Sotogrande is an exclusive section of the coast, with prime residential housing and sports clubs of all kinds. It is about 5,000 acres in total but encompasses all you could ask for when looking for a pleasurable holiday. It’s situated on the coast only 15 minutes from Gibraltar airport and 25-35 minutes from Marbella. Developed on since 1964 by the American Joseph McMicking it is now home to golf clubs, beaches, bars, a marina, leisure centres and polo clubs.

Sotogrande’s most prestigious asset is Valderrama golf club that is by far the best in Spain and has played host to numerous professional competitions, including the Ryder Cup. Along with Valderrama there is the Sotogrande Real Club de Golf that’s designed by Robert Trent Jones and of course there is the neighbouring San Roque course designed by Seve Ballesteros. The marina has around 550 moorings that is expanding to double in size and is the perfect setting for a meal in one of the many restaurants along the front.

On the beach there is also sailing and many regattas taking place throughout the season but is busy even in the winter season. Polo is an extremely popular sport in the area and this obviously attracts its fair share of famous clientele but the clubs also offer courses for beginners and experts alike.

Sotogrande is fast becoming the place to be seen on the Costa del Sol, there is a distinct feeling of elegance and luxury about the place which makes for a very worthy visit!