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Manilva’s laidback vibe is founded on fish and wine and that authentic flavour is still something to savour, writes Jed Neill

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TS rock pools full of tiny darting fish recall British seaside holidays of old while fishing boats still compete with sunloungers for space on the beach. Manilva is quite unlike your average Costa resort. Even in swanky Duquesa marina, you sense the history of a town whose first health tourist was Julius Caesar. And when you tuck into the shellfish - Duquesa’s speciality - you realise the locals know something about fish. In Roman times, Manilva was to garum (a paste, like GenNATURAL WONDERS: Sights on Manilva’s beaches include a shopping line of drying squids, while (inset) kids play on one of the many rocky coves tleman’s Relish, that was all theoutside rage inofRome) Jerez TS hidden craggy coves fringed with wild grasses and flowers owe Indeed on many weekends July andwhat August, you can practisherry.and a good number have great more to Cornwall’s rugged coastline than Spain’s Costa del Sol. cally have the beaches is to to yourself… But these are the attractive protected natural beaches of Manilva, a chiringuitos to eat on. The town’s roots in fish saltstill you runfind deep - and place you to explore true haven for nature lovers. Worlds away from the heavily commerOn one beach at Punta ing Chullera, the perfect stillwhile seeatthe remains of of tourists cialised sands of nearby Mijas or Fuengirola, four kilometres of golden rock pools and dive into can the sea, another a handful playas areCATCH being kept wildDAY: as anAn ecological reserve. OF THE eel in the rocky Manilva shallows to the half dozen of unspoilt beaches, that lie below the main N340 sunbathe next to a group of squids drying on a line. Continues on Page 16 Endangered western snowy plovers, chameleons and rare species of coastal road. But the beaches are just one of the natural draws of Manilva, which is dune plants are among the flora and fauna in renaissance here since “These are some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol and some broadly split into three areas; beach-front Sabinillas, port-side Duquesa of the least known,” explains Bish Witkowski, owner of local Castles the conservation zone was created in 2011. Continues on next page BRUNOS Unsurprisingly, eagle-eyed tourists are also beginning to be drawn estate agency.

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the old salting basins today. Brits have moved in by the basinfull too, but this extreme westerly end of the Costa del Sol has a charm that’s more laid-back and dressed casual than its big Costa neighbours. And it offers up some of the best views of the Med. In particular, with soaring vistas of the Rock of Gibraltar. For yachties swish Duquesa, lodged on the coast like a white gull, can become home for as little as €55 a day in high-season. That’s nearly half the price tag of

Full of friendly Europeans, you’re sure to bump into someone who speaks your lingo dropping anchor in Marbella. Full of Europeans from all walks of life, you’re sure to bump into someone who speaks your language. Walking around the port I meet John Jackson, a 73-year-old Scotsman, counting the fish in the shallows, watching them eat breadcrumbs as they flip on the surface. “I think the port is very nice. It is well maintained and friendly and safe too,” the former business

PARTY TIME: Manilva is full of carnivals and parades all year round

IN DUQUESA consultant told the Olive Press. Since moving to Duquesa in 2012, he reckons the tourist trade is as strong as its ever been. “But if you want to be into the Spanish culture you should move inland to get away from the expat areas,” he adds. And with

Manilva’s foothills looking close enough to touch, that’s easily done. Beyond the hustle and bustle of Duquesa’s waterfront restaurants, San Luis de Sabinillas offers another take on coastal living with its collection of ‘chiringuitos’

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WILD WEST: Walking out from Manilva you reach some stunning green countryside

