Owning a Property in San Pedro de Alcántara
Marbella Properties: Residential Areas in San Pedro
There are many lovely residential complexes in San Pedro, offering quality accommodation in some superb locations, which are ideal as either holiday homes or permanent residences.
If you are looking for a property in this area, you should consider the main areas of Guadalmina Alta and Guadalmina Baja, Nueva Alcántara, Alta Vista (also Linda Vista) and San Pedro Playa. Take a tour round with your real estate agent to get a “feel” for not only the neighbourhoods, but also for an idea of closeness to amenities, schools, social and cultural spots and events, etc.
Keep an eye on the MP Dunne Properties Blog as we will soon be publishing information on Marbella schools and social and cultural events in the Marbella area!
San Pedro Patron Saint Feast Day
As with all Spanish towns and cities, each has a Patron Saint Feast Day. San Pedro de Alcántara´s is celebrated on 19 October and the San Pedro Fair usually starts around the 15th of the month and lasts for a week.
The town comes alive with bright lights, bunting and firework displays, and the people dress themselves up in flamenco costumes and sing and dance to celebrate the Patron Saint. This is a great opportunity to take part in the local culture while enjoying the traditional fare of wine and tapas from the street vendors.
It is a week full of celebration and activity, with something for all: the young and the younger!! Highly coloured floats with huge puppet-type heads and figures are on parade; Andalousian horses file and step gracefully together through the streets; exhibitions, shows and contests are set up; games are organised for the children; the youth of the town flood into the fairground to enjoy the amusements and the “scene”; firework displays hold everyone in awe; and some special names from the music world are invited to perform and impress everyone! And, before the Fair is officially closed, the statue of the Patron Saint is carried through the town for all to see, and a special Mass takes place in his honour.
Click on the link to read an interesting article about Fairs in Spain: Marbella and Costa del Sol
Hotels and Restaurants in San Pedro
One of the loveliest hotels in the area is definitely the Gran Hotel Guadalmina Spa and Golf Resort – just steps away from the beach, with its own golf course by the sea, putting green, beautiful spa facilities including thermal circuit, and four restaurants including its own Beach Club. No wonder the four keywords for this beautiful hotel are: Rest, Disconnect, Relax and Enjoy!!
Tried and tested (by us!!) restaurants in San Pedro that we recommend include:
El Rincon de La Sala
Dinner, drinks and entertainment 7days-a-week. International cuisine with a Spanish “twist”!
Tel: 951 50 62 49
Fine Argentinian food
Tel: 952 85 57 69
Click on La Rosa Website for direct access
Beach Restaurant (also Beach Club): Andalousian cuisine, with emphasis on fish and seafood
Tel: 952 78 74 96 or 952 78 93 28
Click on El Ancla Website for direct access
Elegant Italian restaurant
Tel: 952 78 59 43
Click on Trattoria L’impronta Website for direct access
Asador de Guadalmina
Meat Grill and Spanish cuisine with flavours from the North.
Tel: 952 88 30 03
Click on Asador de Guadalmina Website for direct access
Traditional Spanish: fish, seafood, meat, rice dishes, etc.
Tel: 952 85 33 44 or 952 78 46 41
Click on Casa Fernando Website for direct access