Sabinillas Christmas Market

Come and visit Manilva’s outdoor Christmas market between Wednesday 3 and Monday 8 December located on Plaza Vicente Espinel behind the taxi rank in Sabinillas.

This event has been organized by Manilva’s Trade & Commerce Department headed by Councillor Diego Diaz Jimenez so that you don’t have to travel too far afield this Christmas to buy some or all of your presents.

Free paella will be served on Saturday 6 and on Sunday 7 you will also be entertained with some live acts.

There are still a few spaces available for anybody that wishes to set up a stall on this market.

For more information or details for this event please either contact the department directly in the Usos Multiples building opposite Mil Colores or call 952 893 838 or Dean Tyler Shelton on 656 533 260.

Christmas Market

Mushroom hunt

Bistro Paraiso at Urb. Playa Paraiso invite you to join them on a beautiful day out in the stunning Andalucian countryside on a mushroom treasure hunt on Saturday 29 November for just 5 euros per person.


9 am Meet for coffee at Bistro Paraiso, Playa Paraiso (turn towards beach at Punta Paloma roundabout).

Our mushroom maestro, Graham, will give a short tutorial as to which mushrooms we will be looking for and harvesting.

10 am Head off to the hunting ground.

10.30 am Let the hunt begin. Graham can identify more than 300 mushrooms that grow in the Andalucian countryside and, of course, knows which ones are safe to eat.

3 pm Meet up for return to Bistro Paraiso.

3.30 pm Weighing of mushrooms collected. Drinks, and of course sampling of the mushroom harvest cooked by Dani.

Mushroom identification kits will be provided, and no mushroom makes it into the basket without Graham’s permission.

Bring a basket and your camera (so that you can record those mushrooms that you cannot eat), snacks, drinks, etc.

(Drinks at Bistro Paraiso not included)

Call 637 717 512 to book your place.


Application period for latest IBI discount is now open

The application period for the IBI discount is now open. From now until the end of December, 2014, the discount on the IBI charge for those with a clean payment record has begun. In order for you to benefit from this discount you need to comply with 3 requirements: be registered on the local padron, have your IBI bill on direct debit and have no debts with the town hall.

The procedure for applying is easy:

  • Fill in a form found in the Town Hall offices or on the Town Hall website HERE
  • Present you IBI bill from last year and have it on direct debit
  • Present a copy of your NIE/passport

All these must be then registered in the Manilva Town Hall, Calle Mar, or in Sabinillas at the Tenencia de Alcaldia.

If you have any questions when filling in the documents and need help, please contact the Foreign Residents Office in the Castle, or send an email to or contact Valentina in the Town Planning Office, above the local police station in Manilva or phone 689 948 672.


Shade of Deep Purple at the Mayfair Club

Live Music Spain presents Shade of Deep Purple, featuring the Rob Sas Band plus guests, this Saturday 8 November at the Mayfair Music Club, Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas from 8 pm.

Take a nostalgic trip back to the 70s and 80s with the music of Deep Purple and other classic rock songs.

Tickets are just 15 euros per person which includes a free drink (beer, wine, or soft drink) and are available from The Bookshop in Sabinillas, Fathoms Bar, or the Gift Box in Duquesa Port.

Shade of Deep Purple

Fledgling film company casting for debut feature film

Local video company Ruddock Film are looking for amateur actors and actresses to perform in their upcoming debut feature film “Dirty Cash”, a crime thriller which revolves around a bank heist.

There will be an open casting session at Camping La Bella Vista, Castillo de la Duquesa, Manilva on Saturday 22 November from 12 pm

Most of the dialogue in the film will be in English (with Some Spanish) however they are looking for an international cast, so any people of any nationality are welcome.

They are planning the filming schedule currently which will take place during this winter season on location in Spain.

For more information see

Dirty Cash