Polo in Sotogrande
Polo in Sotogrande

Polo in Sotogrande  is an institution and a year round affair .

Which is lucky for avid Polo fans , Polo players and Patrons alike

However , some say that the best polo in the world is concentrated in Sotogrande .

The high season for Polo in Sotogrande is the summer season where for more than a month  some of the largest international companies in Polo  and their star players come to sotogrande to compete in this upmarket sport which counts among its players as members of royal families from all over the world.    Polo has always been regarded as the sport of kings and in Sotogrande their is even an area called Kings and Queens which is near the Santa Maria Polo Club https://     Here is a little information below about the Kings and Queens area of Sotogrande .

The oldest and perhaps the most prestigious area within Sotogrande Costa is called “Kings and Queens” which is a series of luxurious tree lined avenues and streets on which vast luxury villas sit. It is similar in style to Beverley Hills in California.

This area was the first area to be built in Sotogrande and because of its location and kudos, commands extremely high prices. It is located on the beach side of the resort and within a short walk to the the beach, beach club and tennis clubs, the green and luscious nature reserve and Cork Oak Forest , the Santa Maria Polo Club and  the immaculately maintained championship golf course, the Real de Sotogrande Golf club.

Indeed  continuing on  the Kings and  Queens theme , the British  Royal family including King Charles and Prince William are keen players as in the Sultan of  Brunei and members of his family.International Royalty regularly visit Sotogrande and have been seen keenly watching the Polo matches here.



Polo is a casual affair here and many families chose to come watch the matches often bring the family dog. Except in the case of the Bronze, Silver and Golf Cup in the summer months. The final games are played at the Santa Maria Polo club and it is transformed into a wonderful sporting environment with seating areas for family and friends, corporate entertaining areas and enclosures for local companies and corporate sponsors that want to impress clients. The bars, restaurants, speciality shops and even an ” After Polo” nightclub are incredibly popular.
The finals of the Polo are the place to be seen in Sotogrande in the summer months and they are often frequented by international Royalty, film and T.V. stars and of course the wealthy residents of this exceptional place.

The origins of Sotogrande


About Sotogrande

Firstly . Where is it?

Sotogrande sits between Estepona and Gibraltar and is in the San Roque municipality of Southern Spain.
One of the key points about Sotogrande  is the fact that it is  largest residential gated development in Andalusia that is privately owned and regarded as a luxury enclave.

What are its origins?

Sotogrande was initially built and developed due to the vision of forward thinking entrepreneurs Joseph McMicking and Mercedez Zobel . The blueprint was similar to Palm Springs in Florida and to this day Sotogrande is often used by film and T.V companies.

They particularly chose to film in the wide palm tree lined boulevards that compose of some of the most opulant wide streets in the ” Kings and Queens” area of Sotogrande Costa. This is because of their resemblance to Florida and also to Beverley Hills in California. Indeed a recent episode of the Netflix drama “The Crown’ was filmed here when Netflix the streaming company wanted to emulate Beverley Hills.

Development was started in 1962 when the McMiklings bought the land from five farm owners with the plan to create a prestigious luxury residential enclave in the Mediterranean.
The initial phase included many vast villas in the Sotogrande Costa which is the area nearest the sea and beaches , however because of the popularity of Sotogrande, the resort grew and to include Sotogrande Alto which on an elevated position and has superb views of the sea and countryside.






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