Sotogrande is an upmarket holiday resort located between Gibraltar and Malaga.
It is primarily suited to golfers and keen sportsmen and women, as it offers a
wide range of activities and health treatments. It was built by an American,
Joseph McMicking, in the 1960’s. He fell in love with the breathtaking views and
his aim was to create a centre for tourism that was calm and serene, yet near
enough to the airports in the region.
Main Tourist Attractions
With no less than three golf courses surrounding the resort, it is a haven for
those who love the game of golf. Other sporting facilities are available
including horse riding, tennis, squash and polo. Sotogrande has its own beach
for relaxing on as well as watersports such as kayaking and sailing. The area
around Sotogrande is a nature reserve and visitors can take guided walks or
simply follow the notice boards that give information on the beautiful plants
and trees. The college located at the resort regularly holds concerts and
Flamenco dancing displays.
Due to its exclusivity as a resort, shopping in Sotogrande could be considered
limited in comparison to other Costa del Sol resorts. It has all the facilities
to cater for its visitors including holiday necessities and the token gifts or
souvenirs. There is a market held twice a week offering visitors the opportunity
to purchase souvenirs, craft items and antiques. For serious shoppers, the
commercial haven of
Estepona is approximately twenty five minutes from
Sotogrande. Many tourists also take the short journey by ferry to Gibraltar to
shop in the boutiques and bazaars. Day trips to nearby historic San Roque are
also common. Here you will find attractions including the ruins of old Roman
settlements and forts.
Eating out and Nightlife
Sotogrande has several bars, cafés and restaurants spread throughout the resort.
Several restaurants offer fine dining and are located in the hotels. Down by the
beach you will find beach bars offering light cuisine for visitors enjoying the
beach. There is a range of traditional Spanish fare available including seafood
as well as a variety of international cuisine. Many establishments offer healthy
options for those undertaking health treatments at the resort.
Although there are no discos or nightclubs to speak of, the marina area of
Sotogrande is a lively affair during the evening. The bars and restaurants
situated here offer delicious food, fine wines and a range of live entertainment
for visitors to savour.
85 Long term rentals found in Sotogrande, Costa Del Sol, Spain