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  • Location

    The municipality of Manilva is wonderfully located halfway along Andalucia's stunning coastline and at the western side of Spain’s Costa del Sol, looking out on to the Mediterranean Sea.

    The combination of enjoying Europe's best climate, its stunning and diverse natural scenery and having world class services and amenities close by makes Manilva the perfect place to live, work and holiday.

    Manilva’s Climate

    Manilva is blessed with a special micro-climate thanks to the protection of the Sierra Bermeja Mountain range and the sea.  With an average of 325 days sunshine per year with average temperatures of 17 degrees Centigrade / 63 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and 30 degrees centigrade / 86 degrees Fahrenheit in the height of the summer, it is a comfortable place to live all year round.

    Due to its stunning and diverse natural environment, Manilva municipality is equipped with excellent facilities for both beach and rural tourism.

    World Class Services and Amenities

    Manilva is home to 7.8 kilometers of beautiful and varied beaches including the “Blue Flag” awarded beach at Sabinillas and the Blue Flag awarded beach and sporting marina at Puerto de la Duquesa.

    Manilva’s first class marina, Puerto de la Duquesa is the centre of most tourist activity with excellent bars, restaurants, shops and all marina related services.  There are also excellent bars and restaurants to be found at the quaint fishing village of El Castillo de la Duquesa and along the wonderful promenade at Sabinillas.  And always worth a visit in the summer are the lovely Chiringuitos or beach restaurants dotted along Manilva’s coastline.

    Golf lovers are spoilt for choice as Manilva is close to some of the finest golf facilities in Europe including the Number 1 golf course in Europe and infamous Ryder Cup venue - Valderrama - in neighbouring Sotogrande.  Valderrama was designed by Robert Trent Jones who also designed Manilva’s very own stunning golf course - La Duquesa Golf and Country Club - which is renowned for its very successful blend of nature and design.   Manilva is sandwiched between Valderrama and another world class golf course - Finca Cortesin in Casares, home of the Volvo World Match Play Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and voted "Best non-urban Hotel in Spain" by Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

    Manilva also has superb facilities for most other sports and activities including football, basketball, tennis, padel tennis, netball, handball, volleyball, sailing, scuba diving, wind karting, para triking, cycling, horse-riding, rock climbing, fencing, boxing, karate, judo, dancing, singing, chess club, bridge club etc. In fact there is so much choice that many of those whom have retired here find that there are not enough hours in the week to do everything that they want to!

    Manilva is also a great spot for those who enjoy nature and wildlife with several interesting hiking routes or “senderismos” and tracks or “caminos” to explore on foot, horseback or bicycle. 

    For the more adventurous there is the Sierra de la Utrera, one of the most spectacular and least known Karstic landscapes of Southern Europe, hidden between the municipalities of Manilva and Casares.

    Those wanting a bit of retail therapy don’t have to travel far with excellent shopping centers within 30 minutes drive including La Cañada and Puerto Banús in Marbella to the east of Manilva or Gibraltar and Algeciras to the west.

    Being part of the Costa del Sol means Manilva is close to all the first rate tourist activities on offer along the coast such as Selwo Aventura Safari park, Castellar Zoo, Bioparc Zoo, Selwo Marina, Sea-life, Amazonian Adventure, Butterfly Park, Crocodile Park, Aqualand, Parque Acuatico and Bahia Park Water Parks, Tivoli World, Funny Beach plus many more.

    And being part of Andalucia means Manilva is within easy reach of several other cultural, historic and beautiful “must see” destinations such as Ronda, Sevilla, Cordoba, Jerez, Cadiz, San Lucar de Barremeda, Malaga and Granada as well as some other lesser known treasures. And not forgetting the fabulous Sierra Nevada.

    There is something for everyone here in Manilva.  Read on to find out more about this wonderful municipality and follow our blog at to read about what it is like to live here.

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AccessScroll to the top

  • Due to its superb location and infrastructure, the municipality of Manilva is easy to access by air, road and sea.

    Nearest Airports and Access to Manilva by Road:

  • Map view of Manilva (M) and the nearest airports
    Map view of Manilva (M) and the nearest airports
  • Gibraltar International Airport

    Gibraltar is the closest airport, just 35 kilometers away which takes just over 30 minutes away by car.

    UK Airports and Airlines which fly to Gibraltar
    UK Airport Airline
    London Heathrow Airport British Airways
    Birmingham Monarch Airlines
    London Luton Monarch Airlines
    Manchester Airport Monarch Airlines
    Liverpool EasyJet 
    London Gatwick Airport EasyJet 

    Car Hire from Gibraltar

    It is advisable to hire a car that you are able to pick up on the Spanish side of the border in La Linea. Bruno's Car Hire have their head office in Puerto de La Duquesa and offer a competitive service

    Public Transport from Gibraltar

    The bus station is a short walk from the border - cross the main road, walk to the left for a few meters and then turn right down a road (with chinese restaurant on corner) until you come to a roundabout.  The bus station is on the other side of the roundabout.  For up to date timetables visit: and enter Linea de la Concepcion as your origin and San Luis de Sabinillas as your destination.  A list of  times and prices will appear.


    There is a taxi rank on the Spanish side of the border.  The prices are set out by law and the taxi drivers have a book stating what the prices are to different destinations.  Always ask them for the price before you get in the taxi. 

  • from Manilva to Gibraltar
    from Manilva to Gibraltar
  • Gibraltar Airport
    Gibraltar Airport
  •  Malaga International Airport

    Malaga Airport is just over 90 kilometers away which takes about 1 hour by car along the toll road AP-7 and about 1 hour 15 minutes along the coast road A7.

     UK Airports and Airlines Which Fly to Malaga

    UK Airport Airline
    Aberdeen British Airways
    Air Europa
    Belfast     EasyJet
    Thomson Flights
    Aer Lingus
    Birmingham Ryanair
    BMIbaby charter



    Ryanair charter


    BMIbaby, charter
    Thomson Flights


    Aer Lingus

    Doncaster Thomson Flights

    Aer Lingus
    Thomson Flights

    East Midlands

    BMIbaby charter



    Exeter Flybe

    Monarch Airlines
    British Airways


    Thomson Flights charter

    Glasgow Prestwick Ryanair
    Heathrow British Airways
    Humberside Flybe

    Ryanair charter



    London City BA City Flyer

    EasyJet charter
    Thomson Flights

    Manchester charter
    BMI baby


    Thomson Flights charter



    Southampton Flybe
    Southend EasyJet
    Stansted EasyJet

    Car Hire from Malaga

    There are a number of car hire operators offering their services at Malaga Airport and it is always advisable to shop around.

    Bruno's Car Hire have their head office in Puerto de La Duquesa and offer a competitive service from Malaga

    Public Transport


    There is a train line that runs from Malaga Airport east into Malaga City and also to the west as far as Fuengirola.  There are plans for it to be extended further down the coast but this is not likely to happen in the foreseeable future.


    There is a bus station outside Terminal 3 and daily buses to Marbella and Estepona - Estepona being the nearest bus station to Manilva from where you can either get a taxi or wait for another bus.

    For up-to-date times visit

    and enter Malaga aeropuerto as “origen” and Marbella or Estepona as “destino”.


    There are many taxis waiting outside Malaga airport and not all are metered so make sure you ask for a quotation before getting in the taxi.

  • from Manilva to Malaga
    from Manilva to Malaga
  • Malaga Airport
    Malaga Airport
  • Jerez Airport

    Jerez Airport is 139 Kilometers away and takes 1hour 30 minutes by car along a very scenic and quiet motorway.

    UK Airport Airline
    London Stansted Ryanair

    Car Hire

    Public Transport

    Jerez to Algeciras
    Algeciras to Estepona


    There is a taxi rank outside Jerez airport but it would be very expensive to get a taxi to Manilva from there.

  • from Manilva to Jerez
    from Manilva to Jerez
  • Jerez Airport
    Jerez Airport
  • Access by Sea

    Manilva can be accessed from the sea via Puerto de la Duquesa which is a purpose built marina built during the 1980’s and is typical of the Mediterranean coast. It has block stone breakwater complete with a lighthouse, a tall, round control tower with a fuel bunkering pontoon beneath it, a boat storage area with a large chandlery and a small supermarket.

    Puerto de La Duquesa Marina Facilities

    • Number of moorings: 328
    • Rental moorings and bystanders: 82
    • Maximum Length: 6 to 20 meters.
    • Stall in bocana: 5 meters.
    • Stalling in the dock: 3 meters.
    • 24 H (ch. 9) VHF radiotelephone.
    • Seamanship and workshop building: equipment repair shop, first aid, laundry facilities, washrooms and showers
    • Ramp for boats
    • Clean point and storage of hazardous waste intended for the collection of used oils, batteries, contaminated containers
    • Separate collection for recyclable waste containers.
    • Child care on-board and trackside
    • Television and the internet on pontoons.
    • Numerous bars and restaurants, shops and banking facilities on the quayside

    For refueling and mooring reservations contact the Control Tower 952 890 100 from 07 h to 14 h and from 15 h to 23 h.

    Sea rescue:  Phone: 956 681452 - 956 684 757 Fax: 956 680 606
    Weather information: Malaga. VHF Ch 26:09:40-11:40-21:40 / forecast 807 170 371 T.
    Distances: Sotogrande 5 mn; Gibraltar 20.5 mn; Estepona 5 mn; Puerto Banus 16 mn; Marbella 20 mn.


  • Puerto de la Duquesa, Manilva Municipality, Costa del Sol, Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain
    Puerto de la Duquesa, Manilva Municipality, Costa del Sol, Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain

History of Manilva Scroll to the top

  • site of bronze age fortress Los Castillejos de Alcorrin to Manilva Village
    site of bronze age fortress Los Castillejos de Alcorrin to Manilva Village
  • History of Manilva 

    The strategic location near to the Straits of Gibraltar together with its fertile lands has made the area now known as the Municipality of Manilva the chosen place for the settlement of various civilizations over the centuries.  The earliest archaeological evidence is from the Neolithic period however much more detailed remains have been found from the Bronze Age and the Roman Period.