Sabinillas ups the tempo, a local pleasure port, it adds a touch of flea market with an international authenticity he appreciates. If resting on your well-earned reappeal. Held weekly at the fairground off tirement laurels sounds too tame, the Camino de los Banos de la head for the rugged hills of MaHedionda, it’s a bargain hunter’s nilva which open like a fan along paradise stretched across 300 several walking and off-road stalls piled with jewel-coloured trails. fruit and veg, antiques, local These capillaries are ever more deeply etched into handicrafts and second the landscape by the hand designer wear. coast’s growing number Running further west of biking and walking the other side of enthusiasts who enjoy Duquesa, the coastline the trip into nature. just gets wilder and Sybarites should less and less dealso make a veloped. pilgrimage to Here, you will Manilva vilfind an exlage which tensive natraces its ture zone d o m i of golden n a n c e beaches back to e d g e d 1 6 t h with wild century grasses vineyards and flowf a m e d ers. throughThe Punta out the Chullera world for area is a their sweet rock pool potmoscatel wines. terer’s paradise The story of its and offers the thriving wine indusoccasional curious try is beautifully told at sight such as squid LOCALS: the Nilva Wine Museum hanging on washing Celebrate with and you can take a lines to dry. vineyard tour. This is where Belgian the Virgen del While meandering biker Robert Vermeulen Carmen, the through a tangle of winds down ‘to do nothpatron saint of vines I bump into Dave ing’ but enjoy his retirefishermen and and Nicki who only ment. sailors, on an come here now for oldThe 68-year-old makes annual outing time’s sake. the journey to the that attracts Having run their own beach from his Casaproperty business for thousands res pueblo apartment 15 years on the Costa by motorbike to take of locals and de la Luz, they came long walks and soak up expats to to Manilva to open up some rays. Sabinillas shop and capitalise on “I think the coastline is seafront each the throngs of holidayjust beautiful,” he says, year home buyers eyeing up looking hot in his leaththe area. er biker’s jacket as the The 2007 economic sun comes out. crash changed that and The local fisherman their business suffered. still have a place in the community, he tells me, pointing “People stopped coming, even out the numerous vessels parked the Brits,” recalls Nicki. Despite a tainted experience, the in front of the promenade. Next to the gin palaces bobbing couple say that Manilva is back at anchor in Duquesa’s tourist in business and shows no sign of

HISTORIC: By the Roman baths and (top right) treading for wine

slowing down, with ‘more Brits here now then there have been in previous years’. Nearby, on the border with Casares, you will find one of the true secrets of the Costa del Sol, the Roman baths of Hedionda, which will stop you in your tracks: the cloudy blue pools under arched brickwork allow you to relax Roman-style.

This medicinal sulphur spring flowing out of limestone is said to cure a whole host of ailments, including sunburn. Julius Caesar is one of many to have taken advantage of its healing properties, and came to Manilva to cure a nasty skin infection. Apparently, it worked!

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Musical memories The great and the good of flamenco used to hang out at Venta Madrona… now a wine shop

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HEY came from all over Spain to sing for their lunch or supper. The world’s best flamenco singers and guitarists beat a trail to historic Venta Madrona that sat equidistance between the flamenco haunts of Cadiz and those of Malaga and Granada. They included legend Cameron de la Isla, who frequently stayed over, as well as Tomatito and Diego el Gastor. So famous became the spot that in their wake followed celebrities, bullfighters and even prime ministers. “We had an amazing range of visitors, including Frank Sinatra and world leaders like Ted Heath and Adolfo Suarez,” recalls the son of the former owner. Now running his own wine and lottery shop, la Mar de Vinos, at the same spot, Jose Antonio Madrona recalls the frequent visits from stars such as Cameron. “He was often here as he was a friend of my uncle Jose Manuel Gil. He stayed the night and frequently sang. I remember even dancing for him as a child.” The venta, which was built in 1929, also counted

