Sotogrande: luxury enclave where the sun sets on the Costa del Sol

Playground of the rich and anonymous, the upmarket residential area of Sotogrande, situated just beyond the southwestern extreme of the Costa del Sol, is the perfect location for those who love the sporting life, and the good life.

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Less than an hour’s drive away from the bright lights, glitz, and glamour of Puerto Banús and Marbella, Sotogrande is the quieter, more low-key, less in-your-face face of exclusivity on the Costa del Sol. Properties for sale in Sotogrande start from less than 300,000€ and can comfortably exceed three million for the biggest and best.

Created back in the early 1960s, the residential and leisure resort of Sotogrande today is home to a year-round community of 25,000 people, although as much as 100,000 more, many well-heeled Madrileños and foreigners, make their way to the area every summer, the high point of its social calendar.

Some of the most sought-after addresses, especially on and around the Paseo del Parque, which encircles the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande south of the Guadiaro river, still retain a vaguely Californian feel, with modern and classically designed mansions hidden behind big gates, lush gardens, and whitewashed walls.

North of the Guadiaro estuary, now a protected nature reserve, is Sotogrande marina, not only the closest place to moor your private yacht in one of its 1,400 berths that can handle up to 70-metre vessels, but also home to most of the neighbourhood’s wide selection of bars, restaurants, shops, and other services.

These occupy the lower floors of the marina’s multicoloured, low-rise apartment buildings, the most in-demand of which have waterfront views, that also house homes ranging in size from two-bedroom apartments to four and five-bedroom penthouses. Some have access to amenities like indoor and outdoor pools and gyms.

Golfers will be spoiled for choice in Sotogrande. There are five 18-hole courses in the area, including European Tour Volvo Masters venue, Valderrama Golf Club; PGA Open fixture, La Reserva Club de Golf; a choice of two first-class rounds at The San Roque Club; and the grandaddy of them all, the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, which has been the heart of the resort from the start.

Sotogrande is also a mecca for horse lovers, home to the Santa María Polo Club, one of the world’s leading centres for the sport, which plays host to over 25 tournaments every year as part of the Polo Summer season, attracting the best riders and ponies from all over the globe. For those interested the Sotogrande Equestrian Club is the best place to saddle up.

If you’d rather to lounge in the sunshine and leave the golf and galloping to others, Sotogrande has three beaches to choose from: the five-kilometre stretch of Playa Guadalquitón to the south, the two-kilometre-long Playa Sotogrande, site of the popular El Cucurucho beach club which is attached to the NH Almenara Hotel, and the Playa Paseo del Mar, with its El Octógono beach club, chiringuito and watersports centre.

 

Adam Neale | October, 2015



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 €

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 €
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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 €
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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 €
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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 €
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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 €
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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 €