    Bronze Age

    Hidden beneath the undergrowth in the countryside near the area known as Martagina are the remains of a settlement from the final moments of the Bronze Age called Los Castillejos de Alcorrin.  The latest archaeological dig reports that there was a fortress from the 8th Century BC - 3000 years ago, with a 2.5 mile perimeter wall encompassing 12 hectares and consisting of a monumental area and several defensive bastions.  It is believed to be where and when the first contact between the indigenous people of the late Bronze Age and the first Phoenician Colonists were made.

    Roman Era

    Manilva Municipality was an important location for the Romans as is evidenced by the remains on the which the Castle - El Castillo de La Duquesa - was erected and by the remains of the Roman Villa of Sabinillas.   It has a chronology that goes from the 1st to the 5th century AD and consists of a Necropolis, Villa, Spa and fish salting factory.  There is an archeological museum located in El Castillo de la Duquesa exhibiting some artifacts found in the area, including a collection of Roman ceramics, grave goods, personal ornaments, hooks, utensils and coins etc.
    During this time Manilva was already well known for its olives, grapes and fishing and these products were shipped to all parts of the Roman Empire.
    The Sulphur baths at Hedionda attracted the attention of the Romans 2000 years ago and an arched bathing complex was created  where it is said that Julius Caesar cured himself of a skin infection during his period as governor of southern Spain between 63 and 60 BC .
    The Roman Baths are situated about 4 kilometers up the Rio Manilva at a point where a hot sulphur spring emerges from the hill below the Sierra de la Utrera. These baths are still used today and it is a popular picnic spot for families on days out.

    The Middle Ages

    After the Romans left, the coastal towns declined and the population resorted to farming in small, isolated, communities. The  only traces from the Visigothic period is the 4th century hoard of coins found at Tesorillo which is now on display at the museum in the castle at El Castillo de la Duquesa.
    Similarly, the Moorish invasion of 711 AD and their subsequent occupation until the 15th century has left little trace apart from the remains of the tower at Punta de la Chullera and a small settlement which was the original Moorish village of Martagina where they grew figs and bananas and which was occupied until the 18th century.

    16th to 19th Century

    During this time the area was vulnerable to attack from pirates and most of the population retreated to the more easily defendable villages of Casares and Gaucin.
    In 1528 King Charles V ordered a tower to be built at Salto de la Mora (Moorish woman’s leap) at Bahia de Casares because of the threat from the pirates.  This is now called Torre de la Sal and can be accessed via the pathway by La Perla de la Bahia and is near the popular Chiringuito La Sal. 
    The land was owned by the Duke of Arcos and in 1530 he persuaded people to settle on a nearby hill called Los Mártires by giving them land to work on.  By the end of the 16th century the Duke had arranged for a church to be built on this hill within which they could bury their dead and hence the village of Manilva was founded.  Bit by bit, parcels of land were sold off for the people to build houses and grow crops and Manilva grew. However it still belonged to the Municipality of Casares until 26th October 1796 when it was given “Royal Privilege of Town”.
    Meanwhile in 1767, King Carlos III decided to strengthen the coastal defenses and ordered the building of a castle at El Castillo de La Duquesa.  This was built on the foundations of a Roman building and served as the headquarters for a company of cavalry. The castle was manned through the Napoleonic and Peninsula wars although no major battles were fought in the Manilva area.
    The pirates gradually became less of a threat and in 1801 the United States Navy destroyed their power bases in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria  and they finally ceased to exist as an effective force. 
    The 18th century and mid 19th century was a period of relative peace which allowed the population to build mills to grind grain.   The remains of a system of aqueducts built to bring water to the mill can be seen from the Camino de Baños Romano ( Also known as the Roman Oasis road). 
    The 18th century was also the time when the sugar cane was introduced and the sugar factory and distillery “Fabrica de Azucar y Destileria de San Luis de Sabinillas” was built.  This was located where the Unicaja Colonia Infantil Summer school is now and was equipped with the most modern machinery of the time within an enclosure of 56000 square meters.
    (See here for photo of factory
    Virtually the entire population of Manilva were employed directly or indirectly because of the requirements of the factory and factory workers and fishermen's cottages were built along the coast beside it.  And when the factory was dismantled after the Civil War, virtually the whole community of Manilva went down to see the chimney of the factory knocked down.
    (Click here to see a photo of Sabinillas in 1965:
    The Church of Santa Ana was built during the boom years of the Sugar Factory, in 1776, and is one of oldest buildings remaining.  It is located in the town square - Plaza San Luis - and forms part of the main focal point of the village with the locals going for their weekly worship or using it as a meeting point where they sit in the shade and watch the world go by.
    During the decades after the dismantling of the Sugar Factory, the residents of Sabinillas relied mainly on fishing for its income and until the late 1900s it was a relatively unknown and unspoiled Spanish working Coastal village.  Nowadays tourism, particularly residential tourism, provides the main source of income but fishing is still an important part of the community and everyday life.   There are still a large number of fishermen who take their boats out to sea and sell their catches to the local fish markets and restaurants for all to enjoy, and on 16th July they celebrate the Patron Saint of Fisherman - Virgen del Carmen - with a big procession and feria.

    20th and 21st Century

    Manilva Wine

    After the Spanish Civil War in the 1930’s, Manilva recommenced grape growing as an important economic activity and focused on the cultivation of the sweet Moscatel grape.  The Moscatel grape is ideally suited to Manilva’s climate, situation and soil type and the village is surrounded by acres and acres of vineyards growing these sweet green grapes which when dried on the hillside provides the world famous “Pasas de Malaga” or Malaga raisins as well as a range of wines from dry to the famous sweet “Malaga”wine.
    The grapes are harvested in September which is celebrated by the  “Vendimia” or Grape Harvest Festival which has been celebrated on the first weekend of September every year since the 1960’s.
    The “Vendimia”  has become an important part of the local calendar attracting thousands of visitors to Manilva to celebrate this wonderful tradition.  Look out for our blog on the Vendimia at
    This tradition is important to Manilva and a Wine School and Museum has been built in Manilva to boost the recovery of the wine making sector in Manilva and to preserve the tradition for generations to come.


    It is only in the last 3 decades that Manilva has been invaded again but this time by friendly tourists looking to enjoy a holiday or for a better place to live.
    The popularity of the Costa del Sol as an international tourist destination had a domino effect on the development of the towns along the coast.  Starting in the 1960’s at Torremolinos,  and followed by Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella and Estepona, it eventually made its way to Manilva in 1980 when Puerto de La Duquesa was developed.  This beautiful marina was built in the style of a sophisticated Andalusian village after the phenomenal success of Puerto Banus in Marbella which attracted the rich and famous.
    In the 1980’s and 90’s, Puerto de La Duquesa was discovered by lucky golfers from all over Europe enjoying mini breaks and many decided to invest in the area and have holiday homes which they would eventually retire to.
    La Duquesa was regarded as the Costa del Sol’s best kept secret until the turn of the century when property investors started to take notice of this special area with wonderful beaches and countryside and a marina more beautiful than Puerto Banus. 
    Property boom and bust in Manilva
    In the early 2000’s there was a frenzy of investment in the area with people even buying property “off - plan” over the phone without visiting the area.  Parcels of land were sold off to developers and the cranes of building sites were dotted all over the landscape. 
    Property values soared to almost triple what they were at the beginning of the century and local businesses flourished.
    The local infrastructure was greatly improved with the AP -7 toll road being extended from Estepona via Manilva to Sotogrande and the single lane coastal road - the N-340 was transformed into a dual carriageway.  A modern sports centre was developed in Manilva and a large health centre built in Sabinillas to cope with the increased population.
    Property sales peaked in 2005 but like with any investment, when the masses jump on the bandwagon it is normally too late.  By 2007 and made worse by the worldwide economic crisis, the property market in Manilva had come to a virtual standstill.
    Many people,  who had been badly advised and bought properties off plan at the peak with the aim of selling before completion, discovered that they couldn’t and lost thousands of euros. 
    However those that were more circumspect, and bought property because they wanted to live here or use the property as a holiday home and/or rent it out  have a more positive attitude about the fall in prices as they view their property as an investment over the longer term with the many benefits to their lifestyle it brings.
    Property Market Recovery
    Now, in the Spring of 2013, the property market is active again and Manilva as a location to live, retire, have a holiday home or just visit is more attractive than ever.
    Here is why:


