Carnaval Manilva 2013

January 31st, 2013

Pop into Carrefour or even Lidls in the next few weeks and you will find them selling a wide variety of fancy dress costumes and accessories.. that’s because its Carnaval season. In Spain, carnival season takes place in February or early March, usually during the week leading up to Lent. All regions across Spain organize […]


Manilva exhibits at top tourism fair

January 30th, 2013

Fitur is held annually in Madrid and is recognized as one of the top tourism trade fairs. This year, as on previous years, Manilva will be represented on the Costa del Sol stand. Fitur 2013 is expected to have more than 12,000 exhibitors from 170 countries and regions with more than 130,000 visitors, both professionals within the […]


Making Manilva Beautiful…..

January 29th, 2013

The mayoress of Manilva and the councillor for parks and gardens have announced several plans to improve the image of Manilva. One of the plans is to decorate all the roundabouts in the area, and maintain the roundabouts that have already been decorated.  Anyone who has visited or lives here will know that many of […]


What is Padel Tennis

January 29th, 2013

Look at the descriptions of most of the developments and urbanisations in Spain and you will see the words ” There is a padel Tennis Court”. But, what is Padel Tennis?? Padel Tennis (sometimes just called Padel) is generally described as a mixture of Tennis and Squash. It is played extensively in Spain and Latin America […]


“Vuelta a España” cycle race comes to Estepona

January 26th, 2013

Cycling is very popular in this area. Almost every weekend, you will see groups of cyclists from various different clubs, cycling along the N340 or other roads. Sometimes its just a few, other times there can be around 50… Also, following on from the Olympics and  a British winner to last years Tour de France, there seems […]


The English Bookshop Sabinillas

January 26th, 2013

The English Bookshop has been is Sabinillas for many years, providing new and second hand English books to the ex pat readers of the area.  When the previous owners, Edwin and Alma, retired a few years ago, the business was taken over by a fantastic gentleman called Steve.  Steve has taken the business into new […]


New English Speaking radio station broadcasting locally

January 25th, 2013

Bay FM, the English speaking radio station previously servicing the Campo de Gibraltar area, has moved to its new base  between San Pedro and Estepona, and will now be broadcasting to Estepona and the surrounding areas. The station which boasts “more music, less chat”  will be playing “feel good music” from the current charts  and the past […]


Trip to Torrox

January 25th, 2013

Ever fancied exploring the Eastern side of the Malaga coastline?? If, then this trip is for you… The Manilva Fiestas department has organised a 3 day trip to Torrox from 1st to 3rd March which also happens to be Puente weekend with 28th February being a holiday in Malaga. Torrox is situated to the east […]


Golf tournament in aid of school trip

January 24th, 2013

Students at Las Viñas secondary school, in collaboration with the Manilva Youth delegation, have organised a Golf Tournament to raise money for a trip to Ireland later in the year. The trip will be an intense English course to improve the written and spoken English for many students. The Tournament will take place on Saturday 2nd February at the Valle […]


“The Rolling Stones” in Sabinillas

January 24th, 2013

No, not the real ones unfortunately, but the next best thing…  ‘The Honky Tonk Cats’  are Spain’s top rolling Stones tribute act and they will be performing at Meson El Molino in Sabinillas, (underneath Cajasur bank) this Sunday January 27  starting at 7.45 pm. Expect to hear (and to sing along with) all the classic […]


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