At the western end of the Costa del Sol of Malaga, but actually within the municipality of San Roque in Cadiz Province is Sotogrande, one of the most luxurious sports and residential developments in Europe. Its’ 2,500 hectares (6,178 acres) encompass all the amenities you could imagine as a complement to the Polo Club, Golf, beach club, world class marina and incredible bars, restaurants. All this make Sotogrande a unique experience for residents and visitors alike. Being at the western end of the Costa del Sol, Sotogrande is convenient for Tarifa and Gibraltar. Off resort shops are located in the nearby villages of Torreguadiaro and the historic village of San Roque, where the town hall is located.
Alcaidesa is a large urbanization at the western end of the Costa del Sol, in the municipality of La Linea and San Roque, located in the Campo de Gibraltar (Cadiz province). The Rock itself is close by. Two access roads link Alcaidesa to the A7 coastal motorway. As well as a tourist resort, it is an upmarket residential area for those working in Algeciras, La Linea and Gibraltar. The development boasts good beaches and beautiful Mediterranean views. The resort was developed in the early 1990s by Alcaidesa Inmobiliaria SA, a joint venture between Costain PLC (British) and Banesto Bank (Spanish). Thanks to a Comité de Control de Arquitectura (Architectural Control Committee), Alcaidesa’s buildings are all constructed within set style guidelines – basically, they have to look like traditional pueblo houses – as well as the growth of the development itself being restricted. There is also a careful balance between villas, townhouses and apartments, to keep the appearance of a town, rather than row upon row of identical villas, as in most urbanizaciones. If you are looking for something different and real value for money, then Alcaidesa is certainly worth looking at.
Malaga – 1 hour 10 Minutes
Gibraltar – 10 Minutes
Sotogrande International School
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