Where are Andalucian properties located?
Andalucian Properties is located in the traditional Spanish town of San Pedro de Alcántara, which, while not overbuilt for tourism, has excellent International schools, a wide choice of inexpensive restaurants and many tapas bars situated throughout the small streets of this popular location.
The popular fish market around Andalucian
San Pedro has a popular Fresh food market on Thursdays where you can buy spices from all over the Mediterranean and of course the local fruit and vegetables of every type of taste and colour.
There is a little known cable water ski only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town and of course Golf courses in abundance… only minutes away is Nueva Andalucia, known as Golf Valley for its many first-rate courses
The Bull Ring market
Nueva Andalucia is renowned for its Bull Ring market held on a Saturday morning where you will find Arts, Crafts, Carpets and Silks too many to mention, only a short stroll takes you to the world-famous Puerto Banus, marina to the many beautiful luxury yachts that moor here. Enjoy the harbourside restaurants and the chique boutique shops that are found in the Port.
Within a 5 minute drive or by the excellent bus service that exists along the coast you can be in the Old Town of Marbella where can enjoy the ambience and smell the fragrance of the blossoms in and around Orange Square Plaza de Naranjos, superb eating places and bars and enjoy the Flamenco which is music and dance, unique to Andalucia.
La Concha Mountain looks down over both sides of Marbella along the Costa del Sol.
It is a popular walk but will take several hours to reach the top – not for the faint-hearted, so go prepared and take plenty of water; you can, of course, take the shorter route to the viewpoint.
10 minutes by car in the opposite direction from San Pedro heading west and slightly inland you will find the enchanting White Village of Benahavis – known as the Gastro Village for its tremendous selection of restaurants. On a Sunday morning, there is a market held next to the small Chapel only about 1km before the village where you will find bargains of all descriptions.
There is a fascinating journey through the river from just outside of the village taking you through the high sided gorge where at times you can touch both sides of the cliffs – this is not to be done by non-swimmers or anyone who is claustrophobic. There are professional guides who will take organised parties on this trip which takes about an hour and a half…absolutely stunning.
If we continue heading west, instead of diverting off to Benahavis, you will find yourself heading to Estepona, but only 2 km before the town there is Selwo Animal Park which is always a treat for the children and adults alike, this area inland is known as Velerin and you are very quickly into the beautiful countryside.
Estepona is a substantial town with its own Old Town resonating in the summer with the noise of people enjoying the many eateries and bars; each street has its own colour of flower pots with geraniums cascading over them.
In the town, there is an Orchidarium, a must for anyone interested in plants of this type.
On a Sunday morning, the Marina at Estepona hosts its own Market where you will certainly find an excellent choice of leather goods and fabrics and very reasonable prices and where you can enjoy a café con Leche if you prefer, allowing your partner to go solo shopping!
It is possible at the moment of writing this to walk along the paseo (promenade) from San Pedro to Marbella via Puerto Banus and in the opposite direction a good way to Estepona – this will be completed within the next few years – there are ample Chiringitos to stop at along the way and enjoy a typical Paella for lunch with perhaps a glass of Sangria.
In 2014 the undulating walk over bridge was opened in San Pedro and runs the length of the Boulevard with its children´s play parks and restaurants situated underneath – a popular place to visit.
Airports around the area
The areas I have mentioned can be serviced by 2 Airports Malaga and Gibraltar, allow an hour to travel to either.
Finally, if anyone is here at Christmas then you will have to see the Lights, all the towns – especially Malaga put on displays that will take your breath away.
These areas are the Jewels in the Crown of the Costa del Sol…beautiful.