Sotogrande area guide

First established in 1962 by American entrepreneur Joseph McMicking, Sotogrande is the largest privately-owned residential destination in Andalucía. Having fallen in love with this beautiful coastal spot close to where the Mediterranean and Atlantic meet at Gibraltar, McMicking and his wife bought five farms on both sides of the Guadiaro River to create the core of what is today Sotogrande.

His dream was to create one of the finest, most exclusive luxury residential and leisure destinations in Europe – and he succeeded. 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 number during the summer.

Sotogrande view

Space and beauty
Following a sandy shoreline with beautiful sea views, Sotogrande also borders a river area rich in wildlife that has now been designated a protected natural zone. From here the 20 square kilometre estate – unique in Andalucía for enjoying a master plan layout with broad, well-kept streets, lush green zones and complementary development – follows verdant golf courses into softly undulating terrain.

With lovely views over such prestigious golf courses as those of Valderrama – host of the legendary 1997 Ryder Cup – the Real Club de Golf Valderrama, and the Almenara, San Roque, La Cañada and La Reserva golf clubs, Sotogrande is surrounded by countryside and near villages such as Torreguadiaro, Guadiaro and the town of San Roque, within whose municipal boundaries it falls. At 25 kilometres from Gibraltar and its international airport, Sotogrande is only half an hour removed from Marbella (reached via exits 184 and 185 of the AP-7 motorway) though it falls within the province of Cádiz.

The main hub of social life is the charming marina, with its yacht club, restaurants, boutiques and cafés set below luxurious berth-side apartments. Sotogrande is also a keen equestrian centre, with a first-class riding school and the internationally renowned Santa María Polo Club, host to major polo events attended by royalty yet stylishly understated and easy-going in ambience.

The coastal area near the sandy beaches and the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande is close to the marina and also home to a series of excellent racquet clubs, chiringuito beach bars and beach clubs, and is marked by luxurious private villas set upon peaceful, leafy streets. Almenara, Valderrama, La Reserva and the San Roque club exude a country club atmosphere surrounded by nature and views, where you find beautiful villas and also a fine selection of luxurious apartments and townhouses set in-between the fairways. Close by are the excellent clubhouses and the Almenara Spa Hotel, the NH Sotogrande Hotel and the Club Marítimo de Sotogrande.

A beautiful lakeside beach club complete with sandy lagoon has just been opened at the La Reserva Golf clubhouse, and while close to medical facilities Sotogrande is also home to the first-class Sotogrande International School, one of the finest of its kind on the Costa del Sol.

Sotogrande Marina

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 €600,000 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 €5 million. The Seven, one of the most luxurious private villa park communities ever seen in southern Spain, is taking shape in La Reserva, where prices will exceed €10 million.

Terra Meridiana has some wonderful properties to offer in this delightful area of the Costa del Sol, contact us to find out more!

Originally published in June 2014, updated by Adam Neale July 2018


Properties in Sotogrande

Gorgeous corner apartment with magical views of the marina for sale in the exclusive development of Ribera del Marlín, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXA1315

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 243 m² built
  • 82 m² terrace

This elegant 3rd floor south-facing apartment is situated in the ultra-exclusive urbanisation of Ribera del Marlín in the Sotogrande marina. The property comprises a bright living/dining room opening onto a...

825,000 €

Elegant Mediterranean style 5 bedroom villa with a large park-like garden for sale in Sotogrande Alto

Ref. TMXV1378

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 338 m² built
  • 2.117 m² plot
  • 36 m² terrace

Located in the tranquil neighbourhood of Sotogrande Alto, this villa is nestled on a gorgeous and well maintained lush double plot of over 2,117m2. The property provides an expansive, airy layout combining...

950,000 €
Frontline
Golf
Sotogrande, Spanish-contemporary style villa with scenic vistas in a tranquil cul-de-sac adjacent to the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, Reyes y Reinas, Sotogrande

Spanish-contemporary style villa with scenic vistas in a tranquil cul-de-sac adjacent to the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, Reyes y Reinas, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1379

  • 7 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 625 m² built
  • 3.408 m² plot

This elegant 2 storey villa is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and boasts fabulous golf, mountain and sea views from the 1st floor. Unrivalled in beauty, and scale the home is designed to make the...

