Pirate Market in Sabinillas

Pirate Market in Sabinillas

Sabinillas will host a pirate themed market (that’s the ‘yo ho ho and a bottle of rum’ variety, not the counterfeit produce sort!) from Wednesday 3 to Sunday 7 July in Plaza Vicente Espinel.

Apart from a number of stalls selling artesan food, drink and handicrafts there will also be music, processions, and other activities in keeping with the pirate theme.

You can find images of the Pirate Market HERE

For more events in the Manilva area see the Big List – What’s on Summer 2013

Vetty’s Traditional English Tea Room


Vetty’s Traditional English Tea Room is an oasis of calm just off the promenade in Sabinillas, where you can relax and enjoy a pot of traditional English tea, whilst enjoying one of their homemade cakes or sandwiches.

Vetty is the nickname of Yvette, who along with her partner Gary and daughter Laura, realised a long held dream of opening a traditional English tea room serving quality products to locals and visitors alike.

From the pots of tea made from carefully sourced loose leaf, and water which has been passed through the specially installed four stage filtration system, to the traditional crumpets, scones, toasted tea cakes, and other daily specials including the ever popular Banoffee Pie and Lemon Drizzle Cake, all which can be enjoyed in a bright, relaxed, atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the Paseo.

One of the highlights of the menu is the classic afternoon tea, featuring a selection of sandwiches from their wide choice of fillings, cakes and pastries, served with preserves, cream and, of course, a pot of tea.

All the products are available both to eat in or take away and they plan to offer customers the opportunity to purchase their loose leaf teas to enjoy at home.

Vetty’s is situated in Calle Duquesa de Arcos, just off the Paseo Maritimo, in Sabinillas and is currently open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm but this could change so check their page at www.manilvalife.com/vettys for the latest information.


Vettys Traditional English Tea Room

Commerce Department is offering free WEB advertising for local businesses

Dean Shelton and Diego Diaz

Manilva’s commerce department, headed by Councillor Diego Diaz, is offering the opportunity of free advertising on the Local Manilva Town Hall Website.

Mr Diaz says “the idea is that local businesses can send us their Company logo and details free of charge, and everybody that visits the site will be able to search for and find the business they are looking for”.

All interested businesses should contact the Trade, Industry & Licensing Department email comercios@ayto-manilva.com. The following list of requirements will have to be fulfilled – Your trading name, opening licence registry number (if applicable), logo or banner in online format, basic description of what your business does and the Director or Manager’s name, with all contact details.

For more information visit the Delegation’s offices situated in the Usos Multiples Building, Calle Miguel Delibes in Sabinillas, or call 952 893 507.

The Councillor would also like to take this opportunity to introduce, for those of you who are not already familiar with him, Dean Shelton, who is the Area Director for the Trade, Industry & Licensing Department to the foreign business community in our area.

Dean can be contacted for an appointment on either 952 893 507 or directly on 647 715 521. He will be able to guide you through the paperwork you need for opening licences, transferring of opening licences, and any other local business requirement, etc. It is important to note that this service is totally free of charge to the consumer.

The English Bookshop – a growing business

The English Bookshop in Sabinillas

In these difficult economic times it’s always good to see local businesses expanding, as is the case with the English Bookshop in Sabinillas. recently the shop has been extended more than doubling the shop area.

This has allowed owner Steve to extend the range of products now available which include: Stationery, gift mugs, keyrings, diaries, calendars, etc. The range of greetings cards has been tripled, as has the selection of books with children’s books, books by local authors, full selection of fiction and non-fiction. The shop also now features a dedicated party section including helium balloons.

The English Bookshop is also an official agent for Hits Mobile, and you can buy mobile phones, sim cards, credit, and they will also soon be stocking smart phones.

If you are one of those who is reluctant to trust your mail to Correos then you can take advantage of the reliable, first class postal service for sending and receiving your mail to or from the UK and rest of the world offered by Offex for whom the English Bookshop is an agent.

All this under the watchful supervision of Eva the parrot who has settle back into the routine after her recent bid for freedom!

For more information contact Steve on 952 891 545 or email steve@sabinillasbookshop.com