The towns of Costa del Sol are famous for their luxury lifestyle. But the most exclusive of them all is Sotogrande. It is on the hills of Cadiz province overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, not far from the Straits of Gibraltar. Sotogrande has everything you need for leisure and relaxation. There are championship golf courses, incredible shops, fine restaurants, spas and beauty therapies. It's a peaceful haven where you can enjoy your favorite pastimes in complete privacy. And best of all, Sotogrande is just forty minutes from Marbella.
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Sotogrande was originally a golf resort. It was established in the 1960s by Joseph McMicking, a wealthy American. His eighteen-hole parkland course was designed by the talented golf architect, Robert Trent Jones. The landscape of Sotogrande is perfect for golf. There are hills, valleys, the River Guardiaro and amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea. Real Club Valderrama is regarded as the best golf course in Spain. It was chosen as the venue for the 1997 Ryder Cup. You can now try your golfing skills at even more Sotogrande courses including La Reserva and Almenara.
Sotogrande is one of the few locations in southern Spain where you can play or watch polo matches. Sotogrande's Santa Maria Polo Club is one of the world's top polo destinations. It has seven fields of superb quality. Many of the world's most accomplished polo players frequently play there. You can also visit Sotogrande's tennis centers. There are three in total with excellent courts and practice facilities. There are many other sports at Sotogrande including swimming and cycling.
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One of the most popular areas of Sotogrande is La Marina. The harbor is very attractive. It has space for more than 1,300 yachts. There are also facilities for yacht repair and maintenance. You can enjoy sailing your own yacht or simply relax and watch the beautiful boats. La Marina has many restaurants and bars. There are also exclusive gift shops and boutiques.
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The main beach at Sotogrande has incredible views of the Spanish coast and even North Africa. At the nearby village of Torreguadiaro there is a popular beach with dark, soft sand. However, the most amazing beach is nowhere near the sea. At La Reserva Golf resort, there is an artificial lagoon with its own beach. It's a beautiful location where you can relax on the sand and admire the surrounding hills.
One of the most exciting activities is to watch for whales in the Mediterranean Sea. You can join a pleasure cruise from Sotogrande which will take you nearer to the Straits of Gibraltar. It is the place where whales frequently move between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. You might even see a large orca and many dolphins.
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When you live in Marbella, it is so easy to reach Sotogrande. In just forty minutes you can be relaxing in the spa or enjoying the exciting amenities. When you invest in a luxury villa in Marbella, you'll have the perfect location. You can easily reach Sotogrande to the east and towns such as Torremolinos to the west. At Questates, we have spent thirty years helping investors find the perfect luxury home in Marbella. We have a great understanding of the city. Let us help you find your new home in Marbella. Then you will be perfectly placed to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Sotogrande.