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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Costa Del Sol, part 2 of our road trip. Estapona, Sotogrande, Duquesas and more....

Costa Del Sol, part 2 of our road trip. Estepona, Sotogrande, la Duquesa and more

You may have left the Spanish coast behind for a year, unless you are a golfer and the golf courses are another film altogether. But now as the school holidays are long forgotten and the sun has dropped the golfers are the ones who keep the resorts financially viable. You however might like to look at 2016 in the Costa Del Sol and consider it for next year. 

This is the second blog on that wonderful coast line where stars have villas, eat like kings and play polo with the rich, and families play together for just pennies in the sand next to them and find as much fun walking in the historic old towns and all they have to offer.  

Estepona

A place we have visited many times, and played golf at quite a few as we have stayed with friends in a Villa. We therefore passed through with special interest as we had heard so much about the investment into Estepona. We were not disappointed.
There was also a little sadness that one of Britain's best loved entertainers, Cilla Black who lived part year in her villa there had died there. One of her favourite eating places was Robbie's, a restaurant that pays tribute to many entertainment greats with signed photographs filling the walls.

Duquesa

Duquesa, like so many of the established main ports on the Costa del Sol, was once a large Roman fishing village, protected in part by the 18 Century fortress of Castillo de la Duquesa, which stands just south a little back from the huge stretch of sandy beach.
Now three areas, Sabinillas, Duquesa and Castillo, it has been suggested that the village may have been called Saltum back in past eras. Here you can find a budget way to stay and enjoy and just a car ride from the party night life of Estenpona or Sotogrande.

Sotogrande

Time out! This is the Beverly Hills of the Costa del Sol. Here the villas cost more than just a few million and it is where the wealthy Spanish holiday as well as international horsemen and polo players. Boat lovers also bask in the world class port. So from beach to cork forests, eating steaks with hugely expensive red wines to riding, Doris Visits reveals a little of Sotogrande.

Conclusion

If you haven't been to the Costa del Sol for a while you will be very pleasantly surprised. The investment shows, the beaches are clean and cleaned, and just back from them are gardens and play areas and summer open gyms. Villas and apartments, golf or sun bathing, take a look.

If You have missed the summer in Spain but are looking for some winter sun, then take a quick look at 10 Caribbean favourites it is easy to cruise round. Maybe it is time to think about that summer break and do something outrageously different. let Doris Visits help you dream.

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