Sotogrande: a master planned community

If you are looking for luxury, safety and natural beauty, all within a well organised, master planned community, you need look no further than Sotogrande.

Dubbed the jewel in the Cádiz crown, Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalucía. It’s hard to beat for an impeccable layout, planning and infrastructure, including its very own private services.

It is the product of an American-Filipino dream, which resulted in a 20-square kilometre luxury coastal resort being born in the 1960s, thanks to its creators, Joseph McMicking and his wife Mercedes Zobel.

In 1999, the Spanish NH Hotel Group acquired 91.5% of Sotogrande S.L. and embarked upon an era of concentrated residential expansion, which included several modern apartment complexes along new extensions of the marina. Sotogrande continues to expand and enhance its stunning residential complexes, hotels, golf courses, polo fields and other top-notch facilities.

Built in the style of an exclusive country club, Sotogrande is well laid out as a luxury gated community complete with deluxe accommodation, as well as social, leisure and sporting activities—and all with sea views to impress even the most exacting of property purchasers. Sotogrande contains six golf courses, including the renowned Valderrama, home to the 1997 Ryder Cup and the annual Volvo Masters Tournament. Of equal importance is local yachting life and the Santa María Polo Club, both bringing regal style sporting activities to suit the international jet-set that this community hosts.

An ideal destination for horse-lovers, Sotogrande is also home to the Valderrama and the San Roque Equestrian Centres, which offer riding for all levels of ability. Then there’s exotic Morocco, just a 35-minute fast ferry crossing to the port of Tangier from Tarifa, which is roughly half an hour’s drive from Sotogrande.

Sixty years on, Sotogrande is by no means a closed project. We look forward to on-going growth in this, one of the Costa del Sol’s most luxurious and high-profile resorts.

With 40 years of uninterrupted presence in Sotogrande, Holmes is the respected property specialist in the area. Contact us if you’re interested in this beautiful part of the Costa del Sol.

By The Holmes Team · March 11th 2019