San Luis de SabinillasThe present-day fishing village is a new settlement which developed over the last century or so. Like most towns on the Costa del Sol, it has seen rapid growth in tourism over the last few decades.
Since the construction of Punta Almina estate in the 1980s, Sabinillas has become a popular place for expats working locally and in Gibraltar. The most recent developments are the improvements to Avenida Manilva, the construction of the seafront promenade which enables you to walk; cycle or even roller blade to Duqesa and Estepona, the new underpasses for traffic and pedestrians make crossing the A7 coast road safe and easy..
Pavement cafes and bars have flourished along the promenade
with the opening of new banks, real
BARS CAFES RESTAURANTS
One thing has not changed and that is the reputation of the seafood bars and restaurants on the seafront and one of the quieter most expansive beaches in the area.
Playa La Colonia and Playa Sabinillas are the fine beaches and some of the cleanest beaches in the world
What started out in 1990 as small Sunday morning car boot sale in Sabinillas, supported by a few expats, is now one of the biggest rastros on the coast and a visit from bullfighter Javier Conde helped to cement its reputation. Since its humble beginnings, the market has changed locations three times to accommodate a growing clientele, and is now located at the Feria Ground on the 'Caretera las Baños' road that cuts inland from the A7 on the roundabout just west of the River Manilva. Map
There is also a local produce market on a Friday morning in the 'Zona de la Noria' at the west end of the seafront promenade.