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Andalusia, the most populous and second largest community in Spain is located in the south of the Iberian peninsula and is traditionally divided into two sub regions – Upper Eastern Andalusia and Lower Western Andalusia. The latter consists of the province of Cadiz, which is home to Sotogrande in San Roque. Sotogrande is one of Spain’s most exclusive resorts and is composed of 8 square miles stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the foothills of Sierra Almenara.  Sotogrande is home to several properties, including villas, apartments, penthouses and townhouses and is fast becoming a popular tourist destination. Sotogrande villas are plentiful, offering luxury accommodation ideal for families and friends.

Sotogrande was established in the early 1960’s by the couple Joseph Rafael McMicking e Ynchausti and Mercedes Zobel de Ayala y Roxas, who aspired to provide a luxurious residential development scheme for families to live on this idyllic part of the Mediterranean coast. Today, Sotogrande is home to some of the most exclusive and expensive real estate in Spain and is an ideal place for a holiday. Sotogrande offers its visitors amazing and contrasting views of the Mediterranean Sea, rolling hill, cork forests and green fairways. Sotogrande boasts a magnificent marina, which was completed in the 1980’s and provides the area with restaurants, bars and shops.

Sotogrande is also famous for its sporting activities with five golf courses. The Valderrama Golf Club is the most renowned – it hosted the European Tour’s Volvo Masters and the 1997 Ryder Club. Other courses include Almenara, San Roque and Alcaidesa. Other sporting clubs in Sotogrande include the Santa Maria Polo Club, the Soto Tennis Academy, a Sailing Club and more. All these sporting activities ensure that families who visit and stay at Sotogrande will have much to enjoy. Sotogrande also has two beach clubs – the Cucurucho Beach Club and Octogano Beach Club, providing excellent facilities for adults and children. Another popular pastime in Sotogrande is walking in the hills between the white villages which offers breathtaking views of the mountains and countryside.

Nature lovers will enjoy the River Guadiaro which flows southward from the Sierra Bermeja through the Sierra de Grazalema and discharges into the Mediterranean Sea at Sotogrande. The river has the only marshland on this part of the coast, and is protected by a 27 hectare nature preserve, which is designated as an Andalusian National Park, Wildlife and Nature Reserve. Visitors and locals at Sotogrande can enjoy unobstructed views of the river, its wildlife and migratory birds.