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Introduction to Sotogrande
The diamond of the Costa del Sol, is the best leisure complex, is on the left end of the Costa del Sol, in the province of Cádiz, with an area of 4000 hectares of beautiful landscapes, an ideal place for its multiple golf courses, sports facilities that include tennis courts and clay courts, horse riding, canoeing, sailing for adults and children and let’s not forget its six world famous Polo courses that In the summer there are better European polo matches every afternoon with free admission. Sotogrande is only 20 minutes from Gibraltar airport, one hour and 20 minutes by car from arrivals to Malaga airport, 30 minutes from Marbella for a day of shopping and well-known tourist attractions such as Seville, Tarifa, Ronda, Jerez and Granada.
Sotogrande was founded in 1962 by Joseph McMicking, he fell in love with the area and bought a collection of farms with the idea of creating a residential development in the Mediterranean for wealthy clients. His vision was to build a development that was in harmony with the natural beauty of the land, today Sotogrande is known throughout the world as an exceptional place to live, it is considered the largest private property development in Andalusia.
Sotogrande offers many secluded beaches such as Playa Guadalquitón, which is a 5 km beach in front of a private estate located Sotogrande and Alcaidesa, if you are looking for a secluded beach, this is the one you should visit. It is considered one of the quietest in Andalucia, if you do not like to be so isolated, we re
commend you visit El Cabrero Beach in Cala Taraje, this cove is moderately busy, but offers visitors amenities such as showers, baths and a point of lifeguards as well as a chiringuito to soak in the beer while enjoying the sun. This beach is also known as Cala Sardina (Sardine Cove) and there is a protected monument ‘Casa Fuerte de Cala Sardina’. This beach was used as a stage for the movie Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
Sotogrande offers five well-known golf courses, Valderrama Golf Club hosts the Volvo Masters of the European Tour and the 1997 Ryder Cup, the Royal Golf Club, Almenara, La Reserva, La Cañada and a Golf Academy, a place that is definitely worth Worth visiting.
The best beaches of Sotogrande
The Urbanization of Sotogrande has access to two beaches:
The first is called Sotogrande Beach. This is a beach located in the town of San Roque in the Andalusian region of Campo de Gibraltar in Spain. In addition, this beach on the Mediterranean side of the coast of Campo de Gibraltar is about 2250 meters long and 35 meters wide on average.
Its exact location is between the mouth of the River Guadalquitón and the port of Sotogrande where it joins the natural area of the estuary of the River Guadiaro.
Sotogrande is a luxury urbanization belonging to the municipality of San Roque.
It is a semi-urban beach of dark sand without a promenade, with a high level of occupation and moderate waves.
Services of Sotogrande Beach
Sotogrande beach has a wide range of services, including:
- Its access on foot.
- The rental of hammocks.
- Toilet and changing room service.
- A spa.
- A Sailing Club.
- The services of a Red Cross post.
- Showers to rinse off the salt.
- Rescue equipment.
- Litter bins.
- Parking service.
- A marina.
- Information signs.
- Your cleaning service.
- Phone booth.
The Beach of Torreguadiaro:
Torreguadiaro Beach is located in Sotogrande, an exclusive urbanization belonging to the municipality of San Roque. This beach is somewhat smaller than the previous one as it has an area somewhat larger than 1,300 meters. It is also in an area of fishermen, near luxury apartments and the marina of Sotogrande.
It is a semi-urban beach of dark sand with small crushed stones and a promenade. Every summer its occupation level is high and the waves are moderate.
Services of Torreguadiaro Beach:
It also has some services, among which we can highlight:
- Its access on foot
- Red Cross rescue service
It also has some dunes that have been somewhat diminished by the degree of urbanization on the beach.
To enjoy Sotogrande, its beaches, its marina and the best golf courses in Europe. The best thing is to book a room in a hotel. That’s why we present you some of the best hotels in Sotogrande.
This hotel is next to the sea and less than five minutes drive from La Cañada Golf Club. It is a magnificent 4 star hotel.
It has 106 rooms with minibar, also the rooms have a balcony. It also offers: wifi internet connection and television with satellite channels. The private bathroom is equipped with a deep bathtub and a rain showerhead.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour gymnasium. Other services of this hotel include babysitting service (fee) and a recreational area or game room. It also offers a business center and free newspapers in the lobby at your disposal.
