Foreign Residents Programme – 2014 to 2015

Foreign Residents presentation 2014 2015

Manilva Foreign Residents department recently presented their programme of events and activities for the coming months.

In front of an audience at the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa, of over one hundred local residents the Mayoress of Manilva, Antonia Muñoz, along with councillor Diego Urieta, thanked the audience for their continued support and participation in local activities, pointing out that they represent a large percentage of the municipality’s population.

Those attending were also treated to entertainment by Daniela and husband and wife soul singers, 2True, as well as free drink and paella.

More images from the presentation available HERE.

Programme of events

There are a number of regular events, including:

Coffee Mornings – Every Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10.30 am in Duquesa Port’s Kinsale Bar there is an English-Spanish exchange, where locals of all nationalities can practice their English and Spanish in an informal setting.

Guided visits to Manilva Wine Centre – On the first Thursday of each month there will be a guided visit to the Manilva Wine Centre. Reservations at the Castle.

Women in Business – Local businesswomen meet on every third Wednesday of the month from 7 pm in the Villa Matilde, Sabinillas, for networking and information exchange.

Oriental Exercise – Each Tuesday from 5.30 to 7 pm in the Villa Matilde, Sabinillas. For more information and enrolment visit the office in the Castle.


Saturday 11 and Sunday 12
A weekend of activities including concerts, golf tournament, and the raft race.

Friday 31
Kids Halloween Party in the Castle from 4.30 pm
Halloween Fancy Dress Party and Disco from 9.30 pm in the Mayfair Music Club, Sabinillas


Information talk about signing on the Town Hall register (Padron). Date and venue to be confirmed.

Friday 14 – Sunday 16
Trip to Cáceres, Trujillo, the Guadalupe Monastery, and Mérida in Extremadura.


Thursday 11
Trip to Málaga for sightseeing and lunch followed by a trip around the Christmas Lights.

Saturday 13
Christmas Dinner at Kelly’s Bar in Monte Duquesa.

Thursday 18
The Moscow Ballet performing The Nutcracker at La Linea’s Palacio de Congresos.


Thursday 29
Dinner and Show at Restaurante La Mecedora, Sabinillas

Saturday 31
Trip to the Fronteras: Vejer, Arcos and Jerez.


Friday 20 – Sunday 22
Trip to Cazorla, Ubeda and Baeza.

Saturday 28
Andalucian Dinner and Flamenco Show at El Molino in Sabinillas.


Tuesday 17
Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Orange Square, Punta Almina, Sabinillas

Saturday 28
Trip to Cordoba


Saturday 11
Foreign Residents Day – Programme to be announced.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19
Trip to Granada including overnight accommodation and a night visit to the Alhambra Palace.

Thursday 23
Saint George’s Day celebrations in Duquesa Port.


Saturday 16
International Family Day in Castillo de la Duquesa.

An evening of traditional Spanish song on Friday

Manilva’s Tourism Department, headed by Emilio Lopez, will close its busy summer programme of events with a concert of traditional Spanish song or ‘Copla’ at the Manilva Wine Centre theatre on Friday evening, 26 September, from 9 pm.

Performing on the night will be popular singers such as: Kimera Campos, May Vargas, Javier Ferrera, José Santiago, Yolanda Figueroa, Charo López, David Cordobés and Tomás Rivera.

Tickets can be purchased in advance priced 6 euros from Lorbell Viajes or by calling 617 594 196 or 952 897 434.


Entries invited for the this season’s Manilva Amateur 7-a-side Football League

The enrollment period is now open for the participation in the eleventh edition of the Manilva Amateur 7-a-side Football League

According to the Councillor for Sports, Mario Jimenez, this year’s competition is open to a maximum of thirteen teams, each of which will pay an inscription of 350 euros plus 100 euros as a deposit.

Along with the enrollment fee teams must submit a completed application form with a colour photograph and photocopy of the ID card of each team member.

Teams must consist of a minimum of twelve and a maximum of fifteen players. All must be over 18 and at least six must be over the age of 30. Also only four players, not registered on the Manilva Padron will be permitted in each team.

Teams have until September 30 to register.

Manilva Football 7

Bee Gees tribute at Mayfair Music Club

Spain’s top Bee Gees tribute act will be performing at the Mayfair Music Club (old Punto d’Encuentro) in Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas on Saturday 27 September from 9 pm.

Performing all those favourites from the brothers Gibb, including, Tragedy, Jive Talkin’, Saturday Night Fever, and so on, followed by an 80s, 70s, 60s pop show.

This event has been moved from Bosquipark to the Mayfair Music Club.

Tickets are just 20 euros, which includes a drink from the bar, available from The Bookshop in Sabinillas or call 666 271 618 or on the door.

Doors open at 8 pm and the event will be hosted by Peter Charles.

Bee Gees tribute at the Mayfair Music Club

Leslie Harrison ‘Rock Chick’ at La Mecedora

Leslie Harrison

Live Music Spain presents the original ‘Rock Chick’, Leslie Harrison, performing live at La Mecedora Hotel and Restaurant (formerly Rorys) between Sabinillas and Duquesa Port, on Saturday, 20 September from 7 pm.

