Manilva & Casares

Manilva Municipality

Below you can view all properties currently for sale in the municipalities of Manilva and Casares at the western end of the Costa del Sol, including beachside, marina, mountain and golf homes. The area mainly has apartments and townhouse in a traditional style with some modern homes, including some villas, just been built.

Located between Estepona and Sotogrande, the area is best known for Puerto de la Duquesa; one of the Costa del Sol's marinas that is enjoyed by sailors and tourists alike. Duquesa enjoys an advantageous location to the west of Marbella . The essence in this distinction is that the area retains a vast amount of unspoiled natural scenery and authentic local character - while sharing the fantastic climate of the rest of the Costa del Sol.

The beautiful port of Duquesa offers full Marina services for boating enthusiasts as well as a myriad of attractions for those with no aspirations to take to the water. For those that a do, a number of companies offer Jet Boat, Wake Board, Boat trips and Scuba Diving. The attractive promenades surrounding the port offer a variety of restaurants, intimate bars and cafes.

The present-day fishing village of San Luis de Sabinillas is a new settlement which developed over the last century or so. Like most towns on the Costa del Sol, it has seen rapid growth over the last few decades.

Since the construction of Punta Almina estate in the 1980s, Sabinillas has become a popular place for foreign residents including those working in Gibraltar. The most recent developments are the improvements to Avenida Manilva, the construction of the seafront promenade and the underpass for the traffic on the coast road A-7.

Pavement cafes and bars have flourished along with the opening of new banks and real estate offices. The village has a working atmosphere for those who want a touch of what is real Spain.

Between San Luis and Estepona is Casares Costa which has several residential developments, many with lovely sea views, the luxury Finca Cortesin Hotel and golf course and the Finca Cortesin beach club. Casares Costa also boasts the Dona Julia golf course and amazing Alcazaba Lagoon, the largest man-made lagoon in Europe, which has its own restaurants and beach club.

Overlooking San Luis and Casares Costa is the white village of Manilva which is the municipal capital for the area. The traditional village has shops, cafes and bars as well as other basic amenities. Surrounded by vineyards, Manilva makes a sweet wine and has a wine harvest festival in early September. Here properties are generally lower priced than their equivalents on the coast but it is only a 5 minute drive (or a 30 minute walk) down to the beach, shops and restaurants.

Manilva is a great option for those looking for a home on the Costa del Sol without breaking the bank. It is just one hour's drive from the airport of Malaga and 30 minutes from Gibraltar airport.

Casares Pueblo is further inland on the mountainside and has panoramic views over the costal areas. Casares is probably the most authentic Pueblo Blanco on the Costa del Sol and maintains a very traditional feel. It is much more peaceful and relaxed than down on the coast.




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