Also noteworthy is its restaurant with a bar or lounge and beautiful views of the garden.
Hotel NH Almenara
It is a comfortable complex which is in a quiet area, in the middle of the 27-hole golf course of Almenara. Also from the hotel you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of both the complex and the sea. There is also a free bus service that takes you to the beach, where the hotel has a club.
The comfortable rooms are air-conditioned, have a bathroom with a hairdryer and have a direct line telephone. Also in this hotel you can enjoy satellite, cable or pay TV, radio, internet connection, minibar-fridge, central heating, rental safe, balcony or terrace…
Hotel Club Marítimo de Sotogrande
The Hotel Club Marítimo De Sotogrande is a beautiful hotel which is located in the marina of Sotogrande. It faces Gibraltar, Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also close to the best golf clubs in Europe.
The Hotel Club Maritimo de Sotogrande is a hotel which has 2 restaurants:
The first one offers aperitifs and tapas.
And the second one offers an excellent Mediterranean cuisine.
In addition the interior design of the hotel is modern and at the same time pleasant. Therefore it offers a comfortable and cosy place to rest and relax.
It should also be noted that this accommodation is a 3 minute walk from the beach.
Restaurant for your children in Sotogrande
Mar Sana Restaurant
Here you can taste dishes from the Mediterranean and Spanish cuisines. Don’t forget to take the tasty fish or the attractive seafood from Mar Sana Restaurant. Here you can drink a delicious wine.
Your personal patient reflects the style and character of this place.
All this is complemented by the impressive views, which will make you feel like you are sailing, since, from our dining room, you will be able to enjoy the views of the Mediterranean, as well as the African continent or Gibraltar.
Thanks to the fact that this restaurant is part of a hotel, there are all kinds of facilities to entertain the children. And on its large terrace there is space for them to play safely.
This restaurant was inspired by Belgian food. It is an ideal place to come with children because in addition to having a spacious terrace and a quiet atmosphere. Also in this restaurant you can make reservations for private events such as birthdays of children, but also business dinners.
All its raw material is imported from Belgium, and also an exclusive wine list.
The Cabaña in Sotogrande
The Restaurant La Cabaña in Sotogrande is located in the old Cortijo Valderrama and is the first house that existed in the urbanization. Because it was here that Joseph Mackmiking, the founder of Sotogrande, settled.
In addition to this story, La Cábala de Sotogrande has a special children’s menu for the children. And thanks to its facilities such as the swimming pool, the gardens and the large halls it is an ideal place to come with the whole family and children.
Also here you can make events for the whole family, from birthdays to weddings. Because it is a restaurant with a good family atmosphere.
Restaurant La Terraza
This is a family restaurant, run by an entire family. Their cuisine is traditional, but they also offer creative and modern recipes. Everything in a warm and family atmosphere, with spacious rooms, and highlights the potatoes with scallops and bechamel, and their exquisite desserts.
In their menu you can find a wide variety of dishes made with top quality products with a touch of fusion. Also with a children’s menu. Thanks to its location between the provinces of Malaga and Granada, it has a pleasant climate all year round and of course the best and freshest products, both from the sea and the land.
Festivities in Sotogrande
As in all of Andalusia at the end of March the streets of Sotogrande are filled with an atmosphere and aroma of orange blossom, jasmine and incense. Because the Holy Week begins. Which is lived with much devotion.
Then in April there is the tradition of the Pilgrimage in the neighboring San Roque. This consists of a pilgrimage with many carts, horses and other draught animals.
In May, specifically on the 21st, the foundation of the city is commemorated.
On the night of June 23rd and 24th, the Magical Night of San Juan is also celebrated. In which bonfires or fires are made. And everyone gathers on the beach celebrating with food, drink and music the entrance of the summer.
On August 16, as in all coastal towns and villages, there is a procession of the Virgen del Carmen. She is the patron saint of sailors and fishermen. There are also a series of performances by bands, parades, a boat procession carrying the image of the Virgin.
