Sotogrande is a favourite residential choice for families, and has been ever since it was first developed in 1964. It has the high level of security that families need, especially those with younger children, privacy and a range of amenities that cater to all age groups.
Education for all ages
First, and perhaps most important for families, it has one of the best international schools on the Costa del Sol. Sotogrande International School has developed a reputation for high standards, not just locally, but across Europe. It takes pupils from primary school through to the international baccalaureate, and many of its students go on to attend some of the world’s best universities. It has around 800 pupils from over forty different countries, and has just acquired more land in La Reserva to expand its educational and highly regarded sports facilities.
Sports activities for families
Sotogrande has several exceptional golf clubs and they’re not just for adults. La Cañada golf school offers children from age four group classes on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Here you not only learn the sport from professionals, but can also make new friends, and it is an opportunity to socialise out of school.
Tennis and padel tennis are also popular family activities and Sotogrande has three excellent clubs, including a new one at La Reserva. There is a Tennis Academy at Ian McDougall’s Octógono Club, which is considered one of the best three places in Europe for aspiring young players who want to dedicate their time to gaining a place on the ATP Tour.
Football fans can join the teams at the Guadiaro football ground, where training takes place every afternoon and evening, and Sotogrande is also one of the best places for budding equestrians at the equestrian centre where they can learn the basics before progressing to show jumping and dressage.
Finally, Sotogrande is the place to learn how to sail. Classes are held in the older Puerto Sotogrande, and there is a strong water sport scene at the Sotogrande Club Náutico in the new marina.
Sotogrande is an ideal location for families and a place where children and teens can thrive and enjoy the ideal family lifestyle. Contact us if you are looking for a new family home in Sotogrande.
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