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February 22, 2011

Dia de Andalucia

Filed under: Local Events & Culture — Barrington Homes @ 11:56 am

The Día de Andalucía (“Day of Andalusia” or “Andalusia Day”) is celebrated on February 28 and commemorates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, in which the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain.

In the municipality of Manilva and elsewhere in Andalucia, people decorate their property with the flag of Andalusia and with bunting of green-and-white bars. In Duquesa, Sabinillas and Manilva the local schools will close for a Semana Cultural (“cultural week”), or Semana Blanca (“white week”). This coming Friday will be a day of celebration in the Manilva schools with a traditional Andalusian breakfast consisting of a slice of toast with a thin layer of olive oil and orange juice or hot chocolate; the children often colour pictures that include the symbols of Andalucia, its history and customs.  Manilva will hold their own celebrations on Sunday 27th February so try to visit the pretty pueblo and participate in an Adalucian breakfast and local traditional music and celebrations. You can find the timetable of events by following this link to Manilva Life. 

Spain has 17 autonomous regions; they each have their own parliament, president, government, administration and Supreme Court. They all have their own flag and capital city, Andalucia’s flag is known as the “Bandera Blanca y Verde” and is the basic subject of the Andaluz anthem (Himno de Andalucía) with Seville being the Capital City.

 Andalucía has 8 provinces (Cadiz, Almeria, Málaga, Huelva, Seville, Jaén, Granada and Córdoba). These provinces have responsibilities in all areas including health and education. However there is a centralised curriculum for all schools and the SAS (Servicio Andaluz de Salud) is also centrally ran. We are very lucky in  Malaga as the SAS is a fantastic health service and has a higher ranking in the league tables than the UK although given that the Andaluz lifestyle is one of the healthiest in Spain I hope you won’t find much use for it.

 Andalucía is hugely important to Spain with over 22 million tourists visiting each year and we contribute greatly to the national economy. Testamant to that is Barrington Holidays in Duquesa, they are very busy taking bookings for Spring and Summer 2011 so if you have a property that you would like to rent through us or you are considering Duquesa for your holiday this year, contact Judith or look at the beautiful holiday homes we have in Duquesa and the surrounding areas.

If you are looking to purchase a  home in Duquesa, Manilva, Sabinillas or Casares Costa we have many beautiful properties available.  Exclusively frontline beach urbanisations such as Los Granados, Marina del Castillo and Marina Duquesa are available as well as wonderful apartments and townhouses that follow the fairways of Duquesa Golf courseBarrington Homes and Barrington Holidays have a fully inclusive service  to give you peace of mind after you make your impotant purchase.

February 9, 2011

Puerto de la Duquesa.

Filed under: Duquesa Information — Barrington Homes @ 11:16 am

Anybody living in or visiting Puerto de la Duquesa will have noticed the works being carried out there during the past few months.  There is a lovely new pedestrian area in Calle Los Arcos and Plaza los Delfines which has created a safe area for families and holiday makers to sit and relax in the restaurants and bars during the busy summer season in Duquesa. The general improvement works have included the tidying up of garden areas, painting, improved parking and the repairing of the street lighting. Puerto de la Duquesa is a valuable asset to the Manilva area and it is wonderful to see yet more improvements to our environment. It can only benefit the owners of properties in Duquesa Port and the surrounding area such as Marina de la Duquesa, Marina Real and Marina del Castillo.

The Mayor of Manilva has also announced more general improvements for the Duquesa, Manilva and Sabinillas area including plans to repair the roads. During the last few years the road running from Puerto de la Duquesa up to Las Brisas and Monte Duquesa has been renewed and it has made a huge difference to the quality and aesthetics of the area as well as improving the access to the beautiful urbanisations surrounding Duquesa Golf course such as Duquesa Village.

The small pueblo of Castillo is a little known gem and is not to be ignored, the area is to see new gardens and pavements installed; there has also been proposed the building of a large underground car with a municipal “green area” above.

Investments are being made in Manilva itself. Great news is that the link road that connects Manilva and the AP7 motorway to the N340 coast road is soon to be reopened which provides good, fast access to Duquesa from Gibraltar airport and Malaga airport and creates great links to the rest of Andalucia.

If you are considering a holiday to Duquesa or the Manilva area, Barrington Holidays have a fantastic selection of apartments in prime locations along our beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Including La Perla de la Bahia, Marina de la Duquesa, Los Granados, Marina del Castillo and Marina Real.

February 7, 2011

Another Investment in Manilva.

Filed under: News — Barrington Homes @ 1:17 pm

Exciting news has come to my attention recently about more investment by the Junta de Andalucia in the Manilva area. The Plan Qualifica and Casares Town Hall are to invest €400,000 to link the municipalities of Estepona, Casares Costa and Manilva with a new Paseo (promenade)

Work is to begin on Playa Chica in Casares and the plans include a 32 metre long bridge over the Manilva River and a coastal “garden” next to the Jordana Stream in Casares.

The Manilva coastal area is of outstanding natural beauty with views to Africa, Marbella, the mountains, Gibraltar and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. To hear of more investment only qualifies our own thoughts at Barrington Homes, that the Duquesa and Manilva area is a fantastic place to live and invest in.

If you are looking for a property in Duquesa, property investment or a home in Duquesa, Manilva or Casares Costa, Barrington Homes in Duquesa are listing new Manilva properties all the time and at now at heavily reduced prices with 100% mortgages available. We update our Barrington Homes web site everyday so you can rest assured that the information you see for each and every property for sale in the Duquesa area is clear and current. You can register your details on the Barrington Homes site and you will recieve all the new Duquesa, Sabinillas, Manilva and Casares property listings as they happen or contact us at Barrington Homes directly with the details of the Costa del Sol property that you are looking for and we will do our utmost to find the right property for you, at the right price.