Originally Sotogrande was a holiday village alsmost exclusively visited by Spanish tourists from Madrid. In the last few decades people from outside of Spain got interested in this area, especially those who are searching for a balanced and sporting lifestyle than in Marbella or Puerto Banús. This is an exclusive resort frequented since the 1960’s by distinguished Spaniards, the Puerto has over recent years increasingly appealed to foreign investors and holidaymakers seeking a place somewhat quieter resort.
Apart from the incredible golf courses onsite, the area also boasts the Costa del Sol’s most attractive equestrian centre, and an international school with a great reputation if you are going to live here with your children all year-round. The locality is divided by the N340 motorway. On the south side is the Playa, the oldest part of the town and where the Club de Golf de Sotogrande is located. On the north side is Alto, a newer and hillier area, where the clubs of Valderrama, and la Reserva are situated.
Indeed, the resort is more family-friendly than some other areas on the coast, with a number of activities such as kayaking and other water sports available and that can be practiced at the mouth of the Guadiaro or on the beach itself. Finally, a number of sailing regattas are held here every year and, as you would expect, yachting is important. The pleasure port is being extended, with a number of residential islands being created so that owners may moor their boats on their garden.