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The must-do guide

Sotogrande, the residential estate where Santa María Polo Club is located, is an international renowned resort that stands out for the quality of life that it offers to its visitors. Sotogrande is located by the Mediterranean Sea, between Marbella and Gibraltar, and can be easily reached, as it has three airports nearby (Málaga, Jerez and Gibraltar). Here, the polo players and their families find a very secure and private residential estate – the perfect holiday destination.

This estate is more than 2,000 hectares in size and includes a leisure harbour surrounded by many islands, which have private moorings – just like a small Venice within Andalucía. The harbour offers motor and sailing yacht rental services to the visitors, which gives them the opportunity to enjoy peaceful sailing across the coastline.

In addition to polo, which marks the uniqueness of Sotogrande in Europe and hosts the most famous polo tournaments, it has the most exclusive Golf courses in Spain, which are used by many polo players between games. There are five famous Golf courses here; the most remarkable one being Valderrama the official venue of the Ryder Cup in 1997. However, La Reserva Golf Club and Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande will never leave the professional golf players indifferent.

Guests can also visit the Tennis and Paddle Tennis Clubs, as well as the outstanding restaurant Trocadero Beach Club. To enjoy the best steaks by the polo field, guests must visit La Quinta, which offers the highest service and guarantees the best well-being of its clients.

The most deeply rooted tradition in Andalucía can also be witnessed here: Easter Week, with different parades and processions in Malaga and Jerez de la Frontera. This is a unique Catholic tradition that cannot be found in any other place in the world.

Other activities include visits to the famous wineries located in Jerez and to the beautiful show “How the Andalusian Horses Dance” held at the Equestrian School of Jerez. Another alternative would be spending a day in one of the most impressive Natural Parks in Spain, Los Alcornocales, where you can find incredible species belonging to the Iberian Fauna such as deers, roe deers, bucks, eagles, foxes and wild cats.

Guests can also visit the Serranía de Ronda where they will find a city hanging from the astonishing bridge constructed over the Tajo River. Ronda also has several palaces and will soon be declared a World Heritage city.

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