Any motorists travelling south on the A7 road will flash by the small town of Pueblo Nuevo and will be left with the impression of a typical Spanish town, white-walled houses and some buildings built in a style best described as semi-colonial. Little do they realise that far from being an old established town, it is one of Andalucia’s newest, dating only from the 1970’s.
In 1969, Cortijo Los Canos, one of the five estates of the newly emerging Sotogrande community, was cut off from the rest of Sotogrande when a new coast road, the N340, now the A7, was built. It found itself on the inland side of the road, between the ancient town of Guadiaro and the developing Sotogrande. The Sotogrande developers sold the land, and the village of Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro suddenly happened, almost overnight.
Today you will find the old Cortijo Los Canos building has been converted into a beautiful setting to hold private events. Whilst the commercial area of the town is centred around Calle Sierra Bermeja, a wide street lined with shops, bars and restaurants and a free car park. In the streets surrounding you will find:
Amenities and Restaurants
- The Overseas Supermarket stocking nearly all of those grocery items from the UK you cannot bear to be without
- Vinopolis wine and liquor merchant run by Richard Bell-Young and his team, stocking local and international wines who are happy to help advise on any purchase and provide a home delivery service
- Bodegas Collado a local wine merchant stocking mainly Spanish wines and produce
- Local Supermarket Ruiz Galan/ and out of hours supermarket Supermercado Wei.
- The florists, Areka and Florium
- Traditional Spanish Tapas and menus from Moncayo
- Pane & Cioccololato cafe
- Lemon Cafe
- Don Giovanni Italian
- La Reunion Tapas and Argentine Grill
- Pizzaria Osteria da Nazario – great pizzas and reasonably priced
In addition to veterinary surgeons, builders merchants, small supermarkets, a language school, the inevitable estate agents and all the support services, gestors/accountants, Guardia Civil police station, notaries, solicitors and banks. The village provides most of the services to the Sotogrande estates.
On the northern boundary of Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, separating it from the older town of Guadiaro is a distinctive grass and shrub covered hillock. It is visible ahead as you enter Pueblo Nuevo from the A7. There is a local legend that it is a bronze age burial mound, it certainly appears man-made. There is no record of any excavation. Whether it is a relic of Guadiaro’s ancient past or the legend is an attempt to establish Pueblo Nuevo as somewhat older than it is will probably be a mystery forever.