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June 10, 2016

Alcazaba Lagoons – New Starting price of 179,000 Euros

Filed under: 101 reasons to love Manilva,Property,Sport — Barrington Homes @ 11:27 am

The 1st Crystal Lagoon in Europe is advancing like scheduled and the launch of the next phase is getting closer.

So we are excited and happy to announce that the developer of Alcazaba Lagoon agreed on adjusting the prices for the remaining units in the first phase of Alcazaba Lagoon.

The new starting price is:- 179,000 Euros

This is the first crystal lagoon project in Europe and we are so lucky it is going to be right here in Casares. The apartments offered are 2 & 3 bedrooms with great modern finishes with ample space and storage throughout. It really is an exciting project for the Costa del Sol, as the lagoon itself is the size of 1.4 hectares or the size of 1.5 football pitches with more than 100m of private beaches. It is a perfect  to practice water sports such as: windsurfing, kite-surfing, paddle surfing, canoeing and many more.

For more information, please click take a look here.1-Picture1

Imagine all those new and amazing sports to learn for you and the whole family in a safe and secure environment

Rental potential for having Europe´s first Crystal Lagoon on-site

Still only being 5 minutes drive from the coast and all amenities

Be one of the few to own a piece of this amazing project

This is really something a little bit special and for all those water babies out there!!!

March 2, 2016

Feeling a little bit jealous of everyone in Sierra Nevada right now

Filed under: Lifestyle,Sport,Things to do — Barrington Homes @ 11:35 am

I have been looking at the webcams for Sierra Nevada in Granada this morning as my buddies have headed up there for a few days.  Here is the link:  http://sierranevada.es/es/webcams/

Slightly envious, but as I am not able to ski due to my knee surgery I can only look on from the sidelines, instead I can sit and watch, admiring the scenery, watching the children learning – who always seem to have no fear and adapt so quickly.  From what I can see, it looks like lots of powder and approx 70 Kms of skiing area.  Nice!

If you have never ventured further than the beaches and ports of Malaga, you are missing out.  Depending on your driving technique, just 2 -3 hours north is Sierra Nevada in the Provence of Granada.  This mountain range is truly beautiful with the snow at this time of year and the ski station is a brilliant place to learn and experience après ski.

My recommendation is get up that little bit early, say 6.00 and drive to get there for 8.30 – 9  (you will miss the traffic up the mountain road this way).  Hire your gear if you have none and there are plenty of shops who will help you if you are new to this, but remember your ID.  Get straight up to the first station – sometimes there are queues, so best to get through and up and have breakfast there.  Once you have had a little brekkie, head up on to the different areas, depending on your level and enjoy this relaxed chilled out environment.  By about 14.30 you will be ready to come home and ski all the way to the bottom if you have the energy, hand back you gear and head back to Malaga and have dinner by the coast.  Perfect day eh!  Love to hear from anyone who is going there this year and your experiences as I am very very jealous!  Oh and if anyone is brave enough for the night skiing, really interested in hearing of your experiences.



February 22, 2016

Golf’s European Tour returns to Andalucia with the Spanish Open at Valderrama

Filed under: Sport — Barrington Homes @ 9:09 pm

The Open de España, one of the most historic tournaments on The European Tour; Real Club Valderrama, one of the most iconic venues in the world of golf; and Sergio Garcia, one of Spain’s most celebrated golfing sons, will come together to stage the Real Club Valderrama Open de España, hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation, from April 14-17.

It will be the first time that the legendary Andalucian venue has staged Spain’s national Open, a tournament whose history stretches all the way back to its first playing in Madrid in 1912. Since 1972, it has also been a feature of every season on The European Tour and has seen some of golf’s greatest names get their hands on the trophy.

The €2 million tournament will be the first tournament of the 2016 season to be played on European soil and as well as the support of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation and Real Club Valderrama, the tournament also has the full backing of Garcia, the 11 time European Tour champion and five time Ryder Cup winner, who will assume the role of tournament host.

A full range of tickets for the tournament are available to buy now from tickets.europeantour.com including Any One Day Tickets from Thursday to Sunday which cost €15.00 per day if purchased before the week of the event and €20 per day if purchased during the tournament week.Valderamma

Source: The Resident

November 7, 2014

Sabinillas Skate Park ready to open !

