Welcome to Viva Manilva
Welcome to our in-depth guide to Manilva, Sabinillas, Puerto Duquesa, Castillo and Casares. The area has a diverse population and offers a wide variety of services and businesses for those living or holidaying here. Our website showcases everything in the area from things to do, local businesses and what’s on during the course of the year. Enjoy!
What’s on in and around Manilva
San Luis de Sabinillas day
Every year in August, the San Luis de Sabinillas day is celebrated! During this day, the locals gather around the sea and many activities are carried out. There are sport competitions, dances and music and the village is full of life. If you have a chance to visit during this day, you will be immersed in the Spanish culture!
San Juan 2019
San Juan is back again in San Luis de Sabinillas, Manilva on the 23rd of June! The celebration will commence at 20:00 and will have many dance and music performances. The town will be full of life and everyone will see live performances, bonfires and fireworks! As it happens every year, a big bonfire is lit at midnight in which a huge structure which has been made especially for the event, is set on fire. This happens on the beach and people gather all around it to watch. The brave ones will also swim in the sea to celebrate. It is a huge night in this small town in which thousands of people travel just to be there on this special night.
On the second of March, the carnival of Estepona will be held in the Parque El Calvario. If it rains it will be held in the cultural centre Padre Manuel. There will be a range of activities being held: From 12:00 to 15:00 – There will be a lot of entertainment for young kids and within the celebration there will also be elections. For example, one of the elections will be to choose the kid with the best costume. The winners of the elections will win money. From 15:00 to 17:30 – There will be three different performances from groups from all around the coast. One of them will perform a ‘Chirigota’ which is Spanish folk music and the other two will perform ‘Comparsas’ which are traditional songs and dances done in carnivals. At 17:30 – After the performances, everyone will walk towards the restaurant ‘La Rada’ and they will watch the sardine, called ‘Susanita’, burn. This is called the burial of the sardine and it occurs because the sardine is seen as a symbolic figure. This part represents the end of the carnival. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in colourful colours to display happiness on this special day.