VINTAGE: The historic Venta Madrona has always attracted big stars on the founder of Andalucian nationalism Blas Infante as a regular. “He had plenty of meetings here in the run up to the civil war,” added Jose, who studied history at Malaga University, before studying viticulture. It was certainly something of a tragedy when Venta Madrona was knocked down due to the construction of an underpass through Sabinillas a decades ago. Fortunately you can now visit the amazing wine shop which has almost 1000 references of wines

and sits by the roundabout like Venta Madrona before it. As well as a fantastic selection of Spanish wines, from around the whole country, there is a good mix of champagnes and sherries. In addition, the shop stocks a great array of delicacies, including pates, cheeses and sauces… and, of course, the coast’s favourite English newspaper, the Olive Press! La Mar de Vinos at Calle Bolivia, 1, Sabinillas

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HERE is not much economist Gabi Recio Madrona does not know about Manilva. And when it comes to numbers‌ his family have been taking care of business here for most of the last century. He and his team at Recio & Madrona have many expat clients and continue to enjoy a thriving trade. It is no surprise with the homegrown team providing everything from tax and accounting advice to vehicle transfers, property registry, wills and inheritance. Gabriel trained in Economics at the University of Malaga and became a tax consultant in 1995 and then expanding into administration management in 2013. He often enlists the services of his cousin, Juana, who has been a lawyer since 1997 and able deputy Carlos, a specialist accountant. The team is well known in the area for being trustworthy and professional, and they look forward to hearing from IN GOOD HANDS: Carlos and Gabi you.

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someone as a token of love. Chirine Ayoubi knows about this more than anyone, having worked as a jeweller by trade, crafting gemstones in Duquesa port for the last 15 years. “I tried my luck at a diamond eternity ring, I just became obsessed with it,” said the mother-of-two. Ayoubi Jewelry covers everything from repairs, starting from scratch and melting old ones down to make new ones. “People like the personal aspect to design their own things,” said Ayoubi who specialises in the unique trade. This drive to provide silver service comes from her mother who taught her that ‘if you have a job you love, you never have to work again’ - an approach she also incorporates in her other business, Diamond Nails & Beauty Room. And if you don’t know what you want, she helps to tailor that special something to any bill of any hand.

UQUESA is a small harbour with a big Duquesa is the true gem personality. Any lunchtime, even in winter, the pave- of Manilva with dozens ments are filled with tourists taking the sun and enjoying the huge range of restaurants of restaurants and My main aim is to return Manilva to the place it deserves on offer. aninternational clientelle tonee be. 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ARGAIN hunters travel from miles around for a rummage around the celebrated ‘rastro de Sabinillas’, said to be the best flea market on the coast. Held on a Sunday, it offers the perfect opportunity for bargain hunters, with its hundreds of stalls, laid out in the fairground off the Camino de los Baños de la Hedionda, en route to the Roman Baths. And as it’s open from 9am to 2pm you don’t have to get up too early. The market is 26 years old and has become a central part of Manilva life. Ramp up your haggling skills as you wander through an eclectic mix of antiques, beautiful vintage oddities and brand new goods and you too can become a dab hand ‘rastro-farian’.

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and in Estepona and every year we get to be champions or runners-up of Spain in lower categories,” said Cerrada. “At Andalucian level both individual and team we have more than 100 medals with champions at the level of children and adults. “Jan Bade, who is Finnish, is one of our latest signings and came fifth in the world championships “Our youngest member is four years old and we have almost as many women as men, because in fencing you can compete in mixed bouts. “My latest achievement has been becoming the Spanish champion of historic fencing (different to modern in style and technique), a title I won last November. “But our main aim is not to win medals: It has always been to create a group of friends who enjoy and love this art and to care for the development of each of our members in a personalized way. “We also want to spread the important values of fencing, such as education, temperance, respect and work in a warm and friendly environment.” Esgrima Andaluzia has also proved its

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He added: “I stupidly didn’t check how bad the weather outside before going downwas in the lift. “As I got closer to the basement water started flowing from everywhere and I couldn’t “Within a minute it wasstop it. up to my chest and I was panicking.” Luckily, neighbours came rescue when Dawson’s to his partner Sylina heard his screams. However they were unable to lift the roof of the lift and only when he managed it was to rise by half a storey to get it tinually hitting the up by conbutton that he had a bit of breathing space.

