Sotogrande area guide

The largest privately-owned real-estate development in Andalusia, Sotogrande was established in 1962 by American entrepreneur Joseph McMicking. He bought five farms on both sides of the Guadiaro river where it flows into the Mediterranean, with the dream of turning it into one of Europe’s leading luxury residential and leisure destinations.

Sotogrande view

Today, Sotogrande is home to around 2,500 people year-round, but as many of the exclusive properties in the enclave are used mainly as holiday homes, the population can swell to around five times that in the summer.

Covering an area of 20 square kilometres, stretching inland from the Mediterranean to the foothills of the Sierra Almenara, Sotogrande forms part of the municipality of San Roque in the province of Cadiz. It is bordered by the villages of Torreguadiaro and Guadiaro to the north, and by the developments of La Alcaidesa and La Reserva de Sotogrande (which, despite its name, is not part of Sotogrande itself) to the south.

Sotogrande is about 25 kilometres northeast of Gibraltar and its international airport (GIB); 105 kilometres west of Malaga and an hour from Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport; and some 125 km from Jerez de la Frontera. Most of the development can be reached via exits 130 and 132 from the A7 highway, while Sotogrande Marina and the beach are accessed via exit 133 heading for Torreguadiaro.

The area offers unrivalled facilities for sailing from the marina; horse riding at Sotogrande Equestrian Club and Santa María Polo Club; tennis and paddle at the Sotogrande Racquet Centre; and golf, with no less than five world-class courses: Almenara Golf Club, La Cañada Golf Club, La Reserva Golf Club, Real Club Sotogrande, and Valderrama Golf Club, as well as a golf academy.

Sotogrande Marina

Sotogrande is also home to three excellent hotels – the Almenara Golf and Spa, the NH Sotogrande, and the Club Marítimo de Sotogrande – and two beach clubs, while the marina is the hub of local social life, offering a choice of bars, restaurants, and stores in which to spend one’s time and money.

Properties in Sotogrande start from around 300,000€ for apartments and townhouses located close to the marina and golf courses, large building plots in developments like Almenara Golf are occasionally available from 750,000€ upwards, while the villas on offer range in price from 500,000€ in the developments farthest from the beach to expansive front-line golf estates in the sought-after areas like La Reserva, where prices can easily top five million euros.

Properties in Sotogrande

Beautiful family villa for sale on the Kings and Queens in Sotogrande Costa, walking distance to all amenities

Ref. TMXV1359

  • 7 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 908 m² built
  • 3.101 m² plot
  • 311 m² terrace

A large traditional villa ideally situated in the most sought after address in Sotogrande, located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the Kings and Queens.The location offers walking access to the Marina,...

3,050,000 €

Beautiful modern 6 bedroom villa for sale in Sotogrande Alto, with private pool, garage for 10 cars and sea views

Ref. TMXV136

  • 8 beds
  • 6 baths
  • 1.501 m² built
  • 4.956 m² plot
  • 350 m² terrace

A truly large family villa set in immaculate manicured gardens and built to the highest quality standards. This impressive three storey property boasts a privileged elevated position with a southerly...

4,450,000 €

Spacious 3 bedroom penthouse in popular El Polo urbanization, Sotogrande Costa, walking distance to amenities

Ref. TMXA1336

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 143 m² built
  • 129 m² terrace

El Polo de Sotogrande is one of the most popular family developments within Sotogrande´s private estate. Offering a desirable location on the beach side of the estate, it is walking distance to the amenities...

559,000 €

South facing semi-detached villa in Sotogrande Costa with communal indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, paddle and tennis courts

Ref. TMXT1308

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 260 m² built
  • 501 m² plot
  • 80 m² terrace

An immaculately presented south facing semi-detached property in the highly sought after community of Los Granados. Boasting one of the best locations in Sotogrande Costa, the house offers walking access to...

765,000 €

Large family villa for sale in Sotogrande Alto with private pool and panoramic views

Ref. TMRV1339

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 504 m² built
  • 6.010 m² plot

This large family residence is well located in Sotogrande Alto on a spacious flat plot with spectacular views. Sotogrande is a highly desirable private estate that offers unrivaled facilities; sailing from...

1,900,000 €

Pretty Andalusian 5 bedroom villa for sale next to the Almenara Golf Course, Sotogrande with private pool and sea views

Ref. TMXV1353

  • 5 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 414 m² built
  • 2.036 m² plot
  • 63 m² terrace

As solid family home set on a large plot with landscaped gardens in Sotogrande Alto, this property has impressive views across the Almenara Golf Course and the sea. Well orientated it receives sun...

1,195,000 €
Sotogrande, Immaculate ground floor 3 bedroom front line beach apartment for sale in Sotogrande Playa, south facing with spectacular views

Immaculate ground floor 3 bedroom front line beach apartment for sale in Sotogrande Playa, south facing with spectacular views

Ref. TMXA1335

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 210 m² built
  • 144 m² terrace

A rare opportunity to pick up an apartment in this prestigious block overlooking the beach in Sotogrande. This apartment has been recently renovated and is sold fully furnished by an interior designer to the...

1,450,000 €

Frontline golf plot of 3450 m2 with outline planning permissions for sale in Almenara, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXP1315

  • 3.450 m² plot

A well located plot bordering the Almenara Golf Course in Sotogrande with views of the lake. The building plot has full outline planning permission to construct a detached single family property. Includes...

759,000 €

4 bedroom villa for sale in Sotogrande Alta with pretty Andalusian courtyard and communal pool

Ref. TMXV1370

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths

This one single level property is located in one of the popular urbanisations within the Sotogrande estate, located close to the security gate on the Alto side this property has quick access to the main...

425,000 €

Beautiful south west facing 3 bed penthouse for sale in Sotogrande Puerto Deportivo with sea views

Ref. TMXA1343

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 193 m² built
  • 89 m² terrace

An immaculately presented penthouse apartment ideally located in the heart of the marina in Sotogrande, walking distance to bars, restaurants and the beach. The apartment has two terraces that offer...

825,000 €

Plot for sale with panoramic views near Sotogrande

Ref. TMP1303

  • 1.245 m² plot

Well situated plot in the residential community of San Diego, a quiet area located between Estepona and Sotogrande. Sitting above the main coastal road the plot offers elevated views of the Mediterranean...

225,000 €