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Manilva

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Manilva is at the western end of the Costa del Sol, just on the border of Cádiz province and within easy reach of Sotogrande and Gibraltar. The town dates back to Roman times and the Manilva area encompasses not just the traditional whitewashed Manilva village which is just slightly inland, but also the small fishing village of El Castillo, the port of Duquesa, which is close to El Castillo and the town of Sabanillas, the area's main commercial centre with a wide variety of facilities. The beaches in this area are some of the best on the Costa del Sol and recent development hasn't detracted from its intrinsic Spanish character. Manilva's economy is still based around agriculture and fishing and it's famous for its desert grapes, which are claimed by some to be the best in Spain. Perhaps because of its simple and unpretentious nature and the fact that it's set some 3km back in the hills above the main road, Manilva is sometimes overlooked by tourists. However, during the last few years tourism has gradually become an important part of the area's economy. Those who don't dash past Manilva on the way to somewhere else are well-rewarded and often end up returning again and again, while some never leave.

Healthy, wealthy and wise in Manilva

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Manilva has a relatively small resident community of less than 20,000 which grows to around 35,000 when tourists and second-home owners arrive to enjoy the laid-back warmer months and make the most of what the area has to offer. It's become a popular spot for foreign residents who live and work nearby and in Gibraltar, mainly thanks to the area's versatility. It's one of the most traditionally Spanish areas on the coast and its development is restrained, improving infrastructure and facilities without spoiling its unique character. There's an excellent range of services in Sabinillas, which is now a thriving commercial centre with plenty of shops of all kinds, banks, Spanish and international schools (the renowned Sotogrande International School is just a short drive away). There's also a large public health centre in Sabinillas and a brand new private hospital in nearby Estepona (Hospitén Estepona). Transport facilities are second to none, with Gibraltar airport just a short drive away and Málaga airport is within 45 minutes of Manilva. The main A-7 road goes right through Sabinillas and the motorway can be easily accessed within minutes, allowing fast travel to the rest of Spain, most people who visit Manilva arrange Manilva car hire as this is the easiest way to get around..

Stepping Out in Manilva

Manilva's different communities mean that there's something for everyone in the area. If you want traditional Spain you'll find that this area has plenty. Manilva Village is a picturesque Spanish white village, where life revolves around the magnificent vineyard which produces their famous Muscatel grapes. Every September, when the harvest (La Vendimia) comes in during the first week of September, the people of Manilva celebrate with a fiesta which includes traditional grape trampling and a first sampling of the grape juice. Don't miss it! El Castillo is also a place where tradition is important and the people continue much the same as they have done for years.

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This little fishing village, which is built around an ancient Castle, still has its fisherman's cottages of old. If you have time to wander around the area, you'll find the best and least pretentious (not to mention the cheapest!) fish restaurants in the area. Very close to El Castillo, indeed just a short walk along the beach, you'll find the beautiful port of Duquesa, with its international restaurants and boutiques. The port provides a full marina service for enthusiastic sailors, not to mention plenty of alternatives for those who prefer to admire the boats from the safety of one of the wide variety of restaurants, intimate bars and small cafes dotted around the port. Roads leading away from the port take you to the hills of Duquesa and its golf course, the Duquesa Golf and Country Club. Golfers will relish playing on this 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed course which has the most spectacular sea and mountain views. The club also offers range of further sporting possibilities. The commercial heart of the area, Sabinillas, was once a fishing village, just like El Castillo. It has grown over the years to become the hub of the Manilva area and is famous for its Sunday market (rastro), its unspoiled beaches and a beautiful new promenade which means that you can walk uninterrupted from Duquesa to Sabinillas.

Much may have changed in Manilva over the years, but the area has managed to embrace change without losing its inimitable character. The blend of old and new has been achieved successfully here. Property in Manilva is a popular choice thanks to be beautiful unspoilt beaches, the history and traditional feel of the area and the area's proximity to such excellent facilities.

230 Properties

230 properties found

Villa for sale in Manilva, Málaga, Spain

948,000 €

5 bedroom villa in Manilva Fantastic modern style villa completely renovated. Built in 3 heights and with spectacular sea views and to Africa. Located in a residential area between Sotogrande and Puerto de La Duquesa, 300 meters from the beach. Shops and places of leisure just 5 minutes away by car. Excellent qualities for an exclusive property On ground floor…

Ref No: CAV5252 Price: 948,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Manilva Living Area: 313 m² Plot size: 1177 m² Terrace size: 79 ²

Villa for sale in Sabinillas, Manilva, Málaga, Spain

899,000 €

A spacious five bed, five baths luxury villa with spectacular sea views within a private gated complex in Sabinillas. The five bedrooms are all light and spacious as is the lounge which leads onto the large South facing terrace overlooking the pool and the open view beyond to the sea and the mountains. There is a large basement and also a double garage and…

Ref No: 747261 Price: 899,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Sabinillas Living Area: 522 m² Plot size: 1098 m² Terrace size: 47 ²

Detached Villa for sale in Sabinillas, Manilva, Málaga, Spain

875,000 €

Detached Villa, Furnished: Optional, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Garage, Pool: Private, Garden: Private, Facing: South

Ref No: 776145 Price: 875,000 € Property type: Detached Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Sabinillas Living Area: 667 m² Plot size: 1463 m² Terrace size: 45 ²

Villa for sale in La Paloma de Manilva, Manilva, Málaga, Spain

845,000 €

Beautiful villa with stunning views of the coast. Completed mid 2002, this 4 bed villa has been designed to take maximum advantage of its elevated position and affords views from all rooms. Large open plan living room and dining area connecting to fully equipped kitchen. Private garden with large pool & own putting green. South facing terrace for outside…

Ref No: 81936 Price: 845,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: La Paloma de Manilva Living Area: 400 m² Plot size: 1300 m² Terrace size: 100 ²

Villa for sale in La Duquesa, Manilva, Málaga, Spain

825,000 €

Beautifully presented Mediterranean Style villa situated front-line golf in La Duqesa. This stunning home offers a very unique yet elegant feel. Split over 3 levels the villa offers 4 + 2 (recently added) bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a further cloakroom. The main living area is open plan with a feature fireplace dominating the room complete with vaulted cei…

Ref No: 747965 Price: 825,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: La Duquesa Living Area: 363 m² Plot size: 800 m² Terrace size: 50 ²

Restaurant for sale in La Duquesa, Manilva, Málaga, Spain

799,950 €

Restaurant, Furnished, Fitted Kitchen, Facing: South

Ref No: 744854 Price: 799,950 € Property type: Restaurant Bedrooms: 0 Bathrooms: 0 Location: La Duquesa Living Area: 239 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 101 ²

Penthouse for sale in Manilva, Málaga, Spain

750,000 €

Penthouse, Near Beach, Furnished, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Garage, Pool: Communal Pool, Garden: Community, Facing: SouthViews: Panoramic, Sea.Features 24H Security System, Alarm System, Built to High Standards, Conveniently Situated for Golf, Lounge Dining Area, Many Special Features, Residential Location, Satellite TV, Spacious Accommodation, Very…

Ref No: 369318 Price: 750,000 € Property type: Penthouse Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Manilva Living Area: 114 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 35 ²
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