San Pedro de Alcantara is one of the coastal towns in the province of Malaga and is about 69 to 72 km from the provincial capital. Basically, if you stick to the coastal road and travel westward from Malaga (also the name of the provincial captial), you’ll reach the streets of San Pedro de Alcantara in about hour.
Aside from the Mediterranean Sea, San Pedro de Alcantara is also bordered by an arc of hills and elevated areas. There’s the Sierra Blanca in the east; Sierra del Real and Sierra de las Nievas in the north; and Monte Mayor and Sierra Bermeja in the west.
In the past, this town relied heavily on farming and agriculture, with sugar cane as its primary crop. Today, the residents benefit from the many sources of income.
You’ll never be bored in this place, as there are so many things you can do here. Many ancient monuments and even practices have been well preserved, so if you can appreciate ancient history, then it would be nice to check those places and activities out.
Now, for beach bums and sun worshippers, you’ll be happy to know that the beaches of San Pedro de Alcantara are not only fantastic but are also not as densely populated as the other beaches in the region.
There are quite a number of hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs, shops and even shopping centers, so you’ll have a lot of choices when it comes to lodging, dining, drinking, shopping, or any other urban activity you can think of.
Want to sample local products like fresh fruits, meat, and vegetables? The market day is held every Thursday. This is the time of the week when you’ll be able to purchase such products at generously discounted prices.
If you want to come to San Pedro de Alcantara by sea, then the options are Malaga or Cadiz. There is also the nearby marina in Marbella. If you’ll be flying in, then the nearest airport would be the one in Malaga. There are also quite a number of buses, which will connect you to towns and major cities in the country, so basically transportation into our out of this place won’t be a hassle as well.