Punta de la Chullera
Punta de la Chullera, is a coastal area in the west of Manilva municipal district ( and Malaga province) which takes its name from the rocky coastal headland. Half an hour drive from Marbella, this area is a favourite for weekenders seeking to get away from the busier beaches to the east as well as those coming from Gibraltar and Algeciras in search of a nice place to spend the day.
Punta de la Chullera's beaches sport low cliffs and rugged areas in contrast to the flatter sandy beaches stretching up and down the coast on either side. These are comfortably warm, Mediterranean waters, thanks to the fact that we haven't yet rounded the Punto de Europa and headed west towards Atlantic temperatures. Diving and snorkeling here is popular and rod fishing is excellent.
Spectacular views of Gibraltar, often shrouded in a bit of cloud, are one of Punta Chullera's outstanding characteristics, creating the backdrop for an unforgettable day at the beach.
A few kilometre west of Punta de la Chullera, is Puerto de la Duquesa with its recreational port and accompanying 18 hole golf facilities. To the east of Punta de la Chullera, just around the corner is Sotogrande which offers an upmarket marina, world class golf, polo, private international schools, numerous restaurants and an outdoor weekend market bartering away everything from antiques and fine arts to African imports and homespun arts and crafts.
Approximately 20 minutes to the east is Estepona with its sunny fishing port packed with eateries to suit every taste, a bustling, historic centre.
Punta de la Chullera's closest white village eastwards is with Manilva, an attractive town that has maintained its Spanish charm even as it has begun to become a popular item on visitors' agendas. Neighbouring Manilva is is San Luis de Sabinillas, with nice beaches.
Westwards and into Cadiz Province is Torreguadiaro, next Sotogrande and Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro and inland around the Guadiaro River basin and known for its delightful orange groves are San Enrique de Guadiaro, San Martin de Tesorillo and Guadiaro.
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This family-run guest house is located just off the A-7 Motorway, 15 minutes’ drive from San Roque. It offers a terrace, free Wi-Fi and free parking, 1 km from the beaches of Torreguadiaro and Sotogrande.