28th 24hour sports tournament in Manilva

May 30th, 2013

This year sees the 28th edition of Manilva’s  24 hour sport tournament. This year’s event  is being held on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th 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, […]


Sabinillas Beach awarded blue Flag yet again

May 30th, 2013

Yet again, Sabinillas and Castillo beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag.  The Blue Flag is an internationally recognised award for the “best” beaches. Strict standards have to be met and maintained from water quality and accessibility to safety and environmental issues.  Sabinillas has achieved this standard and award for several years. Sabinillas beach […]


Manilva’s Romeria 2013

May 28th, 2013

The “Romeria” in Manilva is celebrated every year, normally in June and is a pilgrimage  in honor of the Virgin of Fatima from the Santa Ana church in Manilva to the tiny chapel (hermitage) “San Adolfo” near to the Roman Baths. This year’s festival will take place on the weekend of the 8th & 9th June. […]


Primark opening in Fuengirola

May 28th, 2013

Primark fans will be pleased to hear that another branch will be opening in Fuengirola in the autumn. The new store will be situated in the Miramar commercial centre which already boasts a huge range of shops and services. Primark is expanding rapidly throughout Spain and, although, personally, I think I’ve outgrown (or should I […]


Trip to Marbella Feria to see India Martínez

May 25th, 2013

Manilva’s youth department, in collaboration with Marbella Fiesta’s department have organised a trip to Marbella feria to see India Martinez, a top Spanish singer, in concert. India Martinez is from Cordoba and has achieved recent chart success with her singles and best sellling albums. The concert is on 10th June at the fairground in Marbella. Entrance is free […]


Manilva Kids & Teens Activity Day

May 25th, 2013

Manilva’s Youth Department has organised a  “Youth Marathon’ which will take place on Saturday 1st June at the sports Pavilion next to the football ground in Manilva. The day is packed with loads of different events and activities for the very young children right up to the teenagers. The day kicks off at 10am and runs until […]


Rhythmic Gymnastics Festival Manilva

May 24th, 2013

Again, I know it’s very last minute but this is Spain…. Tomorrow, in the sports pavilion in Manilva, there will be a Rhythmic Gymnastics Festival. Teams of gymnasts from all over the region, including La Linea, Ronda, Estepona, San Martín del Tesorillo and, of course, Manilva will be exhibiting their skills in various classes and competing against […]


Manilva Events for summer 2013

May 24th, 2013

There’s always plenty to do in Sabinillas and Manilva, even more so in the summer when you don’t have to rely on the weather being good to plan outside events and activities. Manilva Town hall have just published their list of events for Manilva for this summer.  I’ll publish more details on each event as […]


Pensioners trip to Cazorla, Úbeda and Baeza.

May 21st, 2013

Here’s a trip for the “Young at heart” (I feel mean saying “oldies”!!). The Manilva pensioners association have organised a trip to visit 3 beautiful towns in the province of Jaén.  The towns to be visited are  Cazorla, Úbeda and Baeza. Cazorla is situated at the base of the Sierra de Cazorla and is the entry […]


The castle in castillo – it’s history

May 20th, 2013

We have a lot of history right on our doorstep here  in Manilva which I don’t think we appreciate enough. One such example is the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa. The castle itself was built in 1767 by Francisco Paulino of Seville. As a reward for his services, the Spanish King, Carlos III compensated […]


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