is a small Spanish town on the Costa del Sol, part of the municipality and city of Marbella, but not as expensive and quieter than other cities on the coast. Due to its beauty and identity with urban flair, San Pedro is popular among Spaniards and Europeans for holidays and permanent residence.
San Pedro is located approximately 10.5 km west of the center of Marbella and only 3 km from Puerto Banus, which is the westernmost point of Marbella’s Golden Mile. San Pedro is formed by a long stretch of coast, surrounded by three mountain ranges: on the east side is the Sierra Blanca in Marbella with its famous mountain La Concha (Spanish – “shell”), which got its name due to the external resemblance in shape and relief to a seashell ; in the north it is the Sierra Real; Sierra Bermeja in the west.
Despite the presence of luxury areas nearby, such as Marbella, Puerto Banus and the Guadalmina golf course, there are still many historical attractions. Here is some of them:
Roman baths of Las Bovedas — these remains of ancient Roman baths are located near the Guadalmina River, about 500 meters from the Vega del Mar Basilica and only about 50 meters from the old watchtower. The basilica, the watchtower and these baths are strong evidence that the Romans occupied the region in the past.
Palaeo-Christian Basilica of Vega del Mar – This archaeological find was discovered in the early 20th century when workers were planting eucalyptus trees. It is one of the oldest basilicas belonging to the first Christians in the area. A necropolis was also discovered in the vicinity, formed by about 200 tombs.
Church – This church was also one of the projects of the Marquis del Duero and at that time served as the parish church of the city. It was built in 1866 and is in front of a large city square.
San Pedro Boulevard remains active even in the evening with a large number of tapas restaurants and cafeterias that offer both classic Spanish dishes and a variety of international cuisine. The convenient location of these restaurants makes them just perfect when you choose a place to spend a family evening away from your home.
San Pedro de Alcantara beach – this is a long and wide recreation area, located in the vicinity of the village of the same name. The coverage here is sandy, the entrance to the sea is gentle. For high standards of service and cleanliness, the beach is awarded the Blue Flag. The infrastructure of this coastal zone includes all the necessary amenities, including rental of sun loungers and umbrellas, a playground, and a Red Cross first aid station. A beautiful promenade runs along the entire beach, on which restaurants and traditional eateries “chiringuitos” are located. The beach of San Pedro de Alcantara does not have its own parking, but the car can be left in the parking spaces on both sides of the promenade. Also, paths for cyclists are laid here, in addition, flights of city buses connect the beach with the city. In order not to depend on public transport, the best option is to rent a car, in particular from Gowerla M Rentacar, by booking a car in advance on gowerla-rentacar.com, especially since the company’s office is located in the center of Puerto Banus, and this is just 3 km from San Pedro.
Having visited San Pedro, going around all its sights and driving around its surroundings in a car rented from Gowerla M Rentacar, you will gain wonderful impressions and positive emotions for many days to come!