Discover Sotogrande

Explore sotogrande – Spain’s most alluring vision of timeless Mediterranean living and make la reserva, Sotogrande’s latest community, your home to enjoy the best golf in Spain and much more. 

Sotogrande’s weather, facilities and refined yet relaxed atmosphere has made it a home-from-home for the world’s elite since 1962. If you think of Sotogrande as the perfect place to live, we invite you to discover the gated communities around the club.

Sotogrande marina

Officially opened in 1987 and known as the Puerto Deportivo Sotogrande, this stunning marina is the focal point for the strong sailing community here in Sotogrande. Home to hundreds of beautiful boats and exceptional facilities, it also boasts a sailing school to inspire and educate the sailors of the future. Even if you don’t want to take to the water, we’d definitely recommend a visit to the marina. You’ll find wonderful shops, bars, cafes and restaurants overlooking the water and the marina plays host to regular events and activities.

Water sports

In addition to being a hub for sailing, Sotogrande is also a great place to enjoy a whole host of water sports. If you want to try windsurfing or kitesurfing, then the steady winds on this part of the coast are perfect. There are regular regattas leaving from the marina and you will find companies offering paddle boarding, kayaking, diving courses and rentals. In the hills of Sotogrande you will also find the sports lagoon at La Reserva Club, which is a mecca for water sports enthusiasts. This offers a wide range of exciting water sports to try, in a sheltered and controlled environment, perfect for beginners and families wanting to learn something new.

Fishing

Here in Sotogrande we are blessed with some of the best fishing waters in the area. Being close to both the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, and with the Gibraltar Straights very close by, you can find an incredible array of fish, including the highly prized red tuna. There are many options for fishing trips, leaving from the Sotogrande marina, suitable for beginners and advanced fishermen and we can recommend companies to contact if you want to try your hand at fishing in Sotogrande.

Sotogrande and horses a lifelong love affair

The Sotogrande lifestyle has always been focused around a love for horses; from chukkas on the polo fields to sunrise hacks along the coast, horseriding is a popular activity for both residents and visitors alike. The Sotogrande Equestrian Club, Hipica hosts a charming set of stables and offers equestrian facilities that cater for all abilities from young kids to adults, beginners to the most experienced of riders.

Treks and hacks on horseback

Horse riding is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful countryside around Sotogrande. We’re lucky enough to have the wonderful Finca Alcaidesa just 5 minutes from La Reserva Club where you can ride in a stunning setting. There is more than 1,500 hectares where you can see mountain goats, wild boar and foxes in the wild. Galloping past century old pine trees and forests of native cork trees is an experience you won’t forget.

Endurance Equestrian Experience organizes horse treks in small groups, longer hacks and treks including a picnic lunch and can create a bespoke event for you which focuses on horses and nature. More experienced riders can start in the park and trek all the way to the magical medieval fortress of Castellar, with its incredible views of the Gibraltar Straits. Other longer treks include visiting the charming white village of Jimena de la Frontera, or visiting the Almoraima Convent with its beautiful fountain which takes you back to times gone by.

Mountain biking

Discover the old Andalucía on meandering bike trips, opening up the land at the bucolic pace it deserves. Mountain biking reveals the unseen side of this varied natural landscape, through mint-covered countryside, along trails that hug the sea. Within Sotogrande’s 1,500 hectares own nature preserve, one can go off-road for rocky climbs and adrenalin-filled descents, along riverbanks and waterfalls edged by limestone and violet candytuft flowers. You can bike to the old village of Castellar de la Frontera, or explores 1,800kms of disused railway lines transformed into traffic-free greenways or ‘vías verdes’. These offer a family-friendly way to explore the hidden Andalucía — one which hasn’t much changed over the last hundred years. Cycle or horse ride the well-loved paths or, for the more adventurous, carve fresh trails through sun-kissed landscape.

The gateway to Andalucía

Sotogrande is a wonderful base for exploring the diverse, beautiful and magical area of Andalucía. It’s situated in the Cadiz province, within easy reach of the historic and cultural hotspots of Seville, Jerez and Cadiz and the white sandy beaches and stunning coastal villages of the Costa del la Luz. Head east and you’ll find the cosmopolitan Marbella, the breath-taking Ronda gorge, Malaga’s art galleries and nightlife and the vertigo-inducing Caminito del Rey. In under three hours you can even be exploring the Moorish wonders of the Alhambra, in the beautiful city of Granada. There are so many wonders within easy ready of Sotogrande, and we’d be delighted to arrange bespoke tours to help you to make the very most of your trip.

Gastronomy

Sotogrande offers easy access to some of the world’s best cuisine. In Sotogrande Marina we have a wonderful selection of restaurants, offering a wide range of cuisines. We invite famous chefs such as the team from Restaurant Paul Bocuse to cook at our L’Olive restaurant and delight in the amazing produce grown and foraged in the surrounding countryside. Last but not least, you are with easy reach of 3 Michelin star restaurant Dani Garcia in Marbella and 4 Michelin star restaurant A Poniente in Puerto de Santa Maria.

We are blessed with a rich culinary culture and an outstanding climate for producing some of the world’s best ingredients. From the wonderful mushrooms we can forage in nearby Jimena and Castellar, to the olive oil produced in rural Malaga province, the sherry from Jerez, the fresh fish from our coast and the Pata Negra ham produced in Andalucia, foodies really are spoilt for choice in this area.

Shooting & Hunting

Andalucía is famous for its hunting – both bird and big game – with national hunting reserves and numerous private game reserves within easy reach of La Reserva Club, and clay-pigeon shooting also on offer.

Live in Sotogrande. Invest in quality of life

 

Since its inception, Sotogrande S.A. has been the creator and developer of Spain’s largest and first private master plan community. Discover Sotogrande’s latest gated communities designed for modern living, offering privacy, security and properties connected with nature. Residentes of the gated communities will enjoy privileged access to La Reserva Club sports and leisure amenities.

Enjoy the ultimate lifestyle in southern Spain, within easy reach of Marbella and Gibraltar.

Life in Sotogrande

Discover the celebrated Sotogrande

 

Sotogrande and La Reserva Club overflow with opportunity, from polo and sailing to hunting and walking, each day spent on these shores is yours to curate, craft and enjoy.

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