Moving to Sotogrande: The Complete Guide. CREDIT: Sotogrande SA (Napoleonic)
Known for its architecture and great weather, Sotogrande is one of the most sought-after areas for those planning to move to Spain.
Sotogrande is well known as a prestigious architectural showcase on the Costa del Sol, with styles ranging from traditional Andalusian to mid-century modern to the most unusual super modern designs.
So if you’re thinking of moving to Sotogrande, where do you go for all that essential information on the types of properties on offer, the best schools and the most popular restaurants?
To make your move to Sotogrande a little easier, Euro Weekly News has put together this handy guide to everything you need to know before making the decision.
- Where is Sotogrande?
- Property in Sotogrande
- Things to do in Sotogrande
- Best restaurants in Sotogrande
- Schools in Sotogrande
- Health care |
- Contact information
Where is Sotogrande?
Sotogrande is located at the western end of Malaga, however, it is part of the municipality of San Roque in the province of Cádiz.
Property in Sotogrande
The prestigious seaside resort of Sotogrande is very popular with tourists and those wishing to settle in Spain. It has a thriving property market with a range of property types.
In general, apartments around the port area cost around €250,000 and penthouses cost around €1.8 million. Villas in Sotogrande cost between 1 and 8 million euros depending on the plot and size.
10 things to do in Sotogrande
1. Play golf in the sun
Sotogrande has 15 golf courses to choose from, so you’ll be spoiled for choice if you like spending time off the tee! The most popular course in the area is Sotogrande Golf/Marina.
2. Relax at the beach
In and around Sotogrande you will find some great beaches including The Beach in the La Reserva Club – a man-made beach and lagoon located in the exclusive gated community of La Reserva.
3. Be adventurous with water sports
Sotogrande Marina is the perfect place to learn to sail, while you can paddleboard, kayak, scuba dive and snorkel on the beach.
4. Go shopping at Sotogrande Marina
Sotogrande Marina is a great place for shopping and has a range of stores. There is also a wonderful market with over 60 stalls every Sunday!
5. Visit the Guadiaro River Estuary
Located between the marina and the beach of Sotogrande, the Guadiaro is a protected area and a popular natural site for walking and bird watching.
6. Go deep sea fishing
Sotogrande is world famous for its deep sea finish, head to the marina and choose from the many companies offering day trips – you’ll even see dolphins!
7. Play tennis or paddle
If you are interested in tennis or paddle, Sotogrande has several tennis clubs where you can practice this sport or improve your skills with the help of a trainer.
8. Watch a polo game
The Santa Maria Polo Club is considered one of the best facilities of its type in Europe. Thousands of people travel here every year to watch competitions.
9. Visit the village of Torreguadiaro
Torreguadiaro is a modest little town that has become well known for its beaches, charming cafes and beautiful views – perfect for a day out.
10. Visit the Baños de la Hedionda (Roman baths)
Discover ancient baths surrounded by nature, where you can bathe in water and rub yourself with natural mud.
The best restaurants in Sotogrande
1. Mar Sana Restaurant
The MarSana Restaurant serves healthy Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisine with stunning sea views.
Open: 12:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Address: Avenida Mar del Sur, 106 Junto al Puerto de Sotogrande, Hotel Milla De Plata Sotogrande, 11312 Torreguadiaro
Reservation: 956 61 65 61
2. Chambao Beach Bar
This beach bar serves healthy Mediterranean cuisine and some of the best sushi in Sotogrande.
Open: 12 p.m. until midnight
Address: Torreguadiaro Beach, 11312 Sotogrande, San Roque
Reservation: 657 80 03 33
3. Argentinian Cancha II Asador
If you fancy a steak, Cancha II Asador Argentino serves the best Argentinean meat as well as vegetarian options.
Open: 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Address: Alaya Club Polo Grounds, 11310 Sotogrande, San Roque
Reservation: 618 56 83 68
This restaurant in the bustling harbor area offers Spanish fusion cuisine.
Open: 1 p.m. until midnight
Address: Ribera Del Marlin Marina de Sotogrande, 11310 Sotogrande, San Roque
Reservation: 956 77 26 47
5. Pura Tapa
If you’re looking for high class tapas, PuraTapa is the place to go in Sotogrande.
Open: From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Sundays
Address: Avd Mar Del Sur S/N Torreguadiaro, 11312 Sotogrande, San Roque
Reservation: 956 61 53 66
6. Hairy Lemon
If you miss your Sunday roast, The Hairy Lemon has you covered.
Open: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Address: Puerto Deportivo San Roque, Cadiz, 11310 Sotogrande, San Roque
Reservation: 956 79 01 24
7. La Terraza Restaurant
You’ll be spoiled for choice with tapas and wine at La Terreza restaurant.
Open: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., closed on Sunday and Monday
Address: Calle Carretera, 48, 11311 Guadiaro, San Roque
Reservation: 956 61 42 19
8. The Veranda
This great local restaurant serves some of the best Spanish cuisine in the area.
Open: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., closed on Sundays
Address: Urbanization of Colina del Mar Torreguadiaro, Sotogrande, San Roque
Reservation: 956 61 05 08
9. Casa Moncayo Restaurant
If you love Japanese cuisine, you can watch the chef prepare your meal at Restaurante Casa Moncayo.
Open: 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Address: Calle Sierra Bermeja C/ Sierra Bermeja, 11311 Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro
Reservation: 646 26 16 45
10. KE Sotogrande
Located on Sotogrande Marina, KE Sotogrande serves delicious European breakfasts, lunches and dinners with a great selection of beverages.
Open: 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Address: Paseo del Puerto Puerto de Sotogrande, 11310 Sotogrande, San Roque
Reservation: 956 79 03 33
Schools in Sotogrande
When moving to a new area, ensuring there are good schools is essential, and Sotogrande has some impressive education centres.
For international schools in Sotogrande, Montessori International School of Sotogrande and International School of Sotogrande are highly recommended.
Alma Forest School is internationally accredited and focuses on young children learning outdoors with a curriculum that draws from different educational traditions.
Health care |
Having access to high quality healthcare is essential when moving to a new home and Sotogrande has an impressive public healthcare service and several private healthcare options.
Costa del Sol Hospital
It is the main hospital on the coast and has an excellent reputation, especially for emergency medicine.
Address: Autovia A-7, km 187, 29603, Marbella
Contact: 951 976 669 or click here
La Linea de la Concepcion Hospital
This is the public hospital in Sotogrande and provides an emergency service as well as specialist testing and treatment.
Address: A V. Menéndez Pelayo, 103, 11300 La Linea de la Concepción
Contact: 956 02 65 00 or click here
Located on the Marina, this private health clinic uses the latest technology and works with most major insurance companies.
Address: Avda. de la Marina, s/n, Edificio D, Portal 21, 1ºB, Ribera del Merlin, 11310 Sotogrande Marina
Contact: 630 471 330 / 902 10 18 18 or click here
Clinica Dental Puerto de Sotogrande
This clinic deals with general dentistry, implants, emergency services and more.
Address: Paseo del Canal, Edf. A2, app. 1-4. 11310 Puerto Sotogrande
Contact: 956 790 180 / 651 769 826 or click here
Moving to a new place is great, but it’s important to know the contact information for emergency services.
That’s why we’ve included important contact information when moving to Sotogrande.
Emergency services including health, fire and police: 112
National Gendarmerie: 091
Local police: 092
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