    • Fortunately Manilva missed out on much of the high rise developments of the boom years of the 80’s and 90’s and the mid 2000s with developers favoring the lure of the celebrity status that the area around Puerto Banus offered.  It has retained much of its beautiful countryside and vineyards but at the same time has benefitted from the investment in infrastructure and facilities.
    • Manilva hasn't been over developed like elsewhere along the Costa del Sol and only about 20% of the area is urbanized which leaves about 80% of beautiful countryside, vineyards, farm land and beaches.  This is so noticeable as you travel from Malaga to Manilva and see how densely developed the areas of Malaga,  Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, and Marbella are.  As soon as you get to Estepona town the scenery changes and you are greeted with beautiful views of the countryside and sea together with villas and smaller urbanizations scattered amongst the countryside.
    • Access is much improved with the upgrade of the main coastal road to a dual carriage way, the  creation of the Sabinillas underpass and the building of the motorway toll road.  Plus Malaga and Gibraltar airports have been expanded too.
    • Healthcare services improved - Helicopter Sanitarios has their headquarters at the Los Hidalgos Commercial centre in La Duquesa and a large health centre has been built in Sabinillas.
    • Big name supermarkets have invested in the area such as the likes of Mercadona, Eroski, Lidl, Supersol and Aldi.
    • Manilva Town Hall recognises the importance of  tourism and particularly the foreign resident and works hard to make living here as easy and enjoyable as possible by supporting the foreign resident and organising activities to help them integrate.
    • Public areas have been greatly improved - the Paseo Maritimo has already been extended and improved (the walk from El Castillo to La Duquesa Port is particularly lovely) and work has just begun on completing the Paseo so that it runs all the way from Bella Vista Camp site, through La Duquesa Port to the other side of Sabinillas where the river Rio Manilva meets the sea.
    • More free public parking is being provided at Sabinillas under the sports centre car park.
    • Beautiful parks and play areas have been created with more planned in the next couple of years.
    • More things to do - Number of clubs and activities have grown as the population has grown.
    • In the last decade the Municipality of Manilva has become a popular holiday destination for families, a great place to live - particularly for those who work in Gibraltar or work from home, and a fantastic place to retire to with excellent healthcare facilities and a long list of things to do.
      Read on to find out more about this wonderful area... 
  • Punta Chullera Torre
    Punta Chullera Torre
  • Manilva Wine School, Museum and Theatre
    Manilva Wine School, Museum and Theatre
  • Torre de la Sal
    Torre de la Sal
  • Manilva vinyard mosaic
    Manilva vinyard mosaic
  • Roman Baths in Manilva
    Roman Baths in Manilva

Geography of Manilva Scroll to the top

  • Geography of Manilva 

    Manilva is the most western municipality in the province of Malaga in Spain's most beautiful region, Andalucia. Bordered by Cadiz's municipality of San Roque to the west - which is home to the exclusive Sotogrande resort - and the municipality of Casares to the north and east,  Manilva boasts some impressive neighbours and is possibly why it was the Costa del Sols best kept secret for so long.
    The Municipality of Manilva covers an area of 35 km².  Between the river - Rio Manilva - and the border with the province of Cadiz, 3 main urban centers - Manilva Village, San Luis de Sabinillas and La Duquesa -  and numerous urbanizations have emerged in different eras amongst which the population of 15000 (Nov 2012) live. 
    The remainder of the land is made up of 8 km of beaches, beautiful countryside, fertile lands, vineyards and the Sierra de Utrera.


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  • Manilva Village

    Manilva Village or pueblo - which shares her name with the Municipality, is where the town hall is located and much of the administration of the area is carried out.

    Manilva has the fantastic combination of having the charm and community spirit of a small village and the excellent facilities and services of a large town.


    Manilva can be accessed from the toll road AP-7 at Salida (Exit) 142 or from the coast road in Sabinillas 2 kilometers up the hill on the A-377.

    Facilities and Services

    If you approach Manilva from the coast, when you get to the top of the hill you will arrive at a roundabout with MANILVA written clearly on it.  Driving almost straight ahead you will be on Calle Dr Alvarez Leiva where you will find the following services:

    Useful contact numbers for services in Manilva situated on Calle Dr Alvarez Leiva

    Office/Service Oficina/Servicio Telephone number
    Manilva Local Police Station Policia Local 952 89 00 65    
    Manilva Fire Station Bomberos

    952 80 44 83

    Manilva Post Office Correos y Telegrafos

    952 89 00 58

    Manilva General Tax Office (Car tax, IBI) Oficina Recaudacion de Contribuciones 952 80 07 90
    Manilva Town Planning Office Oficina Tecnica de Urbanismo 952 89 18 21
    Manilva Court of Justice Juzgado 952 89 08 21
    Manilva Property Registry Office Registro de la Propriedad 952 89 20 00
    Manilva Waterboard Office Aguagest 952 89 31 37
    Manilva Music School Escuela Municipal de Musica 952 89 30 92
    Manilva Wine School, Museum and Theatre Centro de Interpretacion de Las Viñas 952 89 74 34
    La Granja Veterinary Surgery Hospital Vetinario La Granja

    952 89 35 75

    648 11 95 12
    PC Shop Informatica CQ 952 89 74 64

    There is a free underground car park clearly signed on the first turning on the left if you need to stop to visit any of these offices.
    Driving or walking past these buildings you will be faced with a choice of either continuing straight on or following the bend round to the right.  If you follow the bend round to the right you will be greeted with breathtaking views over beautiful countryside to the picturesque village of Casares.
    Alternatively if you continue straight on you will be on Manilva's “high street”  called Calle Mar where you will find the Ayuntamiento or Town Hall along with some bars, shops, hairdresser, mini supermarket, Pharmacy, Dentist, Opticians and Unicaja bank.

    Useful contact numbers for services situated on Calle Mar, Manilva

    Office /Service Oficina/ Servicio

    Telephone Number

    Manilva Town Hall Ayuntamiento de Manilva 952 89 00 65   
    Pharmacy Farmacia 952 89 02 15
    Dentist -  Dr Victor Hugo Peyregne Macaya Dentista 952 89 18 38
    Unicaja Bank Banco Unicaja 952 89 04 65
    Nereas Hair Salon Peluqueria de Nerea 653 50 32 97
    Opticians Avenida Optica 952 89 29 29
    Cafe La Pena Fish and chips and Roast Chicken on a Spit takeaway (New) On corner with Calle Posito 645154167

    Joining back onto the A-377 and heading northwest, the first turning on your left is signposted to C.E.I.P Pablo Picasso which is the excellent local Infant and Primary school. If you continue exploring through the centre of the village you will come to the Church - Santa Ana - which is the focal point to many of the villagers lives.
    There is also a lovely nursery school in Manilva and a small library (Biblioteca) nearer the centre of the village which also offers free wifi.




    Oficina/Servicio Telephone number
    Manilva Infant and Primary School CEIP Pablo Picasso 952 89 01 67   
    Manilva State Nursery School Guaderia Municipal 952 89 35 18
    Manilva Library Biblioteca Municipal 952 89 28 56
    Manilva Travel Agents Lorbell Agencia de Viajes 951 27 61 11

    Carrying on the A-377 and taking the next but one turning on your left with the travel agents on the corner you will find the Health Centre and the excellent Las Viñas Sports complex.

    Las Viñas Sports Complex
    Manilva has first class sports facilities which include:

    • Large indoor sports pavilion home to a modern gym, 170m2 climbing wall, gymnastic hall and basketball and handball courts
    • Full size and floodlit football pitch
    • Padel tenis courts
    • Tennis courts
    • Netball court
    • Swimming pool
    • Children's Play Park
    • Adult outdoor gym
    • New rollerskating park (currently being built)
    • Car Parking

    Every Friday morning, part of the car park of this sports complex is home to Manilva’s Friday market where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers and plants, clothes and shoes.
    The first Wednesday of every month the recycling lorry pays a visit here too and it has compartments for you to recycle almost anything.

    Within this area you will also find the following offices:

    • Sports Department - where you can enroll in any of the many sports activities offered
    • Proteccion Civil - a group of trained volunteers who amongst other things patrol the beaches and fiestas and ferias to assist the general public when things go wrong.  They are a bit like St Johns Ambulance in the UK as they are trained in first aid too.
    Office / Service Oficina / Servicio Telephone Number

    Manilva Health Centre

    Centro de Salud

    952 89 24 51   

    Emergencies Urgencias

    607 31 99 99

    Manilvas Las Viñas sports complex

    Complejo deportivo Las Viñas

    952 89 00 65

    Manilva Sport and Youth department

    Delegacion de Juventud y Deportes

    952 89 15 32

    Manilva Civil Protection Department

    Proteccion Civil

    951 27 61 39


    Continuing back on the A-377 northwest out of Manilva you will come to another roundabout where you can turn left and go on the bypass and head back towards the coast, passing the Cemetery.  This will bring you to the first Manilva roundabout where you can choose to head back into Manilva village or head back down to the coast via the main A-377 which will take you to Sabinillas or via the Camino de Peñoncillo which will take you past some small urbanizations,  the Ford Car Repair Centre (Talleres Lopez), Manilva Green Aparthotel, the Secondary School - Instituto Enseñasa “Las Viñas” and then eventually down to the coast road and La Duquesa passing some more urbanizations on the way.

    Office / Service Oficina / Servicio

    Telephone Number

    Secondary School Las Viñas

    Instituto Secundario Las Viñas

    Ford Car Mechanics (Valeriano speaks English)

    Talleres Lopez 639755646

    Manilva Green Aparthotel 951276100

    Alternatively you can continue over the bridge that goes over the Autopista which will bring you to another roundabout.  Here you can either continue straight over and head inland towards Casares, Gaucin and Ronda,  or join the toll road or autopista peaje  (AP-7) and go either west towards Algeciras and Gibraltar or east towards Estepona, Marbella and Malaga.

    Housing Accommodation in Manilva

    The people of Manilva also known as Manilveños, live mainly in the littlewhite houses that line the streets of Manilva.
    Some have summer villas which you will find scattered down the hillside but they return in winter to the cosiness and convenience of their village homes.
    As the population grew new urbanizations were developed around Manilva and are now home to locals as well as many expats of different nationalities.
    The following urbanizations have been developed around Manilva Pueblo in the last couple of decades:

    • Urbanization Monte Viñas, Manilva
    • Urbanization Nueva Manilva
    • Urbanization Royal Manilva
    • Urbanization Doña Pilar
    • Residencial Vista Azul
    • Balcones de Manilva
    • Urbanization El Mirador de Manilva
    • Manilva Mar Y Golf
    • Manilva Sol Y Golf
    • La Riviera Santa Ana
    • Urbanization Loreto
    • Los Geranios

    For more information and photographs of these urbanizations please download our free Urbanizations in Manilva Municipality Guide


  • Manilva Ayuntamiento or Town Hall
    Manilva Ayuntamiento or Town Hall
  • Las Viñas Sports Complex Manilva Village, Manilva, Andalucia, Spain
    Las Viñas Sports Complex Manilva Village, Manilva, Andalucia, Spain
  • One of the streets or Calles in Manilva Village
    One of the streets or Calles in Manilva Village

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  • San Luis de Sabinillas

    San Luis de Sabinillas or Sabinillas or Sabi as it is locally referred to, is the most populated of the three main urban centers of the municipality of Manilva.  It is where most of the shops, supermarkets and main health centre is located as well as being home to the Blue Flag awarded long sandy beach  - Sabinillas Playa - and promenade or Paseo Maritimo where you can walk along and stop at the various bars and restaurants along the way whilst enjoying watching the waves lap onto the beach.

