El Oasis de La Paloma is a small exclusive complex with just 21 apartments on the coast between Sabinillas and Sotogrande, within sight of Gibraltar and has breathtaking sea views over the coast of Africa, located 10 minutes west of Estepona, 4 km from Puerto de la Duquesa and Sabinillas, and 5 minutes from the exclusive marina of Sotogrande. Marbella and Puerto Banus are only 30 minutes away.
Manilva is one of the best kept secrets in Andalusia. The Village (pueblo) of Manilva is in the hills 130 metres above sea level.
On the coast you will find Sabinillas, Peurto de la Duquesa, with its quaint marina, and the traditional fishing village of Castillio, which are all part of the Manilva Municipality.
Sabinillas (5km from our apartments) is a small town next door to Duquesa Marina. Sabinillas is typically Spanish with very little tourist influence. There are some fantastic restaurants on the sea front, and tapas bars in the narrow streets back from the lovely beach front, and in and behind the small square on the main street near to the taxi rank. Sabinillas has Blue Flag Beach status and life guards.
Duquesa Marina (4 km from our apartments) has an array of restaurants with every cuisine imaginable: typical Spanish, Italian (including Speciality Pizza) Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Sea Food, Good Old British Pub Food, Steak Houses - there is anything & everything you need in the Marina, and more!
You can stroll along the beach front from Sabinillas into Duquesa Marina, and if you keep walking your next port of call will be Castillio (3 km from our apartments), a tiny ancient Spanish fishing village with some excellent fish restaurants. Castillo de la Duquesa has an 18 Century fortress on the edge of the village that makes the unspoilt Castillo so attractive.
The ancient white village of Casares is just a 30 minute drive from El Oasis de la Paloma de Manilva. Within a few minutes drive are world championship golf courses such as Valderrama, Sotogrande, Alcaidesa and the San Roque Club as well as many others.
It is recommended to hire a car for holidays in the Manilva area as there are so many things to do for all age groups. It is an ideal base for sightseeing or just relaxing, If you do not want to hire a car from Malaga or Gibraltar Airport then Brunos who are based locally in Duquesa Marina offer all offer an excellent service, whereby you can just hire a car for a few days of your holiday, and relax on the lovely beaches and watch the world go by at a pavement café during the time you do not have a car. Should you not wish to hire a car at the airport then there are many transfer services available.
If you do want to venture further afield then Manilva is a great location for visiting other parts of Andalusia or Southern Spain, such as the cities of Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, Malaga & Seville, and are all within easy reach and steeped in their own history and culture.
Other activities include riding, sailing, polo, diving, walking, water park, wildlife, culture and history.
Manilva is just a 1 hour journey from Malaga’s International Airport that is served by low cost airlines from all over Europe and long haul international scheduled flights from all over the world. If you are travelling from the UK then Fly Monarch, BMI Baby, Ryan Air, Easy Jet, and Thompson Fly to name but a few can get you to Malaga cheaply.
From Continental Europe and Scandinavia, there is also a wide choice of airlines to choose from, being; Air Estonia, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Sterling Air, SAS, German Wings, Air Berlin and Span Air all serve Malaga Airport, as well as the British Airways daily flights from the UK.
Gibraltar is just a 20 minute drive from Manilva and served by British Airways, Fly Monarch, and Easy Jet. You can pick up a car in Gibraltar from Brunos who are based locally in Duquesa Marina or from Car Jet who have recently started offering Car Hire from La Linea which is on the Spanish side - you are only a 20 minute drive from Manilva.
Written by Kay Hulbert - Owner of Property 19587 in El Oasis, Spain