San Pedro’s new facelift

It’s a project that is set to change the face of San Pedro by transforming a disused and unloved part of town into a beautiful, leafy oasis. Filled with trees, cafés, playgrounds, bicycle lanes, a skate park and even a small theatre, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the town’s new boulevard, and for good reason. Work on the new six million euro project started in earnest last week when dozens of builders arrived and it is due to be completed late next year. The beautification project will connect the southern and northern parts of the town, which have hitherto been divided, covering an area of 55,000 square metres.

San Pedro's new Boulevard

San Pedro’s new Boulevard

In the new park, state of the art interactive LCD screens will advise visitors of local attractions, lush gardens and water features will delight the senses and a quaint food market promises to tantalise the taste buds. One of the most eye catching features of the boulevard are the attractive, elevated bridges connecting different parts of the park, that have been built with curves in them to resemble the ocean waves. The project is good news for both residents and potential investors as it is expected to stimulate new interest in the property sector here. For those who haven’t been to San Pedro before, the new park will be located above the San Pedro tunnel on the A-7, which was completed last year. San Pedro can be found just a few kilometres west of Puerto Banús and is a quieter and less expensive neighbourhood, compared to its glitzy neighbour Marbella. Often described as the most typical Spanish town left on the Costa del Sol, San Pedro’s beachside area is already a popular place to buy as it has infrastructure such as bike lanes, bus routes, seaside promenades, supermarkets and good road systems. However, with the addition of this latest project there is sure to be renewed interest in this area, along with a rush to snap up property before news about Marbella’s best kept secret gets out. View our selection of properties in San Pedro.