San Pedro de Alcántara

San Pedro de Alcántara is a thriving town located just 10 minutes west of Marbella but has retained its small town charm despite a significant increase in popularity and facilities.

 

10 minutes from Marbella, 5 from Puerto Banús, 10 minutes from Estepona and 45 minutes from Malaga or Gibraltar airport, it is in a fantastic location in the middle of everything yet quiet and relaxing.

 

The focal point of the town is the recently completed Boulevard de San Pedro.  A long and wide walkway, with footbridges, cycle paths, an amphitheatre, fountains, many play areas, 3 good bar/restaurants and with regular events and street markets, the promenade has quickly become the place to be for San Pedro residents and tourists alike. From the promenade a car-free street runs north to the church square with its beautiful local church. The street is lined with dozens of cafes to watch the world go by, as well as popular and fashionable bars such as La Sala and other - more Spanish - tapas bars. With numerous shops, banks, supermarkets, gyms and health and beauty facilities, everything in San Pedro can be reached within a 5 or 10 minute walk through the winding streets.

 

South of the promenade, along a wide tree-lined avenue, lies the beach, with a wide and long promenade and an equally wide beach. With numerous bars and restaurants lining the beach - "chiringuitos" - it is a popular spot on a summer's day and on weekends during the warm and sunny winter days.

 

San Pedro also has the privilege of hosting the last summer fair (feria) in Andalusia, celebrating its patron saint in the second week of October.

 

San Pedro de Alcántara is a refreshingly unspoilt town, with recent developments only adding to its excitement and appeal. It is one of the most sought after locations on the Costa del Sol for property sales, long term rentals and is hugely popular due to its convenient location as a summer holiday destination.

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