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

Elegant and iconic single storey contemporary villa for sale in the privileged neighbourhood of Reyes y Reinas, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1384

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 315 m² built
  • 2.389 m² plot
  • 44 m² terrace

This south-facing villa in the ultra-exclusive Reyes y Reinas of Sotogrande is built with a cutting edge architectural design. Sleek contemporary aesthetics of simple geometry have been carefully devised to...

2,200,000 €

Legendary front line golf contemporary villa with postcard-perfect views for sale in the highly coveted La Reserva, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1385

  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 628 m² built
  • 3.260 m² plot
  • 154 m² terrace

This custom-built masterpiece in the highly desirable pocket of La Reserva in Sotogrande boasts a modern organic design. Experience quintessential Costa del Sol indoor/outdoor living surrounded by elegant...

2,650,000 €

Modern and sophisticated south-facing apartment with endless vistas over the marina for sale in Ribera del Marlin, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXA1318

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 224 m² built
  • 63 m² terrace

Defining today's level of modern luxury this south-facing 3rd-floor apartment exemplifies class and exquisite taste. Boasting unobstructed views of the sea, and Sotogrande marina from a covered terrace...

825,000 €

Spacious villa overlooking the San Roque and Almenara golf courses for sale in the tranquil neighbourhood of Sotogrande Alto

Ref. TMXV1383

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 437 m² built
  • 1.584 m² plot
  • 48 m² terrace

Nestled in a natural landscape of mature woodland this gorgeous south-facing property is set on a large plot of 1.584 m² and boasts sweeping views. Masterful style and contemporary luxury are uniquely...

928,000 €
New
Development
Sotogrande, Off plan first-floor luxury apartment for sale in the exclusive community of Village Verde, next to La Reserva Club Sotogrande

Off plan first-floor luxury apartment for sale in the exclusive community of Village Verde, next to La Reserva Club Sotogrande

Ref. TMNA1304

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 181 m² built
  • 65 m² terrace

Village Verde is nestled within an 18-hectare site of wooded parkland and is a much sought after development of apartments, penthouses and townhouses. This contemporary first-floor apartment is luxuriously...

490,000 €
New
Development
Sotogrande, Off plan luxury ground floor apartment for sale in the tranquil community of Village Verde, next to La Reserva Club Sotogrande

Off plan luxury ground floor apartment for sale in the tranquil community of Village Verde, next to La Reserva Club Sotogrande

Ref. TMNA1324

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 288 m² built
  • 123 m² terrace

Village Verde is a gated residential enclave within 18-hectares of wooded parkland and features apartments, penthouses and townhouses. This contemporary ground floor property is luxuriously appointed with a...

640,000 €
New
Development
Sotogrande, Off plan luxury penthouse for sale in the ultra-exclusive community of Village Verde, adjacent to La Reserva Club Sotogrande

Off plan luxury penthouse for sale in the ultra-exclusive community of Village Verde, adjacent to La Reserva Club Sotogrande

Ref. TMNA1317

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 524 m² built
  • 204 m² terrace

Village Verde is nestled within 18-hectares of wooded parkland and is a desirable community of apartments, penthouses and townhouses. This contemporary penthouse is luxuriously appointed with a spacious...

1,080,000 €

Expansive 9 bedroom luxury villa for sale in the prestigious Reyes y Reinas neighbourhood, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1381

  • 9 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 750 m² built
  • 3.919 m² plot
  • 200 m² terrace

Behind gates on almost 4,000 m² of flat land, a driveway lined with orange trees leads to this impressive villa. Boasting contemporary luxuries juxtaposed by timeless architecture, the property offers...

2,200,000 €

Timeless yet contemporary villa of unparalleled quality with tennis court for sale in Reyes y Reinas, Sotogrande

Ref. TMXV1380

  • 9 beds
  • 9 baths
  • 1.500 m² built
  • 8.535 m² plot

Set on a sprawling two acres promontory in Reyes y Reinas or Kings & Queens, southern Spain´s most prestigious neighbourhood, this exquisitely built architectural masterpiece sets the new standard for...

3,800,000 €

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 €