San Pedro de Alcántara on the Costa del Sol

Information about the city of San Pedro de Alcántara, including the main tourist attractions, local pastimes, history, geography and important telephone numbers...

Located between Marbella and Estepona, San Pedro de Alcántara is a quieter and less expensive alternative to the ritzy Marbella and Puerto Banus. A former sugar cane farming community, it has grown more slowly and less dramatically than most nearby cities and towns. San Pedro is 10 Km from Marbella and just a few kilometres from Puerto Banus, and is part of the autonomous community (comunidad autónoma) of Andalucia. It has impressive views of the Mediterranean and the mountains.

Local Life

San Pedro is divided by the A340 road into the old town in the north, and the new town (Nueva Alcantara) to the south. This road can be quite busy at times, especially with rush hour traffic heading into and out of Marbella.

The old town is a more traditional Andalucian town, with tree-lined streets, whitewashed houses, cafés and small shops. The new town has walled villas, modern housing developments and an international school, Laude San Pedro International College.

Along the beachfront, there are bars, restaurants, shops and places to rent equipment for water sports. Tree-lined streets and small squares provide some relief from the sun.

Leisure Activities In and Around San Pedro de Alcántara

There are several golf courses in the San Pedro de Alcántara area.

Every Thursday, food, clothing and household goods are on sale at the local market.


There are several Roman ruins in San Pedro and the surrounding area. For more detailed information, contact the San Pedro tourist office.

San Pedro de Alcántara Information and Contacts

Service Contact
San Pedro de Alcántara Ayuntamiento (town hall)
Oficina de Turismo (tourist office)
At: Calle Marques del Duero 69, 29670 San Pedro de Alcántara
Tel: 952 785 252
Policía Local (municipal police) Tel: 092