Sotogrande is not far from Gibraltar and worth a thought if you have a long stop in Gibraltar and you have seen the monkeys and glass blowing before. With the recent expansion of the Marina there is far more bed space and it all sells out in July because of the Polo tournaments. Sotogrande has more than a few Polo fields and stables to house lorry loads of horses. It has a Brazilian feel, a flamenco feel and in the restaurants at night during this period, you will see dance displays to match Strictly Come Dancing on any cruise ship. Flamenco with edge, and the Argentinian Tango with a mood that will make you cut into your food. The restaurants are full of horse lovers at this time, but come September the weather is nice and you have the place to yourself. We visited the Restaurante La Cabana just after the polo season. In September you are likely to be there for golf.
Our other Sotogrande film does end in the villa cooking Paella, and yes we did buy a Paella kit for back home if only the sun would come out we would take it out of the box.
Golf Courses near to Sotogrande include; Real Club Valderrama, Real Club de Golf
If you want to see the Costa Del Sol by cruise ship, many ships stop at Gibraltar but going in all kinds of directions:-
- Thomson Cruises base out of Malaga, P&O often stop at Malaga, as do Fred Olsen. They all stop at Gibraltar.
- Royal Caribbean ships also stop along this route.
- Fred Olsen cruises can be checked here.