from Sotogrande or Estepona. Alternatively, we can take you around some of the best nearby sights for the day. Find out more about our sightseeing transfers on our website. Contact our helpful customer service team and let us know where you want to go and we’ll send you a quote.
The nearest airport to Duquesa is Gibraltar Airport, but Malaga Airport is also a convenient choice and has a larger choice of flights. Our Gibraltar Airport Transfers make everything even easier and quicker and we’ll whisk you to your Duquesa holiday rental or hotel in no time.
Simply Shuttles offers reliable, professional Duquesa transfers from Malaga or Gibraltar airports. We take your flight details so we can monitor your flight and ensure that our driver is waiting for you, even if there are delays. As we know the area well, you can trust us to take you to your holiday rental or hotel and drive you right to the door of the block you are staying in. Our transfers are stress free and comfortable, so you can just relax and enjoy the ride.