Sotogrande: The Complete Travel Guide

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Nestled between Gibraltar and Estepona on the Costa del Sol lies the beautiful region of Sotogrande, one of Europe’s most exclusive places to travel.

Established in 1965 by Joseph McMicking and his wife, Sotogrande offers a taste of luxury travel, with polo, five-star hotels and some of Spain’s best golf courses.

With a stunning coastline, upscale shops and excellent restaurants, Sotogrande is the perfect location for a luxury vacation.

That’s why Euro Weekly News put together this guide to Sotogrande, with everything from the best things to do in the area to the best restaurants and hotels.

Polo in Sotogrande

Sotogrande is famous for its luxurious lifestyle, and nothing says luxury like the polo shirt.

Home to the only international Grand Slam polo tournament from late July to late August, Sotogrande is a familiar place for famous international players.

For experienced players and riders, Sotogrande is the perfect place to play, while for beginners there are many courses in this luxury sport.

There are two polo clubs when traveling to Sotogrande.

The Santa Maria Polo Club

Probably the most famous polo club in Spain, Santa Maria hosts around 20 tournaments a year and hosts the Gold and Silver Cups, which attract the best polo teams in the world.

Address: Autovia del Mediterraneo, 11310

Reservation: Online here

Ayala Polo Club

Offering three fields, the Atala Polo Club is the perfect place for a match.

Address: Autovia del Mediterraneo, 11310

Reservation: 670 96 18 41 or online here

Golf Courses in Sotogrande

Besides polo, Sotogrande is renowned for its excellent golf courses, which makes it perfect for sports trips.

There are three golf clubs in Sotogrande.

La Reserva de Sotogrande Golf Club

Offering an 18-catch course, La Reserva Sotogrande Golf Club is the ideal place for an afternoon of sport.

Address: Avenue La Reserva, 11310

Reservation: Online here

Valderrama golf course

The Valderrama Golf Club offers an 18-hole course.

Address: Avenue los Cortijos, 11310

Reservation: Online here

Real Club de Golf Sotogrande

This club offers different courses.

Address: Paseo del Parque, 11310

Reservation: Online here

Sotogrande Marina

Those who prefer to spend their holidays by the sea will want to visit Sotogrande’s beautiful marina, Puerto Sotogrande, located east of the Guadiaro River.

Welcoming 1,382 boats, the marina houses, restaurants and shops as well as the Sotogrande street market.

Jet ski and boat rental services are also available.

Beaches in Sotogrande

Sotogrande has a beautiful coastline and some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol.

Here is our guide to the beaches near Sotogrande.

Sotogrande port beach

Located next to Octogono Beach Club on Paseo del Mar, Sotogrande Port Beach offers various restaurants and bars.

Torreguadiaro Beach

One of the busiest beaches in Sotogrande, Torreguadiaro Beach is located next to the port of Sotogrande.

Sotogrande Beach

Located at Paseo del Parque, this long beach offers several popular restaurants.

Alcaidesa Beach

One of the best beaches in Sotogrande, Alcaidesa beach is famous for its nature.

Cala Sardina Beach

Cala Sardina Beach (also known as Playa El Cabrero or Cala Taraje) is a pristine beach of fine, dark sand. The beach is quite secluded and lively all year round.

10 of the best things to do in Sotogrande

When traveling to Sotogrande there are plenty of activities, from snorkelling to horseback riding.

Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Sotogrande.

1. Boat rental

Enjoy a day at sea in your own boat with the rental of Jugarnia Nautic Sotogrande.

Address: Avenue de la Marina, 1, 11310

Open: Sunday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Reservation: 638 741 376

2. Play golf

Sotogrande has some of the best golf courses in Spain, making it the perfect place to play.

3. The Levante market

The beautiful Sotogrande Marina is now home to one of the region’s most attractive Sunday markets. Throughout the year, enjoy its gastronomy, its boutiques, its art galleries and its beauty centers.

Address: Avenue de la Marina, 41, 11310

Open: Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Reservation: Online here

4. Horse riding

Offering horseback riding lessons as well as riding days and experiences, Polo Valley is one of Sotogrande’s top equestrian venues.

Open: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: Vereda de los Pescadores, 29690

Reservation: Online here

5. Spa day

Spend a wellness day at Full Vitality Spa Sotogrande where you can enjoy massages and other beauty treatments.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: Trocadéro Sotogrande, Paseo del Parque, 11310

Reservation: Online here

6. Pilates

Offering Pilates classes to improve muscle tone and flexibility, Darte Pilates is for those who enjoy their exercise.

