The exclusive urbanisation of Sotogrande was founded in 1962 by Joseph McMicking who had the idea of creating a luxurious residential development by the Mediterranean Sea.
Sotogrande is the largest resort and privately owned residential development in Andalucía. It is located in the municipality of San Roque, Cadíz, 25 km from Gibraltar.
The appeal of Sotogrande lies in the natural beauty of the area, enhanced by the early landscaping and the planning of the avenues which include palm and conifer trees, and wide, two-lane roads.
Sotogrande is renowned for its varied sporting facilities. In 1965 the first polo field in the region called "La Playa" was introduced with the support of Enrique Zobel, nephew of the founder of Sotogrande. Ever since it opened and with the creation of the first tournaments in the early 1970s, a long list of well-known sportsmen both from Spain and the rest of the world have played in the Santa María Polo Club, which is now one of the most important clubs in Europe.
Sotogrande has six golf courses, including the Valderrama Golf Club, which is one of the best known golf clubs in Europe, Almenara, La Reserva, La Cañada, Real Club de Golf Sotogrande and San Roque. Being the host of the Ryder Cup in 1997, the WGC-American Express Championships of 1999-2000, and the Volvo Masters 1988-1996 and 2002-2008, as well as the Andalucía Masters of 2010 has put Sotogrande in the forefront world of golf.
Sotogrande is also known for having the first marina that you can find when sailing from the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea. In the Sotogrande port you will find a sailing and yachting club offering a wide variety of boating activities to suit all individual requirements including RYA courses, boat hire and chartering services. The port offers a peaceful retreat by day and night with a selection of bars and restaurants offering the perfect atmosphere to dine alfresco.
Sotogrande is the ideal place to enjoy your holidays, to live all year round or to invest in the Spanish Real Estate Market.
Sur Estates has a vast selection of properties for sale in Sotogrande. Our portfolio of properties can cater anyone's needs, from luxury villas in areas like Sotogrande Alto, to semi-detached townhouses in enclosed urbanisations, from apartments to penthouses with incredible sea views in the Sotogrande Marina.