Find out more about elegant Sotogrande

Facts

Inhabitants: 2500

Level above sea: 15 meters

Nearest airport: Gibraltar

Distance to airport: 20 km

Distance to beach: 0 meters

Max. temperature: 40 C

Min. temperature: 8 C

Highlights

Sotogrande is a luxury residential resort, located in the municipality of San Roque in the province of Cadiz, in Andalusia.

The area was established by a Filipino couple, who having seen the idyllic coasts in 1962, bought five neighbouring farms with the idea of creating a luxurious residential development by the Mediterranean. They succeeded in creating what has become one of the most luxurious urbanizations in Europe. In May 2006 it was featured in The Times as having the most expensive homes in Europe.

The jet set appeal of Sotogrande lies in the natural beauty of the site, enhanced by the early landscaping, planting of avenues of palm and conifer trees, underground infrastructure and wide, two-lane roads.

Leisure pursuits

Sotogrande - polo playersThere are a number of artificial lakes and five golf courses, including the world-famous Valderrama and the San Roque course, six international polo fields owned by the Santa Maria Polo Club, two tennis and padel tennis clubs and the Soto Tennis Academy.

The beautiful marina contains an array of luxury yachts and motor cruisers close to restaurants, bars and shops, with many moored directly outside the owner’s property.

The River Guadiaro and Estuary, a natural area of 27 hectares and the only marshland on this part of the coast, has been designated as an Andalusian National Park, Wildlife and Nature Reserve. A series of pathways has been constructed, with information boards explaining the natural area, enabling nature lovers unobstructed views of the estuary, its wildlife and in particular the migratory birds, on their route to and from Africa.

The resort of Sotogrande lies close to the Straits of Gibraltar, where you can enjoy the contrast of beautiful, quiet beaches, rugged Atlantic coastline and charming hidden coves.

Sotogrande is well situated to visit both the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz, with easy access to Marbella, Jerez, Tarifa, Cadiz and Gibraltar.

Beaches

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The resort of Sotogrande lies close to the Straits of Gibraltar, where you can enjoy the contrast of beautiful, quiet beaches, rugged Atlantic coastline and charming hidden coves.

Golf


Sotogrande is definitely a first choice destination for golfing holidays; the resort is home to the world famous Valderrama, which plays host to the Volvo Masters and Ryder Cup. The Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is another option, as are Almenara, San Roque, Alcaidesa Links and La Cañada clubs.

Places to visit

Sotogrande is well situated to visit both the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz, with easy access to Marbella, Jerez, Tarifa, Cadiz and Gibraltar.