6 days in Manilva & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain
— 1 night
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Malaga, Fly to Barcelona


Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Duquesa and then head outdoors with Andalucia Activities.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto de la Duquesa trip website.

Barcelona to Puerto de la Duquesa is an approximately 11-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Puerto de la Duquesa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gibraltar.
Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 4 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Bring the kids along to St. Michael's Cave and The Great Siege Tunnels. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, take a stroll through Main Street, stroll through Catalan Bay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda).

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Traveling by car from Puerto de la Duquesa to Gibraltar takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Gibraltar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Manilva travel guide

Piers & Boardwalks · Nightlife · Fishing Charters & Tours
Manilva is a municipality which lies on the coast at the southwesternmost edge of the province of Málaga on its border with the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia in Spain. It belongs to the comarca of Costa del Sol Occidental.Manilva’s strategic position, close to the entrance to the Mediterranean, has resulted in a long history of settlement in the area going back to the Stone Age. In recent years traces of these early settlers has been found in caves in the Sierra Utrera, a ridge of limestone which runs behind the town. There is also a historically important Bronze Age hill fort which is currently the subject of a programme of excavations by experts from across Europe.It is during the Roman period, though that the area first enjoyed prominence, as it was the site of a thriving fish processing industry, which exported products, including the highly prized garum paste (a kind of “Gentleman’s Relish”) which was in much demand back in Rome. Remains of the factory, a villa and bathhouse can be found today in Castillo de la Duquesa, one of Manilva’s coastal villages.It was in the 16th century that the town of Manilva itself was founded, although a part of the neighbouring municipality of Casares, it gained its independence in 1795 and has grown ever since. For many years the chief industries were fishing, agriculture and viticulture. Manilva’s vineyards are famous for their moscatel grapes, used for the production of raisins and fine wines.Since the 1970s, when the Marina and golf course were built, tourism has been added to this list, and in recent years Manilva has enjoyed the status of one of the Costa del Sol’s fastest developing municipalities, with almost a trebling of the resident population in the last 10 years.