Entry is just 15 euros and includes a welcome drink from the bar and free barbecue.

Tickets are available from La Mecedora or from the Sabinillas Bookshop.

Call 952 936 267 or 616 640 426 for reservations.

See La Mecedora Hotel and Restaurant for more information

La Mecedora Hotel and Restaurant

La Mecedora Hotel and Restaurant

Recently opened after a full refurbishment La Mecedora Hotel and Restaurant is situated in Sabinillas just off the N340 opposite the entrance to Pueblo Mexicano.

Formerly Rorys Bar, La Mecedora offers traditional Spanish cuisine, with the emphasis on providing a rustic ambience and a homely atmosphere, which the restuarant’s quirky layout, with its separate rooms and courtyards, is well set up to provide.

La Mecedora offers weekly entertainment on Saturdays with some of the Coast’s most popular artists performing, along with a barbecue menu for the diners.

La Mecedora also caters for private parties and functions, which along with its hotel accommodation, featuring ten rooms, makes it the ideal venue.

Room rates are very reasonable, with high season rates of just 40 euros for a single, and 55 euros a double, and reductions out of season. La Mecedora also has a room especially adapted for disabled visitors.

All in all La Mecedora Hotel and Restaurant is a great addition to the Coast’s gastronomic and tourism infrastructure.

A great start for the New Manilva Networking Group


On 17th September the newest business networking group on the Costa del Sol was launched in Manilva with a successful networking meeting. The Shaw Marketing Services and Costa Women event gathered together over 40 business women, representing a wide variety of sectors including marketing, legal, insurance, real estate, healthcare and beauty. They exchanged cards, were led through networking activities by marketing professional Georgina Shaw, and started to form positive business contacts which will help them to develop professionally over the coming months.

Valentina Radu, Area Coordinator for Town Planning, Statistics and Foreign Residents in Manilva attended the event and provided the venue to demonstrate the Town Hall’s commitment to supporting businesses in the province. She commented “For me and the Town Hall, the continuity of this event in our agenda of activities and its success is very important, as we always try and support the local business community with our collaboration. When Georgina first told me about her idea I thought it was a brilliant way for business women in Manilva to interact. Actually the first time I met Georgina was at a networking lunch and I know she is a great entrepreneur and can bring together various businesses in a networking group and also promote Manilva so that business women from other towns can also participate. Both the town hall and myself will continue to support this group and initiative and we invite everyone interested to join us!”

Ali Meehan, Founder of the Costa Women social community was also present and added; “We are delighted to be collaborating with Georgina and Shaw Marketing Services to provide more opportunities for Women in business to make new contacts.  At Costa Women, we embrace any opportunity for businesses to stretch out their hands, ask “how can I help you?” and start an interaction of connecting and sharing.”

This monthly networking event will offer women in the local business community a friendly and open environment to build their network, find suppliers and make new contacts and will be held at Villa Matilde in Sabinillas on the third Wednesday of each month between 18.30 and 20.00. The next event will be held on 15th October, to register please email

Silverbeats bring the sound of the Beatles to Pepe’s on Sunday 21 September

The Silver Beats

The Beatles tribute act “The Silver Beats” will perform live in concert at Chiringuito Almijara (Pepe’s) in Sabinillas on Sunday, September 21, from 4 pm.

This ever popular musical act will be faithfully recreating the groundbreaking sound of The Beatles, The Silver Beats cover hits such as With A Little Help From My Friends, Twist & Shout, We Can Work It Out, Hey Jude, Come Together, Yesterday, etc.

Entry is free but table reservations are recommended given the popularity of the group. Call 696 686 178 to book your table.

Manilva Foreign Residents Department to present the forthcoming programme of events

Manilva Foreign Residents presentation

For the fourth year running, the Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department, has bid farewell to summer with the annual End of Summer Bash held on Saturday 13 September – a day of concerts, shows, bouncy castle, face painting, etc., all in aid of the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George.

The head of the Foreigners Department, Councillor Diego Urieta, wishes to thank everyone for the their participation, and would like to announce that on Friday 26 September there will be a special event at the Castle at which the Foreign Residents Department will present the programme of activities and events for the autumn and winter months.

The event will start at 7 pm and there will be live entertainment as well as refreshments.

The aim of the programme is foster integration and to accommodate the various different nationalities into the local community.

Both the Mayoress, Antonia Muñoz Vazquez and Diego Urieta, would like to invite everyone to attend.

Dog training resumes in Sabinillas

Dog Training

Dog training sessions have resumed at the fairground in Sabinillas (Sunday market site) from Tuesday 9 September.

Classes are held weekly on a Tuesday morning with the Beginners Class at 10 am and Advanced Classes at  11 am.

The classes are run by experienced dog trainer and behaviourist Ian Smith from 4paws Dog School and are just 7 euros a session.

For more information visit or call 951 276 823 or 610 875 743.