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Bird is the word in Tarifa

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Anyone who has visited Tarifa will be able to wax lyrical about its stunning views of Morocco, its quaint old

Golf properties in Sotogrande


For many an ardent golfing fan there can be no greater pleasure than that derived from living right on the

The Roman ruins of San Roque


With one foot in the Atlantic Ocean and one in the Mediterranean Sea, San Roque is often overlooked in favour of its more illustrious neighbours. Situated on a hill some 109 metres above sea level in the Campo de Gibraltar, this historic town was founded by the Spanish Gibraltarians who refused to stay under British rule before leaving en masse more than 300 years ago.

Sotogrande, exclusivity at an appealing price


Sotogrande is known as an exclusive and stylish enclave close to the spot where the Mediterranean and Atlantic meet, but in spite of it being home to some of the most select golf courses, polo clubs and marinas in Europe this privileged resort harbours a lot more value for money than you might imagine.

The Gibraltar International Literary Festival

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Gibraltar is set to become the epicentre of all things writing related when it holds its inaugural literary festival in

Top ten things to do in Sotogrande

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Those of us who live in southern Spain know that Sotogrande is a wonderful place to live. However, for any

The Sotogrande marina lifestyle

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Sotogrande is home to one of the most upmarket marinas in Spain, a resort surrounded by some of Europe’s most

Real Ale in the Campo de Gibraltar?

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Anyone visiting Gibraltar may be surprised to know that the British overseas territory doesn’t produce or serve traditional real ales, such as you would find in any typical English pub. This is because producing this British beverage is almost impossible on the Rock, due to a lack of water and space to grow hops and other ingredients. To be fair, there is a Gibraltar bottled beer, but this is made by the Mount Murray Brewing Company on the Isle of Man, who grow hops in the Botanical Gardens before shipping them over to Gibraltar.

NH Edition Shop by Juanjo Oliva comes to Sotogrande

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After its success in Madrid and Barcelona, the NH Edition Shop by Juanjo Oliva came to Sotogrande during the summer

50 Years of Sotogrande!

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You wouldn’t think so from the clean, modern look of Sotogrande, but this year Andalucía’s largest private residential community celebrates its 50th birthday!

The exclusive resort that has become a byword for elegance, style and understated glamour was founded in 1963 after American-Filipino Joseph McMicking and his Spanish-Filipino wife Mercedes Zobel de Ayala y Roxas fell in love with this idyllic stretch of coast.

Horsing around in Sotogrande

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It’s well known for its stylish port, world-class polo matches and an abundance of lush golf courses, however Sotogrande is also an ideal place to watch the competitive and exciting equestrian sport of dressage. For those who don’t have a passion for ponies or a hobby for horses, the French term ‘dressage’ refers to a routine performed by both the horse and rider on which they are then judged. During the event the pair are expected to perform complex movements from memory after years of meticulous training.

A summer of Sotogrande sailing

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Sailing is a big part of life in Sotogrande, where the sleek yachts lying in the marina are not just for show but for serious competition too, so every summer there is an active programme of regattas, sailing courses and social events at the Real Club Marítimo Sotogrande.