And for the last few years, the Halloween party has had a great boom in addition to the classic All Saints’ Day (Tosantos). Which is celebrated on the night of October 31st. Therefore there are numerous municipal activities, all free, will be concentrated in the Alameda Alfonso XI. Even with a terrifying parade.
Also during the Halloween party there are pumpkin decorating contests. A Market, the City Council opens the Mansion of Panic.
In parallel, the neighborhoods of the municipality prepare for these days many activities to celebrate the night of Halloween and Tosantos. For example, in the Association of women La Charca de Torreguadiaro a Halloween party is held every year. With snacks, games and entertainment.
The Sotogrande Reserve on Halloween
La Reserva Club also hosts a fantastic Halloween party every year for the whole family. With prices adapted to all ages, enjoy the great autumn party in style at La Reserva de Sotogrande.
That’s why you shouldn’t miss any party organized in Sotogrande. It’s fun for the whole family, you can live the religious feeling of the Holy Week and the processions. And have a terrific time on Halloween.
Club de Golf Valderrama
In Sotogrande is the internationally famous course Real Club Valderrama.
With a very detailed course, it has been chosen on three occasions as the best course in Europe. It is 6,356 metres long and has a total of 18 holes with par 72.
It is also one of the best known and most appreciated golf courses in Europe, being the number one course in Europe.
A bit of history of the club
This golf course was built in 1974 and was called “Nuevo Sotogrande”. And part of a design of the architect Robert Trent Jones.
Seven years later it was renamed “Las Aves”. Also in the mid 80s it was acquired by Jaime Ortiz Patiño. It then underwent a major renovation by the original architect, and became “Valderrama”.
In 1999, Valderrama was rated as the best course in Europe by Golf Word magazine. In addition, its driving range was rated as the best in Europe by Nick Faldo.
Tournaments held at Club de Golf Valderrama
Women’s Spanish Open: 1982.
Ryder Cup: 1997 (first time it was held in continental Europe).
WGC-American Express Championship: 1999 and 2000.
Volvo Masters: 1988-1996 and 2002-2008.
Andalucía Valderrama Masters: 2010, 2011, 2017-2019.
Spanish Open: 2016.
Golf course design
It has an 18-hole course and a 9-hole par-3 course. We must also point out that it has one of the best par-5 courses in the world, hole 17, as well as several emblematic par-3 courses.
Hiking routes in Sotogrande
First of all, Sotogrande is a small population center so almost any route we take will leave the boundaries of Sotogrande. But that does not mean that we cannot enjoy hiking in Sotogrande. That is why we propose several routes both in and around Sotogrande.
The Guadiaro Estuary Trail in Sotogrande
This trail links Sotogrande and the Port of Sotogrande. To reach it you can take exit 130 of the A-7 freeway. In Jaime El Conquistador street, just before crossing the bridge towards the port, there is a wooden footbridge on the right that marks the beginning of the path.
The entire route follows the natural area of the Guadiaro River estuary and a central island formed by the sediments carried by the river. This place is the only humid zone that has the oriental coast of Cadiz. It also contains a rich variety of birds. Ospreys, spoonbills and flamingos can often be seen.
In the summer months, due to the migratory routes, the transit of birds is continuous and up to 140 different species are counted. As for aquatic animals, the lamprey is the most important.
The vegetation is also typical of wetlands, although it is dominated by reeds. However, in areas that are not flooded, some wild olive trees are interspersed with gorse and brambles.
Other routes near Sotogrande
Garganta del Capitan: Another area that has wonderful natural pools and waterfalls that are formed in the gorge. Due to its climate, you can surround yourself with abundant vegetation.
Pinar del Rey: It is a path in the municipality of San Roque. It is a leafy forest where you can see a great botanical diversity such as oak, rockrose, kermes oaks, myrtles and ferns.
Valdeinfierno: The route is easily accessible and is characterized by its circularity. You can admire the exuberant vegetation thanks to the humidity of the Los Barrios mountain. Walking among alders, gall oaks and laurels will make you enjoy the path.
La Calzada Dehesa Boyal: It consists of a path that leads us on a Roman road towards the castle-fortress of Castellar de la Frontera.
The dunes of Bologna: It is one of the routes with the best views of the sea. You can not only walk among the great coastal ecosystem but also take advantage of the visit to the Ruins of Baelo Claudia.