Cadiz steps into the spotlight as Spain’s second home hotspot for 2020

Taylor Wimpey España has flagged up Cadiz as one of Spain’s top areas for second home buyers in 2020. The Leading Spanish home builder cites the province’s reputation for sophistication and sporting prowess as key reasons behind British buyers’ interest in second homes there, but explains that there’s much more to Cadiz to draw homebuyers in.  

“Cadiz holds wide-ranging appeal and there’s so much to discover here. Not only does it have the beautiful beaches and internationally acclaimed golf courses that dot so much of southern Spain, but the province is also home to some incredible architecture, vibrant cities and the heart of Spain’s ancient sherry industry, at Jerez. We’re seeing increasing interest in Cadiz as a location with broad appeal and particularly as somewhere that both family groups and retirees have in their sights as their top second home location.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España    

Two locations that are of particular interest to second home buyers in Cadiz are Sotogrande and San Roque. Taylor Wimpey España is building homes in both.

Sotogrande has an interesting history. Joseph and Mercedes McMicking created the development in 1962, when they bought five neighbouring farms along a stretch of the beautiful Andalusian coastline. Over the years, they added everything from artificial lakes to five golf courses, one of which went on to host the Ryder Cup.  

By 2006, Sotogrande was home to the most expensive homes in Europe. To this day, it remains Andalusia’s largest privately-owned residential development, with luxury homes snapped up by the rich and famous.   Taylor Wimpey España’s Sotogrande development – named Pier thanks to its frontline location on the stunning Marina de Sotogrande – provides second home buyers with their own taste of luxury.

Available from €375,000 plus VAT, the two- and three-bedroom homes form part of a private, gated community complete with pools and garden areas. The high end homes are packed with luxury touches, as befits their prestigious location.   San Roque, meanwhile, is a pretty town that is known for its lively annual ‘Feria Real’ (Royal Fair) and the stunning golf course to which it has given its name. It is on the latter that Emerald Greens is located.

An exclusive residential project offering sleek, stylish apartments and luxurious penthouses, Emerald Greens is one of Taylor Wimpey España’s most exciting developments. Located at the heart of the San Roque golf club, the homes are designed around the open plan and ‘total living’ concepts, where spaces flow naturally into one another and indoor and outdoor living blend seamlessly.

Residents also benefit from a communal pool, large leisure area and a private corn oak meadow with interlaced footpaths and benches for resting in the shade and soaking up the serenity of the natural environment. Prices start from €290,000 plus VAT.   While Cadiz may offer the perfect escape from modern life, it’s still surprisingly accessible. San Roque is just a 30-minute drive from Gibraltar, while Sotogrande is 45 minutes away, making access easy through regular direct flights from the UK. The A7 motorway means that the area is also well connected with other parts of Spain.  

Then, of course, there is the weather. Temperatures average 25°C during July and August, dipping to a very mild 13°C in January. Rainfall in July is nil, according to Holiday Weather, while the average number of hours of sunshine per day stands at 14. The sea temperature hits 23°C in August. It’s perhaps not surprising that the area is known for sailing and other nautical sports, as well as for golf and polo.  

“Cadiz manages to combine glamour with traditional Spanish charm in a way that few areas do. It is upscale and sophisticated while remaining welcoming and inclusive – the perfect setting for happy holidays with family and friends.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.