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Sotogrande History

The plots in Sotogrande were the beginning of the realization of Joseph McMicking’s dream in the 1960s. The history of the prestigious houses and golf courses in Sotogrande emit a sense of distinctiveness which makes southern Spain a perfect location to live in.

The American businessman was charmed by the views, the vast terrain, the beach, the proximity to airports, the climate….Along with his nephews Jaime and Enrique Zóbel, he bought the first property, called Paniagua, and began building. Soon after, Robert Trent Jones, a world-famous golf course developer, started building the Royal Golf Club of Sotogrande, playing his part in the creation of what is today a National Centre of Tourist Interest. Enrique Zóbel, in turn, also contributed to the growth of sports in the area with the construction of a large polo field in 1965.

In those years, the first international settlers – from the US to the Philippines – began to arrive to create a unique social community. Step by step, stone by stone, Sotogrande has become a global benchmark thanks to its planning excellence, its golf courses and its sports and leisure areas.
Nestled in a privileged location, it is part of the municipality of San Roque, a town with a rich history, where there still remain traces of prehistoric, Phoenician, Carthaginian and Moorish occupation settlements, among others.

Sotogrande luxury residential estates.

The luxury residential estate in Sotogrande is unique, whether you are a permanent resident or enjoying a vacation. Our exclusive residential estate, located in the south of the province of Cadiz, offers first class, exceptional residences, and all the services you would expect from a prestigious resort.

Sotogrande Marina

Sotogrande Marina is a reference in the Mediterranean Sea committed to provide different quality services by applying the best available technologies in terms of sustainable development. The commitment of our organization will be aimed to provide not only mooring services but an excellent way of enjoying your stay too, by integrating our marina into touristic, gastronomic, cultural and leisure circuits that can be enjoyed in the excellent area where we are located. The constant improvement of security, human resources’ professionalism, personalized attention, family atmosphere, social responsibility and environmental care are and will be goals of our organization.

The objective of the construction of Sotogrande harbour was to improve and complete the urbanization of Sotogrande, support its development, to which it added the maritime orientation required, whilst maintaining ever present, the vision of maximum quality, tranquillity and family atmosphere.

To this affect, land was obtained on the left bank of the river Guadiaro estuary, where there was a kilometre of beach, of which 600 lineal metres were dedicated to apartments and 400 to the construction of the harbour, to which the protective quay, from the the Levant winds and currents would be constructed.

With regards to the inner marina, this was made possible through a canal which was opened at the back of the harbour wall, dredging of the area to permit the creation of a navigable lagoon, with berths on its banks. Without this marine project, Sotogrande would have remained incomplete, from the perspective of the greater realisation of the urbanization. The land used was of some 542,585 square metres, which would finally provide mooring in 1380 berths, 1426 properties, a hotel and 100 commercial units, boat yard, covered storage for wintering and hard standing areas for the storage and shrink wrap of vessels.

In this manner the construction of one of the most beautiful harbours on the Spanish coast was carried out. We hope that you will visit and enjoy it. Our team of staff is at your disposition to ensure that your stay in our installations is comfortable and agreeable.

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