The Almenara and the La Reserva areas are the highest points in Sotogrande, but the Almenara area is unsurprisingly located near to, or adjoining the Almenara Hotel, Golf and Spa. The Almenara Hotel has a full Spa with all of the facilities that you would expect, three 9 hole golf courses (27 holes in total) , the Gaia Restaurant and the Veinteeocho terrace bar and restaurant, which is a lovely setting for some drinks after a round of golf, or simply a nice way to have a relaxed lunch in the sun whilst watching the golf buggies and players amble by.
As you turn in to the Sotogrande Estate leaving the Sotogrande International School behind you and pass through security, you will drive towards the larger of the two lakes on the Sotogrande Estate. In the summer, don’t be alarmed if you see a fire dousing helicopter drop its water bag to refill from these lakes and head back to dampening out a forest fire.
Before you get to the lake you will pass a number of large villas to your left and then come to the Los Gazules golf apartments on your right, which sit on the edge of the golf course and lake. Just after this and beyond the lake, you will come to the Los Carmenes townhouses with their communal pools, golf views and proximity to the Almenara Hotel facilities.
If you head on up past the Hotel on your left you will come towards the G Zone of Sotogrande where you will find Calle Gaucín. Las Cimas de Almenara I is found to the left, and Las Cimas de Almenara II is found to the right, at the very top of this road. Both developments are private and gated communities with modern and contemporary houses, private pools and stunning views.