We welcome you to Monte Viñas, our nice urbanisation, situated at the Costa del Sol and a part of Manilva village/town.
We are 98 members of 11 different nationalities which makes us a multicultural urbanisation, creating opportunities for rich exchanges between people. It also means that we have to consider cultural differences and to respect each others views.
We have the following purposes for the members in our society, they shall feel:
- Pride in the fact that Monte Viñas is well kept and beautiful
- Satisfaction with the technical and administrative maintenance
- Surrounded by considerate and helpful neighbours
- Well treated by elected members and employees
- That they have reasonable management costs for living in Monte Viñas
- A good understanding of Spanish life and culture
- Well informed
A Swedish company named "Markbyrån" bought the land in 1978. The area was sold as one unit with the possibility to build 101 houses. "Markbyrån" cooperated with the Spanish company named "Sierra Mar". A society for the plot owners was established.
After the plots were sold and the "escrituras" were distributed, this society ceased to exist. A new "owner society" was established and the houses were constructed during a period of three years.
In the gardens and in the "public places" vegetation was planted and in the warm Spanish climate started to grow almost immediately.
Monte Viñas is a part of Manilva municipality and therefore not a closed urbanisation, meaning that all Manilva residents are allowed to walk in and through our area.
Another white "pueblo" is Casares that you are able to spot from Monte Viñas. They say that the village is named after Julius Caesar, who used to spend time by the sulphur springs outside Manilva. The sulphur springs, that still are used, are really worth a visit. The construction is ruined but the sulpha water with that special smell is still there. The spring is situated beyond the restaurant Roman Oasis and Los Alamos.
Estepona, about 10 km east of Manilva, has a long promenade along the wide beach, decorated with flowers. Plaza de las Flores, a beautiful square in the central part is surrounded by cafés. Here you will find memories from the Moorish time than ended 500 years ago. Estepona has a large amount of fishing boats and a fish auction that takes place every morning.
In Granada you will find one of the finest Moorish palaces in the world, the Alhambra. The Alhambra, that means the red fort, the construction was started in the 900-century but wasn't completed until the 1500-century. The Alhambra consists of three main buildings, the Alcazaba, the Casa Real and the Generalife gardens. If you're interested in history this place is really worth a visit.
In the south slope of Sierra Navada you will find some valleys called Alpujarras. The area consists, among others, of mountain terraces that were constructed 2000 years ago. An astonish landscape with snow-covered mountaintops, deep ravines and olive groves. Some villages worth a visit are Lanjaron, Orgiva, Pampaneira, Bubio'n, Capileira and at last but not the least Treve'lez, the highest situated village in Spain.
Cueva de la Pileta
On the road to Ronda at the sideroad to Benaoja'n you will find a cave with paintings of animals. The paintings are dated from 25 000 before Christ, its open hours are 10.00-13.00 and 16.00-8.00.
Sundays in the port (Puerto)
Sundays, flea market as well as new things
Saturdays by the bullring
Fridays by the football field
San Pedro Alcantara
Thursdays by the side road next to the toll road