Sotogrande

Sotogrande, Andalusia, Spain

Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalusia.

It is located in the municipality of San Roque in the Province of Cádiz along the Mediterranean coast. Sotogrande is conveniently located east of Gibraltar, less than a 10 minutes’ drive. Many who work in Gibraltar, live in Sotogrande. This particular region offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean, the rock of Gibraltar and Morocco a mere 15 kilometres south across the sea.

Sotogrande is one of the most prestigious areas in Spain. Some of the world’s richest and most powerful families own homes in this spectacular location, including the royal family of Spain and the United Kingdom as well as powerful leaders from Russia and other countries. 

Current and past regulars and inhabitants of Sotogrande include Peter Caruana, former Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, current Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Tony Blair, Emilio Botín, Anan Rosa Quintana, Mike Gwilym, Vladimir Gusinsky, Boris Berezovsky, as well as Prince Louis Alponse, Duke of Anjou.

HISTORY

Sotogrande was created by the couple, Joseph McMicking and Mercedes Zóbel from the Philippines along with the support of their two nephews, Jaime and Enrique Zóbel. The idea was to build a Palm Beach in southern Europe.

In 1962, the McMickings, bought five neighbouring farms with the idea of creating a luxurious residential development by the Mediterranean. Over the years, the couple built what is considered one of the most luxurious urbanizations in Europe. In May 2006 Sotogrande was featured in The Times as the area home to the most expensive real estate in Europe. There are a number of artificial lakes and five golf courses, including the all famous Valderrama Golf Club, created by Jaime Ortiz-Patiñoand the San Roque course. The colourful, luxurious leisure port was completed in 1988.

ARCHITECTURAL PARADISE

Sotogrande is well known as an architectural paradise for lovers of architecture, boasting luxury in an array of different styles and wonderful caches, influenced by a mix of traditional Andalusian art, 21st century design and a stylish Moorish touch. Wherever you look, be it the spectacular nature of the area or its phenomenal architecture, views are breath-taking. In 2008 the local government declared three buildings of cultural interest, protecting them from reform or demolition. These architectural gems are the Biddle House, by Francisco Javier Carvajal, the Zóbel house by José Antonio Coderch and the Real Club de Golf designed by Luis Gutierrez Soto.

RESTAURANTS

Casa Mané

Almadraba (Playa de Palmones), 11379 Palmones, Cádiz 

+34 956 675 010

 

El Gaucho de Sotogrande

Centro Comercial Paniagua, Av. Paniagua, Local nº4, 11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz

+34 956 795 528 

 

Gigi’s Beach

Paseo del Mar, 11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz 

+34 696 674 753

 

Chambao Sotogrande Beach Bar Club

Playa Torreguadiaro, s/n, 11312 Torreguadiaro, Cádiz 

+34 657 800 333

 

Trocadero Sotogrande

Paseo del Parque s/n, Cádiz, 11310 San Roque, Cádiz

+34 956 795 012

 

Restaurante Virgil

Plaza Andalucia, 25, 11350 Castellar de la Frontera, Cádiz

+34 956 693 059

 

La Reserva Club

Av. Reserva, s/n, 11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz 

+34 956 785 252

 

Bokana

Ribera del Marlin, Marina de Sotogrande local 30,31, 11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz

+34 956 772 647

 

New Delhi Indian Restaurant

Galeria Paniagua,1 local 1-2, PTL B,11310 Sotogrande, Cádiz

+34 956 796 217

 

La Cabaña de Sotogrande

Antiguo Cortijo Valderrama, Autovía del Mediterráneo, Km. 130, 11311 Sotogrande, Cádiz

+34 956 236 063

 

Polo One

Puerto Sotogrande, 11310, Cádiz

+34 956 790 390

GOLF

Almenara Golf Club                                            The San Roque Club

Real Club Valderrama                                         Sotogrande Golf

Club de Golf La Cañada                                     La Reserva Club Sotogrande

Alcaidesa Link Golf Resort                                 La Duquesa Golf & Country Club

Club de Golf Finca Cortesin                               Casares Costa Golf

Estepona Golf

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

Sotogrande International School                        Sotogrande International Boarding House

Centro Infantil Nanitos Montessori School         San Roque Boarding House

Fundamentals

HEALTHCARE

Marbella Healt Care Services S L                        Clínica Humanline Sotogrande

Clinica HumanLine – Human Line Clinic             Hospital Centro Equino Manilva

Quore Clinic                                                            Hospital Comarcal La Línea de la Concepción

Hospital Quirónsalud Campo de Gibraltar

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