San Juan 2012 – what a party…..

June 26th, 2012

Wow, a mixture of San Juan falling on a Saturday this year and Spain winning the football meant that Sabinillas was heaving for San Juan. This was my 10th San Juan and I could honestly say, that I have never seen so many people…. it was absolutely packed, both the beach and the paseo… Thank […]


San Juan Sabinillas 2012

June 22nd, 2012

On the night of the 23rd June, the Spanish coastal regions celebrate the festival of San Juan. The festival has pagan origins with links to “Midsummer’s night” and involves a huge bonfire built on the beach. The festival in Sabinillas is like all other Spanish fiestas, everyone joins in, there’s plenty of music dancing and drinking […]


Dinner and show at camping Bella vista

June 21st, 2012

The Foreign residents association of Manilva have organised a dinner with entertainment at the restaurant in the new campsite La Bella Vista. The event will take place on Friday 29th June at 8.30pm. Tickets are available from the foreign Residents office in the castle in Castillo or by calling  952 89 35 48. The price is 18 € per […]


24 hours sports tournament in Manilva

June 21st, 2012

This years 24 hour sport tournament is being held on 29th and 30th June. This annual event, run by the youth and sports delegation encourages both the young and old to participate in sport. You do not have to be super fit or particularly good at the sport, just willing to participate and have fun…The event is […]


Torreguadiaro Sotogrande – huge fire around Mid Summer Mansions

June 19th, 2012

I’ve just driven back from Sotogrande through Torreguadiaro back to Manilva and a huge fire is blazing across Torreguadiaro. The wind is fanning the fire and the flames are getting dangerously close to the villas of Mid Summer Mansions and the apartments of Torremar and surrounding properties. The fire engines and water helicopters have arrived […]


Summer Events in Manilva 2012

June 19th, 2012

There’s loads going on this summer in the Municipality of Manilva which includes Sabinillas, Duquesa, Castillo as well as Manilva village itself. There’s activities for the young and old, active and lazy (maybe I should say people who want to relax, as lazy sounds a bit rude!!), resident or holiday maker. Fiestas, concerts, fairs, dinners, markets…. certainly enough […]


San Juan party – Floria Chiringuito

June 18th, 2012

One of my favourite Chiringuitos , Floria, (the shack on the beach!!) is hosting a San Juan party. This year San Juan falls on a Saturday (23rd, for anyone who doesn’t  know..) and, that probably means the parties will go on even longer as no one has to work the next day… There will be […]


Free holidays for Teens……

June 18th, 2012

I have just found out  about this fantastic opportunity for English speaking teenagers… A free holiday in Spain, staying in 3* accommodation, full board, insurance and transport from Madrid…. and all you have to do is speak English!!! Pueblo Ingles is a great initiative. It’s an immersion course in English for Spanish students enabling them to practice English […]


Concert in El Duque Park

June 15th, 2012

We’re spoilt for choice tonight…. Les Miserables in concert at Armstrongs, or an open air concert in Parque El Duque , Sabinillas. The concert has been organised by the tourist department and is being held in the fabulous amphitheatre in the park  It stars three of the finalists from one of Spain’s popular talent shows, “Se […]


Les Misérables in Concert at Armstrongs Restaurant Manilva

June 14th, 2012

A recent production of Les Misèrables in Concert in St Michaels cave Gibraltar was such a huge success, it’s coming to Spain.. The event takes place tomorrow at Armstrongs Restaurant, near the Manilva River on the Roman Oasis road,. The evening starts at 17:30 with dinner, and then the show from 21:00. The price is […]


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