Sotogrande - Costa
Sotogrande Costa (formerly Sotogrande Baja) is the name of the half of Sotogrande that is located on the coastal side of the A-7 (originally N-340) coast road that 'split the resort in two' when this section was constructed in 1969 (see Sotogrande history). This includes the areas around the Marina, the beachfront, the Real Sotogrande Golf Course, the Polo fields and the Almenara and La Reserva Golf Courses.
It is accessed from three points along a service road running parallel to the A-7 coast road. Leave the A-7 at the Km130 exit and cross back under; at the roundabout join the service road heading in either direction. To the right (westwards) enter Sotogrande Costa at the security post onto Avenida del Paniagua for the residential area, beachfront, Real Sotogrande Golf Course, and Marina. To the left (eastwards) enter Sotogrande Baja at the security post onto the opposite end of Avenida del Paniagua for the residential area, Paniagua Commercial Centre, and the Marina.
The Avenida del Paniagua links onto the grand, circular Paseo del Parque road, which unites the residential areas with the beachfront, Real Sotogrande Golf Course, and, via a bridge over the Guadiaro, with the Marina.
Sotogrande Costa is generally flat and consists of gently curving avenues lined with very tall mature palm trees.
Like most of Sotogrande, sub-areas of Sotogrande Costa are not officially defined. Names of housing complexes and landmarks are used as delineations instead, for example:
- Avenida del Paniagua (within)
- Paseo del Parque (within) or Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande
- North of Paseo del Parque
- South of Avenida del Paniagua
- Reyes and Reinas