Sotogrande is a beautiful area right on the edge of the Costa del Sol, which is located in the province of Cadiz, but within easy reach of Marbella and Malaga airport. This area is a very exclusive residential area, famous for golf, polo, sailing and large, beautiful properties, with plenty of green space and an affluent air. It started being developed in the 1960s, and was modelled on the exclusive private developments in Manila and the US. This explains the wide, tree lined avenues, secure gated developments and large private homes that you can find here. Sotogrande is all about understated luxury and very popular with international buyers looking for beautiful properties in a top location.

Here's why Sotogrande is a great place to buy property -

Natural Beauty

Sotogrande prides itself on low build density and plenty of space and green areas. This is an area with space to breathe and enjoy nature, as well as the beautiful beaches and stunning Mediterranean views.

Sporting Excellence

Sotogrande is a sporting paradise, home to some of the very best golf courses in Europe. Valderrama, is considered the best golf course in Spain and in the top 5 courses in Europe according to As if that wasn’t enough, Sotogrande also has La Reserva Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course which is regularly picked as one of the best clubs in Spain.

But it’s not just golf in Sotogrande! Polo is a big sport in Sotogrande and there are several polo clubs and schools located in the area. There are regular polo matches through the year, as well as big tournaments over the summer months. There is a fantastic tennis and padel club at La Reserva Club, an equestrian centre, several gyms and fitness centres. There’s even a rugby club here.

There’s also a strong sailing community thanks to the beautiful marina and sailing club. There are regular regattas, a sailing school for children and a whole host of watersports available too.

Family Friendly

Sotogrande has an outstanding international school and is a very family friendly place to live. This is attracting more and more families from the UK, Europe and Scandinavia who want to have excellent education in English for their children, fantastic sports facilities for them to enjoy and large family homes where they can be together. The Spanish culture is family friendly, so kids are welcome everywhere and the large international community makes it easy to build a strong social network and have a wonderful lifestyle as a family.

An easy commute

Many successful business people who are working in finance or gaming in Gibraltar choose Sotogrande as the perfect place to live. It’s an easy 20-minute commute to Gibraltar, and they can enjoy the space, stunning natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle of Spain outside of their demanding jobs.

It’s become a very popular choice for remote workers from the UK as well. Its proximity to Gibraltar airport means it’s very easy for UK business owners and executives to work from home in Sotogrande and then commute back for meetings, time in the office or events when they need to.

Stunning properties, plus space to build

Sotogrande has a number of different areas where you can purchase properties. We’d divide them up into the following zones –

Sotogrande Port – This is a beautiful marina, surrounded by residential developments of apartments and townhouses. Sotogrande Port is a good option for people who want to have things to do and places to go on their doorstep and want to be in the heart of the action and near the sea. Ideal buyers don’t need a lot of space and aren’t worried about having gardens, and want easy lock-up and leave properties with good holiday rental potential.

Sotogrande Costa – The area between the sea and the coastal road is known as Sotogrande Costa and is broken up into different zones. Properties in Sotogrande Alto vary in size, but tend to be detached villas and townhouses, with gardens, but on relatively small plots. This is a great area if you want to be close to the sea and within easy reach of shops and the coastal road.

Sotogrande Alto – The area behind the coast road and inland is known as Sotogrande Alto and is the newer area to be developed. This offers buyers larger plots and a lower build density, with some great views. In this area you’ll find golf courses and the So/Sotogrande Hotel, as well as the Sotogrande International School. It’s an excellent area if space and privacy is important and for families with children in the school. It now has So/Sotogrande, which has a number of bars and restaurants and there’s a lot of development going on in this area, but there’s not as many things here compared to Sotogrande Costa.

La Reserva – This is the area in and around the La Reserva Club, with its golf course, tennis club, beach club, bars and restaurants. It is a stunning area, which is home to some spectacular new developments of luxury villas, as well as the new complex of apartments and penthouses of apartments and penthouses of Village Verde.

Plots in Sotogrande – Sotogrande is unusual in that it still has a plentiful supply of plots to buy. This offers an excellent opportunity to build your own property, which perfectly meets your needs and will be a great investment for the future. Find out more about Sotogrande plots   

C2C Properties has a wide range of properties in Sotogrande which you can browse on our website.