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OWN a steep hill in the heart of Manilva lies one the most authentic Italian pizzerias around. , has arrived and having been only open a month it is already making an impression. Set up Domenico Di Giorgio, otherwise known as Dom, and his business partner Luigi, who has been making pizzas for the last 35 years and is an established name in Germany. Domenico is a man of many talents - legal advisor, estate agent and now restauranter - to name just a few. But Domenico wants to take things slow so to make sure everything is right for his mostly English clientele which includes the recent Rugby game between England and Italy. ‘No I didn’t watch it’, he says but it keeps the customers happy. “The focus of the business is to make the best pizzas we can,” he said, which starts with homemade bases and freshly sourced ingredients. They also sell lasagna, parmigiana and cannelloni but he laughs off whether he will become the next mayor.

Paving the way

IT is a round trip of around 100kms taking in eight restaurants and dozens of staff. But Zac Hauswirth still has time to serve, sometimes, hundreds of clients in a day… and always with a smile. The Bar and Cafe Group boss insists that it is this friendly, open demeanour that has been the key to his success. “I’m a customer service fanatic and everything must be perfect for the clients,” he explains. “I lead by example.” Having set up 10 restaurants since launching the company in Spain with his wife Anita in 2005, he knows the staff are key. “I can tell in five minutes if someone will be a good barman or waitress,” he explains. “It doesn’t matter if they know nothing, I can train them up. Above all, they must be friendly.” The businessman, 44, currently employs over 50 staff and this number normally rises to over 80 in the summer. It is one of Manilva’s biggest businesses and he is certainly not standing still, having opened two new restaurants last year, in Puerto Banus and Sabinillas. “I often do 14 hours a day for six days of the week,” explains the father-of-one. “I have various man-

agers under me, but I still love working.” He leart his trade in the London restaurant scene, where he became a regional manager of the City Centre Restaurant Group covering over a dozen restaurants. But he was certainly not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Brought up in a small apartment in Casablanca, Morocco, with six brothers and sisters, he studied hard and eventually made it to university in Cape Town, where he studied economics. From there he moved to London, where he met his Austrian wife Anita, who is a major influence on the kitchen and undertakes each restaurant’s interior design. Together for 17 years, they fell in love with Spain on frequent visits to see friends in Marbella. But their business empire was to begin in Duquesa where they opened their first restaurant, the Mexican Grill and Bar, in 2005. Then came the Cafe American Bistro format, which is now found in Sabinillas, Marbella and Estepona. He is now in the process of changing his Moroccan restaurant, Casablanca, into a more international style restaurant. Passion Bistro can be found in Puerto Banus.

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PIZZA MASTER: In the kitchen at Pizza Lovers

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EVERY TUESDAY IS PIZZA DAY WE CELEBRATE! ALL our pizzas will be €5!* Do not miss this offer Offer valid for normal pizzas, not including white pizzas and special pizzas Offer valid for take away only*

FOOTBALL WEDNESDAY! Synonymous with pizza and soft drinks in front of the TV with family or friends! For every pizza bought receive a FREE beer or soft drink Offer valid for take away only*

THURSDAY UNTIL SUNDAY – LOYALTY CARDS! Starting 15th February from Thursday until Sunday for the next few weeks, for each pizza ordered to take away, the loyalty card will be stamped on every purchase.* Once the card is completed (10 stamps) you will be entitled to 1 FREE pizza! **

You can not let out this other offer to reward your fidelity and sweetness! * Offer valid only for take away, not restaurant ** Offer not valid with any other offer we propose Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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Olive Press Manilva supplement 2018  

All about Manilva, Sabinillas and Duquesa

Olive Press Manilva supplement 2018  

All about Manilva, Sabinillas and Duquesa