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TRAVEL LETTER:

WE’VE BEEN ON A VISIT TO LA DUQUESA

Last week we travelled to La Duquesa to visit the site and surrounding area around our first Community for Active Adults on the Costa del Sol. We went on a voyage of discovery in the area and explored the surrounding area, the golf course – and we took part in a wine tasting at the local vineyard. Not least, it was fun to spend a few days with our team in Spain. It was a great trip and we are looking forward to more of them.

Marketing Manager Ine, Marketing Director Ina, and Content Manager Sofie boarded a plane to Malagá Airport last Wednesday, and after arriving at the airport we jumped into a rental car and drove directly to La Duquesa, about 50 minutes’ drive from the airport. The aim of the trip was to meet several of our partners in Spain, and go on a long-awaited journey of discovery in the local community.

We visited our site!

On Thursday we visited our beautiful site, located high up in the terrain with a fantastic 360-degree view. From the site you can see both the sea and the golf course, and there is sunshine from morning to evening. This will be a nice place to live!

Image left: The view from the Ambera Duquesa site. Image right: Alejandro from our Spanish team shows us where the activity centre will be located in relation to the site (marked in red).

We explored the wide range of restaurants and bars in “Puerto de La Duquesa”.

“Puerto de La Duquesa” or “Port”, as the locals call it, has a long history – and is still a much-used marina for local fishermen who to the sea daily to catch fresh fish. The restaurants along the marina offer a wide range of dishes, everything from traditional Spanish cuisine to Chinese, Indian, British and Italian. There are also several bars offering live sports, entertainment and karaoke. There are plenty of options here to have an enjoyable evening with family and friends!

And for us, it was no different – we love to test out new places and visited several good places to eat. After all, when travelling, you have to treat yourself a bit! We had a lovely dinner at ‘La Traviata’, lunch at ‘QG Belgian Beers &Brasserie’ and morning coffee at ‘Jimmy’s.’

Exploring our ‘home turf’

We planned a round of golf in the afternoon, which included golf carts and ball pyramids set up on the Driving Range. La Duquesa Golf is an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned golfing architect Robert Trent Jones – a technical masterpiece with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.

The golf course and associated facilities will be further improved, and Ambera will play an important role in further developing the area. Another advantage of the golf course in La Duquesa is that the prices are not as high as for many other golf courses on the Costa del Sol. This is a course suitable for most people – and therefore perfect as a ‘home ground’.

Pictured: from the teeing ground of Hole 17 at Duquesa Golf. Ambera Duquesa is right behind this teeing ground. The green on Hole 17 (par 3) is seen just below, and behind this is Hole 18, which ends up at the clubhouse. The fairway on the right is hole 10, the first on the back-nine, which tees off at the clubhouse.

Wine tasting at the local wine farm

Near Ambera Duquesa you will find Nilva vineyard, which has been producing wine in the area for several hundred years – and where you can go on a guided tour with wine tasting. 

We started a guided tour around the wine museum that gave the story of winemaking in Manilva, and the project to revive wine production in the area. Here we received excellent information about the history and development of Nilva wine and the opportunities that exist in Manilva for good wine production.

This was the first time we had tasted dry wine made from the nutmeg grape, and we were pleasantly surprised. This is a great place, well worth a visit. Highly recommended!

 

We had a wonderful trip! Now we’re looking forward to being able to invite you to viewing tours with our Spanish team this spring. Stay tuned!

Greetings,
Ina, Sofie & Ine

TRAVEL LETTER:

WE’VE BEEN ON A VISIT TO LA DUQUESA

Last week we travelled to La Duquesa to visit the site and surrounding area around our first Community for Active Adults on the Costa del Sol. We went on a voyage of discovery in the area and explored the surrounding area, the golf course – and we took part in a wine tasting at the local vineyard. Not least, it was fun to spend a few days with our team in Spain. It was a great trip and we are looking forward to more of them.

Marketing Manager Ine, Marketing Director Ina, and Content Manager Sofie boarded a plane to Malagá Airport last Wednesday, and after arriving at the airport we jumped into a rental car and drove directly to La Duquesa, about 50 minutes’ drive from the airport. The aim of the trip was to meet several of our partners in Spain, and go on a long-awaited journey of discovery in the local community. 

We visited our site!

On Thursday we visited our beautiful site, located high up in the terrain with a fantastic 360-degree view. From the site you can see both the sea and the golf course, and there is sunshine from morning to evening. This will be a nice place to live!

Pictured: The view from the Ambera Duquesa site

Pictured: The view from the Ambera Duquesa site. Image right: Alejandro from our Spanish team shows us where the activity centre will be located in relation to the site (marked in red). 

We explored the wide range of restaurants and bars in “Puerto de La Duquesa”.

“Puerto de La Duquesa” or “Port”, as the locals call it, has a long history – and is still a much-used marina for local fishermen who to the sea daily to catch fresh fish. The restaurants along the marina offer a wide range of dishes, everything from traditional Spanish cuisine to Chinese, Indian, British and Italian. There are also several bars offering live sports, entertainment and karaoke. There are plenty of options here to have an enjoyable evening with family and friends!

And for us, it was no different – we love to test out new places and visited several good places to eat. After all, when travelling, you have to treat yourself a bit! We had a lovely dinner at ‘La Traviata’, lunch at ‘QG Belgian Beers &Brasserie’ and morning coffee at ‘Jimmy’s.’

Exploring our ‘home turf’

We planned a round of golf in the afternoon, which included golf carts and ball pyramids set up on the Driving Range. La Duquesa Golf is an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned golfing architect Robert Trent Jones – a technical masterpiece with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.

The golf course and associated facilities will be further improved, and Ambera will play an important role in further developing the area. Another advantage of the golf course in La Duquesa is that the prices are not as high as for many other golf courses on the Costa del Sol. This is a course suitable for most people – and therefore perfect as a ‘home ground’.

Pictured: from the teeing ground of Hole 17 at Duquesa Golf. Ambera Duquesa is right behind this teeing ground. The green on Hole 17 (par 3) is seen just below, and behind this is Hole 18, which ends up at the clubhouse. The fairway on the right is hole 10, the first on the back-nine, which tees off at the clubhouse.

Wine tasting at the local wine farm

Near Ambera Duquesa you will find Nilva vineyard, which has been producing wine in the area for several hundred years – and where you can go on a guided tour with wine tasting. 

We started a guided tour around the wine museum that gave the story of winemaking in Manilva, and the project to revive wine production in the area. Here we received excellent information about the history and development of Nilva wine and the opportunities that exist in Manilva for good wine production.

This was the first time we had tasted dry wine made from the nutmeg grape, and we were pleasantly surprised. This is a great place, well worth a visit. Highly recommended!

We had a wonderful trip! Now we’re looking forward to being able to invite you to viewing tours with our Spanish team this spring. Stay tuned!

Greetings,
Ina, Sofie & Ine