Trip to Torrox


Manilva’s Fiestas department is organising a trip to Torrox from 1 to 3 March 2013.

Torrox is situated to the east of Malaga on the coast of the La Axarquía region close to Nerja.

Accommodation is in the 4* Málaga-Playa which is situated next to the beach in Torrox and the cost of the trip is €210 per couple all in, including return travel.

For more information or to book your place contact the Edificio de Usos Multiple in Sabinillas on 952 893 838 or the Social Welfare office in the Manilva Town Hall on 952 897 060.

Manilva football sevens results – Week 7

Round 7

The Manilva Football 7s league resumed last weekend after the festive break with a full round of matches.

There were mixed fortunes for the top three teams with first and second placed Ortega Aviles and Bar Vinagre both registering wins, but third placed Policia local cound only manage a draw against the Latinos.

Full results:

Rincón de Alcántara-Vendaval Sport   2 – 4   Ortega Avilés S.L
Techno Cable-Pollo Sano   1 – 7   Bar Vinagre
La tele F.C   0 – 7   Ammex Administraciones
Policía Local   2 – 2   Latinos
Juventus de Alcorrín   8 – 1   Charanga Chi Chi Pon
Atl Pappardella-Plaguironda   1 – 4   Pinturas Codesur-Rafalux

This leaves the league looking like this:

Team Pl W D L GF GA Pts
Ortega Avilés S.L  7  7  0  0  25   6  21
Bar Vinagre  7  6  1  0  33   5  19
Policía Local  7  6  1  0  14   6  19
Pinturas Codesur-Rafalux  7  4  2  1  14   5  14
Rincón de Alcántara-Vendaval Sport  7  4  0  3  21  13  12
Ammex Administraciones  7  4  0  3  16  11  12
Juventus de Alcorrín  7  2  2  3  13  13   8
Latinos  7  2  1  4  21  18   7
Techno Cable-Pollo Sano  7  2  1  4  16  23   7
Atl Pappardella-Plaguironda  7  1  0  6   7  17   3
La tele F.C  7  0  0  7   6  34   0
Charanga Chi Chi Pon  7  0  0  7   4  39   0

The next round is on Friday and Saturday, 18 and 19 January.

‘Zoco de Arte’ artist market at Villa Matilde

Zoco de Arte

The department of culture in collaboration with Art-Music Mosayko resumes the  “Zoco de Arte” Art and Craft market in Manilva on Saturday January 12 at the Villa Matilde park in Sabinillas. A number of artists will be exhibiting their works including paintings, sculptures, handicrafts, workshops and art in general.

The market begins at 12 noon and continues until 6 pm. Works of art of all kinds representing different artistic techniques will be on show and available for purchase.

The department of culture plans for this event to become a regular fixture. The market will continue to be held every Saturday at the same location, weather permitting. All artists from the area are invited to participate if they are interested in displaying their artwork. Contact the department of culture at the Manilva Town Hall for more information on 952 893 092.

You can find more images on The Resident’s Facebook Page

Puerto Duquesa Tourist Office receives almost 4000 people in 2012

Duquesa Port Tourist Office

Manilva’s Tourism department has published an overview of visitor numbers to its tourist office in Duquesa Port and the service it offers to the public.

In 2012 the number of visitors received in the office totaled 3,815 representing the following nationalities: British 73.65% followed by the Spanish with 12.74%. Scandinavian and French counted for 5.49% and 5.25%, respectively, whilst other nationalities represent 2.87%.

Most of their questions were general, requesting information about the town and surrounding villages, leisure and sporting activities, bus schedules and transportation in general as well as various trips and activities going on in the municipality.

Football Sevens league returns after Christmas break


Manilva’s local seven-a-side football league returns after the festive break. With twelve local teams taking part this keenly fought league sees only three points separating the top three teams – Ortega Avilés, Policía Local and Bar Vinagre.

This weekend’s matches kick-off at 9 pm on Friday January 11 with Rincón de Alcántara Vendaval Sport taking on league leaders Ortega Avilés, and Techno cable Pollo Sano versus Bar Vinagre.

The remaining matches will be played on Saturday January 12 when La Tele take on Ammex Administraciones, and Policía Local play the Latinos from 12.15 pm, and Juventus de Alcorrín against Charanga Chichipón, and Atl. Pappardella Plaguironda versus Pinturas Codesur Rafalux taking to the pitch at 1.30 pm.

All the matches are played at the Las Viñas football ground in Manilva and all spectators are welcome.

Trip to Cadiz for the Carnival

Carnival in Cadiz

Manilva’s Cultural Department has arranged a visit to Cadiz on Sunday February 10 to experience the city’s carnival celebrations.

There will be plenty of time to explore the city and to take in the festivities including the Cavalcade and Carousel of Choirs.

The price is 12 euros per person including breakfast and return coach travel.

The coach leaves Manilva at 8 am picking up at Sabinillas and Castillo, and leaves to return at 10 pm once the cavalcade is over.

Places are limited and can be booked at Culture Department in Manilva, the Castle in Castillo, or the Edificio Usos Multiples in Sabinillas.

Three Kings card collection

Three Kings collect the children's cards

The Three Kings festivities begin on Friday, January 4 when their Majesties will visit the churches in Manilva to collect the children’s cards.

The timetable for these visits is as follows:

5 pm – Iglesia Santa Ana in Manilva
6.30 pm – Iglesia Virgen del Carmen in Castillo
7.30 pm – Iglesia San Luis in Sabinillas

All these times are approximate.

Cable Thefts

Cable Theft

Local authorities have asked the public of the municipality of Manilva for their cooperation with the wave of thefts of copper wire powering street lights.

The latest areas affected by these thefts are the promenade in La Colonia, La Noria, Los Flamencos areas, the entrance to El Castillo de La Duquesa via Los Granados and the San Luis de Sabinillas sports area, among others.

Robberies over the last month have cost the town hall over 10,000 € excluding the labour costs of municipal workers.

This also offers a bad image of the municipality as the areas with no lighting will remain that way until the town hall is able to repair the damage.

Residents have been asked to be vigilant because, although the local authorities are trying their best to keep the municipality under surveillance, in many cases it would be more effective if they had the help of local people to inform the police of any suspicious situations in manholes or in the road. To do this, anyone noticing strange behavior in this regard should call the local police at the following number: 952 890 945.

Trip to Rute

Chocolate nativity scene

Manilva’s department of tourism has organized a trip to the town of Rute in Cordoba on Saturday November 24. The visit will include transport by bus from Manilva, a tour of the city with a guided visit to the characteristic chocolate nativity scene, a show and lunch, among other activities, for the price of 38 euros per person.

Spaces on the trip are limited, so anyone wanting more information or who are interested in booking should phone 952 897 434.