Sotogrande Introduction

Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalusia. It is composed of a 20 km2 stretch from the Mediterranean Sea 25 km east of Gibraltar, back into the foothills of Sierra Almenara, providing contrasting views of sea, hills, cork forests and green fairways, including the Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco. Sotogrande is well known as an architectural showcase on the Costa del Sol, with styles varying from the traditional Andalucian to mid century modern, all the way through 21st century design and even more unusual designs, including moorish/mudejar style homes and even a Swiss chalet.

Sotogrande was masterminded in 1962 by philanthropist Joseph Rafael McMicking. He wanted to create a community in this sun-kissed corner of the Mediterranean where people from all over the world could thrive, where they could pursue an active, healthy lifestyle embracing the unique opportunities of Sotogrande’s special coastal location at the foot of the Sierra mountains.

Cut to 2016, and there is a way of life to suit everyone. It feels neither snobbish nor elite, but optimistic - where anything is possible given another day of ease, where families are drawn together to celebrate the privilege of life rather than work too hard to notice the opportunities passing them by.

Children can enjoy a first-class education at one of the best schools in Spain. Sotogrande is home to SIS, an International Baccalaureate day and boarding school with a warm and welcoming spirit, for children aged three to 18. The school achieves consistently high exam results, on a par with some of the best schools in Europe. With children of over 40 different nationalities attending, it also offers outstanding language and learning support while cultivating open, inquisitive minds in its pupils.