    Summertime in Sabinillas

    In the summer this area is alive with locals and holiday makers alike enjoying the fantastic weather.  During the day the beach is full but not overcrowded with people sunbathing or playing bat and ball or volleyball and kids (and adults) making sand castles.
    During the evening there is a wonderful atmosphere along the Paseo Maritimo, with families dressed for their evening out wandering along trying to decide which restaurant to dine at.

    Family Fun

    Sabinillas Beach or Playa and Promenade or Paseo Maritimo is a great place for families, particularly those with young children.  At either end there are lovely large children's play parks with smaller play areas dotted along the beach.
    There are even  “play parks” (outdoor gym) for the older members of society!
    On the “country side” of the main road in Sabinillas set in the heart of some urbanizations is a lovely park inaugurated in 2009 called El Duque.  There is an ampitheatre for summer evening concerts, a shaded picnic area, a crazy golf course, a pond and a lovely children's park as well as adult exercise area.

    Wintertime in Sabinillas

    In the cooler months you do get the occasional sunbather as the weather can still be fantastic - often in the 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 degrees Celsius.
    However you are more likely to see people rollerblading or riding their bikes along the paseo,  walking their dogs or even horse-riding on the beach.
    Some even pass the time creating wonderful sand sculptures.
    Up and Coming Tourist Resort
    It is only since the turn of the millennium, with the upgrade of the dusty single lane coast road N-340 to the dual carriage way A-7  and the building of the underpass through Sabinillas, that the area has developed into a popular tourist resort with facilities to match any of the beaches on the Costa del Sol.  Not long after the coast road was upgraded, the popular national supermarket chain, Mercadona (  arrived which led to more mainstream shops and supermarkets investing in the area too.
    Manilva town hall has made some great improvements to the area including the development of some pretty parks and garden areas, the decoration of the street plant holders and walls with pretty ceramic mosaics and of course the extension and upgrade of the Paseo Maritimo or promenade from Sabinillas all the way to El Castillo de la Duquesa.
    Sabinillas has transformed from a small sleepy fishing village to a fully functioning tourist destination with facilities to cater for the majority of needs.







  • Sabinillas beach and fishing boat
    Sabinillas beach and fishing boat
  • Sabinillas Bar and Restaurant Guide

    There are a number of wonderful bars and restaurants along Sabinillas Paseo Maritimo each with fantastic uninterrupted views of the beach and sea.
    Bars and Restaurants along Sabinillas Paseo Maritimo
    (From East to West)


    Type of food or service offered etc


    The Last Resort

    English Pub Type food, Sunday Lunch. Open 10am til midnight

    952 89 17 73


    Open from 12:00 till late...3 different beers on draft, homemade burgers, chilli cheese nachos and more snacks, drinks from 4,50 euros, classic rock and close to the sea in Sabinillas promenade,

    952 89 73 68

    The Beach Bar Las Palmeras

    Every Friday night from about 9pm.

    Blues, rock, jazz, pop.

    Fantastic Mojitos


    Rilex Cafe/ Restaurant

    International menu including tasty indonesian cuisine. All day beach services


    La Taperia

    Tapas Bar


    El Estribo Parîlla Argentina

    Possibly the best steaks on the Costa del Sol. Open Wed - Mon 12.30 - 16.00

    19.00 to 23.30

    952 89 37 88


    Cafeteria Miel (Belgium)

    Delicious crepes, pastries, breakfasts, lunches. Open 10 - 18.00 Closed Wednesdays

    952 93 62 54


    Polleria - El Pollo Sano

    Takeaway Rotisserie Chicken

    952 89 18 53

    The Green Olive

    Beautifully presented and delicious international cuisine

    952 89 13 25





    Not a restaurant but possibly the best located dentists in the world!


    La Raspita Taberna

    Tapas Bar


    Bella Italia

    Pescado, Tapas de la Casa


    Bar Manolo

    Fish and Seafood Restaurant

    952 89 01 22

    La Bodega del Genal

    Wines and products of the land



    Ice-cream, cafe, tapas and cocktails


    Hotel Doña Luisa ***

    Sabinillas beachfront hotel with a lovely reputation

    952 89 22 50

    Mumbai Palace

    Good Indian restaurant offers a great value buffet Sunday lunch menu. Takeaways available too.

    952 89 37 67


    626 622 036


    Restaurante Viña Mar

    Fish and Seafood Restaurant


    Restaurant Mar y Mar

    Fish and Seafood Restaurant


    Pavarotti Pizzeria

    Lovely Italian restaurant, fantastic location and delicious food from a friendly chef passionate about his cooking.

    952 89 02 83


    Bar Playa

    Fish and Seafood Restaurant


    Burger King

    One of the best located fast food restaurants in the world!


    Bars and Restaurants elsewhere in Sabinillas

    Bar/Cafe/Restaurant elsewhere in Sabinillas



    Fox’s Restaurant and Cafe

    Great value breakfasts and Sunday Lunches.

    Plaza Vicente Espinel


    Lo de Andres - delicious tapas and montaditos

    Plaza Vicente Espinel

    951 27 36 47

    Bodega El Molino - tasty tapas and live music

    Calle Octavio Paz

    By car park behind Supersol and below Caja Sur

    952 89 2972









  • Sabinillas Shops and Services Guide

    Sabinillas is split into two by the main coast road A-7 (used to be N-340) and for ease of description can be classified as Sabinillas Beachside and Sabinillas Countryside.

    Shops and Services Beachside

    Sandwiched between the Paseo Maritimo and the coast road there are a number of shops and services as well as apartments and hotels.
    The shops and services the BEACH SIDE of the main road A-7 (N-340) include:
    Health Services Sabinillas Beachside

    Health Services (Sabinillas Beachside)



    Sabinillas Health Centre / Centro de Salud

    Avenida Andalucia, Sabinillas

    902 50 50 60

    607 31 99 99 (Emergencies)

    Dr Gonzalez Private English Speaking Doctor

    Medical Centre, Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas


    Sabimedic medical centre

    (Driving licence renewal, physiotherapy, Psychology, family doctor)

    Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas


    Pharmacy / Farmacia

    Open Weekdays 9.30 - 13.30, 16.30 -20.00

    Sabados 10-13.30

    Avenida de Manilva, Sabinillas

    952 89 01 68

    Herbalist / Herbolario La Sabrina

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas

    952 89 32 61

    Futuredent dentists

    Paseo Maritimo, Sabinillas

    952 89 30 99

    International dental clinic

    Calle Mijas, Sabinillas

    952 89 17 41

    Clinica Dental Virgen del Carmen

    Calle Marques de Larios, Sabinillas

    952 93 61 38

    Opticians - Optica Costasol

    Calle Isaac Peral

    952 89 35 03


    Public services Sabinillas (Beachside)

    Public Services (Sabinillas Beachside)



    Municipal Nursery / Guaderia

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas


    Infant and Primary School CEIP San Luis

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos and Calle Maria Zambrano, Sabinillas


    Public Library/ Biblioteca

    Casa de Cultura,Edificio de Usos Multiples, Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas

    95 228 93 74


    Spanish Lessons provided by Manilva Town Hall’s Foreign Residents department.

    Casa de Cultura,Edificio de Usos Multiples, Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas

    952 89 35 48

    State Lottery Shop - La Mar de Vinas - Loterias y Apuestos del Estados (Also sells fantastic wines)

    Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas


    OMIC Oficina Municipal de Informacion al Consumidor.

    Offers residents of Manilva a free information and referral service to the consumer which also mediates conflicts that may arise between consumers and businesses to attempt to reach an amicable solution.

    Plaza de Ginebra, Sabinillas


    952 89 28 87


    Department of Trade /Delegacion de Comercio y Consumo

    Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas

    952 89 35 07

    Local Information Office - Tenencia de Alcadia

    Calle Pio Barojo (opposite Repsol Garage)

    952 89 00 29.


    Other Useful Services Sabinillas (Beachside)

    Other Useful Services in Sabinillas (Beachside)




    Avenida Manilva (opposite farmacia), Sabinillas

    Cobbler / Shoe Repair, Key Copier - Zapateria, copia de llaves

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas


    (Near Fathoms and Graingers Pubs)

    Open 5 - 8 weekdays

    10- 2 Saturdays

    Florists / Florista Maribel

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos


    952 89 13 74

    Travel agent - Morekai Viajes

    Calle Isaac Peral

    952 21 22 00

    Dry Cleaners

    Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas

    Clothes Repairs - RC Arreglas - clothes, curtains,furnishings

    Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas

    952 892 847

    Lanas y Costura - Wool and Sewing Shop

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas



    Tourline Express Courier Service

    Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas

    952 89 72 33 - 670 635 318



    Event Organisers - Eventos

    Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas


    Manilva Media Workshop

    Calle Mijas, Sabinillas

    952 93 61 98

    Plasabi PC Informatica - PC repair and suppliers

    Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas

    952 89 71 12


    Domestic Appliance repair / Servicio Technico Alonso


    Catering Equipment and Air- conditioning, General Spares and repairs for all domestic appliances.

