Malaga Province - Puerto de la Duquesa

Puerto de la Duquesa
Puerto de la Duquesa
Calm waters in Puerto de la Duquesa
Calm waters in Puerto de la Duquesa
Puerto de la Duquesa
Puerto de la Duquesa
Blue skies in Puerto de la Duquesa
Blue skies in Puerto de la Duquesa
Boats moored in Puerto de la Duquesa
Boats moored in Puerto de la Duquesa

Puerto de la Duquesa


Puerto de la Duquesa is one of the Costa del Sol's best marinas. Although within easy reach of the airports of Malaga (60 minutes) and Gibraltar (45 minutes), La Duquesa seems like a thousand miles away from the throng of the holiday resorts. 



La Duquesa enjoys an advantageous location to the west of Marbella ­ sometimes called "the Other Costa del Sol". The essence in this distinction is that the area retains a vast amount of unspoiled natural scenery and authentic local character - while sharing the fantastic climate and all the excellent services and infrastructure of the rest of the Costa del Sol. This is primarily due to a limited and well-managed development. The result: an ideal balance of relaxed living with easy access to every imaginable amenity. In other words, quality of life.

The beautiful port of La Duquesa offers full Marina services for boating enthusiasts as well as a myriad of attractions for those with no aspirations to take to the water. For those that a do, a number of companies offer Jet Boat, Wake Board, Boat trips and Scuba Diving. The attractive promenades surrounding the port offer a variety of restaurants, intimate bars and cafes in which to while away the days.


On the east side (Muelle de Levante) a number of cafe bars face the Marina due to the afternoon sun make a very pleasand place to have a snack or a drink and watch the world go by. H2O and Dolphin Bar are such bars along with La Marine on the corner.

In the main complex are a number of bars, many foreign run as the names suggest. Bar La Fuente, CJ-s family bar, Leisure Lounge, Jolly Saylor, Ryders, Cork Tree, Kinsale, Deja Vu, Hemmingways, Penguin.


The vast choice of eating options include French, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai and, of course, Spanish with its fresh, local fish. Here is a selection: La Traviota (Grill Bistro), Tim"s (Fish and Chips), Cenachero de la Duquesa (Spanish), Taj Majal (Indian), Sabor Toscano, Il Capitano, Ciao, Parapiro (Italian), Victoria Grill (Argentinian), Kinnaree (Thai), Griffins, The Pergola, Kinsale  


Many of the the bars and restaurants mentioned open late in the summer months. Later music bars include Rojo47 and Bojangles disco.    


In the summer weekend evenings the port hosts a unique Crafts Market, popular with the local residents as well as visitors. 


La Duquesa Golf and Country Club boasts an 18 hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. more>.


Both sides of Duquesa Marina are expansive beaches. Playa de las Gaviotas and Playa del Castillo to the west with Chiringuito Las Gaviotas open in the summer. On playa Sabillias to the east is beach bar Cubanga which is open all year. More>


There is generally ample parking in one of the three open free car parks or in the street at the back of the shops. In the summer underground parking in the Mykonos building will be worth the 2 euro investment. 


Manilva Town hall operate a tourist office (Tel: +34 952 89 74 34) at the entrance to the port open all year Mon to Fri 08.30 to 20.00 and Sat 08.30 to 14.00). The marina is run by a company called Marinas del Meditarraneo and the port office is inn the Torre de Control at the end of the west pier (Muelle de Poniente). This is where the recycling depo is located. The offer a wifi fi service for a fee a well as many of the bars. Bycicles are available for hire.



On our maps of Duquesa we have various maps which may aid you in finding Duquesa and getting around it.


A short walk to the west of Puerto de la Duquesa is the litlle fishing hamlet of Castillo de la Duquesa from which marina gets its name.The castle built in 1767 can be visited and is often used for local exhibitions. Nearby are largely unexcavated roman ruins.  In the hamlet are a number of bars and retaurants.  

A short walk to the east is the fishing village of Sabinillas. A seafront promenade makes a pleaseant walk.
Rising virtually from the beaches, in the mountains the famed white villages of ManilvaCasares, and Gaucin are all withing an hours drive. 

Cosmopolitan life can be found only twenty minutes away in the "jet-set" city of Marbella with its shopping experiences ranging from the El Corte Inglés and to the sprawling La Cañada centre to the infinite variety of small shops and boutiques lining the cobble-stoned streets of Old Marbella. 

Getting there

Duquesa is about one and a quarter hours drive from Málaga Airport on the A7coast road, 45 minutes from Gibraltar airport.and one and half hours from Jerez Airport. Leave the A7 coast road at km 142 for Duquesa 


Bus service

Duquesa is on the Estepona to La Linea (for Gibraltar) bus route. Consult bus timetables on our La Linea and Estepona bus station pages.  Estepona to La Linea takes one and a half hours. Duquesa is 20mins from Estepona and one hour from La Linea. 

The bus stops are: Estepona Bus Station, Old bus station on Avenida de España, Estepona Port, Seguers, Arena Beach, Costa Natura, Arroyo Vaquero, Bahia Dorada, Costa Galeria, Buenas Noches, Cruca Casares, Sabinillas, Puerto de la Duquesa, Castillo, Camping Chullera, Aldea Beach, Tubalitas, San Diego, Cala de las Sardinas, Las Torretas, Torreguadiaro, Restaurant Las Camellas, Montilla, San Enriuque, Guadiaro, Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, Sotogrande Alto, San Roque Club, Alcaidesa, Casino San Roque, San Roque Alameda, Escuela de Hosteleria, Campamiento, Campamiento la Guita, La Colonia Mondejar, La Linea Bus Station.  

See Timetable which only gives departure and arrival times at Estepona and La Linea. Calculate intermediate times on this basis; buses to La Linea call at Duquesa 20 mins after departing Estepona. Buses to Estepona call at Duquesa 1hr and 5 mins after departing La Linea. 

From Estepona Bus Station you can then take a bus to Marbella, Malaga Airport,  and Malaga city Bus Station and from there to other main destination on the Costa del Sol.  From La Linea you can walk accross the border to Gibraltar town and Gibraltar Airport.



Hire a car is best way to get around as public transport is limited.  Consult our general Car Hire page or the Malaga Airport Car hire page or Gibraltar Airport Car Hire.

Next Places

The next places are Castillo de la Duquesa, Manilva, and Sabinillias


Puerto la Duquesa
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