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Things to do near San Pedro de Alcantara

Blessed with natural beauty, San Pedro de Alcantara has an interesting culture, traditional appeal, scrumptious cuisine and a healthy dose of adventure thrown in as well. Nestled on the west of the Costa del Sol, just 10kms away from the glitz of Marbella –San Pedro de Alcantara has so much to offer. Here are some of the best things you can enjoy while on holiday in San Pedro.

Take part in the town festival

San Pedro de Alcantara Feria is a yearly festival hosted in the week of 19th October with the action spread over 4 days. The festival is filled with fun and frolics including flamenco shows and live music, fireworks, tortilla-making contests and various stalls selling the famous tapas and other cuisine.

Have an amazing night out in Puerto Banus

This is a carefree destination where the fun never ends. Famously known as the Costa del Sol’s playground for the rich and wealthy that visit here for the beach clubs, sparkling beaches and a thumping nightlife. There is an endless number of clubs, bars and restaurants to keep you up all night. It is also a favourite spot for pop stars and other celebrities. If you fancy taking rides in luxury yachts and big boats, there are plenty of them to admire. Don’t forget your credit card.

Visit the Thursday street market

Immerse yourself in San Pedro de Alcantara’s street market. Selling everything from fruit and vegetables, to clothes, souvenirs, fans, ceramic plates and olive oil bottles to name but a few. You can spot a large number of stall holder’s tables piled high with hand-embroidered table clothes and hankies, which make great gifts for your friends back home.

Spend a day on Playa San Pedro

Surrounded by a long belt of golden sand and stunning scenery, there is no better time to get out and explore this family-friendly beach which has nabbed a Blue Flag. Beach side cafes, restaurants, water sports and sunbeds for hire attract hundreds of visitors to this beach in the summer months.

Explore Estepona

Just a 20 minute drive will take you to the steep and cobbled streets of Estepona. The flower-filled plaza de las Flores is well worth a visit. You can also pay a visit to beautifully crafted sandstone Nuestra Senora de los Remedios church. A pretty little 19th century chapel, a couple of museums and late-night clubs around the Marina also welcome a swarm of visitors every year.

Delicious tapas with a local touch

San Pedro has umpteen classy joints serving up lobster salad and succulent tapas along with plates of paella. There is no dearth of international restaurants offering famous cuisine with spectacular settings. There is a lively buzz around Church Square. Look for the hidden tapas bars and enjoy local flavours.

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