Address: Centro Comercial Mar Y Sol, Ctra. de Arenillas, room 5, 11310

Open: Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Reservation: 956 77 44 18

7. Snorkeling

Go for a day of snorkeling on a chartered boat with Yachting Sotogrande.

Address: Puerto Sotogrande, 11310

Reservation: Online here

8. Jet ski

Cruise the sea while enjoying the incredible power of a jet ski with Sotojets.

Open: Wednesday to Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: Hotel Club Maritimo, Av. De la Marina, 11310

Reservation: Online here

9. Dolphin watching

Go dolphin watching to see one of the most beautiful sea creatures in their natural environment with Headway Sailing.

Address: Ribera del Obispo, pier 7, Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande

Reservation: 663 242 730

10. Polo lesson

Take part in one of the world’s luxury sports with an Iridike Polo polo lesson.

Address: Crtra San Roque, 11330

Reservation: Online here

10 of the best restaurants in Sotogrande

1. Lombardo’s

Serving some of the best Italian dishes on the Costa del Sol, Lombardo’s offers Mediterranean fare as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Open: Paniagua Galleries 17/20, 11310

Address: Monday to Sunday from 6.30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.

Reservation: 956 795 924

2. Bokana

For those who love seafood, Bokana is the place to be, offering some of the best in Sotogrande.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Address: Ribera Del Marlin Marina de Sotogrande, 11310

Reservation: 956 772 647

3. La Cabaña de Sotogrande

This Mediterranean restaurant offers classic meat and seafood dishes as well as a swimming pool.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Address: Urbanizacion los Altos de Valderrama 130 Junto a Hipica de Sotogrande, 11310

Reservation: 956 236 063

4. The veranda

Famous for its steaks and fine cuisine, La Verandah is one of Sotogrande’s most popular restaurants.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Address: Urbanization of Colina del Mar Torreguadiaro

Reservation: 956 610 508

5. Eccolo

The best ice cream parlor in the area, Eccolo offers Italian ice creams and frozen yogurts.

Open: Monday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Address: Plaza del Agua, Building E, Local 4 Puerto Sotogrande, 11310

Reservation: 628 230 720

6. Small Bistro

For those who enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, Petit Bistro offers an impressive selection of European dishes as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Open: Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address: Paniagua Plaza Blanca Galleries, 11310

Reservation: 956 793 183

7. Trattoria Portobello Sotogrande

For classic Italian dishes, Trattoria Portobello Sotogrande is the perfect place.

Open: Monday to Saturday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: Plaza Del Agua, Local 10 Puerto Deportivo Sotogrande, 11310

Reservation: 956 790 220

8. Foodie

Foodisiac brings haute cuisine to the heart of Sotogrande Marina, offering classic Mediterranean dishes.

Open: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Address: Ribera del Marlin, 25 Puerto de Sotogrande, 11310

Reservation: 856 399 163

9. Indian restaurant in ivory

For those who love a curry, this restaurant is the perfect place.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Address: Maestro Escobar Square, 11310

Reservation: 956 790 251

10. Trocadéro Sotogrande

For fine dining in a beautiful setting, Trocadero Sotogrande is an ideal place, offering seafood and classic Mediterranean dishes.

Open: Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Address: Paseo del Parque, Cadiz, 11310

Reservation: 956 795 012

The weather in Sotogrande

Sotogrande has a Mediterranean climate with an average highest monthly temperature of 29 ° C in August, making it an ideal place to travel.

For the weather in Sotogrande now and for the weather in Sotogrande over 7 days, see our free weather forecast for Sotogrande below.


3 of the best hotels in Sotogrande

1. SO / Sotogrande

A luxury 5-star hotel with sea views, the SO / Sotogrande is next to the best golf courses.

Address: Avenue Almenara, 11310

Reservation: Online here

2. Hotel Encinar de Sotogrande

Hotel Encinar de Sotogrande is close to some of Spain’s best golf courses as well as Sotogrande Marina and offers a swimming pool.

Address: Autovia A-7, Salida 130, 11310

Reservation: Online here

3. The Dulcinea

Close to the beach, this luxury establishment also offers a swimming pool.

Address: Calle Dulcinea del Toboso 14, 11310

Reservation: Online here

Getting to Sotogrande

The nearest airport to Sotogrande is Gibraltar (GIB) 9 miles away, however Malaga-Costa del Sol airport has more international flights and is 52 miles away.

Important contacts

Holidays are good, but having information about important contacts is important.

Emergency services, including health, police and firefighters: 112

Report theft: 902 102 112

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