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Sotogrande shopping in the moonlight

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


One of the best features about life here in Spain is that most things tend to happen a little bit later in the evening. People work later, eat later and are still soaking up the sun on the beach until sunset, or even afterwards during the summer months. They do this of course in a bid to escape the sweltering afternoon heat, which on the Costa del Sol can occasionally hit ice-cream melting highs of 42c (107f). It’s good news for those shopaholics among us who like nothing more than to indulge in a bit of nocturnal retail therapy during the cooler evening hours.

Running with bulls in San Roque

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” So said American writer

Having a whale of a time!

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


For those of us living in the beautiful residential resort of Sotogrande, there is a multitude of exhilarating activities to

The townhouses of Sotogrande

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Sotogrande is known for its villas set in lush green gardens, in turn located within spacious and tranquil residential areas

All aboard the Al-Andalus Train

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


If you ever wanted to use Sotogrande as a base from which to experience as yet unexplored sights and beauty

Summer in full swing at Sotogrande’s Santa Maria Polo

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


It’s one of the most important and prestigious polo clubs in the world. Since its humble beginnings in the 1960s

Sailing in Sotogrande

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Sotogrande’s setting makes it ideal for sailing. Families flock from all over Spain and much further a field to soak up the sun, enjoy local restaurants and set sail from a marina that has something for everyone from children’s beginner sailing courses to championship racing regattas!

Sotogrande vs Marbella

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Two beautiful spots on Spain’s southern coast, Sotogrande and Marbella both have a long list of things to recommend them,

Smugglers’ day trip from San Roque

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Fancy an escape from the sun, sea and sand of Sotogrande? Why not follow in the footsteps of Spanish female

Spanish Energy Efficiency Certificates


1st June 2013 is an important date for home owners in Spain, especially for those planning to sell or rent

Tarifa, summer’s lure


With early summer and the onset of long, bright days, come thoughts of the sea, big blue skies and the

Summer’s here: time to visit Sotogrande’s beach clubs

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Endowed with some of the finest stretches of sandy coastline in southern Spain, Sotogrande is also home to two of