La Bella Vista is located close to many attractions and pretty villages of Andalucia so there is plenty to see and do. There are golf courses, nature reserves and many leisure activities on offer including shopping centres, bars, restaurants, an aquarium, zoos and amusement parks.
A major attraction for the majority of tourists is the Mediterranean climate and the combination of sun, sand and sea.
However Malaga as a province and Andalucia have a lot more to offer the discerning tourist. Towns and cities worthy of mention include Ronda, Casares, Antequera, Mijas, and the capital Malaga.
The recent improvements in infrastructure mean that most of the provincial capitals of Andalucia are within easy visiting distance of Camping La Bella Vista, such as Cadiz, Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada.
Camping La Bella Vista occupies a beach-front location in San Luis de Sabanillas, a suburb of the village of Manilva, situated in the nearby hills.
Manilva has an interesting history having been occupied since the Stone Age. During the Roman period it had a thriving fishing industry, exporting products back to Rome; you can still find well preserved Roman sulphur baths and an aqueduct in the area. In the 16th Century the town of Manilva was founded, gaining independence from the municipality of Casares in 1795. The main industries of Manilva over the years have been fishing, agriculture and viticulture. The wine industry is currently thriving within the village which is gaining recognition as having ‘Origin of Denomination’ status; guided tours of the vineyards and wine production process are available.
Camping La Bella Vista is home to a national monument situated near the entrance is ‘The Tower of the Duchess’ built in the 15th Century, it was originally built to guard against raiding pirates and has been carefully and faithfully restored during construction of Camping La Bella Vista.
Within close proximity to the campsite, various leisure activities can be enjoyed such as golf at La Duquesa, a scenic course nestled in the vineyard region of Manilva with views over Gibraltar and North Africa, designed by Robert Trent Jones.
Scuba diving, boat trips, fishing, tennis, paragliding, cycling, horse riding and walking can all be enjoyed nearby.
For inspiration on activities in the area, Sur Walks provides information on hiking within the Andalusia region.
For further information on local attractions, please visit their websites:
HORSE RIDING & TREKKING
– Riding Fun in the Sun www.ridingfuninthesun.com
– Ecotour Casares www.ecotourcasares.com
– Surwalks www.sur-walks.com
SAILING & DOLPHIN SAFARI
– Turismo Marinero Estepona www.turismomarinero.com
– Veleros Turísticos www.velerosturisticos.com
– firmm www.firmm.org
– Zoo Castellar www.zoodecastellar.es
– Bioparc Fuengirola www.bioparcfuengirola.es
– Aventura Amazonia www.aventura-amazonia.com
– Mariposario de Benalmadena www.mariposariodebenalmadena.com
TOUR & EXCURSIONS
– Viajes Rusadir www.viajesrusadir.com
– FRS www.frs.es