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San Pedro de Alcántara town

The most important things you need to know about San Pedro de Alcántara

  1. General
  2. Sights
  3. Culinary delights
  4. Lifestyle
  5. Nightlife
  6. Shopping
  7. Sports & Leisure
  8. Beaches & Beach clubs
  9. Real Estate projects
  10. Why San Pedro de Alcántara?

1. General

San Pedro de Alcántara has grown enormously in recent years and has become very popular. In the past the city was separated from the coast by the N340 (A-7) and a long strip of uninhabited land, but meanwhile the land between the promenade and the beach has been transformed into a lively area with many buildings and facilities and is now called Nueva Alcántara.

San Pedro de Alcántara
San Pedro de Alcántara

2. Sights

One of the most famous places in San Pedro de Alcántara is the promenade. This is a park/boulevard that was built over the coastal road that runs through the city. Since its opening in 2014, it has become the hallmark of the city and is a very pleasant place to stroll with family. There are up to 6 different playgrounds for children and there is also a wavy pedestrian bridge on the promenade that reflects the sea. The present playgrounds are very well maintained and are suitable for children of all ages. In addition to the many playgrounds there is also an amphitheater built, where performances are regularly organized and along the boulevard you will also find cozy bars and restaurants.

El paseo maritimo de San Pedro is also a nice place to be. Here you will find several chiringuitos and other beach facilities. It is pleasant for walking and cycling, because it is never overcrowded.

In San Pedro town you can also visit El Ingenio. This used to be a sugar cane factory founded in 1870, but today it is called la Casa de Cultura and serves as a cultural center.

Boulevard San Pedro

3. Culinary delights

Due to the great growth that San Pedro de Alcántara has experienced in recent years, many restaurants and bars have been added.

A very pleasant restaurant where we regularly have lunch or dinner is Marabierta. This is located along the coast and serves mainly seafood specialties. They have a large terrace and a cozy indoor restaurant with a stylish open kitchen, so you can experience the action in the kitchen yourself.

Another fine restaurant on the beach is Bora Bora. Would you like to drink a cocktail in a sun lounger on the beach or dine in the restaurant? It’s all possible! The kitchen offers a wide range of Mediterranean dishes.

Extra tip: Be sure to visit Café Belga. Here you will of course find Belgian beers, and you can eat typical Belgian dishes in “tapas style”.

4. Lifestyle

What used to be a farming community growing sugar cane, has grown tremendously in recent years into a fresh and lively town. Despite the many innovations such as the large boulevard, there is still an authentic atmosphere. In San Pedro itself you have everything at hand, but if you want to discover the glamorous side of the Costa del Sol a bit more, you are only 10 minutes drive away in Puerto Banús and 15 minutes drive in Marbella.

5. Nightlife

In San Pedro town you have the possibility to go out in one of the local clubs. Here you can spend the evening at Pub Charles, where you can regularly enjoy live music while drinking your favorite cocktail. In addition, you can go out late in Havana 65.

If you want a wide choice of clubs, we recommend going to Puerto Banús, because here you will find the most exclusive clubs of the Costa del Sol.

6. Shopping

In San Pedro de Alcántara there are several boutiques and shops.

In addition, Puerto Banús, the pre-eminent shopping location on the Costa del Sol, is also not far from San Pedro. If you want to go a bit further than the local stores, the most exclusive stores of the Costa del Sol are just a 10 minute drive away.

7. Sports & Leisure

As in many other cities on the Costa del Sol, you can play golf in San Pedro de Alcántara. At Real Club de Golf Guadalmina there are 2 18-hole golf courses. You can also play tennis and padel and there is also a swimming pool for members of the club.

Just as indicated at the sights, it is highly recommended to stroll along the promenade of San Pedro town on a day off. Here you can stroll with your family, have lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants or enjoy a spectacle in the amphitheater.

Real Club de Golf de Guadalmina

8. Beaches & Beach Clubs

One of the quietest beaches in Marbella is the beach of San Pedro. Along the promenade there are some stores and chiringuitos and parking is never a problem. It has also been awarded a blue EU flag, which means that this is a quality beach with excellent facilities.

A fine beach club where you can have lunch or dinner with sea view is El Ancla. Here they serve delicious Mediterranean dishes and you can not only enjoy the beach and the sea, but also the swimming pool that the club has at its disposal.

Alabardero beach club also has its own swimming pool and is definitely worth a visit, because here you can enjoy their excellent Spanish cuisine in the restaurant, but you can also drink your favorite cocktails by the pool or on the beach itself.

9. Real estate projects

In San Pedro there are several new build complexes and luxury villa projects. Take a look at Perlas del Mar and discover what these beach villas have to offer.

10. Why San Pedro de Alcántara?

In the overview below you will get a clear picture why San Pedro town is perfect for you.

  • Small town that has grown enormously
  • Vibrant place
  • Fun sights
  • Pleasant and quiet beach
  • Equipped with all kind of facilities
  • 10 minutes from Puerto Banús

  • 15 minutes from Marbella

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