San Pedro de Alcantara is going places!
Once the town struggled to live up to the name its glitzy neighbours - Marbella and Puerto Banus, but with the opening of the Boulevard in 2014, San Pedro has evolved into a buzzing town with a wealth of attractions.
The San Pedro Boulevard offers a wide choice of restaurants, pavement cafes, large playgrounds, a skate park and even an amphitheatre for summer events.
The Boulevard was originally a city-sponsored project which was planned to revitalise San Pedro and now links the old town to the seashore, where walkers can pick up another boardwalk towards Puerto Banus.
If you enjoy rollerblading, skating or skateboarding, a 3km smooth track can be enjoyed by all the family. The bridge has been built with undulating surfaces to represent the waves of the coastline and boasts stunning views of the sea and La Concha Mountain Range.
On east end of the Boulevard you will find a year-round ice rink and 9- hole mini golf course. Treat the family to a meal at the Happy Days Costa del Sol American-style diner.
The Boulevard is also lively during the evenings, especially in summer. Choose from three tapas restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and budgets. Spanish and International restaurants sit side by side to give plenty of choice.
Whether you are staying in San Pedro de Alcantara or visiting for a day trip, you will find plenty to see and do. Visit the numerous shops or stroll down to the beach to soak up some rays.
The main San Pedro beach is long, wide and sandy. Backed by a seafront promenade, cycle path and a quiet urban access road, the beach is never over-crowded due to its size. Although there is no main car park for the beach, you will find plenty of parking on both sides of the streets that run parallel to the beach. The roads also have cycling paths.
The Boulevard is also used to host a choice of cultural and traditional events including Christmas and Three Kings Parade and the spectacular Easter Festivals and Processions.
October sees the last large-scale feria of the year take place at San Pedro. Locals and holidaymakers take to the street in a riot of colour, music and traditional costumes.
The celebration lasts five days and after the day time events, including dancing, singing and merry-making throughout the streets, the party continues at the fair ground.
Street processions, fair-ground rides and stalls, fireworks and typical Spanish food and drinks, including the feria staple, finosherry, keep the party going until the early hours.
One day is specially designated for children where all rides from 5pm are half price.
If you are looking for properties for sale in San Pedro de Alcantara, which is just 10km west of Marbella, choose from a range of townhouses, apartments, studios, penthouses and villas – both resales and new developments. San Pedro has evolved into a most sought after destination for ex-pats wanting to buy holiday homes and permanent residences.