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Main Tourist Attractions
The area has several private swimming pools for guests to enjoy and is perfect
for those who love the game of golf. There is the La Finca Cortesin course on
the doorstep and several other championship courses in the immediate area.
Sotogrande presents the opportunity to do some horse riding and play a game
of polo. Puerto du la Duquesa has tennis and squash courts to enjoy. There are
many beaches in the area, the closest of which is located at the village of
Sabinillas. You can simply relax in the sun or take part in some water sports
such as diving, parasailing or windsurfing. Fishing is also a popular pastime
here and there are many fishing competitions held throughout the year.
Sotogrande also backs onto a nature reserve, so nature lovers can walk through
the area marvelling at the array of flora and fauna on display.
Casares Playa is ideally situated for shopping and there are many shops and
retail outlets within walking distance. Sabinillas has a range of interesting
shops and holds a “gastro”, the equivalent of a car boot sale, every Friday and
Sunday. Puerto du la Duquesa has many small shops where you will find holiday
essentials and some great gifts. Sotogrande is home to the Sotomarket which has
many outlets offering goods such as clothing, leather goods, shoes, locally
crafted jewellery and embroidered linen. A short drive to
Estepona presents shopaholics with the opportunity to browse the two main
precincts, Calle Real and Calle Terraza.
Eating out and Nightlife
There are several restaurants and cafés located in Casares Playa, which have a
range of Spanish delicacies and international favourites. Nearby Sabinillas has
many seafood restaurants and plenty of cafes and bars serving Tapas. Puerto du
la Duquesa has some upmarket restaurants for that special evening meal.
The nightlife at Casares Playa is very subdued and it is usual to spend most
evenings relaxing with some good food and a bottle of wine. Sabinillas has some
bars which provide live music and entertainment; they are open until the early
hours of the morning. For a more vibrant scene,
Puerto Banus and Estepona are within easy reach and are a bit livelier.