A sun-drenched Spanish paradise

Once a traditional farming village, San Pedro has grown into a popular tourist destination in southern Spain that still retains its local charm. Experience that authentic atmosphere as you wander the narrow streets of the Old Town and enjoy its family-run eateries, before heading to the shoreline where the sandy beaches host more modern offerings. San Pedro holidays have all the amenities you’ll need for a laid-back beach vacation, but the resort has plenty of other activities on offer, too.

Culture vultures will love the area’s historic landmarks, and sporty types will have no shortage of ways to take to the water. Travellers who crave some retail therapy will be spoilt for choice at the shopping centre, artisanal boutiques and local markets. Holidays to San Pedro pack in the authenticity of old Andalucia with all of the fun of a bustling resort, making it a top spot for soaking up the Costa del Sol rays.

Your San Pedro questions, answered

With cocktail bars lining the beach, it’s easy to enjoy the sunset over a few drinks. For those who wish to party the night away in clubs, Marbella is only a short drive away.

This area of southern Spain has a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, meaning San Pedro enjoys hot summers and mild temperatures for the rest of the year.

Visit the Thursday market between 9am and 3pm to sample fresh produce and do some souvenir shopping. With more than 200 stalls, the market is as popular with tourists as it is with locals.

Best things to do in San Pedro

Visit ancient sights

History buffs can enjoy visiting the remains of the 6th-century Basilica de Vega del Mar and its necropolis – thought to be one of the largest Roman burial sites in Spain.

Chill on the beach

Grab a drink at one of the many ‘chiringuitos’ (beach bars) and soak up the sun on San Pedro’s expansive beaches, which never feel too crowded.

Enjoy some tapas

From traditional dishes to ones that incorporate inventive ingredients, San Pedro is a foodie heaven, so be sure to explore the town’s many tapas restaurants.