Sotogrande and Torreguadiaro are the ‘Beverly Hills’ of the Costa del Sol

Such a statement is likely to fire a debate, but Sotogrande was owned by the rich sherry producers and they used it to farm cork for the bottles. The beautiful land was used to ride their horses through and it was not long before riding, polo and holiday homes lead the way to what is now a world centre for polo and yachts.

Polo is not a cheap game to play, you need a great horse, spare horses, grooms, trucks, then you eat well and drink the finest wines while you watch great flamenco. Teams come from all over the world, the Middle East and Argentina. The food is rich and meaty.

Also the home of the Valderrama Golf Course which has hosted the Ryder Cup and the Volvo Masters. As we said, it is a very nice place where you and friends might just hire a villa (see the end of our film). Doris takes us to a trendy beach bar, Chambao, and to La Cabana restaurant (see second film below) as you start to get to know Sotogrande.


Golf Courses near to Sotogrande include; Real Club Valderrama, Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, Almenara Golf Club, Club de Golf Sotogrande, Almenara Golf Club

Restaurante La Cabana

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

 If you are planning a road trip starting from Gibraltar to Malaga, see our films along the coast. Duquesa, Estepona, Marbella, Mijas and Malaga. Check out a Monarch flight and get away to the sun for a few days, it is cheaper than you think. You can also find some great deals on hotels here, try the mountains.

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

  • P&O often stop at Malaga, click here to look for Malaga destination cruises available.
  • Royal Caribbean ships also stop along this route.
  • Fred Olsen cruises can be checked here.
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