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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Manilva, Spain your home away from home

It has taken a long time for tourists to finally discover this beautiful little piece of ‘real Spain’ on the western Costa del Sol. Completely void of the concrete hotels and large apartment blocks further along the coast, Manilva, Spain, remains inherently Spanish. Like many original settlements along this stretch of coast, Manilva is really split into two sections, the residential pueblo blanca which gleams in the sunshine, just 3km from the beaches where the second part, the tiny fishing port, is located.

Things to do in Manilva, Spain

Manilva has an amazingly long history for such a small settlement. The outstandingly preserved Roman Sulphur baths are testament to the village’s importance in the history of the area, and make for remarkable viewing too. To this day, people still swarm to the baths from many miles to relax in the white sulphur rich waters. The village church is a wonderfully understated 18th century building, and British tourists may be surprised by the abundance of English names in the adjoined cemetery.

The beach is just 3km from the centre of Manilva, offering miles of unspoilt, golden sands on which to relax. La Cala de la Sardina stretches for over 7km, and is one of the most secluded, tranquil and peaceful beaches anywhere on the Costa del Sol. Fishing from Manilva beach is a magnificent activity, especially if you rise early and join the local fishermen. Watching the sun rise over the sea, rod in hand and listening to local tips always starts the day perfectly, and even if you fail to catch anything, the sense of peace and quiet will live with you for a long time.

Completely uninfluenced by the onset of tourism, Manilva is an excellent place in which to sample the finest of Andalucian cuisine. There are a handful of excellent family run restaurants and bars within the village, but no English style pubs or nightclubs. If you would like to experience a party from your Manilva holiday home, the Carnival in February is a magnificent time to enjoy Manilva accommodation. The horse racing at the Grape Harvest Fair, when the first wines of the season is tasted, is a fantastic time to visit the village.

Places to visit on holiday to Manilva, Spain

If you are looking to take a day trip from a Manilva holiday rental, Gibraltar offers an excellent excursion. There are regular trips over to Gibraltar leaving from the port. Larger sightseeing trips leave from Puerto Duquesa harbour just a few miles along the coast.

Weather in Manilva, Spain

During the summer months, temperatures can get very hot, reaching up to 40?C in the midday heat of July and August. Temperatures are very warm from May until late October, with monthly average temperatures remaining above 20?C.

Travel to Manilva, Spain

Malaga International Airport (AGP) is the closest to a holiday rental villa in Manilva. There are numerous flights arriving into Malaga airport from airports across the UK, so finding a cheap flight to Manilva shouldn’t pose any problems.

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                                                                                                      Fabulous apartment in a great position

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                                                                                                      We stayed at this property during the Easter weekend. Keys were picked up from Duquesa estates (whose staff were very helpful throughout our stay) and we continued on to the apartment. The apartment is a duplex and the finishes and accessories in the apartment are first class. The bedrooms upstairs are spacious and two bathrooms add to the pleasure. The apartment is ideally situated for this resort with choices of bars and restaurants good for all tastes. The pool area was restricted to client only use and was therefore quiet and peaceful. I would have no hesitation is recommending this apartment. Advice for future clients would be the addition of information giving directions to the pool (as this was accessed via the third floor) and advice regarding the Wi-fi password. Great stay at a great apartment!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      A grand week for all the family

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                                                                                                      There were 6 of us - aged 2 to 60+ - looking for a week's sunny relaxation and Los Olivos provided the firm centre of our enjoyment. It's located just off the coast of Costa del Sol on a straightforward run from Malaga airport. In a quiet community of similar buildings it had everything that we needed (plus baby cot for the youngster). Shops and restaurants can be reached by a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute car trip. The beach is good fun for messing around on or just lying down and there's plenty of variety when it comes to choosing what you want to eat. We had quiet days when the house's pool was the centre of our entertainment and the covered area provided shade at mealtimes. We enjoyed a couple of trips out locally - to the mountains and the mud baths(!). On a longer trip we went to Marbella and enjoyed the market there. The house was a splendid base and we were able to enjoy a good family time together. It has all the conveniences that you might want, as well as being comfortable and modern. Everything worked and we soon settled down to a routine, even though the sun was not hot every day. It was the right choice for us and the owners did their best to ensure that we enjoyed ourselves. Thoroughly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017