Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalucia. Originally a gated community, it is located in the municipality of San Roque, Cadiz and is composed of a 20 square kilometres (8 sq miles) 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.
Some of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Spain have summer homes in Sotogrande.
If you like golf, horses and boats, you will fall in love with Sotogrande. Marbella's slightly more sophisticated and gentrified cousin is a man-made resort that is synonymous with rolling green fairways, elegant villas, palatial estates and a calm feeling of class that exudes from its pores.