Sotogrande is one of Andalucia's little treasures. If you like the luxurious Golf, Sporting and Marina lifestyle then Sotogrande has everything you could possibly wish for. Sotogrande is actually located in Cadiz in Costa de la Luz but in reality it is where Costa del Sol ends as the Puerto de Sotogrande is just over the border from Malaga province. Founded in 1962 by a globetrotting entrepreneur called Joe McMicking, Sotogrande has long been one of the top residential developments in the world. Sotogrande's success is the result of McMickin's vision for a stylish, luxurious residential resort combined with careful development of Sotogrand's extraordinary location. Going strong for more than 40 years, Sotogrande looks poised to enjoy another 40, based on its simple formula of a quality of life that is impossible to beat. Sotogrande is a golf, polo, and beach resort that has everything you could possibly want from a residential development, including 5 golf courses, a golf academy, polo grounds, a substantial marina, a riding centre, an international school, beach clubs, tennis clubs, a sailing club, luxury hotels, spas, gyms, restaurants, shops, and much more. It is fair to say that there are few residential communities in the world with comparable on-site facilities. Sotogrande is set on a series of low, verdant hills with views over the Mediterranean. The residential areas, which include villas, townhouses, and apartments, are interwoven with the golf courses, and other green spaces such as ancient cork forests spread around the resort. As a result, most of the residential areas are peaceful and private, often with tranquil views over fairways and greens towards the surrounding countryside and the sea. Sotogrande's maturity is another advantage. The infrastructure and landscaping are well settled, and perfectly maintained, so walking the dogs anywhere around Sotogrande is a pleasure. Wide avenues bordered with semi-tropical trees and landscaped gardens run through the established residential areas. Here you will see some of the best-kept gardens of any residential development in Spain. The marina also sets Sotogrande apart from other luxury residential developments in the world, few of which can boast such an amazing facilities for boat lovers (there are berths ranging from 8m to over 15m). With shops, bars, a luxury hotel, a tennis club and a beach club, the marina it is already a hub of social life on the resort. The new Blue Sotogrande project, based in the Marina and due to open in 2009, will boost the selection of restaurants and smart shops, and make the marina even more enticing. Sotogrande that will have every exclusive brand name you can possibly think of and plans to be the number one exclusive shopping destination in Costa del Sol taking business away from Puerto Banus. A remarkable feature of Sotogrande is its stable community,. This is a direct result of Sotogrande's great quality of life. Sotogrande is 30kms from Gibraltar, on the western end of the Costa del Sol, in Andalucia's Cadiz province. The immediate surroundings are largely rural, and Sotogrande is set in some of Spain's most attractive countryside. You find yourself deep in the countryside, surrounded by orange groves, the moment you leave Sotogrande on the Ronda Road. The views of the mountains, valleys, and historic pueblos blancos such as Gaucin are wonderful. The small town of Guadiaro is right next door to Sotogrande. This means that supermarkets and other day-to-day shopping needs are only a few minutes drive. For more serious shopping you have everything you need in Marbella (40 minutes) and Gibraltar with Gibraltar Airport being only 10 minutes away and Malaga Airport less that an hour away on the A7 motorway. You also have the world renowned Sotogrande International School which is world famous for its talented Music students. From the beaches of Sotogrande there are dramatic views of the Rock of Gibraltar, and the mountains of Morocco, across The Straits.
Sotogrande Police & Emergency Numbers
- Police/Fire/Ambulance: 112
- National Police : 091
- Local Police : 092
- Guardia Civil : 062
- Fire Brigade : 080
- Ambulance : 061
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