Sotogrande is the most extensive residential development under private ownership in Andalusia. Sotogrande is one of Europe’s most luxurious resort. The exclusive and leisure resort of Sotogrande is located 40 minutes from Marbella and just twenty minutes from Gibraltar. Beside the beautiful surrounding and stunning residences, Sotogrande offers a great variety of amenities such as many world class golf courses, prestigious marina, polo fields and an internarnational school. The elegant flair of Sotogrande has always attracted the finest clientele from Spain as well as from all over the world.
Renowned as an esteemed destination, Sotogrande holds a distinguished position among the most esteemed regions in Spain. Within this extraordinary locale, you will find residences owned by some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential families, including the royal families of Spain and the United Kingdom, alongside effective leaders from Russia and various other nations.
Sotogrande has been graced by notable individuals, both past and present. Among its regulars and residents, you will find esteemed figures such as Peter Caruana, the former Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, Emilio Botín, Anan Rosa Quintana, Tony Blair, Mike Gwilym, Boris Berezovsky, and the current Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Vladimir Gusinsky, and even Prince Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou.
Sotogrande came into existence through the joint efforts of Joseph McMicking and Mercedes Zóbel, a couple hailing from the Philippines. They received invaluable support from their two nephews, Jaime and Enrique Zóbel. Their vision was to establish a European counterpart to Palm Beach, located in the continent’s southern region.
Founded in 1962 by a globetrotting entrepreneur called Joe McMicking, Sotogrande has long been one of the top residential developments in the world. The success is the result of McMicking’s vision for a stylish, luxurious residential resort combined with careful development of Sotogrande’s extraordinary location. Going strong for more than 60 years, it looks poised to enjoy another 400, based on its simple formula of a quality of life that is impossible to beat.
In 1962, the McMickings acquired five contiguous farms to craft an opulent residential development along the Mediterranean coast. Over time, the couple meticulously constructed what has become renowned as one of Europe’s most prestigious urbanizations. In May 2006, Sotogrande garnered attention in The Times, being recognized as the region housing the priciest real estate on the continent. The area boasts several man-made lakes and is adorned with five esteemed golf courses, including the renowned Valderrama Golf Club established by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño and the San Roque course. Furthermore, the vibrant and lavish leisure port was successfully finalized in 1988.
Where is Sotogrande?
Sotogrande is situated along the Mediterranean coastline in the San Roque municipality in the Province of Cádiz. Its prime location lies east of Gibraltar, a mere 10-minute drive away, making it a convenient choice for individuals working in Gibraltar who choose to reside in Sotogrande. This remarkable area provides breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean, the iconic Rock of Gibraltar, and even Morocco, located just 15 kilometers south across the sea.
Sotogrande holidays: golf, polo, yatching, sailing and privacy.
Sotogrande is situated on a land of 6,178 acres and features a yachting marina and sailing club with over 550 moorings, the famous “Santa Maria Polo Club” – a center of attraction for polo players from all of the world – and four golf course “Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande” (designed by Robert Trent Jones), La Cañada, Almenara and the famous Valderrama golf club, which hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup, the World Golf Championships in November 2000 and annually hosts the Volvo Masters. Within Sotogrande lies the Guadiaro estuary, which is a protected natural area covering 27 hectare of marshland on the west bank of the estuary at the mouth of the River Guadiaro. It is home to a great variety of birds and wildlife.
The area has excellent road access to Marbella, Málaga, Jerez, Cadiz and Seville and all along the Costa del Sol is easy by the motorway or a recently completed “Toll Road”. Gibraltar is the nearest airport just 15 drive minutes away and Málaga International Airport is 45 – 60 minutes drive.
Property in Sotogrande represents some to the finest property in the whole of Spain and really is one the greatest places to live in the world and one of Andalucia‘s little treasures. If you like the luxurious Golf, Sporting and Marina lifestyle then Property here has everything you could possibly wish for.with some stunning properties for sale at the present time including some brilliant Golf Property.
Sotogrande is a golf, polo, and beach resort that has everything you could possibly want from a residential development, including 5 golf courses, a golf academy, polo grounds, a substantial marina, a riding centre, an international school, beach clubs, tennis clubs, a sailing club, luxury hotels, spas, gyms, restaurants, shops, and much more. It is fair to say that there are few residential communities in the world with comparable on-site facilities.
