More about Manilva
In reality Manilva is a little white-plastered village set on a slight rise overlooking rolling
countryside not two kilometres from the beaches of Sabinillas, just west of Estepona. It is linked
to Estepona, Marbella, Sotogrande and Gibraltar by both a coastal road and toll motorway, the
latter cutting the drive to Marbella down to 20 minutes. Famous for its sweet wine orchards, the
village is surrounded by countryside that rises to meet the lower reaches of the Serranía de Ronda
Charmingly typical, Manilva is a little Spanish country village that offers a delightful sense of
authentic Andalucía right on the doorstep of the coastal resort that has arisen on its sandy
shores. Flanking this area on both sides are the pleasant residential areas of Sabinillas and La
Duquesa, where a golf course and marina add an appealing natural setting close to the sea,
mountains, entertainment, nature, golf and places of cultural interest.
While few foreigners buy in the village itself, the surrounding coastal and residential areas are
greatly sought after. Most own holiday homes here or come to retire close to the beach and golf
course, while the attractive prices have also begun to attract investors keen on mid-term
prospects. What also appeals to many is the fact that, while it is close to Marbella and all the
coastal region’s amenities, the Manilva area has an informal relaxed atmosphere about it and feels
more connected to its Andalusian surroundings.
Lower prices than in Marbella means Manilva offers more home for your money. There are villas in
pleasant residential areas close to golf, frontline beach marina apartments and also high-spec
apartments in luxurious complexes that feature a lot of space and luxury for less.