Things to see and do in San Pedro de Alcantara – Costa del Sol

San Pedro de Alcantara offers a wide choice of attractions on the Costa del Sol, including some of southern Spain’s best beaches and amenities.

San Pedro represents a typical southern Spanish town, complete with whitewashed village houses, stunning 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 and relaxing holiday destination, and lies just a few kilometres west of Marbella and Puerto Banus.

The town remains largely unspoilt by tourism and still retains an old world charm around the main centre, where traditional whitewashed houses cluster prettily around old squares and cobbled streets.

Culture in San Pedro de Alcantara

If you want to learn more about the history and culture of San Pedro, visit the Paleo-Christian Basilica Church by the sea and the third century Roman Baths, Las Bovedas. The baths can be found close to the Basilica at Vega del Mar. Historians are still unsure of the bath´s true origins, though most believe that they are all that remain of the Roman settlement of Silniana, which was wiped out by an earthquake in 365AD. The Villa Romana is also well worth a visit.

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 great choice of chiringuitos serving fresh fish, tapas and huge jugs of chilled sangria. Enjoy a stroll from the Avenida del Marques del Duero, which is a particularly attractive wide avenue, lined with palm trees down to the beach.

San Pedro de Alcantara Beaches

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 smaller resorts. The new approach roads to the beach and coastal areas are easily accessible, and can handle plenty of traffic, even in the summer months. For visitors who want to sample the delights of Puerto Banus, this famous marina is only 10 minutes away by car and 15 minutes from Marbella Recommended beaches 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.

Linda Vista Beach is 1km long, and this golden beach is incredibly popular with locals and visitors. The beach is home to a number of beach bars and restaurants, while the water sports offered here are among the best in San Pedro de Alcantara. You can take your pick from windsurfing, jet skiing and para-sailing or simply chill out and relax in the sun.

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. 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 plenty of music, singing and dancing.

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

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