San Pedro de Alcantara – ‘old world charm’ and modern amenities on the Costa del Sol

2 June, 2017

San Pedro de Alcantara – ‘old world charm’ and modern amenities on the Costa del Sol

San Pedro de Alcantara is an attractive holiday destination just 10km west of Marbella on the Costa del Sol. Combining ‘old world charm’ with modern amenities and stunning beaches, San Pedro is a perfect for golfers, sun-seekers and fun-seekers who want to avoid the busier resorts.

San Pedro de Alcantara represents a typical southern Spanish town, complete with whitewashed village houses, lively beach restaurants and a host of great things to see and do. Once a farming community famous for its sugar cane, San Pedro has evolved into a popular destination while still retaining much of its original charm.

In the main town, traditional whitewashed houses cluster around ornate squares and cobbled streets.

Bars, restaurants and beaches in San Pedro de Alcantara

San Pedro is a more traditional destination than Marbella or Puerto Banus but still offers visitors some of the best restaurants, beach bars and nightlife in the region.  San Pedro´s sweeping sea front promenade offers stunning views over the Mediterranean, and a wide choice of chiringuitos serving fresh fish, tapas and huge jugs of chilled sangria. Enjoy a stroll along the Avenida del Marques del Duero, which is a wide avenue, lined with palm trees stretching down to the beach.

Many of San Pedro´s Bars can be found in Las Palmeras, the town’s main street.


With some of the finest sandy beaches around, plus many small, rocky coves which are ideal for scuba diving, San Pedro is the envy of many larger resorts.  Some of the best beaches close to San Pedro include: Guadalmina beach on the western end of San Pedro, close to Marbella -a long, golden beach popular with the jet-set. Pesquera de San Pedro is a smaller, more relaxed beach which can be reached on foot from the town centre. The clean sands and wide promenade have won this beach a blue flag for yet another year. Jet skiing and water sports are available at this beach.

San Pedro de Alcantara property for sale

If you are looking for property for sale in San Pedro de Alcantara, you will find a wide choice of apartments, villas and townhouses in the old town and close to the beach. San Pedro is a popular destination for property buyers who want to own a holiday home or earn rental income from holiday lets.
Shopping near San Pedro de Alcantara

Shopaholics can find plenty of small shops and supermarkets in the main town, and many a bargain can be found in the boutiques and antique shops hidden in the back streets.  Larger commercial centres and shopping malls are within easy reach by car, including La Cañada near Marbella, and El Corte Ingles at Puerto Banus. Or check out the designer stores in Marbella and Puerto Banus.

The annual Feria de San Pedro

The last big feria of the year on the Costa del Sol takes place every October in San Pedro (17-22 October, 2017).  Tradition dictates that this is one of the most popular events of the year, where visitors and locals take to the streets en masse in colourful costumes, with live music, singing and dancing.

The first day of this lively celebration kicks off with church bells at 2pm, accompanied by several rockets being launched into the sky, which officially announce the feria open.

Lasting for five days, this annual event celebrates its Saint´s Day with street processions, parades, fireworks and copious amounts of local food and alcohol.  

The party continues at the feria ground nearby until the early hours of the morning. Bars, cafes, rides and amusements stay open late to keep visitors refreshed and entertained.

If you are looking for properties for sale in San Pedro de Alcantara, take your time to look around the different areas of the town to find the best location for you.

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