San Pedro de Alcantara
San Pedro, although officially part of Marbella ,has a strong sense of its own identity, of which its residents remain fiercely proud.
Over the past five years, San Pedro has seen a huge influx of young families moving in. They are largely international families who want to enjoy all the privileges of a Spanish lifestyle alongside the types of leisure activities that one usually associates with Southern California.
Many of the coasts' best International Schools are located here or nearby which is a major pull factor for those who want to ensure the best childhood educational experience for their children. If you prefer to pursue the Spanish public school system, there are many "colegio publicos" to choose from.
The town centre retains a very traditional Spanish feel with its tree lined avenues, coffee shops and the types of specialised shops that have long disappeared from the UK high street.
For eating out there are lots of typical fish restaurants that are frequented by the locals as well as restaurants serving international cuisine. And, don't forget that Puerto Banus is only five minutes away by car for a more lively night out.
The beach side is the destination for both young and old to carry out many of the sports that are on offer such as the popular Spanish sport Padel tennis, roller blading, walking etc. And whilst we are talking about health and fitness, there are some fantastic 24 hour chemists and state of the art medical centres conveniently placed about the town.
The great thing about San Pedro is that everything that you could possibly need is within walking distance. This is great for non drivers or those that are nervous of driving in Spain.
You can also reach Marbella and other neighbouring towns with the frequent bus service that runs through San Pedro.
San Pedro is perfect for those who want to live in a vibrant, developing town which is still quintessentially Spanish and not about to change.