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.

You will find this at the rear of the Sotogrande hotel which is itself on a roundabout in the little maze of slip roads off the motorway. Go past the hotel car park aiming left and there is a slip road up the hill.

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 Sotogrande, Almenara Golf Club, Club de Golf Sotogrande.

 If you are planning a road trip starting from Gibraltar to Malaga, see our films along the coast. Duquesa, Estepona, Marbella, Mijas, and Malaga. You can also find some great deals on hotels here, try the mountains.

If you want to see the Costa Del Sol by cruise ship, many ships stop at Gibraltar but going in all kinds of directions:-