San Pedro De Alcantara – South Coast of Spain
It is well thought that San Pedro de Alcantara is best suited for couples and families. Located on the Costa del Sol this resort is more low key compared to nearby resorts like Marbella, Malaga and Torremolinos. Heading over to the coast you will find a fine mixture of light and dark sanded beaches to choose from which both have clear and warm waters that are perfect for children to play in.
San Pedro de Alcantara is located right between Gibraltar and Malaga Airport, with Malaga being your most probable landing destination. When you do land you can expect a transfer time of over an hour and a half to San Pedro de Alcantara. It’s a good idea to use this time to become more aware of your new surroundings.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from in San Pedro de Alcantara which range between 3 to 4 stars and all offer great facilities and services. There are also some apartments available around the resort to choose from.
San Pedro de Alcantara has a fine public transport system with buses that will take you around the local area as well as other nearby resorts to further your exploration of Costa del Sol.
San Pedro De Alcantara – Fun & Activities
With plenty of great beaches to choose from you may find the best way to spend your time is to sit with the family relaxing under the glorious sun. If want a bit more to do during your time on the beach then you will find plenty of activities to get up to and pass the day. These activities include hiring pedalos, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing, surfing and windsurfing. More laid back activities include sailing and fishing which are very popular.
Further inland you will find plenty of golf courses to choose from, a few of the nearest ones to San Pedro de Alcantara are Atalaya Park Golf Course, Guadalmina North Golf Course, El Higueral Golf Course. If you prefer the walking rather than the game of golf itself then you should take advantage of the mountainous region that outlines the back of Costa del Sol, there you will be able to find some terrific picturesque views of the whole region. Horse riding is a popular family excursion and is available for both beginners and experienced riders.
You will find plenty of shops in San Pedro de Alcantara to buy clothes, souvenirs, jewellery and the likes but should you wish for a more extensive and higher market shopping experience you may appreciate what Marbella has to offer. Often referred to as a millionaire’s playground, this nearby resort has a Versace boutique and a New Yorker where you can get rid of a few Euros.
San Pedro De Alcantara – Food & Nightlife
There are many options for you to choose from when you come to select a great place to eat, San Pedro de Alcantara offer most of the popular international cuisines such as British, Italian, Chinese and of course Spanish restaurants. Throughout the resort there are also many fine seafood restaurants that are worth a try.
As for evening fun you will be able to find some bars that are open late and provide music to entertain couples looking for a pleasant night. If you intend to dance the night away then you can also make your way to the clubs available in the resort. Whilst the night can and will get lively in San Pedro de Alcantara, you might be interested to visiting nearby resorts to experience different night scenes in the Costa del Sol.
San Pedro De Alcantara – Weather Info
The Costa del Sol is a very warm region in Spain and San Pedro de Alcantara enjoys some fine weather over the length of the whole year. The summer months, particularly, have the best temperatures with things getting as hot as 29°C. You probably won’t see any rain during your stay over summer, or any cloud for that matter, but should there ever be any rain it will clear up very quickly.
Winter will of course not be as warm as other seasons though you can expect the temperature to stay over 10°C. You will only have around 6 hours of sunshine a day compared to summers 11 hours. This will result in San Pedro de Alcantara experiencing a little more rainfall but still not too much. Taking all that into account still makes the region a much more desirable place than most places throughout the rest of Europe. March and early spring will see temperatures begin to rise once again.