Manilva is a municipality of Malaga, on the Andalucian Costa del Sol. Despite Manilva’s magnificent location in the heart of the Costa del Sol between Malaga and Cadiz, Manilva has not allowed vast development of concrete Manilva hotels, so there remains a charm and peace, helped by the abundance of luxury traditional villas in Manilva.
The town of Manilva itself is split in three. Sabinillas, the tiny fishing village is directly on the coast, while the pueblo blanca or white village of Manilva, synonymous with Andalusia, is set a few miles inland. To the west of Sabinillas lies the sporting marina of Puerto de la Duquesa. A Manilva holiday villa here on the marina is perfect for exploring the coast and watching the sea lap the shore. The marina is not only surrounded by restaurants and luxury Manilva holiday rentals, but a beautiful golf course too.
El Oasis is a haven of activity on the outskirts of Manilva. Apart from the golf, beaches and dining of Manilva, El Oasis is the spot to enjoy scuba diving, horse riding, waterskiing, windsurfing and take a trip to go whale watching.
Away from the beautiful beaches and seaside, there is a huge amount of history to explore in the area. The Roman Sulphur baths (still used) and aqueduct are still visible in Manilva, and are exceptionally well preserved, and there are sites from Roman and Moorish eras along the coast as far as Marbella, Malaga and Ronda.
The unassuming beauty of Manilva has meant that the town has been overlooked as a tourist destination, and I hope this treasure of the Costa del Sol can retain its charm and unspoilt beauty for many years to come. There are few bars and clubs, which make Manilva a perfectly relaxing destination offering the best of traditional Andalucian lifestyles, whilst being in easy distance of the large beach resorts along the coast and all the facilities they can provide.
A family holiday to Manilva should not over look the magnificent theme park of Tivoli World or the Selwo safari Park.
Day trips to North Africa, Gibraltar or Tarifa are available from Puerto Duquesa harbour.
Summer temperatures are warm, with temperatures reaching up to 36°C in July and August. Winters are also warm however, with temperatures drifting between 10 and 15°C.
Malaga Airport (AGP) is the most popular airport to reach Manilva from, but Gibraltar (GIB) is the closest to the luxurious Manilva property for rent. Regular flights land in Malaga from airports all across the UK. Cheap flights to Manilva are regular, provided by a huge range of service providers depending on the departure point from the UK.