Living in: Sotogrande

Though the beautifully stylish and select residential resort of Sotogrande lies on the western edge of the Costa del Sol – in fact, within the province of Cádiz – it is still only half an hour from the glamour and bustle of Marbella and Puerto Banús.

Thanks to its understated refinement, space and the quality of its amenities and infrastructure – where luxurious homes line broad, well-maintained residential streets – Sotogrande has become known as one of the most sophisticated locations on the Mediterranean.

Top names and faces are drawn to its elegant marina, with its shops, cafés and restaurants, including a stylish boutique hotel, as well as to its collection of world-famous golf courses and old-school beach clubs. A true sporting destination in a location with stunning views and ample space, Sotogrande is home to racquet clubs, a first-class riding school and such golf courses as Valderrama, the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, La Reserva de Sotogrande and the San Roque Club.

Sailing, hiking and rugby complement the list of activities in Sotogrande, which also boasts the Santa María Polo Club, one of the finest in the world! Clinics and a renowned international school make this a practical year-round home for those lucky enough to live here, while for visitors several hotels and a luxurious members’ club at La Reserva de Sotogrande’s manmade lagoon beckon.