About Sotogrande

Sotogrande is one of the most prestigious resorts in Southern Spain, located on the western side of the Costa del Sol. Sotogrande is in a prime location, only 21km to the east of the legendary rock of Gibraltar and just 30 minutes from the cosmopolitan towns of Marbella and Puerto Banús.

Aerial photo December 2013

Sotogrande is an exclusive residential resort famous for its superb yachting marina with over 1350 moorings, first class golf courses and international polo tournaments. Sotogrande itself boasts stunning sandy beaches, rolling hills, cork forests, lush green fairways of the various golf courses and breathtaking views to the Mediterranean and across to North Africa.

In 1962 Colonel Joseph McMicking chose this idyllic location as the site for what he believed would become one of the finest resorts in the world. It was clear that Sotogrande intended to represent quality and exclusivity. No expense was spared in developing this unique residential resort with the primary focus being low building densities, strict architectural control and total respect for the natural beauty of Sotogrande’s privileged surroundings.

Surrounded by the only natural cork forest running down to the sea, Sotogrande features palm tree lined streets, exclusive private residences, riverside properties, an International School, sports facilitiesand a beautiful marina with shops, bars and restaurants.

Since the 1960’s Sotogrande has become a popular attraction with discerning visitors from all over the world, drawn by the unique quality of life experienced here. Offering comfort, privacy and tranquility, Sotogrande is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or permanent residence.

Sotogrande has something for everyone ranging from restaurants, boutiques and nightspots to extensive sports and leisure facilities including tennis, squash, polo, fitness, water sports, sailing and golf.

Among the first class golf facilities that have been developed in and around Sotogrande is Valderrama, officially rated as the number 1 golf course in Europe and Club de Golf Sotogrande rated number 5 in Europe.