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Sotogrande

Sotogrande

Sotogrande is located in the municipality of San Roque in Cadiz, half an hour past Puerto Banus, and is an area that stretches from the Mediterranean Sea, about 25 km east of Gibraltar and back into the foothills of Sierra Almenara.

The beautiful area of Sotogrande is just half an hour from Puerto Banús. Unlike many other coastal areas, Sotogrande actually falls within the municipality of San Roque, in the province of Cádiz, whereas many of the other towns are located in the province of Málaga.

Sotogrande offers a strategic location between the hustle and bustle of Marbella and just 25 kilometres east of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory. The area itself sits at the foothills of Sierra Almenara, offering contrasting views of the sea, mountains, forest, Gibraltar and the north African mountains.

The area, much like the rest of the Costa del Sol, is also home to world-class golf courses, such as the famous Valderrama Golf Club. However, the most popular local sport, and perhaps what Sotogrande is most famous for, is Polo - Sotogrande is home to the Santa María Polo Club. Other local sports facilities include several tennis clubs, a rugby club, a kayak and sailing club, riding stables and a stunning marina, home to hundreds of boats and yachts.

Sotogrande is famed for its unique and diverse architectural styling, ranging from modern and contemporary designs to traditional Andalucian buildings.

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The plots in Sotogrande were the beginning of the realization of Joseph McMicking's dream in the 1960s.  The history of the prestigious houses and golf courses in Sotogrande emit a sense of distinctiveness which makes southern Spain a perfect location to live in.

The American businessman was charmed by the views, the vast terrain, the beach, the proximity to airports, the climate....Along with his nephews Jaime and Enrique Zóbel, he bought the first property, called Paniagua, and began building.  Soon after, Robert Trent Jones, a world-famous golf course developer, started building the Royal Golf Club of Sotogrande, playing his part in the creation of what is today a National Centre of Tourist Interest.  Enrique Zóbel, in turn, also contributed to the growth of sports in the area with the construction of a large polo field in 1965.

In those years, the first international settlers - from the US to the Philippines - began to arrive to create a unique social community.  Step by step, stone by stone, Sotogrande has become a global benchmark thanks to its planning excellence, its golf courses and its sports and leisure areas.

Nestled in a privileged location, it is part of the municipality of San Roque, a town with a rich history, where there still remain traces of prehistoric, Phoenician, Carthaginian and Moorish occupation settlements, among others.