San Pedro de Alcántara is in an ideal situation, just 10 minutes drive west of bustling 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.
Go to the central plaza with its 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.
There is a pleasant walk from the centre of town to the beachfront along the Avenida del Marques del Duero which is a particularly attractive wide avenue flanked by palm trees. And the modern wide promenade is ideal for continuing your stroll with several excellent chiringuitos (beachside restaurants) specialising in fish dishes.
San Pedro also has the last summer fair ( feria ) in Andalucia in the second week in October.
Historians will enjoy the Paleochristian Basilica Church by the sea and the third century Roman Baths, Las Bovedas.
The Paleochristian Basilica Church and Necropolis is located in the woods next to the Bora Bora Beach Club that is on the sea front directly in front of the town. A little further west along the beach to Guadalmina are the restored remains of the Roman Baths.