THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN MANILVA

Manilva is one of the sun and beach tourist destinations on Costa del Sol. It is the last coastal town west of the province of Malaga. Border between Campo de Gibraltar, in Cadiz, and the province of Malaga.

The municipality of Manilva has several population centers. Sabinillas with the Port of the Duchess are the most important from a tourism point of view.

Next to its beaches and its marina, Manilva offers the tourist an interesting historical and cultural heritage; here you will find many things to see and do.

Among the things you can see in Manilva are its Castillo de La Duquesa, a couple of churches and the archaeological remains exposed in the Municipal Archaeological Museum.

The practice of outdoor sports, shopping and enjoying its gastronomy are some of the fun things you can do in this municipality.

 

What to see in Manilva

Here we present you a list of the sites that you should visit in Manilva. Places of historical and artistic interest.

 

Castillo de la Duquesa

Castillo de la Duquesa

Castillo de la Duquesa

Fortress built in the 18th century. It occupies the place of an ancient Roman villa. Part of the material used for its construction belonged to that village. It is from the time of Carlos III. It was built to defend the coast from pirates.

Today it houses the Archaeological Museum of Manilva. Perfect place to take a tour of the history of this municipality. The objects exhibited in this museum come from the Roman archaeological site of the Surroundings of the Castle of the Duchess. Objects dated between the end of the first century and the 5th century AD.

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Torre de Chullera

Torre de Chullera

Torre de Chullera

It is one of the numerous watchtowers along the coast of Andalusia. It is located in a beautiful zone of coves, limiting already with the province of Cadiz.

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El Ingenio Chico

El Ingenio Chico

El Ingenio Chico

One of the two sugar mills built by the Duke of Arcos in this territory.

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Casa Villa Matilde

House owned by a brother of Blas Infantes, the so-called father of the Andalusian homeland. In it are exposed some of the archaeological remains of the time of the Romans found in Manilva.

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Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Ana

Temple raised at the end of the 18th century, on top of a smaller one at the end of 16th century. It is located in the inner town of Manilva.

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Iglesia de San Luis de Sabinilla

Iglesia de San Luis de Sabinilla

Iglesia de San Luis de Sabinilla

The current temple is the result of different reforms carried out throughout its history. Its original construction dates back to the 16th century.

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What to do in Manilva

Enjoy its beaches, outdoor sports and delight with the Andalusian gastronomy in its bars, restaurants and beach bars are some of the things we recommend you to do in Manilva. Also to go shopping in its markets.

Enjoy the cuisine of Manilva

Here we present you some of the best restaurants and chiringuitos of Manilva:

 

Restaurante San Rafael

Manilva - Restaurante San Rafael

Considered one of the best restaurants in the area, it has been open to the public for about 40 years. It is the typical Castilian restaurant. You have to try its medieval style suckling pig, its suckling lamb, its paellas and its salted fish.

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Chiringuito Dieguichi

Manilva - Chiringuito Dieguichi

A nice snack bar for lunch, dinner and have drinks in a unique setting. It is located at the foot of a crystal water cove, on the beach of Punta Chullera. You will suck your fingers with their fish and seafood rations and dishes à la carte.

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Parapiro’s Restaurante Pizzería

Manilva - Parapiro’s Restaurante Pizzería

Restaurant run by an Italian family. Ideal to taste real Italian pastas and pizzas. Recipes made with raw materials from Italy and local products. They make their own pastas and pizzas in their wood oven and their obrador. It has been open to the public since 1985.

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Enjoy the beaches of Manilva

Keep on reading so you can enjoy the beaches of Manilva and know what you can do in them.

 

Playa de Punta Chullera

Playa de Punta Chullera

Playa de Punta Chullera

It is a beach of particular scenic interest. It is surrounded by rocks and low cliffs; suitable to do underwater fishing. Different marine species live in its clean and transparent waters. The most abundant are octopus and grouper.

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Playa de La Duquesa

Playa de La Duquesa

Playa de La Duquesa

Where the Castle and the Marina of Manilva is located; one of the centers of greater tourist interest of this municipality of Malaga. It has all the services and facilities to spend a pleasant beach day, without renouncing the amenities of the urban center.

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Playa de Sabinillas

Playa de Sabinillas

Playa de Sabinillas

It is located in front of the urban area of the fishermen’s neighborhood that gives it its name; it provides all the services and facilities of an urban beach.

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Playa del Castillo

Playa del Castillo

Playa del Castillo

Here you will find everything, an extensive strip of sand, rocks ideal for fishing and special corners for bathing and sunbathing with the family. It also has beach bars where you can taste the tasty fish of Manilva.

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Playa de Los toros

Playa de Los toros

Playa de Los toros

One of the most peaceful and natural beaches of Manilva, located near to the border with Cadiz. It is ideal for those who give up the comforts of urban beaches.

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In the coast of Manilva, you can practice nautical and aquatic sports such as sailing, windsurfing, diving and fishing.

You can also do outdoor sports such as golf, hiking, horseback riding or cycling. It has an extensive network of rural roads for walking, cycling or riding.

 

Shopping in Manilva

Shopping in Manilva is another fun thing you can do. Markets are a very attractive option, especially in summer. We recommend the Marlacoco stand, costume jewelry and accessories, and the MP Jewelry stand, where you will find exclusive, handcrafted and very beautiful silver pieces.

 

Mercadillo de Sabinillas

On Fridays, on the Paseo Marítimo, next to the building of La Noria. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Manilva - Sabinillas street market

Mercadillo del Mar

In summer, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in the Paseo Marítimo de Sabinillas. Open from 20:00 to 24:00 hours.

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Mercadillo del Puerto de la Duquesa

Every day, during the summer season, from 20:00 to 24:00 hours.

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Manilva - Puerto de la Duquesa street market

Mercadillo de los Domingos

Where you will find second and first hand items. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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How to get to Manilva from Málaga and Marbella

To get to Manilva from both Malaga and Marbella, you can take the A7. The distance between Málaga and Manilva is 104 kilometers along this route. Between Marbella and Manilva, 46.4 kilometers.

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Fuerte Estepona

Hotel Fuerte Estepona

Without a doubt the best choice to stay at Estepona is Hotel Fuerte Estepona.  This chain with more than 60 years of experience, offers you an excellent leader quality service.  Vacations for couples, family or with friends, any way you choose of travelling adapts to perfection to these hotels where in these destinations you’ll be able to practice an infinite number of outdoor activities and you will find facilities where to enjoy your favorite sports.  Do not hesitate in staying in Fuerte Estepona if you come to this Costa del Sol city.

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