Manilva is situated on the coast at the Southwestern most periphery of Malaga (about 35 kilometres from Gibraltar and 97 kilometres from Malaga) and shares its boarder with the province of Cadiz in Southern Andalusia, Spain. This small town of Costa Del Sol covers just about 35 square kilometres and is situated 128 metres above sea level.
Manilva is widely regarded as a fairyland, which is encircled with enchanted grounds of vineyards and comprises of small hills, diminutive rivers, mesmerising valleys, and a large karst limestone ridge standing just behind it. The divine height of pride surfaces very finely and breeds passion in the visitors' heart and soul.
Despite the touch of modernization and newly built skyscrapers in the residential areas, this beautiful town intrinsically defines the ancient Spanish temperament and magnificent views; and preserves the fascinating history of Roman times and the Moors. An Aqueduct and some antediluvian Roman Sulphur baths are standing unpretentiously and depicting the history that it left behind several centuries before. The domineering simplicity is seen prominent in this well-graced town of Costa Del Sol.
The cuisine of this town showcases the Mediterranean diet. Diverse array of restaurants offers innumerable variety of delicious native seafood and different international cuisines including Indian, Arabic, French, Japanese and extended lists of many more.
At Manilva, there are three major centres of population: A small fishing village along the coast known as San Luis de Sabinillas; a beautiful yachting marina called Puerto de la Duquesa to the west of Sabinillas; the white village of Manilva located 2 km inland; and, to the west, a lovely small village named after 18th century old castle%u2014Castillo de la Duquesa. Several communities have been living here for a long time now. The population consists of 17,000 permanent residents with approximately 14,000 temporary inhabitants, who arrive here to enjoy their holidays, fresh air, water and healthy vegetables.
The most significant feature of this small town is the 18th century parish church for communal worship and the adjacent Spanish cemetery. The two places are the gravity of attraction for thousands of visitors who flock to Manilva every year.