    Avenida Velazquez,




    Installaciones Roman - Electro Domestic supplier and maintenance

    Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas

    952 89 23 98

    Ironmongers/ hardware store - Fereteria Plaza -

    Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas


    Esquilachi Instalaciones - Electrical supplier and installer

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas



    Driving School - Auto Esculea Al Andalus

    Marques de Larios 1, Sabinillas


    De Marias Foto - Photo shop

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos



    Shops and Supermarkets Sabinillas (Beachside)

    Shops and Supermarkets in Sabinillas (Beachside)




    Corner of A-7 and Avenida Manilva


    La Fina Carniceria Spanish butchers



    Point Vendeval Sportswear and shoe shop

    Calle Marques de Larios


    Vendeval Surf/sportswear shop

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas


    Lozma Quality Shoe Shop

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas


    Alboran Frozen food shop

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas


    Ela Fashion Clothes Shop

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas


    Tabacos - Cigarettes, Newspapers, Stationery, Gifts

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas


    Arco Iris - gift and sweet shop

    Avenida de Andalucia


    Mirimar Clothes Shop

    Avenida Manilva


    Eurotex Paint Shop

    Avenida Manilva


    Mas que Letras - Newspapers, Stationery, Gifts

    Calle Miguel Delibes


    E & F Men and Womens Clothes Shop

    Calle Miguel Delibes


    Blue Marine Men and Womenswear clothes shop.

    Calle Isaac Peral

    952 93 61 70

    Tabacos Europapel - Cigarettes, Newspapers, Stationery, Gifts

    Avenida Manilva


    Furniture and Domestic Appliance Shop - Gavira Muebles

    Avenida Manilva, Sabinillas

    952 93 61 71

    Cleto Joyeria - Jewelry Shop

    Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas


    Papeleria Jeni - Stationery shop

    Plaza Vicente Espinel, Sabinillas


    Banks in Sabinillas (Beachside)

    Banks in Sabinillas (Beachside)



    Barclays Bank

    Plaza Vicente Espinel / Ctra N-340, Sabinillas


    La Caixa

    Ctra N-340 / Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas



    Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas


    Caja Mar

    Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas



    Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas


    Banco Popular

    Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas


    Caja Rural

    Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas


    Banco de Andalucia

    Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas


    Banco Sabadell/ Solbank

    Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas



    Avenida Miraflores, Sabinillas


    La Caixa / Caja Sol

    Calle Ramon y Cajal, Sabinillas



    Avenida de Manilva, Sabinillas


    Caja Sur

    Calle Pio Baroja


    Mobile Phone Shops in Sabinillas (Beachside)

    Mobile Phone Shops in Sabinillas (Beachside)




    Avenida de Manilva / Calle Marques de Larios



    Plaza San Luis


    TYC moviles

    Calle Marques de Larios


    Comunicom mobile phone shop

    Calle Miguel Delibes


    Euroline Telefonia - mobile phone shop including vodafone

    Calle Isaac Peral


    Hair Salons in Sabinillas (Beachside)

    Hair Salons in Sabinillas (Beachside)



    Visage Hair and Beauty Salon (Redken)

    Calle Benalmadena, Sabinillas


    Mil Colores Hair and Beauty

    Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas


    Peluqueria Tere



    Shops and Services in Sabinillas (Country side of A-7/N340)


    Shops and Services (Country side of Sabinillas)





    Mon- Sat 9.15 to 21.15

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas


    ( On slip road off A-7 in direction of La Duquesa )

    9 528 90276




    Mon - Sat 9.30 - 21.30

    Calle Torrente Ballester


    (Off main road up to Manilva Village)


    Atención al cliente 902 246 346







    Corner of A-7 and Camino de Los Baños ( on corner of roundabout at eastern end of Sabinillas underpass)

    Repsol Petrol Station - sells gas bottles too.

    Corner of Carretera A-377 and A-7

    For petrol price comparison in area see:


    Reklame - stationery supplies, printers, t-shirts etc printed

    Behind Repsol Garage



    Big Mat - Construction Materials Store

    Carretera A-377



    Ortega Aviles - Construction Materials Store

    Camino de los Baños ( Lidl supermarket on corner)

    Bernado Muñoz Furniture Store - sells Electro-domestic goods too

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas



    952 89 02 04

    Fereteria Morales -2


    English speaking Ironmongers/ hardware store

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas



    9 528 90321

    Fruit and Veg Shop Aguilar


    Wide selection of fresh fruit and vegetables - many home grown in Manilva area.

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas




    Neumaticos Sabinillas.


    Tyre and Puncture repair centre.


    Open from 9:00-14:00 and 16:00 - 20:00, Monday to Friday and between 9:00-14:00 Saturday

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas



    Pinturas Andalucia

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas




    Rafalux Muebles y Decoracion - Furniture and Home decor store

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas




    Fereteria Rafalux

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas




    The Bookshop ( Previously known as The English Bookshop) Wide selection of cards, books and gifts plus PO Boxes available without the PO Box address for those wanting a secure place to have internet shopping goods sent.


    Postal Service also available through Offex

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas


    ( On slip road off A-7 in direction of La Duquesa )

    952 89 15 45

    Los Niños Charity Shop


    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas


    ( On slip road off A-7 in direction of La Duquesa )


    El Corte Este - Clothes Shop

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas


    ( On slip road off A-7 in direction of La Duquesa )


    Chinese Shop Hiper Este

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas


    ( On slip road off A-7 in direction of La Duquesa )


    Moda Jiani - Clothes Shop

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas


    ( On slip road off A-7 in direction of La Duquesa )


    Banca March

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas


    ( On slip road off A-7 in direction of La Duquesa )



    Curtain and Bedding Company

    Calle Bolivia, Sabinillas


    ( On slip road off A-7 in direction of La Duquesa )



    Locksmith / Cerrajero Sabinillas


    Avenida de España

    ( Behind Mercadona)


    Correos / Post Office

    Open:Monday - Friday 8:30 - 14:30 and Saturday mornings from 9:30 - 13:00.

    Avenida de España

    ( Behind Mercadona)



    Pinturas Mata - Paint Shop

    Avenida de España

    ( Behind Mercadona)

    952 89 39 91


    Gorpen Kitchen Design and Suppliers

    Avenida de la Paz



    Auto Escuela Pasa Mar


    Driving School


    Avenida de la Paz


    Clinica Vetinaria Fauna


    Vetinary Clinic Fauna

    Avenida de la Paz


    Perfumeria Estetica Gaudi


    Perfume and cosmetic shop

    Avenida de la Paz


    Salon Peluqueria Luna


    Luna Hair Salon

    Avenida de la Paz


    Glam Estilista / Hairstylist

    Avenida de la Paz

    952 89 22 85

    Travel Agents - Viajes Imas

    Avenida de la Paz

    952 89 08 54



    Iberian Funeral Plans

    Avenida de la Paz

    952 490 690

    Paparazzi Pizza

    Avenida de la Paz


    Comprar de Oro

    Avenida de la Paz


    Lavanderia - Dry Cleaners


    Clothes Repairs


    Collection and Delivery Service available.

    Avenida de la Paz



    Public Places and Services in Sabinillas (Country side of A-7 /N-340)

    Public Places and Services (Country side of Sabinillas)



    Villa Matilde - Town hall building used for meetings and Art and Craft fairs Saturday mornings. Beautifully maintained grounds and children's play area



    Infant and Primary School CEIP Maicandil

    Avenida de la Paz, Sabinillas


    Cuartel Guardia Civil

    Avenida de la Paz, Sabinillas


    Centro de Formacion Professional (Funmades

    Fundación de Manilva para el Desarrollo y Formación Profesional)


    Vocational Training Centre


    Avenida de España

    ( Behind Mercadona)





  • Markets in Sabinillas

    Sabinillas is famous for its large market which is held most Sundays throughout the year.
    The Sunday market is located at the Recinto area which is about a mile along the Camino de los Baños road ( turn inland at the roundabout where Lidl supermarket is on the corner).
    It is a cross between a car boot sale and a traditional market with stalls offering fruit and veg, clothes, household goods, shoes, bags, suitcases, pottery, arts and crafts as well as second hand goods
    Every Friday morning there is a market at the Eastern side of the Paseo Maritimo where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and flowers, nuts, olives and sweets in addition to household goods, clothes, shoes and material for curtains and clothes.

    Urbanizations in Sabinillas

    Many of the local residents live in flats or pisos above the shops in Sabinillas.  However in the last couple of decades modern residencial apartment blocks and urbanizations with communal gardens and swimming pools have been developed, ideal for living in or as a holiday home.
    Residential complexes beach side of Sabinillas

    • Residencial La Noria
    • Conjunto Sabinillas Playa
    • Conjunto Sabinillas del Sol

    Residential complexes country side of Sabinillas

    • Urbanization El Tejarillo
    • Edificio Villa Matilda
    • Urbanization Viña Maria Teresa
    • Urbanization El Duque
    • Jardines de Sabinillas
    • Arenal Duquesa
    • Pueblo Mexicano

    For more information and photographs of these urbanizations please see our Guide to Urbanizations in Manilva Municipality.


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  • Puerto de la Duquesa
    Puerto de la Duquesa
  • La Duquesa

    La Duquesa or Duquesa can further divided into 4 sub-zones:  Puerto de la Duquesa, El Castillo de la Duquesa, La Duquesa Golf (also known as Urbanization El Hacho) and Los Hidalgos.

    Puerto de la Duquesa or Duquesa Port

    Often referred to as the Costa del Sols best kept secret, Puerto de la Duquesa is the sparkliest jewel in Manilva’s beautiful crown.  More beautiful than Puerto Banus and without the pretence, this family friendly sporting marina is home to beautiful boats and apartments as well as bars, restaurants, shops, banks and hairdressers.

