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Old Apr 6th 2007, 11:18 am
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my partner and i are off to Costa Del sol soon to check things out with the idea of moving there in the future.We have stayed at Marbella and Puerto Banus and are now interested in going further south,we are interested in Sotogrande.If anyone has been or got any info that might be of use, that would be great.Thanks D

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Old Apr 6th 2007, 12:52 pm
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Hi Everyone,
my partner and i are off to Costa Del sol soon to check things out with the idea of moving there in the future.We have stayed at Marbella and Puerto Banus and are now interested in going further south,we are interested in Sotogrande.If anyone has been or got any info that might be of use, that would be great.Thanks D
Brilliant polo club, had loads of fun there, but aside from that cant say more, oh wait, La Duquesa is nearby, quite nice there.
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Hi Everyone,
my partner and i are off to Costa Del sol soon to check things out with the idea of moving there in the future.We have stayed at Marbella and Puerto Banus and are now interested in going further south,we are interested in Sotogrande.If anyone has been or got any info that might be of use, that would be great.Thanks D
Hello Doz1,
welcome to the forum..you certainly have expensive taste, Sotogrande is very nice, a mini puerto Banus but without the crowds, it is certainly the boating jet set, there are a few nice Cafe' bars and some very expensive appartments, not to sure about inland though, Duquesa is quite a nice port also, but very British, I have been there a few times and struggled to hear a Spanish voice, fine if that is what you want...
If you want to go further south it is worth a drive down past Sotogrande to an area called Alcadesa , it is still being developed and is a beautiful area, if you are into Golf there is a great links course their..with the rock of Gibralter and the Atlas mountains in the background, lots of apartments and Villas for sale also......Good luck..keep us posted with your progress.....
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Sotogrande is indeed a wealthy area, and as such seems to attract a fair number of wide boys and alot more crime than its neighbours. Watch out for the estate agents in the port -they are the most disreputable bunch I have ever come across.
You pay a huge premium to live in soto but don't expect to get anything for it -the properties there are as badly built as any on the CDS unless you start spending millions.
& if you decide that soto is the place for you, and you decide to buy, be sure to ask the estate agent how many years the property has been on the market...
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Thanks everyone for the replies.Dont fancy the idea of wide boys and high crime.The Duquesa area sounds nice though.We are even thinking maybe further down to Costa de la luz..any feedback on that area would be most welcome.Thanks
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I was once told to "p!ss off!" at Sotegrande by none other than Sean Connery. FACT!

We used to play Rugby there amoungst the Polo Poney poo every Saturday morning. You had to be in-date with your tetenus vaccine just to play
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I was once told to "p!ss off!" at Sotegrande by none other than Sean Connery. FACT!

We used to play Rugby there amoungst the Polo Poney poo every Saturday morning. You had to be in-date with your tetenus vaccine just to play


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I was once told to "p!ss off!" at Sotegrande by none other than Sean Connery. FACT!

We used to play Rugby there amoungst the Polo Poney poo every Saturday morning. You had to be in-date with your tetenus vaccine just to play
I bet the scrums never collapsed, lol
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I was once told to "p!ss off!" at Sotegrande by none other than Sean Connery. FACT!

We used to play Rugby there amoungst the Polo Poney poo every Saturday morning. You had to be in-date with your tetenus vaccine just to play
Head hurting today mate?
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I actually suffered my worst ever sports injury at Sotogrande - well, at least the most painful of sports injuries anyway.

I was hooking and it was the first scrum. The opposite tighthead prop had gone onto the pitch with a handful of Algipan (deep heat) and hadn't bound-on to his own hooker so that it left his 'Algipan' hand free. As soon as the scrum engaged he manouvered his arm and pushed the contents of his hand into my face and eyes. I was blinded immediately and the pain was immense. As soon as my arms were free I was flailing around like a good'un. I think I punched about three people - trouble was, I couldn't see who I'd hit so I took a few punches back whilst blinded and was pretty much knocked out cold

I was told later that 2 of the 3 people I'd hit were members of my own team Scrum collapses were the least of my fears JDR.

Great game rugby

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[QUOTE=derbyflan As soon as the scrum engaged he manouvered his arm and pushed the contents of his hand into my face and eyes.[/QUOTE]

It could have been worse...
He could have smeared the contents up the leg of your shorts
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