San Pedro – a Costa del Sol paradise
There are many good reasons to move to the Costa del Sol region, and the fabulous town of San Pedro seems to have all of them. It’s tranquil but not sleepy, busy but not hectic and lively but not noisy. If you’re thinking about making a permanent move to the area, this could be the perfect location in which to put down roots.
Perhaps the first thing you’ll notice about San Pedro – or San Pedro de Alcántara, to use its full title – is the magnificent beach. Here you’ll find long, long expanses of white sand, a sea that’s clear and inviting and an extremely attractive promenade. Feel free to soak up the sun during the day and savour a lovely long walk in the cool of the evening.
While San Pedro can be seen as a typical Costa del Sol town, it can often seem a world away from the livelier locations like Torremolinos, Puerto Banus and Fuengirola. San Pedro is a little different, and that’s just how the locals like it. The main beach, Playa San Pedro de Alcántara, is large enough to ensure there’s plenty of room for everyone.
There’s more to life than just the beach, however. The centre of town offers an exceptional nightlife, with a great range of bars and restaurants waiting to bring you a fabulous evening. The so-called Forbidden Square is home to a number of excellent bars which seem to come alive as the sun goes down, and the vibe here is always focused on pleasure.
Within easy reach of just about everywhere
San Pedro is located on the coastline, between Estepona to the west and Marbella to the east. Head inland from here and you’ll find plenty of pretty Andalusian villages, including Benahavís to the north-west. The city of Malaga is around an hour away by road, while if you fancy a trip to Gibraltar just hop in the car and follow the AP-7 coastal route to the west for an hour.
While we tend to think of the Costa del Sol as a modern tourist destination, which of course it is, it’s worth noting that a great deal of history can be found throughout the region. The Basílica de Vega del Mar dates back thousands of years and is located close to the waterfront. Be sure to also visit the Roman baths in Guadalmina, which were constructed in the 3rd century.
To find out more about the benefits of starting a new adventure in San Pedro, the best option is to call the experts at Simply Costa Developments. We know the region inside out, and we can find you a selection of superb properties both in San Pedro itself and in the surrounding villages.
We’re also on hand to offer you advice on adapting to the Spanish lifestyle, as well as providing you with vital information in regard to handling your finances while living overseas. To find out more, call today on +34 682 66 22 89 and let’s get started. We hope to hear from you very soon.