Filed under: Lifestyle,Sport — Barrington Homes @ 3:16 pm

The youth of Sabinillas are excited as the new Skate park is in the final stages of completion and will open at 5pm on the 13th November 2014. This is a very welcome development for Sabinillas as the sport is ever increasing in popularity and a professional facility would allow participants skills to develop further as well as providing a dedicated area to practice.


Currently some enthusiasts are practicing the various disciplines in local squares or areas that may disturb local residents and both the community as well as skate enthusiasts alike will benefit from this new facility. The skate park is located near Urb. Residencial de la Duquesa and close to Mercadona supermarket. The are numerous parks, green zones and cycle paths in this area making it a very beautiful area, easily accessible and a great area for families.


The Skate Park occupies an area of 880m2 and will include the latest professional facilities including;
1.- 1 Half pipe and mini ramp of  90x490x120 cm.
2.- 1 Quarter pipe of 300x250x120 cm.
3.- 1 Spin of 350x250x120 cm.
4.- 1 Ramp of 360x250x120 cm.
5.- 1 Grindbox or planter of 240x120x20/35/50 cm.
6.- 1 Ground Rail of 400x5x30 cm.
7.- 1 Jump Box of 360x60x50 cm.

Marcos Ruiz, Youth Director at the Manilva Town hall said ‘There are various benefits to the new Skate Park; The Youth have a dedicated and professional area to develop their skills and they will not be disturbed or disturb any local residents. The park can also be very easily accessed using the cycle track which further promotes exercise the health for local residents’.

October 22, 2013

Running along the Duquesa & Sabinillas Promenade

Filed under: Lifestyle,Sport — Tags: , , — Barrington Homes @ 12:14 pm

Temperatures in October are still at about 25’C. This coupled with bright blue skies and little wind make it the perfect climate to enjoy outdoor pursuits in Duquesa. Today was the day i decided to dust of my running shoes and hit the promenade. Manilva is such a fantastic location to run as the beach and miles of promenade make it the ideal place to either enjoy a long run or to start out on the road to getting fit. With views like these it just makes running even more pleasurable.

Puerto de la Duquesa

Entrance to Duquesa Port

Castillo, Duquesa

Castillo, Duquesa

Castillo, Duquesa

Castillo, Duquesa

Promenade by El Castillo

Promenade by El Castillo

Duquesa Beach at this time of year is the ultimate place to relax. The beaches are almost deserted, they are immaculately maintained and the sea can be lovely and calm.

My halfway point in my run at the moment is the beautiful El Castillo Castle in El Castillo Village.  This stunning castle in just above the beach and is a popular venue for weddings, art exhibitions and local music and charity events.

This stretch of the promenade is also great to appreciate some of the most luxurious developments in Duquesa including Los Granados and Marina del Castillo. The new campsite of Bella Vista Camping is one of the most prestigious camping sites in the Costa del Sol. This also enjoys a frontline beach location on Duquesa promenade.

Does anyone have any fitness or exercise events they want to promote ? Whats the best running route in Manilva ? I would love to know your thoughts. Leave a comment below.

October 4, 2013

Winter Golf at Casares Costa Golf Club

Filed under: Property,Sport — Tags: , , — Barrington Homes @ 11:44 am

As the temperatures in Duquesa this October are still approximately 30’C there is no better place to be than on a golf course ! The clear and bright blue skies made this 9 hole Casares Costa Golf course look even more enticing. Casares Costa Golf club www.casarescostagolf.com is a challenging 9 hole course that welcomes all levels of players and provides numerous challenges across lakes and over long fairways.

Casares Costa Golf 1st TeeCasares Costa Golf course is nestled in the valley between Casares Costa Beach and the Finca Cortesin exclusive 5 star resort and Golf Course. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and this course is a lovely haven just minutes from Manilva and Estepona. Its signature hole is the Par 5 7th hole which makes players drive up 2 long fairways and finally over a lake to the green.

