Why buy in Sotogrande

Why Buy In Sotogrande?

Sotogrande, nestled on the southern coast of Spain, is renowned for its special appeal as a prime destination to invest in property. Boasting a blend of luxury living, natural beauty, and world-class amenities, Sotogrande beckons discerning buyers seeking a real Spanish lifestyle experience.

One of the key attractions of buying in Sotogrande is its diverse range of residential areas, each with its own unique charm. The Marina offers a vibrant waterfront ambiance, with a great choice of upmarket restaurants, boutiques, and yachting facilities. Meanwhile, the exclusive gated communities of Kings and Queens provide secure living among the lush treelined roads and cul-de-sacs, many with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Types of property to buy in Sotogrande

Property options in Sotogrande are as varied as they are luxurious. From sprawling villas boasting panoramic sea views to chic apartments overlooking manicured golf courses or the luxury marina, there’s something to suit every taste and lifestyle. Whether you desire a contemporary modern villa or apartment or a classic Andalucian-style villa, Sotogrande offers an array of architectural styles to cater to your preferences.

However, what truly sets Sotogrande apart is its association with the world-famous Valderrama Golf Club, widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest golf courses and venue for the 1997 Ryder Cup. Purchasing property in proximity to Valderrama Golf not only grants you access to world-class golfing facilities but also bestows a sense of exclusivity and prestige upon homeowners.

Types of property to buy in Sotogrande

Sotogrande is one of the best examples of refined living, offering a harmonious blend of sophistication, natural beauty, and exclusivity. With its prestigious residential areas, diverse property options, and proximity to elite amenities like Valderrama Golf Club, Reserva Golf Club and a luxury marina, Sotogrande is as an irresistible destination for those seeking to invest in a slice of paradise on the Costa del Sol.

For more information about Sotogrande, check out our Sotogrande Area Guide.

FAQs when buying in Sotogrande

1. Where is Sotogrande?

Sotogrande is located in the municipality of San Roque, Cádiz, but it’s still considered to be a part of the Costa del Sol by many. It is easily accessible from the A-7 motorway, just after Manilva, with Sotogrande Bajo on one side of the A-7 and Sotogrande Alto on the other.

2. How far is Sotogrande from the airport?

Sotogrande benefits from excellent transportation links, making travel convenient for residents and visitors alike. Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) is a short 20-minute drive away, offering a variety of flights to the UK. Meanwhile, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is just over an hour’s drive and provides a diverse range of domestic and international connections. Additionally, Jerez International Airport is approximately one and a half hours away, offering another option for air travel.

3. Are there good schools in Sotogrande?

One of the most popular and prestigious international schools on the Costa del Sol, Sotogrande International School, is located in Sotogrande Alto. However, if you prefer your children to attend an international school elsewhere, many institutions on the Costa del Sol provide school buses to and from the Sotogrande area. There are also a good number of state schools to choose from across the area with a good standard of education.

4. What about healthcare in Sotogrande?

Although there are no hospitals in Sotogrande itself, there is a choice of facilities located within a short distance away. La Línea de la Concepción, which is about 15 minutes by car, has a new modern hospital, or there is the private Quironsalud Hospital in Palmones, around 20 minutes away by car. There are also several private clinics close by in the Sotogrande area itself.

5. Is there good shopping in Sotogrande?

If you love shopping at unique independent boutiques, you’ll love Sotogrande. Within the marina, you’ll find lots of independent stores offering a range of goods such as clothing and accessories. In the Sotomarket commercial centre, you will also find a selection of stores to choose from, including the larger supermarkets of Mercadona and Supercor, located on either side of the centre. In Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, you’ll find a large Lidl supermarket, as well as a few smaller stores, including an Overseas British supermarket for those wanting a few British essentials.

6. What about Golf courses in Sotogrande?

Sotogrande has some of the most prestigious and best golf courses to be found in southern Spain. Valderrama, which hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup, many PGA events and more recently a LIV golf event, is the main golf course in the area. Another very popular course is Reserva de Sotogrande, with its stunning clubhouse and fantastic range of facilities. Almenara Golf comprises three 9-hole courses that are combined to play 18-holes and are part of the upmarket So Sotogrande Hotel. San Roque is also another club that has hosted many major tournaments and comprises an old and a new course. Down by the beach, there is the championship course called Real Club de Golf and this hosted the 2023 Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters. With the late Seve Ballesteros a property owner at San Roque Golf, Sotogrande is a golfer’s paradise and there are many frontline golf villas and apartments to buy in Sotogrande.

7. What other sports can you do in Sotogrande?

It is a great location for sporting enthusiasts with its famous ‘Octogono’ tennis club, padel courts, sailing clubs, equestrian centres, rugby and of course polo. Sotogrande holds world polo events every year with elite players from all over the world heading to the area to watch and take part. There are also various regattas each year which also attract an elite crowd to the area.

8. Is Sotogrande a good place to retire?

It is, because not only do you have many facilities close at hand, but it is also a little more reserved and quieter than some of the larger neighbouring resorts. For many retirees, this is a major plus. An apartment in the marina or a house near the beach are both very attractive to people looking to retire to the sun, and many people retire to the area each year.

9. What types of property can you buy in Sotogrande?

The choice of property in Sotogrande is very diverse. You can spend a few hundred thousand euros on a small apartment or house, right up to a few million for a prestigious marina front home, or a detached villa in the most sought-after parts of Sotogrande. The Kings and Queens area is always very sought after as it is renowned as one of the most exclusive parts of Sotogrande.
However, these days many beautiful homes are lining the golf courses and in private residential areas in Sotogrande Alto. Ideally, you need to work with a property agent who knows the area well and can guide you to the right purchase. Here at Winkworth, we are very familiar with Sotogrande and can provide the very best advice, from personal experience.

Why buy with Winkworth?

Ready to make the move to Benahavís? With Winkworth as your trusted partner, you’ll have access to a wealth of expertise and personalised service every step of the way. Our team is dedicated to helping you find your dream home in this idyllic corner of the Costa del Sol, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition. From luxurious sprawling estates to charming townhouses and apartments, we have the perfect property to suit your needs and preferences. Get in touch with us today to start your journey to life in Benahavís. Contact our team now and let us help you make your dream a reality!