Set on a series of low, verdant hills with views over the Mediterranean. The residential areas, which include villas, townhouses, and apartments, are interwoven with the golf courses, and other green spaces such as ancient cork forests spread around the resort. As a result, most of the residential areas are peaceful and private, often with tranquil views over fairways and greens towards the surrounding countryside and the sea.
Sotogrande is one of the most significant polo resorts in Europe.
It takes a while to find your way around because it is big, as you would expect of a resort with 5 golf courses, and countless other facilities. The size is actually a big advantage, as it gives the resort a critical mass that sustains the facilities and services that make life here so pleasurable throughout the year. Sotogrande must be one of the few places in the world where you can enjoy such a wide variety of luxury services and facilities in such a beautiful natural environment.
Maturity is another advantage. The infrastructure and landscaping are well settled, and perfectly maintained, so walking the dogs anywhere around it is a pleasure. Wide avenues bordered with semi-tropical trees and landscaped gardens run through the established residential areas. Here you will see some of the best-kept gardens of any residential development in Spain.
The marina also sets Sotogrande apart from other luxury residential developments in the world, few of which can boast such an amazing facilities for boat lovers (there are berths ranging from 8m to over 15m). With shops, bars, a luxury hotel, a tennis club and a beach club, the marina it is already a hub of social life on the resort. The new ‘Ribera del Marlin’ project, currently under construction in the marina will boost the selection of restaurants and smart shops, and make the marina even more enticing. Then by contrast, you have the wonderful new development Los Cortijos de la Reserva and the fantastic La Reserva golf course in the Sotogrande Alto.
A remarkable feature of is its stable community, and a low turnover of owners, many of whom live there permanently, or come back year after year for holidays with their families. This is a direct result of a great quality of life.
The port of Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain.
- Sotogrande has been going for over 40 years, yet still has an outstanding international reputation. Tried and tested, Sotogrande has demonstrated its enduring appeal.
- Sotogrande has been a good investment throughout its history, or it would not enjoy the reputation it has today. This is a good indication that Sotogrande is a reliable investment.
- Sotogrande is a pedigree resort that attracts buyers from a Spanish and international elite. All the trends point towards this demand continuing to grow over the long term.
- Sotogrande has 5 golf courses, one of which is Valderama, of 1997 Ryder cup fame, and rated the best course in Continental Europe, (“the Augusta of Europe”). Other courses include the Real Club de Golf, designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1962, the 27-hole Almenara, designed by Dave Thomas, and La Reserva, designed by Cabell Robinson.
- The international school at Sotogrande educates children from 3 to 18yrs, teaches the International Baccalaureate, and sends its alumni to some of the best schools and universities in the world.
Sotogrande is 30kms from Gibraltar, on the western end of the Costa del Sol, in Andalucia’s Cadiz province.
The immediate surroundings are largely rural, and Sotogrande is set in some of Spain’s most attractive countryside. You find yourself deep in the countryside, surrounded by orange groves, the moment you leave Sotogrande on the Ronda Road. The views of the mountains, valleys, and historic pueblos blancos such as Gaucin are wonderful.
The small town of Guadiaro is right next door to Sotogrande. This means that supermarkets and other day-to-day shopping needs are only a few minutes drive. For more serious shopping you have everything you need in Marbella (40 minutes) and Gibraltar.
From the beaches o there are dramatic views of the Rock of Gibraltar, and the mountains of Morocco, across The Straits.
There are countless excursions within easy reach, for instance the bazaars of Morocco, the stunning beaches of Tarifa, the pueblos blancos of the interior, the glitz of Marbella, and cultural city destinations such as Cadiz, Jerez, and Seville.
Being just 30 minutes drive from Gibraltar, many Sotogrande residents commute on a daily basis. It also helps to have healthcare in English and a full range of offshore financial services so close by.
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Exquisite architectural haven.
Sotogrande is renowned as an architectural paradise that captivates architecture enthusiasts with its luxurious offerings in diverse styles and captivating influences. The fusion of traditional Andalusian art, contemporary 21st-century design, and elegant Moorish elements create a remarkable ambiance. Every corner unveils breathtaking vistas, whether the awe-inspiring natural surroundings or the phenomenal architectural marvels. In 2008, the local government designated three buildings as culturally significant, safeguarding them from alterations or demolition. These architectural treasures include the Biddle House, crafted by Francisco Javier Carvajal, the Zóbel House, José Antonio Coderch, and the Real Club de Golf envisioned by Luis Gutierrez Soto.
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