Up and coming SotograndeFor more than 50 years Sotogrande has been favoured by the more discerning property investor looking for a family home or a lucrative rental property. The old fashioned charm and tranquillity of the original Sotogrande estate, combined with the modern, cosmopolitan feel of the marina, entice many nationalities through its guarded entrances into a wealth of sporting facilities, water activities, shops, restaurants, cafés and bars—aesthetically designed to complement the range of eclectic properties on offer.

In order to build further on the estate’s successful history, Sotogrande S.A. has recently appointed a new CEO, Marc Topiol, who aims to drive the company forward into a “vibrant, captivating and appealing,” future whilst respecting its illustrious past.

Some of the planned projects have already been completed, including renovation of the tennis and paddle centre, and improvements to the Almenara Hotel and golf academy. This summer also saw the launch of El Mercado de Levante, a family centred market experience, which welcomed many visitors to the marina every day to shop, eat, drink, admire art and play in the children’s zone.

Further into Sotogrande, plans for La Reserva, a residential area on a panoramic hillside, make provision for a wide range of facilities including a swimming lagoon with beaches, club and water sports activities, tennis and paddle, spa, equestrian centre, nature routes and improvements to La Reserva Golf and clubhouse. Future development at La Reserva will be restricted and monitored to ensure minimum environmental impact and sensitive architecture, encapsulating Sotogrande S.A.’s aim to provide uniquely family friendly surroundings for all of its residents.

Big plans for Santa María Polo Club

Development plans have also been outlined for Sotogrande’s highly respected Santa María Polo Club. The hugely successful Bvlgari Gold Cup tournament, watched by 80,000 spectators and won by Dubai Polo Club at the end of August, reinforced the club’s popularity with players and aficionados from all over the world.

Polo SotograndeUltimately envisaged as the largest polo complex in Europe, additions will include a new clubhouse, five star hotel, exclusive apartment complex, business centre, spa, shops, restaurants and a small number of premium front line polo field residential plots. The club aims to be able to host top class equestrian competitive events such as dressage and eventing, extending the season to the whole year.

The future is very bright for Sotogrande and its surrounding areas, not only in terms of visitor attractions but also local employment over the next few years while Sotogrande S.A.’s plans come to fruition.

If you would like to be part of this exciting vision, Holmes has a selection of fine properties for sale in Sotogrande. Please contact us for a consultation.

By Jackie Cruz - Manifesto · October 13th 2015