19 reasons to live in SOTOGRANDE

Sotogrande is a town in Cadiz belonging to the municipality of San Roque.
Thanks to its location, climate, accessibility and exclusivity, it is one of the most exclusive residential areas in Spain and Europe.

It currently has a population of more than 2,000 inhabitants, reaching almost 12,000 in high season, due to all the leisure and gastronomic activities available throughout the year.

With this article we want to show you 19 reasons why you should live and buy a residence in Sotogrande.


In Sotogrande the pace of life is more leisurely and relaxed. Enjoy the luxury of long summer days and quiet evenings, with no hustle and bustle and no stress.

It is the perfect place to disconnect from everyday life. Unlike other tourist destinations, you won’t find large buildings or crowds here. It is the ideal place to live or enjoy a good holiday.


Sotogrande is an urbanisation in the municipality of San Roque, in the region of Campo de Gibraltar.

Over time, it has become the holiday destination of many celebrities and personalities with great purchasing power, seeking exclusivity in a fantastic environment.

This urbanization is surrounded by the charms of the province of Cadiz, an ideal place to practice water sports, enjoy the mountains and its beaches.



A fully gated development, Sotogrande offers residents and visitors alike total security.

In addition, many residential complexes within the urbanisation itself are also gated 24 hours a day. This means that there is no cause for alarm or concern.

You can spend your holiday in complete peace and security.


It has a purely Mediterranean climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and an average temperature of around 24º. Minimum temperatures in winter are not very low, around 8º or 9º, while maximum temperatures in summer are over 30º.

The hottest months are June and July, the coldest are January and February. The rainiest months are November and December.

Nearby Airports

Sotogrande is situated in an optimal area for air transport. Close to the urbanisation is Malaga airport, one of the busiest and most important airports in Spain, where you can make national and international flights. The airports of Gibraltar and Jerez de la Frontera are also close by.

Nearby Train Stations

Another means of transport is by rail. There are two alternatives, the RENFE station of María Zambrano in Malaga city and the station of San Roque, a few minutes from Algeciras.

Both stations connect with Madrid, Ronda and Granada.


If you love golf, Sotogrande is the ideal place to practice it. Within the urbanisation is the famous Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande.

The prestigious designer Robert Trent Jones personally chose the land on which the course is situated. You can enjoy exciting national and international tournaments.

Another golf course located in San Roque in the province of Cadiz is the Real Club de Valderrama. Since 1990 it has been considered the best golf course in Continental Europe.

You can enjoy its fantastic courses and the restaurant services it offers, as well as its national and international championships.


The sport of sailing in Sotogrande is in great demand, as well as being one of the star sports in the area.

The Sotogrande Marina is the ideal place for sports and a healthy life around the sea.

It also has sailing schools and throughout the year you can enjoy numerous official regattas that count towards the different professional circuits.


Polo is one of Sotogrande’s favourite sports. It is a competition between two teams of riders on horseback, who try to score with a small wooden or plastic ball.

The urbanisation has facilities for this sport at a high level. Prestigious championships are held every year. The Santa María Polo Club is one of the most important and select clubs in the area.


The Sotogrande marina is one of the most attractive and sought after in the urbanisation. It is the perfect place to sail or moor your boat all year round.

It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful marinas on the Andalusian coastline, and also has a wide range of shopping and leisure activities.


Quality Beaches

Sotogrande surprises you with its incredible beaches, which are just over 2 kilometres long. It is a semi-urban beach of dark sand, with a high level of occupation and moderate waves.

It has some services (restaurants, leisure) to enjoy. It is one of the best areas in Cádiz to spend a few days on holiday.

Natural parks, mountain ranges and pine forests

The area of Sotogrande has natural parks, mountain ranges and pine forests. Among them is “Pinar del Rey” a large forest park, one of the most important in the region of Campo de Gibraltar.

The “Parque Natural de los Alcornocales” is the third largest protected natural park in Andalusia. It is located at the western end of the Betic Mountain Range, in the province of Cadiz.

Sierra del Arca” is one of the most attractive geological formations of the Campo de Gibraltar, it has 200 hectares of cork oak and pine forest. This mountain range also hides Palaeolithic remains such as the Cueva de Horadada with important cave paintings.

Water Sports

Sotogrande is also characterised by the practice of water sports, sailing, catamaran sailing, paddle surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, canoeing and sport fishing.

Water sports are one of the most important leisure activities in Sotogrande.

Variety of Restaurants

Sotogrande has a great gastronomic variety, a few kilometres from the urbanisation you will find yourself in the luxurious Andalusian style hotel “Finca Cortesin” with a very well cared for cuisine.

Within the complex, Italian cuisine in the restaurant “Don Giovanni“, on the seafront “Trocadero” with a good Mediterranean cuisine right on the beach.

Enjoy the local produce such as fish such as almadraba tuna, rice dishes and other products of Mediterranean cuisine.

Sotogrande street market

The Sotogrande street market is very well known, every Sunday of the year you can visit it in the Marina area. In its different stalls you will find good gastronomy options, clothes shops, art galleries, beauty centres and an infinity of cosy corners to take a break.

The market is characterised by its colourful stalls, a peaceful atmosphere that is the essence and trademark of the urbanisation.

If you are a holidaymaker, you can also find it on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.


Art Galleries

Sotogrande also has art galleries where you can admire paintings and sculptures by famous artists. The “E-Gallery de Sotogrande” is the ideal place to visit these fantastic works of art.

Decoration Shops

In addition to the fashion shops in the Marina area you will find shops specialising in furniture and home decoration.

Famous shops like “Balakata” or great designers like “Patricia Darch“, where you will discover a great selection of home products, beautiful furniture and gifts.

Trocadero Summer Flamenco Festival

The Trocadero Festival in Sotogrande is a great event that takes place throughout the spring and summer. The aim of this festival is to spread the art of flamenco in all its splendour. With a total of 14 concerts between the months of May and August.

Great artists such as José Mercé, Tomatito, Macaco, Farruquito, Mayte Martín and many more take part.

New build properties

Surely you have no shortage of reasons to come and live or enjoy a holiday in Sotogrande, that’s why at Gilmar Off Plan we have new build properties for sale, built with high quality materials and with all the comforts within your reach.

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