    Summertime in La Duquesa
    Puerto de La Duquesa comes alive in the summer with tourists and locals enjoying breakfasts, lunches, sundowners and dinners in the many superb bars and restaurants located around the marina.  There is something to suit everyones palette with restaurants from all corners of the world including Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Spanish, British, Thai, Irish, Argentinian and Italian.
    The atmosphere is vibrant during the summer evenings with people browsing the night market stalls or deciding which restaurant to dine in.  During the day the atmosphere is relaxed with people enjoying a drink or meal, chatting to friends and family or winding down watching the boats bob about on the water.
    For those wanting a bit of excitement then Duquesa Activities ( runs a whole range of activities from the marina including adrenaline fueled speed boat trips, “funtastic” banana boat rides and more relaxing boat trips where you might see the dolphins.
    Duquesa is a family orientated marina rather than a posers paradise. Children are well catered for in all the restaurants and there is a shop in the centre of the port at marina level with children's rides and air hockey games to amuse them. You often see families of three or four generations enjoying meals out together and the little children love feeding the fish in the marina.  Only authorized cars are allowed access into the marina for deliveries and at a very restricted speed so it is safer for people wandering around.  If you want to live the fast life and see the rich driving around in their Lambourghinis or Ferraris then Puerto Banus in Marbella is only 20 minutes away. 

    Wintertime in La Duquesa

    The winter time in La Duquesa is much quieter but people still visit as the sun shines often in the winter and it is a great time for doing outdoor activities.  This is a busy time in La Duquesa port for groups enjoying golfing holidays and people enjoying long weekends away.
    The winter time in La Duquesa is when you really appreciate the blue skies and sunshine and it is often warm enough to sit outside and have ice-cream


  • Urbanizations in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Puerto de la Duquesa was built in the 1980’s with 328 berths to moor boats and apartment blocks or “edificios” above the the bars, restaurants and services listed above.
    Originally there were just 6 edificios or apartment blocks consisting of studios and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses.  The original edificios are:

    • Edificio El Boqueron
    • Edificio El Chanquete
    • Edificio El Cameron
    • Edificio El Delfin
    • Edificio La Dorada
    • Edificio La Cigala.

    Las Gaviotas, a low rise urbanization of townhouses and apartments was also built around this time.
    As the popularity of La Duquesa grew more urbanizations were developed around Puerto de La Duquesa:

    • Edificio Playa de La Duquesa
    • Marina de La Duquesa
    • La Almadraba
    • Mikonos
    • Marina Real
    • Los Flamencos
    • Villas de la Duquesa
    • Los Pelicanos
    • Villas Del Puerto
    • Edificio Duquesa del Mar

    For more information and photographs of these urbanizations please click on the links or visit our Guide to Urbanizations in Manilva Municipality.


  • Restaurants, Shops and Services in Puerto de La Duquesa.

    As you arrive at Puerto de La Duquesa from the East side you will pass an apartment block called Edificio Mikonos and underneath it there is some public parking and the tourist office. Continuing a little further you will arrived at two open air car parks, one by Edificio Boqueron and the other by Edificio Chanquete.
    Restaurants, Shops and Services facing the car parking areas as you approach the port from the East

    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    Tourist Office

    Edificio Mikonos

    952 89 08 45

    Don Marino Boat Yard

    Sales and Repairs

    Opposite Edificio Boqueron

    SOS Business Centre

    Calle Levante

    Edificio Boqueron


    Nor Gentleman's Hairdresser / Peluqueria de Caballeros

    Calle Levante

    Edificio Boqueron


    Brunos Car Rentals and Sales

    Calle Levante

    Edificio Boqueron

    Phone: +34 95 289 14 15

    Fax: +34 95 289 14 61



    Point Sport / Vendeval Sport Sports wear shop

    Calle Levante

    Edificio Boqueron


    Paparazzi Pizza

    Calle Levante

    Edificio Boqueron


    Bar/Cafe Ojalá

    Calle Levante

    Edificio Boqueron


    Banco Popular

    Calle Levante

    Edificio El Cameron



    Restaurants, Shops and Services through the arches at the entrance of Duquesa and turn left


    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    Dolphin Bar

    Free Wi-fi, breakfasts, lunches and happy hour 5-7

    Edificio El Boqueron

    (Facing marina)


    The Oasis Bar

    Happy Hour 4-9


    Edificio El Boqueron

    (Facing marina)



    Edificio El Boqueron

    (Facing marina)


    C Bar

    Free Wi-fi

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Specialities and cakes

    Edificio El Boqueron

    (Facing marina)


    Kioyo Chinese and Japanese Restaurant

    Edificio El Boqueron

    (Facing marina)


    La Marine Bar

    Edificio El Boqueron

    (Facing marina)



    Restaurants, Shops and Services through the arches at the entrance of Duquesa on right hand side.


    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    Mini supermarket or supermercado

    Edificio El Chanquete

    (At entrance of port just before the arches)


    Hemingways Bar and Grill

    Serving breakfast and lunches from 8.30am seven days a week and Argentinian Grill house by night




    Edificio El Chanquete

    (Go up the stairs by the supermarket at the entrance of port just before the arches)

    952 891 178


    Heaven Cocktail Bar and Lounge


    Edificio El Chanquete

    (At entrance of port just through the arches on right)


    The Slow Boat Chinese Restaurant

    Edificio El Chanquete

    (Through the arches at entrance of port and on right hand side)


    Kinsales Bar Bistro

    Free tapas at 6!

    Edificio El Chanquete

    Above Slow Boat and next to Hemingways


    Golden Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

    Edificio El Delfin

    (middle of port, ground level)


    Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

    Edificio El Delfin (above Golden Hong Kong)


    Passage to India Indian Restaurant

    (Home Delivery)

    Edificio El Delfin

    (middle of port, ground level)

    952 89 11 03

    Restaurante Macues

    Traditional Spanish Restaurant


    Edificio El Delfin

    (middle of port, level 1 above Passage to India)


    Pizzeria de Pippo

    Edificio El Delfin

    (middle of port, ground level)

    952 89 12 34

    The Mexican

    Free Wifi

    “Dont siesta come and fiesta!”

    12 noon til late

    Edificio El Delfin (middle of port, ground level)



    Bar Duquesa


    Happy hour 6-8

    Edificio El Delfin

    (middle of port, above The Mexican)

    637 147 752

    Souvenirs Aroma

    Souvenir shop and newsagents. Also has children's rides and air hockey games to play on outside

    Edificio El Delfin (middle of port, ground level)

    952 890298.

    Kinnaree Thai Restaurant

    Edificio El Delfin (middle of port, ground level)


    Griffins Cafeteria, Bar and Grill, Heladeria /Ice creams

    Edificio La Dorada

    middle of port, ground level


    Portside Cafe

    Edificio La Dorada

    west of port, ground level


    The Pergola

    Edificio La Dorada

    west of port, ground level



    Quiz night every wednesday, pool table inside, Happy hour 5-8

    Edificio La Dorada

    west of port, ground level


    Jolly Sailor

    The pub that does good grub!

    “Famous ribeye steak in honey mustard”

    Edificio La Dorada

    west of port,first level above Mustangs


    952 897 009



    Restaurants, Shops and Services on first level at Plaza de la Fuente


    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    Benetton Clothes Shop

    Plaza de la Fuente

    (Between Edificios La Dorada, La Cigala and El Delfin)


    Garibaldi Italian Ice-cream / Heladeria

    Plaza de la Fuente

    (Between Edificios La Dorada, La Cigala and El Delfin)


    Ciao Ristorante Pizzeria Italian Restaurant

    Plaza de la Fuente

    (Between Edificios La Dorada, La Cigala and El Delfin)


    Il Capitano Ristorante Pizzeria Italian Restaurant

    Plaza de la Fuente

    (Between Edificios La Dorada, La Cigala and El Delfin)

    952 89 0 520

    Pub Rojo 67

    Night club

    Plaza de la Fuente

    (Between Edificios La Dorada, La Cigala and El Delfin)


    Bar La Fuente

    Quiz nights Wednesdays

    Plaza de la Fuente

    (Between Edificios La Dorada, La Cigala and El Delfin)


    Victor Grill

    Argentinian Grilled Steaks

    Plaza de la Fuente

    (Between Edificios La Dorada, La Cigala and El Delfin)


    Duquesa Business Centre

    High Speed Internet Access, Private Mailboxes, Express Postal Services

    Through archway to left (west) of

    Plaza de la Fuente



    Bojangle Discoteque

    Through archway to left (west) of

    Plaza de la Fuente



    Restaurants, Shops and Services at Las Galerias


    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details


    Hair Studio

    Las Galerias (Through archway to left or west of Plaza de la Fuente)



    Restaurants, Shops and Services on second level at Plaza Alta

    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    Parapiros Ristorante Pizzeria Italian Restaurant

    Plaza Alta

    (Edificio La Cigala)



    La Traviata Grill and Bistro

    Plaza Alta

    (Edificio La Cigala)


    Restaurants, Shops and Services on Calle de Poniente, West Entrance to Puerto de la Duquesa


    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    The Bistro Steakhouse

    Calle Poniente

    952 936 344

    Art and Craft Studio

    Calle Poniente


    Bilingual Nursery 0-6 years

    Calle Poniente

    645 33 99 50

    The English Butcher

    “For all your favourite English food products” Open 9-17.30 weekdays

    9-14.00 Saturdays

    Calle Poniente


    952 89 13 13



    Ana Beauty Salon and Massage

    Edificio Duquesa del Mar



    Restaurants, Shops and Services on Calle de Poniente, West Entrance to Puerto de la Duquesa


    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    Duquesa Peluqueros, Spa, Beauty Salon, Fitness Centre

    Calle Cigala


    The Harbour Club Aparthotel

    Calle Cigala

    Edificio El Cameron

    (Facing the dual carriageway)

    (+34) 629 549 377

    Gaston Golf Tours

    Calle Cigala

    Edificio El Cameron

    (facing the dual carriage way)



    Restaurants, Shops and Services on middle level of port between Edificios La Cigala, El Delfin, El Cameron and El Chanquete.


