Manilva, Costa del Sol, Spain

Manilva is a charming village which has a prime location and remains typically Spanish. Ideal for those who prefer a quieter setting.


Manilva has two parts the seaside resort and the white-washed quiet village which is just 3km from the coast.

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Manilva Hotels (5)

Pierre and Vacances Terrazas Costa del Sol Hotel is a great place for families with young kids....

Ideal for golf lovers, families and couples alike, these apartments are well located to suit all needs. On-site facilities include a swimming pool, kid's pool and play area as well as a restaurant, gy...

Manilva Green offers a quiet, peaceful location and features an outdoor pool with sun-terrace providing the perfect setting to relax and unwind. The complex is set back in the hills within easy walkin...

Don Agustin Hotel is a small and friendly property with a beach front location and an elegant city style interior....

The complex is an ideal destination for families, featuring all the necessary amenities for a relaxing holiday including; indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kid's pool, a bar-restaurant and coffee sho...


There are a number of beaches in Manilva ranging from small rocky coves ideal for a tranquil day spent soaking up the sunshine to large wide sandy beaches. One of the most popular beach with tourists and locals is Sabinillas - Colonia. This beach has blue flag status for cleanliness and offers good facilities including lifeguards in the summer and has a number of cafes and restaurants behind the promenade.

Things to do

The fantastic climate makes sports activities a particular popular pastime. There are a number of excellent golf courses close by suitable for amateurs and pro golfers. Windsurfing, scuba diving and kite boarding are great fun and widely available. The area is surrounded by stunning countryside and there are many hiking trails to follow be it by foot or mountain bike.

Out and about

A wide variety of local and international cuisines are on offer in Manilva. For traditional and authentic Spanish cuisine head into the old part of the village where there are a number of restaurants and tapas bars. For more variety and international restaurants including Chinese, Mexican and Italian cuisines head along the promenade by Sabinillas beach for fine dining in a lovely beachfront setting. There are a number of bars in and around Manilva and offers a relaxed nightlife. For a livelier night Estepona is just 20 minutes away and has a number of nightclubs, bars and fun pubs.

Nearby attractions

A short drive along the coast is the town of Estepona. Families will love the Selwo Nature Park here which is based on an African Safari and has many fantastic animals and wonderful botanical gardens to explore. Visitors can take part in a number of excursions from Estepona including Dolphin watching trips, off road jeep safari's and boat tours.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Manilva


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