Once you cross the bridge over the Guadiaro river from Sotogrande Marina, leaving Tavvy’s Sailing School and Water Sports on the banks of the estuary behind you, you will arrive in the Kings and Queens area of Sotogrande Costa. Anyone trying to familiarise themselves with Sotogrande will find the road naming system quite helpful as these have all been organised into Zones. For example, the roads in the D Zone all start with the letter D, B Zone roads start with the letter B and so on. All roads in the Kings and Queens area of Sotogrande are all named after Kings and Queens.
In addition, the roads in the Kings and Queens all connect to, or link off of Paseo del Parque which is a wide, palm tree lined circular avenue which runs for almost exactly 5 km around the edge of the Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande. Anyone looking for some exercise may like to try this route, as Paseo del Parque is mostly flat for the 5 km loop.
The properties in this area of Sotogrande range from beach side townhouses, traditional Andalucian villas, to multi million Euro frontline golf mansions. As the Kings and Queens area of Sotogrande is primarily flat, you will not find many properties here with views other than those to the golf, but the desirability of being close to the beach means that the rental prices are likely to be higher here. If you are looking for views, you should look at the areas in Sotogrande that are built on higher ground such as the F Zone, Almenara and La Reserva.
In addition to the Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande being located in the Kings and Queens area of Sotogrande, you will also find the Trocadero Beach Club directly opposite. There are a number of pools, restaurants and bars on offer and late night music and dancing throughout the summer. There is an entrance fee for anyone wishing to use the beach club and there are many kids clubs and activities for anyone who would like to relax by the pool knowing that their children are close by, having fun and being looked after. You will need to bring your own towels as these are not provided.
Sotogrande Racquet Centre is also located right next door to Trocadero. You can hire both tennis and paddle courts, equipment and book lessons with Manolo. There are also kids camps and competitions scheduled at various times throughout the year. Even though there is not a website, you will find most information on their Facebook page.
Finally, there is the Bunker Beach Club/Bar located in the bottom corner of Paseo del Parque just as the road turns sharply away from the beach. This is one of the Beach Bars/Clubs that remains open for most of the year so you can enjoy a drink and something to eat on the beach, outside of the traditional holiday seasons.
If your idea of a perfect holiday is being close to the beach and golf, but with the privacy of your own villa and you are happy to allocate the necessary budget to do this, you should consider booking and staying in a holiday home located within the Kings and Queens area of Sotogrande.