Manilva is located at the southernwestern edge of the province of Malaga, on the border with Cadiz. The town is split into two parts, the seaside resort and the charming white-washed, sleepy village, located just 3 kilometres up a hill from the coast.
The village itself, which is the original Manilva, is bordered by a wonderful vineyard of Moscatel Grapes, which are mainly used for making sweet wine.
Down on the coastal resort, Manilva has managed to retain its small village mentality, opting out of excessive development.
The urbanisations of Sabinillas, Puerto Duquesa and Estepona are all located within a few minutes' drive.
The beaches in the Manilva area are some of the best on the Costa del Sol and remain fairly uncrowded during the summer months.
Being located on the Costa del Golf, means that Manilva is located within an area with a high density of golf courses, including: La Duquesa, Alemnara in Sotogrande, Alcaidesa Golf in San Roque, Doña Julia in Casares and El Paraiso in Estepona, to name just a few. Manilva offers a perfect central location to reach the many golf courses on the Costa del Sol.