Manilva is a municipality on the Costa del Sol that stands out for sun and beach tourism. It is the last coastal municipality of the province of Málaga, acting as a border with that of Cadiz. In it is the Port of the Duchess, the western westernst port of Malaga, an elegant facility that features 328 moorings and a dock where you can offer repair and maintenance service to your boats. It is surrounded by a wide range of restaurants and hotels, in addition to being located a few minutes from Sotogrande. Below we offer you five reasons to visit Manilva.
As a coastal municipality, Manilva has 8 km of beaches of all kinds where you can enjoy a swim, of water sports and where above all tranquility reigns. The most popular is Punta Chullera, a natural enclave of crystal clear waters and rocks. Playa de las Arenas or El Castillo are somewhat more traditional, Wide, Extensive…
One of the biggest attractions of the area is its proximity to Gibraltar. Imagine visiting the UK just a few minutes from docking your boat, no need to catch a plane. Gibraltar is a bite of London in the province of Cadiz. With typical architecture that takes us to the British Isles and their shops, where we find on many occasions products difficult to get in Spain. However, its great attraction are the monkeys that inhabit its rock, the only wild monkey colony in Europe, that can be visited. But, beware of food and purses!
If the Costa del Sol and the Campo de Gibraltar stand out for something, it is for offering its inhabitants and visitors a wide offer for the practice of golf. With splendid fields and pleasant weather most of the year, you can enjoy this beautiful sport looking at the sea and in contact with nature. A few minutes from Puerto de la Duquesa is La Duquesa Golf. Also located near the Real Club Valderrama, considered by many the best course in Europe and which has hosted important competitions such as the Ryder Cup. Courtesin, Doña Julia... The offer is very varied and in the area there are fields adapted to the level and taste of each player.
Manilva has a typical gastronomy of the Costa del Sol, with a wide range of restaurants and bars with the typical fresh fish of the area, highlighting the famous sardines in the beach bars of Sabinillas. Manilva also has a strong wine tradition. In it you can visit wineries and vineyards, in addition to tasting its emblematic sweet wine, that manilveños elaborate in a traditional way. Also in its indoor area and surroundings you can enjoy traditional food of the mountain, with sales and restaurants offering exquisite meats. In addition to this, the Puerto de la Duquesa has a varied gastronomic offer, where you can taste Italian food, Asian, Hindu, French or Argentine.
Manilva has the particularity of being a municipality with two urban centers. A few minutes from Sabinillas, where the Port of the Duchess is located, there is the one of Manilva village, typical indoor white village. Nearby is Casares, recognized an authentic jewel and is recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. A must for a walk in its streets (and for its slopes) and also enjoy its gastronomy. An immersion in the typical Andalusian culture a step away from your boat.