Located between Puerto Banús and Estepona, we find San Pedro de Alcántara. San Pedro de Alcántara (known locally as San Pedro), belongs to the municipality of Marbella and it is situated just 5 minutes' drive from the upmarket resort of Puerto Banús.
San Pedro was originally developed in 1860 as an agricultural colony by the First Marquis of Duero and became famous for its sugar cane production. The Marquis quickly decided that it was indispensable to install a sugar refinery to suppress the high costs of transporting the cane to Málaga and created El Ingenio (The Wit). El Ingenio these days is a very well-known neighbourhood of San Pedro and it has its own commercial centre, La Colonia.
There are many monuments of interest in the town of San Pedro. We find the 18th Century Parish Church and the Villa San Luis, which are easy to find and located in the town's main square. In San Pedro one can also find the Roman site of Las Bovedas (the Vaults) which are extensive and hold a large number of fascinating features of Roman life. Another important Roman settlement in the area is Linda Vista and it has been dated back to the 6th Century.
Even though agriculture was the most important industry for most part of last century, since the 1970's the area has thrived on tourism. Several hotels, golf courses, restaurants, bars and many other businesses have been established.
San Pedro has become very popular amongst foreign residents and holiday makers, as it combines tourist facilities, great beaches and the charm of an authentic traditional town, with lots of bars and restaurants lining the narrow streets.
San Pedro's pleasant promenade stretches for 5 kilometres and it connects with Puerto Banús. On the seafront there are several great quality restaurants and chiringuitos (beach bars) and San Pedro's beaches have Blue Flag quality standard given for the quality of the sea water, environmental friendliness and the high quality of the services found on them.
Owning a property in San Pedro provides a great base to enjoy the vibrancy and facilities of Puerto Banús and Marbella, whilst letting you stay in the relative tranquillity of San Pedro.
Sur Estates has a vast selection of quality properties for sale in San Pedro and in close by areas like El Madroñal, where luxury villas area found. There are some excellent value apartments and townhouses on the beachside area of the town. If a villa is preferred, the Guadalmina Golf Course area is the perfect location to find your dream home.