San Pedro de Alcantara

San Pedro was originally built to produce a new agricultural colony and many of the original buildings survive today. In the main pedestrianised central plaza that is surrounded with palm trees you will find the Parish Church built by the Marques del Duero in 1866, it is in traditional colonial style and stands proud in the centre of the town.

San Pedro is perfect for the explorer; its winding narrow streets provide a mini world of discovery as you come across various shops and boutiques occasionally encountering local cafes and tapas bars and also some really very good restaurants such as Rincon de la Sala. For the historians out there, two points of interest might be the Paleochristian Basilica Church and the third century remains of the Roman Baths at the front of the town.

One of the highlights is the large walkway that runs down to and along the beach which is perfect for an evening stroll. Once on the front, there are many restaurants and bars, where you can have a quiet meal overlooking the water. The speciality is the fish and the restaurants along here are not only excellent but a lot cheaper than the more upmarket, tourist areas of Marbella. The small shopping centre called La Colonia (where McDonald's is) is home to two great little boutiques, one for the adults called Twist and the other for the kids called Mini Mi.  You will be able to come home with some really original pieces from both these stores. There is also the Bora Bora Beach Club that is one of the best on the coast, providing loungers, a bar and all sorts of water sports and don't forget Passion café for one of the best breakfasts on the coast!