    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    Sam Oliver's Bar

    Opposite Il Capitano under arches


    Paparazzi Newsagents and Coffee Shop

    Between Edificios El Delfin and La Cigala


    Cyber Locoturio



    Indian American Vintage Motorcycle Clothes Ship

    Between Edificios El Delfin and La Cigala


    Cenachero de la Duquesa Spanish Restaurant - Paella Seafood, Fish and Meat

    Between Edificios El Delfin and La Cigala


    Ryders Bar - The 19th Hole

    Between Edificios La Cigala and El Cameron


    Tims Fish and Chips

    Between Edificio La Cigala and El Cameron


    Morgan Hair Design

    Between Edificios La Cigala and El Cameron


    The Bar Rambla del Mediterraneo

    Between Edificios La Cigala and El Cameron



    Between Edificios La Cigala and El Cameron


    Don Cordero Kebab Shop

    Between Edificios La Cigala and El Cameron


    Sabor Toscano Italian Restaurant

    Between Edificios El Delfin and El Chanquete


    The Cork Tree Bar

    Between Edificios El Delfin and El Chanquete


    The Gift Box

    Between Edificios El Chanquete and El Cameron


    The Penguin Bar

    Between Edificios El Chanquete and El Cameron



El Castillo de La DuquesaScroll to the top

  • El Castillo de La Duquesa, park and village
    El Castillo de La Duquesa, park and village
  • El Castillo de La Duquesa

    El Castillo de La Duquesa is a charming traditional Spanish fishing village which takes its name from the picturesque 18th century fortress that stands guard over the area.
    The fortress was built in 1767 by Francisco Paulino of Seville who was granted the command of a company of cavalry from there for his services.
    The castle stands in the middle of what was once a large Roman Fishing Village the remains of which can be clearly seen in the surrounding area. Interesting artifacts found in the area are exhibited in the museum inside the castle as well as exhibits from traveling museums.
    The castle is also home to the municipal offices of Manilva’s Foreign Residents department who are very welcoming and helpful to new residents and people thinking of moving to Manilva.
    There is a lovely park and play area to the west of the castle which is sometimes the venue for municipal events.
    The village itself has been given a make-over in recent years and is a lovely place to go for lunch or for a stroll around. It is very popular Sunday lunchtimes particularly with the locals or those traveling from the larger cities in Andalucia.
    In the evenings it is much quieter but the service and selection of fresh fish just as good.
    The Chiringuito Andrés and Maria is one of the most popular in the area and a wonderful place to spend the day by the beach. It is a particularly good spot if you have young children as there are rock pools to hunt for crabs and the waters edge is lovely for paddling. There is also a new play area and basketball court located just behind it.
    El Castillo de La Duquesa is only a few minutes walk from La Duquesa marina along the beautiful Paseo Maritimo or promenade which they have upgraded recently. Look out for the lovely mosaic designs on the seating areas as you wonder along.

    Restaurants, Bars and Services in El Castillo de La Duquesa

    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service

    Location in Puerto de La Duquesa

    Contact details

    Andrés y Maria Chiringuito

    Eastern side (Puerto de la Duquesa side) of Paseo Maritimo Castillo de la Duquesa

    952 113305

    Restaurante Antonio

    Fish and seafood

    Pescado y Mariscos

    Paseo Maritimo and Calle SanJose

    95 289 02 45

    Restaurante Hachomar

    Fish and Seafood

    Pescado y Mariscos

    Paseo Maritimo and Calle SanJose


    Restaurant Domingo

    Paseo Maritimo and Calle Alboran


    Mini market Rojas

    Paseo Maritimo


    Meson del Castillo

    Calle Pescadores

    952 89 07 66

    Lo del Carmon

    Tapas, Raciones

    Plaza Miramar


    Restaurante Delfines

    Terraces with sea views

    Calle Pescadores


    Church - Nuestra Senora del Carmen



    Manilva Multi-services



    Bar Refugio

    Plaza Chanquete


    El Castillo Guaderia Municipal/State Nursery School and Sports Centre

    Calle Santiago


    Meson Burgos

    Calle Santiago


    Bar El Velero

    Calle Santiago


    Super Burgos mini supermarket

    Calle Santiago


    Centro Social El Castillo

    Calle La Barca



    Urbanizations in El Castillo de La Duquesa

    Most of the housing in El Castillo are the traditional fishing village houses.  Some have been modernized into pretty little village houses.  However either side of El Castillo de la Duquesa are two of the most luxurious or prestigious urbanizations or developments in the area :

    • Marina del Castillo (Located between the Roman ruins and Los Flamencos on the map)
    • Los Granados de la Duquesa.

    For more information and photographs of these urbanizations please click on the links or visit our Guide to Urbanizations in Manilva Municipality.





Urbanisations in ManilvaScroll to the top

  • La Duquesa Golf

    La Duquesa Golf is the urbanized area surrounding La Duquesa Golf course also known as Urbanization El Hacho, and including Urbanization Vizcaronda and Urbanization Coto Real.

    La Duquesa Golf and Country Club

    La Duquesa Golf and Country Club is beautiful place to enjoy a game of golf or tennis and have a drink or some lunch in its wonderful setting.
    Founded in 1989 and designed by Robert Trent Jones who also designed Valderrama, Europe's No.1 Golf course, La Duquesa Golf Course has been played by numerous golf enthusiasts from all over the world.
    Varied and demanding enough for novices and professional golfers alike - even non-golfers will enjoy a tour round this wonderful golf course by the sea with stunning views over the Mediterranean to Marbella, North Africa and Gibraltar.
    Bartolo Quirós , who has taught several golf professionals, is the club pro and he gives private and group lessons to all ages.
    For more information on tournaments and golf lessons visit or call the club house on 952 89 07 25
    The tennis courts can also be booked by non-members - for more information call La Duquesa Golf Clubhouse on 952 89 0725
    Noé Cazorla is the professional tennis coach and he gives private and group lessons to all ages.
    For more information on tennis lessons contact Noé Cazorla on 678420247 or email him at

    The Courtyard at Monte Duquesa

    The Courtyard is located in the heart of La Duquesa Golf area behind Los Castillos and next to Monte Duquesa. Here you will find a friendly community of shops and bars including:

    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service


    Contact details

    Duquesa Care

    The Courtyard Monte Duquesa


    Abbeygate Insurance

    The Courtyard Monte Duquesa


    952 893 380

    Twig - cards, fruit, delicatessen

    The Courtyard Monte Duquesa


    Finos Wine Bar

    The Courtyard Monte Duquesa


    Eds Bar

    The Courtyard Monte Duquesa


    Armstrongs Patisserie

    The Courtyard Monte Duquesa


    Kellys Bar

    The Courtyard Monte Duquesa



    Urbanizations around La Duquesa Golf

    There are a variety of luxury villas, apartments and townhouses built around La Duquesa golf course each offering spectacular views of the sea, golf course, mountain or countryside.

    • La Almadraba
    • Las Brisas 2
    • Las Brisas 1
    • Los Castillos
    • Los Carmenes
    • Monte Duquesa
    • Duquesa Suites
    • Fuente de La Duquesa
    • Duquesa Regents
    • Jardines de La Duquesa
    • Duquesa Fairways
    • Colinas de La Duquesa
    • Altos de Cortijos del Golf
    • Cortijos del Golf
    • Jardines del Golf
    • Villas del Golf
    • Ocean Villas de la Duquesa
    • Villas Granada Golf
    • Duquesa Golf
    • La Rosa de La Duquesa
    • Andalusi Golf
    • Gunilla Golf
    • Altos del Golf
    • Torres del Golf
    • Casas Mallorquinas
    • Mirador del Golf
    • La Colina
    • Casitas de La Duquesa
    • Duquesa Village
    • Urbanization La Vizcaronda
    • Urbanization Coto Real Duquesa Golf

    For more information and photographs of these urbanizations please click on the links or visit our Guide to Urbanizations in Manilva Municipality.

  • Los Hidalgos

    Los Hidalgos is an urbanization of lovely villas, apartment blocks and townhouses and has a commercial centre at its entrance which is home to the following:

    Restaurants, Bars, Shops and Services at Los Hidalgos

    Restaurant, Bar, Shop or Service


    Contact details

    Eroski Supermarket

    Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre



    Dia Supermarket

    Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre


    Bazaar Sol - shop selling everything from diy to toys for the beach

    Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre



    Sapphoro Japanese Restaurant

    Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre

    Front upper level


    The Clubhouse

    Irish pub / restaurant

    Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre

    Front upper level



    Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre

    Front upper level


    Helicopteros Sanitarios

    English Speaking Doctor and Ambulance Service

    Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre side upper level


    951 276 767

    Marlows Fish and Chips

    Traditional British Fish and Chip shop and restaurant.

    Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre Side upper level


    Mad about Furniture Second Hand Furniture shop

    Rear of Commercial Centre

    Wellness Centre Los Hidalgos

    Rear of Commercial Centre


    622 84 91 13


    Urbanizations at Los Hidalgos

    There are a variety of luxury villas, apartments and townhouses built around the Los Hidalgos hill:

    • Pueblo Placido
    • Los Hidalgos Golf
    • Royal Veñedos del Mar
    • Jardines de la Duquesa
    • Buganvillas
    • El Diamante
    • Pueblo Camelot
    • Balcones de Los Hidalgos
    • Individual private villas


    For more information and photographs of these urbanizations please click on the links or visit our Guide to Urbanizations in Manilva Municipality.
    Venturing inland from the top of Los Hidalgos you will arrive at Urbanization Amaro which consists of:

    • Duquesa Hills
    • Aparthotel Pueblo El Goleto

    There is also a beautiful park in this area worth visiting.
    For more information and photographs of these urbanizations please click on the links or visit our Guide to Urbanizations in Manilva Municipality.


