The Sotogrande marina lifestyle

Sotogrande MarinaSotogrande is home to one of the most upmarket marinas in Spain, a resort surrounded by some of Europe’s most exclusive residential seaside areas. Although not quite as famous as Puerto Banús, the Marina at Sotogrande is arguably more exclusive and attracts a more discerning clientele than its louder, more raucous neighbour Marbella, which is just 30 minutes away by car. This charming and distinctly sophisticated leisure port at Sotogrande can be found 16 kilometres north east of the Rock of Gibraltar and as such is the first port of call for yachts entering the Mediterranean from the Atlantic.

Known locally as ‘Little Venice’ thanks to its beautiful maze of canals lined with trendy bars and international restaurants, Sotogrande Marina is a place where the rich, famous and well heeled come to let their hair down and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere. The marina itself is located in the heart of the resort and due to its intimate size, it is often said to have the feel of a village – albeit a rather exclusive one. Built in the 1960s, it is home to 1,350 moorings, of which there are more than a few floating palaces that are a pleasure to watch while sipping on a cold drink in one of the marina’s waterside cafés.Sotogrande Marina

If you are into all things nautical then you’ll be pleased to know that Sotogrande Marina has a sailing and yachting club offering an eclectic mix of aquatic activities and chartering services. However, if you are more of a landlubber, you can relax portside during the day or venture out in the evening to explore the bustling waterside venues on offer. Just outside of the marina there are sandy beaches, cork forests, world famous golf courses, international polo tournaments and breathtaking views to the Mediterranean and the Moroccan coastline.

If this sounds like an ideal place to live, then come and see the superb selection of homes we have on offer in this world-class marina –

By Jackie Cruz - Manifesto · October 2nd 2013