3,850,000 €
New
Development
Sotogrande, Newly constructed one-of-a-kind contemporary luxury villa overlooking the Mediterranean seascape for sale in La Reserva de Sotogrande, Sotogrande

Newly constructed one-of-a-kind contemporary luxury villa overlooking the Mediterranean seascape for sale in La Reserva de Sotogrande, Sotogrande

Ref. TMNV1318

  • 8 beds
  • 9 baths
  • 5.162 m² plot
  • 805 m² terrace

Set within the ultra-exclusive community of La Reserva de Sotogrande which features just 6 private villas, this modern masterpiece boasts incredible scale and unique opportunity. Located in one of the most...

9,000,000 €
New
Development
Sotogrande, Newly constructed iconic luxury villa with views of the Mediterranean seascape for sale in La Reserva de Sotogrande, Sotogrande

Newly constructed iconic luxury villa with views of the Mediterranean seascape for sale in La Reserva de Sotogrande, Sotogrande

Ref. TMNV1319

  • 6 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 5.976 m² plot
  • 493 m² terrace

Set within the ultra-exclusive gated community of La Reserva de Sotogrande which features just 6 villas, this contemporary masterpiece boasts incredible scale and rare opportunity. Located in one of the most...

9,200,000 €
New
Development
Sotogrande, Legendary villa in a cinematic landscape for sale in one of the country's most prestigious addresses in Sotogrande

Legendary villa in a cinematic landscape for sale in one of the country's most prestigious addresses in Sotogrande

Ref. TMNV1309

  • 7 beds
  • 9 baths
  • 3.068 m² built
  • 8.954 m² plot

This exquisite and luxurious contemporary home is a triumph in modern architectural style and function yet with a timeless design. Renowned ARK architects studio in Sotogrande has created a masterpiece that...

7,500,000 €

Imposing frontline golf villa with expansive views for sale in the esteemed community of Almenara, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1376

  • 7 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 907 m² built
  • 5.270 m² plot

Magnificently designed home fusing a peaceful environment with timeless architecture, this property is sure to appeal to aficionados of fine living with 2 levels of spacious upscale interior. Set in a...

2,995,000 €
Frontline
Golf
Sotogrande, Upscale south facing villa overlooking the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande for sale in the premium neighbourhood of Reyes y Reinas, Sotogrande

Upscale south facing villa overlooking the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande for sale in the premium neighbourhood of Reyes y Reinas, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1377

  • 4 beds
  • 396 m² built
  • 3.965 m² plot
  • 100 m² terrace

Located in the ever-exclusive community of Kings and Queens in Sotogrande on the iconic avenue of Paseo del Parque, this villa boasts far reaching views over the 12th and 13th holes of the Real Club de Golf...

4,200,000 €

Classical Mediterranean style south-facing villa with scenic sea views for sale in San Diego, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1374

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 409 m² built
  • 1.344 m² plot
  • 26 m² terrace

Located in the prestigious community of San Diego in Sotogrande, this property sits within beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds. Boasting an abundance of natural light the home is built over 2...

925,000 €

Recently renovated beachside villa with panoramic sea vistas for sale in the exclusive community of San Diego, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1375

  • 6 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 320 m² built
  • 1.100 m² plot
  • 27 m² terrace

Situated in San Diego in Sotogrande, this recently refurbished Mediterranean home boasts gorgeous views of the sea and beyond to North Africa. A stunning family home with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms a...

1,045,400 €
New
Development
Sotogrande, Exclusive brand new ground floor apartment with panoramic views of the marina for sale in the PIER, Sotogrande

Exclusive brand new ground floor apartment with panoramic views of the marina for sale in the PIER, Sotogrande

Ref. TMNA1302

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 131 m² built
  • 35 m² terrace

Located in the luxury gated development of PIER in La Marina de Sotogrande, this stunning ground floor apartment is built to the highest of quality standards and finishes. Bright and airy with a contemporary...

423,000 €