San Pedro de Alcántara

San Pedro main street - Calle Marques del Duero © Gonzalo Alvarez
San Pedro main street - Calle Marques del Duero


San Pedro de Alcántara is in an ideal situation, just 10 kilometres west from all the glitz and glamour of Marbella, yet just a few minutes drive away from the natural beauty of the Sierra de Ronda mountain range and 20 km from the town of Estepona. An ancient farming community, once famous for sugar cane, today San Pedro is a refreshingly unspoilt pueblo with an appeal all of its own.

Be sure to head for the Plaza de la Iglesia with its gracious parish church and surrounding narrow streets which are packed with intriguing small shops, sidewalk cafes and bars. Thursday is street market day with all the associated hustle and bustle; a veritable bargain shopper's paradise. At the lower end of Calle Marques del Duero sitting on top of the main coast road (in a 3km underpass) is the Boulevard park.

If you’re lucky enough to own property in San Pedro, Marbella, people are generally intrigued and impressed. Marbella is a world-class destination with a certain cachet, offering amazing Spanish… More →

Located next to the popular Marbella and Puerto Banús, San Pedro offers a more authentic option for those who want to integrate into Spanish culture a bit more during their holiday. Surrounded by… More →

San Pedro offers a variety of hostals (Spanish Guesthouses) both in the centre of town and on the outskirts and all come at a reasonable price. These are perfect for those who do not want to spend… More →

San Pedro lies in a great position, just a short drive away from the well-known Marbella and the luxurious Puerto Banús, surrounded by the luxury golf courses of Malaga. It has a fantastic beach… More →

Neighbouring the well-heeled Puerto Banús, San Pedro de Alcántara is a pretty village with independent shops and bars. A palm-lined avenue called the Avenida del Marques del Duero leads to the… More →

The summer feria in San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella, it is traditionally held on the third week of October from a Monday or Tuesday to a Sunday to coincide with the Saint’s feast day.

Arte Sano Festival is the biggest free alternative festival on the Costa del Sol, and takes place on the last weekend in July on San Pedro Alcántara seafront. After 15 years, Arte Sano has… More →

Boulevard: Sitting on top of the main coast road (in a 3km underpass) is the Boulevard park. Beaches & Promenade: San Pedro has an expansive beach and long seafront promenade with Chiringuitos… More →

Tourist Office in San Pedro de Alcántara: Avenida del Marques del Duero, 69. Phone: 952 768 750. Helpful office and also has a model of the Basilica del Mar.

Just along the coast from nearby Marbella and Puerto Banus, San Pedro de Alcántara has long been a popular holiday destination. No wonder, then, that it has an abundance of restaurants ready to… More →

Marbella extends much further east and west along the Costa del Sol than the town. Within the Marbella municipal district limits you will find a wide variety of sub-districts or neighbourhoods,… More →

A pleasant walk is from the centre of town to the beachfront down Avenida del Marques del Duero, a particularly attractive wide avenue flanked by palm trees, cross the boulevard, and Nueva Alcantara to the wide promenade which is ideal for continuing your stroll (or skateboarding!). It features several excellent chiringuitos (beachside restaurants) specialising in fish dishes. Visit Bora Bora at the west end,  if only for a drink at the bar. It was one of the first established (c1994) modern luxury tropical theme beach clubs on the coast, with a superb restaurant and all the usual facilities. 

Things to see

Parque de los Tres Jardines (Three Gardens Park) in San Pedro de Alcántara was opened in October 2012 and it is located in the low lying flood plains of the River Guadaliza to the east of the… More →

San Pedro Boulevard is a park built over the main coastal highway through this town. Since it opened in December 2014, the park has become a popular feature of the town. One of the more… More →

This is the long straight and wide beach backed by a seafront promenade, cycle path and a quiet urban access road. This beach is never crouded due to its size. The beach offers full services… More →

La Basilica de Vega del Mar was a Paleo-Christian (early Christian) church and necropolis (burial site), located near the coast just east of the mouth of the Guadalmina river, in San Pedro,… More →

Located next to the beach in the Guadalmina urbanisation, the baths date back to the 3rd century and were first discovered in 1926. The solid mortar structure has survived the passing of history… More →

This parks main feature is its large lake, actually a reservior built to irrigate the sugar plantation of La Colonia San Pedro. Those feeling energetic enough can practice their wakeboarding.… More →

Getting There and around

Group Coach Excursions from Costa del Sol.

The is always ample free street car parking in the Nueva Alcantara zone to the beach side of the Boulevard. There is free but often occupied street car parking around the Boulevard and in the old… More →

San Pedro does not have a bus station, but a bus lay-by located near the town centre on the Boulevard over the A-7 underpass. Services are operated from here to Algeciras, Benahavis, Cadiz,… More →

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