The Urbanisations of San Pedro beachside. (1)
The area to the south of San Pedro de Alcántara town has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Known as Nueva Alcántara, or simply San Pedro beachside, much of the area was developed by Proincosta during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and has been expanded more recently by Taylor Wimpey.
San Pedro’s new boulevard has helped no end to encourage this increase in popularity though the root of its attractiveness is its convenient location within walking distance of both San Pedro town centre, the new boulevard, the beach and the new paseo which now travels uninterrupted to the far side of Marbella. Whilst it was the case until a few years ago that the main N-340 dual carriageway split San Pedro into two, the main road now travels underground for the entirety of San Pedro, creating a wholly different environment and also helping to increase the popularity of San Pedro de Alcántara as a whole.
The urbanisations closest to the town centre (but still beachside of the tunnel), are:
San Pedro del Mar
Arranged in a “U” shape, San Pedro del Mar is located directly adjacent to San Pedro Boulevard and the new pedestrian bridge. San Pedro del Mar has underground parking and a communal swimming pool. Most of the communal areas are tiled in marble and very well looked after. San Pedro del Mar was completed in 1999 and its main entrance is located on Avenida Juan Vargas although the garage entrance is located on Calle Agricultor Jose Urbano.
El Mirador was one of the first Proincosta urbanisations to complete in 1999. They are arranged with a general outlook to the east, though many of the apartments have views in other directions. The main entrance into the complex for both pedestrians and cars is located on Avenida de Barcelona. El Mirador has a rectangular pool for swimming as well as a small children’s pool. Some of the communal areas are planted with grass, and some tiled.
Los Almendros is comprised of two separate buildings (Los Almendros I and Los Almendros II). Built across five stories, plus a basement car park, construction completed in 2001. Instantly recognisable as one of the four terracotta coloured apartment complexes on San Pedro beachside. It is arranged around two swimming pools in two horseshoe shapes, with entrances on Avenida de Santiago de Compostela. Los Almendros has the benefit of being close to town, whilst still being a reasonable walk to the beach.
Los Naranjos was built by Proincosta, just after work finished on Los Almendros. It is similar in design, though it is arranged in a tighter horseshoe shape and as a result most of the apartments have views of the internal gardens. Apartments with sea views and garden views are the most sought after here. The apartments here have two or three bedrooms and share an Oasis style swimming pool. The communal areas within Los Naranjos are very well maintained and there is a caretaker present throughout the day and a security guard at night, though generally crime is low in the Nueva Alcántara area.
Los Jazmines is located directly “behind” the Nueva Alcántara tennis club, and is arranged in a square, around the large communal pool and gardens. The complex has the feeling of an oasis when you enter, and the gardens are very well maintained. Sea views are difficult to come by in Los Jazmines, though some apartments on higher floors do have views to the sea. Sea views are also common in the southern section of the urbanisation, where the apartments look south, outwards, and across the courts of the Nueva Alcántara Padel Club.
Los Jazmines is the newest of the terracotta buildings and also the closest to the beach.