What with the current world financial climate in turmoil, consumers are looking for a good summer holiday at affordable prices. Being only two and a half hours flying time away from the United Kingdom, Spain certainly has the edge for tourists. We recommend holidaying in Andalucia and in particular in the area known as the Costa del Sol.
The Costa Del Sol also known as the Costa Del Golf due to the abundance of excellent golf courses which means lots of green spaces. The Costa Del Sol is some 154 km long and stretches from 54 km to the east of Malaga to the Cadiz province in the west. Weather wise the area has an average of 11-12 hours of daily sunshine in the summer with the average temperature being 31-33 degrees centigrade with little or no rainfall.
For a choice of apartments in Casares, we recommend holidaying at Las Palmeras de Calahonda, which is a newly built apartment complex laying just 25 minutes from Malaga International Airport with Gibraltar International Airport being only one hour away, even less if you take the fast toll road! Calahonda is set against a picturesque backdrop of mountains, undulating hills and scenic valleys which meet the jewelled Mediterranean Sea.
The complex is designed neatly as small communities and at the heart of which each has its swimming pool. Additionally most also have children’s pools. The apartments have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. And sleep 4 to 6 persons per unit.
The complex is just 1 minute by car from the sea for those taking the easy way or a gentle 10 minute stroll. There is a taxi rank serving the area at the bottom of the hill if you do not wish to walk back! There is a lovely beach bar on the beach, Chiringuto Beach Bar and a further La Perla just a little further. Both have excellent cuisine. Next to La Perla is a historical salt tower. There are lovely cacttii scattered around it and together with bench seats make an idyllic place for panoramic photographs.
For an even greater selection of restaurants visit Puerto Duquesa just 5 minutes from Casares Del Sol. Duquesa is a small port with a cosmopolitan feel. Here you will find many restaurants serving everything from Spanish Paella, Chinese meals, Mexican to traditional Italiandishes . Sit in the pavement cafés and watch the world go buy as you relax. There is a nightclub in the port for the more adventurous.
Duquesa Marina is a working port and is used by both pleasure craft and the local fishermen, who can be seen landing their fresh catch most days. For those of you who want to take to the water there are a number of options available in the way of boat rides, dolphin spotting trips out to sea, fishing trips etc., along with a fully RYA qualified sea school providing courses for both sailing and motor vessels.
Apart from the hostelries there are number of excellent souvenir shops, boutiques, jewellers etc. as well as a gym, hairdressers, bank, estate agents and leisure activity providers, making Puerto de la Duquesa a village in its own right. Choosing one of the many Casares apartments is an excellent choice.
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