Casares Costa Golf 5th Hole

Casares Costa Golf also has a newly opened gymnasium, Spa and salon. The Brasserie Restaurant offers excellent ‘Menu del Dia’ lunch menus as well as superb evening dining and entertainment.

The Brasserie, Casares Costa

Barrington Homes are pleased to offer some superb and unique properties for sale in Casares Costa Golf. The first of which is a semi detached villa within the Urbanisation Casares Greens which runs along the 1st green. This very spacious villa is a very short walk to the golf clubhouse and restaurant and is within a gated community and enjoys the 24hr security of Casares Costa Golf.

Casares Greens Villa

There are also some great ‘Bargain Buys’ in Casares Costa including Bank Reposessions that Barrington Homes have in our property portfolio. Bahia Casares Golf is an urbanisation of luxury South facing apartments that overlook Casares Costa golf.

Bahia Casares Golf Property

For more information aboout property in Casares Costa contact Barrington Homes on info@barringtonhomes.eu or call (0034) 610 975 057.

August 19, 2013

Costa Water Park Now In Sabinillas, Manilva

The offshore inflatable assault course a bit like the course on the TV show “Total Wipe-out” has proved such a success in Elviria, Marbella, that they opened another one at Mistral Beach near Puerto Banus, Marbella and now in Sabinillas, Manilva!

Costa Water Park like Total Wipeout Near Puerto Banus

Costa Water Park Near Puerto Banus, Marbella

It is excellent fun for (nearly ) all the family although it can be quite exhausting.
Costa Water Park Sabinillas

 Inflatable fun in Sabinillas, Manilva, Costa del Sol, Spain

Inflatable in the sea in Sabinillas, Manilva, Costa del Sol



Inflatables in the sea in Sabinillas, Manilva, Costa del Sol, Spain

For just 10€ per hour it is a great value way of getting fit and having fun at the same time.

For more information see http://www.costawaterpark.com/

What is your favourite thing to do when on holiday?

Please leave a comment below or email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu


August 11, 2013

Sotogrande Polo tournament 2013

Every summer Sotogrande, the neighbouring seaside resort to Manilva,  is the venue for one of the biggest polo tournaments of the year.  Top polo clubs from all over the world relocate to Sotogrande for the summer with their top polo horses and polo players to compete in the Bronze, Silver and Gold Cup Tournaments.

Polo Sotogrande - Santa Maria Polo Club


The rich, famous and royalty flock to Sotogrande to watch the exciting matches which is open to all.  Entry to watch the matches is normally free except for the Gold cup grand finale where a small entrance free is usually charged.

Below is the timetable for the rest of the matches this summer:

Sotogrande Polo - silver cup timetable

Sotogrande Polo Timetable

Sotogrande Polo Tournament - Gold Cup Timetable

Sotogrande Polo Tournament - Gold Cup Timetable

Sotogrande Polo Tournament - Gold Cup Timetable

Sotogrande Polo Tournament - Gold Cup Timetable

If you have any events within a 50 mile radius of Manilva that you would like to be promoted please email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu.


If you are looking to buy a property in Spain to live in or for holidays or are looking for a holiday home to rent short term,  please contact info@barringtonhomes.eu and a member of our team will be happy to help you.





June 27, 2013

Windkarting in Manilva

Filed under: Sport,Things to do — Lucy @ 5:19 pm

Stuck for ideas for things to do this weekend?

Weather conditions are forecast to be perfect this weekend in Manilva for Wind Karting .

wind karting on Manilva beach

Duquesa Activities  have a special offer  this Sunday 30th June welcoming people to come and try it out for an hour for just €12.

For more information on wind karting see  http://www.duquesaactivities.com/wind-kart-0

To reserve your place contact Duquesa Activities on 664 483 599 or leave a comment below.




May 24, 2013

Manilva School Sports Day 2013

Filed under: Local Events & Culture,Sport — Lucy @ 2:19 pm

It was sports day today for Pablo Picasso school in Manilva, Andalucia, Spain.Sports day in Manilva

It was held at Manilva Football Ground and all the children took part in various events such as running races, relay races, tug of war and obstacle races.

Sports day in Manilva

It was great to see all the kids enjoying themselves and cheering on their friends.

What was your school sports day like?

Please leave a comment below or email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu.


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