Famous within the Polo set, and a regular haunt for the rich and famous who are followers of this sport. The Santa Maria Polo Club now has ten polo grounds spread over three sites and it is the home of many tournaments including the Copa de Oro which runs in August. The climatic conditions allow play throughout the year which makes it unique within Europe - playing polo in Sotogrande is open to everyone, there are horses to hire, and a polo school.
Sotogrande is approximately one hour from Malaga airport using the toll road and half an hour from Gibraltar aiport so very easy access on arrival - but you also have the choice of using Jerez or Seville airports.
There is a marina, with many fabulous apartments and several cosmopolitan bars and restaurants to choose from - an upmarket version of Puerto Banus. The market here is on a Sunday morning in the marina area, slightly more expensive than other markets in the area because of its location.
A little further along there are several luxurious villas available for long and short term rental, all built to a high standard and kitted out with the latest in technology for comfortable, modern living.
Sotogrande is also famous for its renowned golf course - San Roque and Valderrama (officially rated as the no. 1 golf course in Europe and host of the Ryder Cup in 1997 and Volvo Master 2002) being two of the best known.
There is an International school in Sotogrande where boarding is available, with a very successful academic record, and also local Spanish state schools and kindergardens in the area.
Sotogrande has over 20 kilometres of sandy beaches where you can stroll along the sand and find your favourite spot and enjoy the peaceful and beautiful surroundings - Sotogrande is unique and has a class of its own.