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  • #56153
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    Hi all, I have read numerous posts on this website saying how bad Manilva is. Are people talking about Duquesa and Sabillinas when Manilva is mentioned?

    Also, what is the reason for this area being regarded so badly. I appreciate there was a lot of new building in this area but is that not also the same for most of the coast? It also seems to still have a lot of green open spaces compared to the coast nearer to Malaga airport.

    thxs

  • #103449
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    Rubbish,they have built a lot of apartments in that area but the area itself is very nice with lovely beaches.

  • #103450
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    I have read numerous posts on this website saying how bad Manilva is

    Are you sure? Yes there have been a fair number of posts pointing out (correctly) that property prices have fallen by more in Manilva than in other parts of the CDS. I’ll even grant that the odd person has said they don’t like the place. I just don’t recall seeing “numerous posts” saying that Manilva was bad.

  • #103451
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    Hi guys, that’s just the impression I have got when I have read many posts in the past. Mark Stucklin also always seems to talk about Manilva when ever he talks about sub prime Spanish property. I was just wondering why the area has got such a bad rep. Surely there are worse parts of Spain where they have built even more such as Murcia etc.

    I actually think that part of the coast is better than nearer to Malaga as its no where near as built up and I actually think the location is good to. Commutable to Gib for jobs and the airport and not too far to Marbella and Banus.

    I think if the local council could smarten up Duquesa marina and the area could attract some higher end restaraunts and shops the area could have a bright future when / if things ever pick up. But I suppose time will tell if this is correct or not!

  • #103452
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    Apart from the concentrated over development. The facilties are far and few. It is also some distance from Marbella & Malaga for flights.

  • #103456
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    @shakeel wrote:

    Apart from the concentrated over development. The facilties are far and few. It is also some distance from Marbella & Malaga for flights.

    Agreed, its nothing like the CDS, but thats its charm ! Well, was before the endless ghost towns…

    Manilva is ok though, its more Spanish than British – save for Duquesa, which is a Brit slum of the worst order, though that has its uses, can get a good fried breakfast on a sunday morning by the marina before all the nutters awake from their hangovers. Quite nice then.

    Sabillinas is also OK. Quite Spanish and probably more south American immigrants than Brits. Towards Torreguadiaro is the nicer end IMO, but then I quite like Torre.

  • #103473
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    In reply to your question callal

    The negativity towards Manilva during property discussion is to do with the amount and quality of properties built here at the wrong time i.e. towards the end of the property boom.

    Prior to around 2004 the area was very much unspoilt and a great location to come to if the high rise blocks and mass tourists weren’t your thing and this found favour with thousands of visitors each year who like the beautiful marina of Duquesa and the unspoilt, unpopulated beaches.

    It is true that too many properties have been built and lie empty and this has had a negative impact upon the property sector here however these properties were actually built between Duquesa and Manilva and really have had very little effect on either other than confusing potential buyers given the disparity between these poorly constructed properties that can be picked up for peanuts and established developments of better quality properties in good locations where the price remains high.

    adiep is talking out of his backside with his comments about Duquesa being a British slum!

    We don’t lack any facility and have more supermarkets than you could ever need, the Marina and golf course remain unchanged as do the unspoilt beaches, Duquesa remains popular with holiday makers with a high rate of return visitors each year, we also now have a large amount of permanent residents who work in Gibraltar but chose to Live in the Manilva area and bring life to the area all year round.

    Like most places at the moment some investment would be very welcome but to say the area is run down or lacking is just not a fact.

    I was just looking at an aerial photo taken a few weeks ago and the ghost towns mentioned numbe less than 10 developments, I am sure you could times this by 10 for somewhere like Calahonda, you have to put things in perspective Duquesa and Manilva are not sprawling towns they are low density residential and holiday areas that are very popular with many people and given time even these developments will be absorbed into the community by the ever increasing demand for what is a nice place to be.

    Please take negative comments with a pinch of salt most are made with little or no knowledge of the area.

    I wouldn’t swap Duquesa / Manilva for Marbella, Banus or anywhere else but that’s just me

  • #103475
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    Good post 😀 I think the area has been spoilt but then so have all the other areas too. Duquesa used to be a lovely place, we often used to take the boat there for lunch in the Marina.

  • #103479
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    Hi Duquesa,

    Yes I agree Manilva seems to get unfair bad reputation. The other end of the coast is pretty much a concrete jungle up until you reach Marbella, yet you never hear those areas mentioned in such debates about over building.
    I am sure they have built a lot more rubbish in the middle of no where in other areas of Spain such as Murcia and Almeria where there really is a lack of infrastructure. I think Manilva is lucky that the boom did finally end as at least there is still a lot of unspoilt parts of this area left. Also, as I mentioned in a previous post I think the area is quite a good location, its quite central to get to most of the coast Marbella, Banus, Sotogrande, Gib and Tarifa. So lots of positives despite all of the obvious problems!

