Bordering with the province of Cadiz in the west, Manilva is a town and district at the southwestern edge of Malaga Province in Andalucia, on Spain’s southern coast. With lush vineyards on one side and the sparkling Mediterranean on the other, Manilva district is comprised of three parts; Manilva town itself, the coastal villages of San Luis de Sabinillas and Castillo de la Duquesa. Although a modern coastal resort, Manilva still oozes traditional village charm. Enjoy a low-key holiday by the coast, while being just a stone’s throw from the main crowds of the Costa del Sol.
Blessed with an 8km-long coastline, Manilva boasts some of the best beaches in the region. From the spacious stretches of sand and pebbles to the modern facilities, play areas, amusement parks and lively promenades bustling with bars, shops and chiringuitos, the beaches of Castillo de la Duquesa and San Luis Sabinillas are ideal for a family holiday. To the west coast discover a sprinkling of tranquil beaches such as La Chullera, Las Arenas, Cala Sardina, Negro and Los Torros, where you can laze the day away unwind. As a wine growing region, Manilva’s wonderful Moscatel grape vineyards produce some of the best sweet wines in the Costa del Sol. Learn about the history of winemaking at the Wine Museum in the old town. Puerto de la Duquesa, lively with shops, bars and restaurants, houses La Duquesa Golf Club and Manilva’s crown jewel, the 18th century Castillo de la Duquesa, well worth a visit.
Gibraltar and Malaga airports both serve Manilva. About a one hour drive away, Malaga Airport has more direct flights to the UK, which take approximately 2 hrs 45 mins. It takes just under 3 hours to fly from the UK to Gibraltar Airport, which is approximately half an hour away from Manilva. The district is easily accessible by both car and bus.