San Pedro Holiday, Property and Tourist Information
San Pedro del Pinatar (meaning St. Peter of the Pine Woods) is situated in an ideal spot on the Mediterranean coast and just a few minutes from the Northern shores of the Mar Menor. With a resident population of 15,200 numbers can swell to almost 60,000 during the summer months. This is mostly as a result of 2nd home owners flocking to the area (Spanish and ex-pat). The popular suburb of Lo Pagan has seen some development in recent years; here you will find a lengthy beachfront, marina and promenade. Although there has been increased interest in the town in recent years, it has retained much of its culture and atmosphere.
Being an established community means that San Pedro boasts a good selection of shops and recreational amenities; in addition to government installations such as a town hall, doctor’s surgery etc. San Pedro also has a weekly street market (Mondays) and a good shopping centre.
The nearest airport to San Pedro del Pinatar is San Javier international airport (MJV), located near the town of San Javier. Travel time should take no longer than 15 minutes. Alicante International airport (ALC) is also an option, though farther afield.
There are many fiestas (festivals) throughout San Pedro’s calendar, some of which are a real spectacle and well worth a look. The cuisine is another major bonus, with (affordable) good food available in the town restaurants and tapas bars.
San Pedro del Pinatar is also well known for its mild climate and enjoys sunshine for in excess of 320 days per year. The sun is at its hottest during the summer months, with temperatures rarely falling below 30°C (86°F). Winters are typically very mild with averages hovering around 18°C (64°F).