  • La Duquesa Golf
    La Duquesa Golf
  • Los Hidalgos map
    Los Hidalgos map

Other Urbanizations in Manilva Scroll to the top

  • Other Urbanizations in Manilva 

    Aside from the urbanizations located in the three main urban centers, numerous other urbanizations and a new campsite have sprung up in the Manilva Municipality in the last few decades.  These are located either side of the dual carriageway as you head west towards Gibraltar.

    • Camping Bella Vista  - Manilva’s new International Campsite
    • Manilva Beach
    • Urbanization Princess Kristina
      • Jardines de Manilva
      • Jardines del Mar
      • Altos de Princesa Kristina
      • Jardines del Mar
      • Altos de Manilva
      • BellaVista
      • Las Colinas
      • Los Altos de Princesa Kristina
    • Urbanization Hacienda Guadalupe
      • El Parador
      • Vistas de Guadalupe
      • Coral House
      • Pearl Lodge
      • Guadalupe Hill Club
      • Terrazas de Guadalupe
      • El Mirador de Guadalupe
      • Vistalmar Duquesa Norte
    • Jardines del Mar
    • Residencial Chullera
    • Urbanization Jardin Tropical
    • La Borboleta
    • Urbanization Aldea Beach
    • Urbanization Aldea Hills
    • Aldea Hills
      • Manilva Playa
      • Aldea Golf
      • Villas Vasari
      • Manilva Beach
    • Urbanization Vistalmar Duquesa Sur
    • Urbanization Jardines de Manilva
    • Individual Private Villas, Fincas and Cortijos in Martagina
    • Urbanization Playa Paraiso
    • Urbanization “Tubalitas” La Paloma
      • Vista del Mar
      • El Oasis 1
      • El Oasis 2
      • La Postal de la Paloma
      • Punta Paloma
    • Urbanization Punta Chullera
      • Chullera Park
    • Urbanization Bahia de las Rocas
      • Vistas de la Roca
      • Rock Bay 1
      • Rock Bay 2
      • Las Garzas
      • Bahia Real

    For more information and photographs of these urbanizations please click on the links or visit our Guide to Urbanizations in Manilva Municipality.


Beaches and Chiringuitos in ManilvaScroll to the top

  • aerial view
    aerial view
  • Beaches and Chiringuitos in Manilva

    Manilva has 7.8 kilometers of some of the beaches on the Costa del Sol ranging from blue flag awarded sandy beaches to rocky coves with areas suitable for rock jumping and snorkeling.
    The waters are crystal clear and warm depending on the weather and you will often hear the locals talking about “Levante” or “Poniente”.
    The east wind “Levante” blows towards the land cooling the air and heating the water.  The westerly wind “Poniente” does the opposite cooling the water and heating the air. Both have good points - Levante makes the sea warm if you are going for a swim and Poniente dries your washing quickly!
    Manilva’s coastline runs in a north east to south west direction.  Starting from El Rio Manilva in the north east to the most western beach of the Costa del Sol, Punta Chullera.
    A trip to one of the beaches in Manilva is not complete without experiencing the cuisine and ambience of one of the Chiringuitos or beach restaurants.

    Beaches in Sabinillas

    Playa de Sabinillas and Playa de la Colonia
    This blue flag awarded beach stretches for 1650 meters between the Rio Manilva and Puerto de La Duquesa and includes the entire frontage of Sabinillas with all the bars, cafes and restaurants it has to offer.
    In the summer the beach is cleaned daily and there are several life guards and first aiders on duty.
    The Paseo Maritimo or Promenade has recently been extended facilitating a beautiful uninhibited walk or bicycle ride between La Duquesa and Sabinillas.

    Chiringuitos in Sabinillas

    Chiringuito Ramos - Telephone 952 890 216

    Located in front of where the Friday Market is held, this is a new and clean Chiringuito run by a professional restaurant - Restaurant Ramos which was established in 1962.  They offer an excellent beach service as well with sun-beds and parasols available to hire.

    Chiringuito El Paseo
    Situated in front of the children's park at the eastern end of the Paseo Maritimo. 

    Chiringuito Sol Y Mar
    Located just behind the children's playground at the western end of Calle Duquesa de Arcos

    Chiringuito Almijara
    Situated between Colonia Infantil and Calle Juan de la Rosa it also has a small children's play park by it.

    Beaches in La Duquesa

    Playa de La Duquesa and Playa del Castillo

    There are beautiful sandy beaches either side of the blue flag awarded marina of Puerto de La Duquesa.  In the summer the beaches are cleaned daily and there are life guards and first aiders on duty.  Many sports and water sports take place from this area see  for more information.

    Cubanga Beach Club

    To the east of the marina you will find a more upmarket Chiringuito - Cubanga Beach Club - which has more of a restaurant style menu and serves beautifully presented food but still allows for the experience of eating your lunch or dinner with your feet buried in the sand.  Parasols and sun-beds are available to hire as well as a range of water activities to enjoy the sea in fron

    Las Gaviotas

    Located just off the promenade to the west of Duquesa Marina.  Parasols and sun-beds are available for hire here too.

    Andrés and Maria

    Located just below the castle at El Castillo de La Duquesa, this is a popular chiringuito for young families spending the day at the beach.  There are some small rocks perfect for looking for crabs and the sea is gentle for paddling.  Behind the chiringuito is a small play area and basketball court

    Chiringuito Malibu

    Located in front of Los Granados de La Duquesa this lovely chiringuito has a children's play area, parasols, sun-beds and pedalos to rent out.

  • Playa El Negro
    Playa El Negro
  • Other Beaches and Chiringuitos in Manilva

    Ecological Reserve

    The beaches in Manilva between El Castillo and Punta Chullera have recently been declared an ecological reserve by the Junta de Andalucia to protect the rare species of flora and fauna that are native to the area.

    Playa El Negro (Los Toros)

    This is the longest beach in Manilva and is named after the bulls which exited the adjacent Cañada Real (Royal Cattle Track) en route to Estepona from Los Barrios. 

    Chiringuitos La Floria

    Located near Aldea Beach this is a chiringuito with a difference.  More like a “shack on a beach” it evokes more of a Caribbean chilled out atmosphere and offers a different menu to the typical chiringuito.  If you visit on a party night when they have live music from guests such as the fabulous “Lola Boys” ( it is a great place to unwind and let your hair down.

    Playa de Tubalitas

    This beach is 650 meters long stretching from Arroyo Negro to Cala de Sardina.  It is bordered by green hills and the sea here is renowned for its abundance of tuna fish.
    This beach side restaurant is open all year round and a great place to go for a cheap lunch by the sea on a sunny day in winter.

    Cala de la Sardina

    This is a small beach located between two rocky peninsulas.

    Playa del Gobernador / Playa de Las Arenas

    This sandy beach is 850 meters in length and 30 meters wide and can be accessed from Playa Paraiso Urbanization.

    Punta Chullera

    Punta Chullera is a rocky promontory where the Moors and Spaniards built watchtowers to monitor the Straits of Gibraltar for pirates and other unwelcome visitors.  The coves either side are popular with scuba divers hunting for octopus and also popular with locals for rock jumping and snorkeling.  Although parking is difficult, if you do spend time there and explore the area you will be rewarded with stunning views of Gibraltar and Africa.
    Situated in the small secluded cove to the east of the Torre Chullera this popular chiringuito offers a typical Chiringuito menu and has sun-beds and parasols available for hire.

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  • El Castillo beach
    El Castillo beach

Things to do in ManilvaScroll to the top


Useful InformationScroll to the top

  • Useful Information

    Emergency and Non-Emergency useful numbers

    Emergency Numbers

    Non Emergency



    Fire Service

    952 80 44 83


    Life Threatening Medical Emergency


    Local Police


    952 89 09 45

    Non Life Threatening Medical Emergencies


    National Police

    952 80 36 00

    Reporting a crime


    Guardia Civil


    952 89 00 55

    Fire Service


    Health Centre Manilva


    952 89 24 51

    Guardia Civil


    Health Centre Sabinillas

    952 89 02 95




    Pharmacy Manilva

    952 89 02 17


    Protecion Civil

    951 27 61 39

    Pharmacy Sabinillas

    952 89 01 68



    952 89 05 33


    Hospital Costa del Sol

    952 86 27 48


    Helicoptero Sanitarios

    951 27 67 67

    Hospital Carlos Haya


    952 39 04 00


    Other Useful Phone Numbers / Contact Details

    Properties for Sale in Manilva Municipality



    (0034) 952 936 216

    Foreign Residents Department

    952 89 35 48

    Holiday Rentals in Manilva area


    (0034) 952 936 216 / 952 936 229

    Translation Services English/Spanish

    Tourist Office


    952 89 08 45

    Town Hall (Ayuntamiento)

    952 89 00 65


    Holiday Ideas




    Legal Advice

    Important Dates in Manilva (Fiestas/ Ferias)


    Feria or Fiesta

    Dates in 2013

    Los Reyes or Three Kings

    4-6 January

    Carnavales or Carnival


    Semana Santa or Easter


    Romeria or Pilgrimage to the Roman Baths

    27th June

    El noche de San Juan

    23 June

    Nuestra Sra del Carmen The Fishermans Patron

    16 July

    Santa Ana

    26 July

    Fiesta Luna Llena or Full Moon Party

    3rd August

    Feria Grand or Big fair

    2nd week August

    Dia del Turista or Day of the Tourist

    15 August

    Verbena de San Luis – Patron Saint of Sabinillas

    25 August

    La Vendimia or Wine Harvest


    1st September

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