  • #103499
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    My apoloies if I hurt anyone’s feelings, with regard to Duquesa, but the fact remains… its full of football shirt wearing plebs.

    My apologies to anyone who is a football shirt wearing pleb and had their feelings hurt.

  • #103500
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    @adiep wrote:

    My apoloies if I hurt anyone’s feelings, with regard to Duquesa, but the fact remains… its full of football shirt wearing plebs.

    My apologies to anyone who is a football shirt wearing pleb and had their feelings hurt.

    The football shirt wearers are everywhere not just Duquesa. If not it’s the Russian and other eastern block countries with their designer gear and bags, real or fake. Not to mention the Essex chavs!

    Apologies to everyone 😆

  • #103513
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    @adiep wrote:

    My apoloies if I hurt anyone’s feelings, with regard to Duquesa, but the fact remains… its full of football shirt wearing plebs.

    My apologies to anyone who is a football shirt wearing pleb and had their feelings hurt.

    Well I’ve never worn a football shirt in my life and I don’t associate with any one that does.

    Once again these derogatory comments are made with no basis.

    The residents here are a mixed bunch of all nationalities as are the visitors.

    Football shirts do seem to be the holiday attire of choice for many British holiday makers these days and as Katy pointed out can be found all along the coast.

    I am sure we have our fair share of plebs and nutters like everywhere including this forum 🙄

  • #103531
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    Well said Duquesa.

  • #103532
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    I have not worn, football or rugby shirt’s. I will be happy to wear the shirt of “Juventus” footbal club as it is elegant & classy. I appreciate that people may not share my view of what is classy or elegant.

  • #103535
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    @Duquesa wrote:

    @adiep wrote:
    My apoloies if I hurt anyone’s feelings, with regard to Duquesa, but the fact remains… its full of football shirt wearing plebs.

    My apologies to anyone who is a football shirt wearing pleb and had their feelings hurt.

    Well I’ve never worn a football shirt in my life and I don’t associate with any one that does.

    Once again these derogatory comments are made with no basis.

    The residents here are a mixed bunch of all nationalities as are the visitors.

    Football shirts do seem to be the holiday attire of choice for many British holiday makers these days and as Katy pointed out can be found all along the coast.

    I am sure we have our fair share of plebs and nutters like everywhere including this forum 🙄

    Just because you have taken the name of Duquesa for the purposes of posting here, it doesnt mean you have to take my opinion about Duquesa as being a derogatory slur aimed at you — well unless by some miracle you are actually the town of Duquesa posting, which seem a tad far fetched.

    No one has said you wear football shirts, no one has said you associate with football shirt wearers.

    My observations of the place are based upon several visits, over a period of several years. I cant say Im an expert on the place, but I have developed an opinion all the same. Take it or leave it, it remains my opinion.

  • #103537
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    @adiep wrote:

    @Duquesa wrote:
    @adiep wrote:
    My apoloies if I hurt anyone’s feelings, with regard to Duquesa, but the fact remains… its full of football shirt wearing plebs.

    My apologies to anyone who is a football shirt wearing pleb and had their feelings hurt.

    Well I’ve never worn a football shirt in my life and I don’t associate with any one that does.

    Once again these derogatory comments are made with no basis.

    The residents here are a mixed bunch of all nationalities as are the visitors.

    Football shirts do seem to be the holiday attire of choice for many British holiday makers these days and as Katy pointed out can be found all along the coast.

    I am sure we have our fair share of plebs and nutters like everywhere including this forum 🙄

    Just because you have taken the name of Duquesa for the purposes of posting here, it doesnt mean you have to take my opinion about Duquesa as being a derogatory slur aimed at you — well unless by some miracle you are actually the town of Duquesa posting, which seem a tad far fetched.

    No one has said you wear football shirts, no one has said you associate with football shirt wearers.

    My observations of the place are based upon several visits, over a period of several years. I cant say Im an expert on the place, but I have developed an opinion all the same. Take it or leave it, it remains my opinion.

    I’m not taking your comments personally I just don’t agree with them.

    Everyone’s entitled to their opinion of a place my only gripe is that this is a public forum and flippant remarks can be taken as fact.

    I felt compelled to defend this area because I live and work here and don’t see what you see and thankfully by the increasing number of residents and tourists neither do most other people.

  • #103566
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    OKay Duquesa, I respect your opinion and choice of place to live, Im sure you must find enough reason to enjoy that place and thats all that matters right 🙂

    BTW, I dont think anyone takes much of what they read on forums as being fact, well a few naive people might, but guess the majority can determine their own beliefs 🙂

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