Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalusia, Spain. Originally a gated community, it is located in the municipality of San Roque and is composed of a 25-square-kilometre stretch from the Mediterranean Sea 25 km east of Gibraltar, back into the foothills of Sierra Almenara, providing contrasting views of sea, hills, cork forests and green fairways, including the Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco Sotogrande can be found at the southernmost tip of the Costa del Sol, marking the beginning of the Costa de la Luz in the province of Cadiz, just prior to reaching Gibraltar.
What to do in Sotogrande
At night Sotogrande leans towards a more relaxed evening experience, with evenings characterized by drinks at the marina or dining at one of the numerous restaurants. This is not a nightlife-centric destination.
Shopping at the Blue Sotogrande center has been the go-to destination for retail therapy for many years. It boasts an excellent selection of high-quality fashion boutiques, the latest accessories, clothing, and jewelry, along with cafes, bars, beauty services, health and fitness facilities.
Sport and Leisure are on Sotogrande’s high list, it is home to some of the world’s most exclusive sporting facilities, including the prestigious Ayala Polo Club and the Santa Maria Polo Club, which hosts the annual El Torneo Internacional every August. The Sotogrande Equestrian Centre enjoys a stellar reputation throughout Spain and has trained several professional equestrians.
Sotogrande is renowned for its golf courses, thanks to its temperate climate that ensures ideal golfing conditions year-round. Here is a list of courses for you to try.
Valderrama Golf: Renowned for hosting the Ryder Cup, Volvo Masters, and Andalucía Masters…
Club Real de Golf: A favourite of Robert Trent Jones, Almenara: 27-hole links course, La Reserva: 18-hole course designed by Cabell B Robinson, La Cañada: 18-hole course that hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup, Alcaidesa Featuring 2 courses and San Roque Club Offering 2 courses, with 9 and 18 holes, and a golf school
To finish Playa del Puerto Beach is one of Sotogrande’s most beautiful beaches, situated in the port. It boasts fine grey sand and serves one of the area’s most prestigious developments.