A Taste of Málaga’s Gourmet Food in Marbella’s San Pedro Alcántara

Fried pork and basilOwners of villas and apartments in the Marbella suburb of San Pedro Alcántara soon won’t have far to go for a taste of the very best local produce now the creation of a gourmet market in the town has been announced.

The recent Sabor a Málaga food fair that attracted 29,000 visitors to San Pedro Alcántara’s elegant boulevard over the course of a weekend was the fitting venue for the announcement to be made by Provincial President Elías Bendodo. The new market will follow the blueprint of the fair and give local producers the chance to sell their wares directly to the public.

Also called Sabor a Málaga (A Taste of Málaga), the market will be set up using a grant of €600,000 from Málaga Provincial Government and will become the second permanent site for Sabor a Málaga—the first one in Coín has been deemed a great success, one that is hoped to be replicated in San Pedro Alcántara. Farmers and small local food companies market a wide range of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants, cheeses, breads, pastries and honey, among other locally produced products.

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At the weekend food fair—the third of five to be held in the province—65 producers set up stall to sell their products and offer tastings of a similar range of products also including olive oil, nuts, cured meats, ales, figs, raisins, jams and preserves amongst other edible delights

There was a sprinkling of Michelin stardust too as chefs Diego Gallegos and Diego del Ríos held cookery workshops to show the crowds exactly why their food has earned the stamp of approval from Michelin inspectors. For Diego del Ríos—head chef at El Lago restaurant in Elviria—Sabor a Málaga is particularly close to his heart. He is well known for his passionate promotion of Andalusian products and uses them extensively in his culinary creations. Diego Gallegos also uses fresh local ingredients—particularly caviar and sturgeon from Río Frio—at SOLLO, his Reserva del Higuerón eatery.


At present it is not yet known when the permanent market will start in San Pedro Alcántara, but once it does it is sure to be an added attraction for the town, which with its modern apartment complexes in Nueva Alcántara and select villas in Guadalmina is rapidly becoming known as the ‘up and coming’ area of Marbella.

Should you be interested in buying a villa or apartment in San Pedro Alcántara please contact us—Altavista Property has properties for sale in all parts of Marbella.


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Our Top Three Must-Dos in Marbella


People come to Marbella for a host of different reasons, but here is a selection of our must-do suggestions when you’re here.

  1. Beach life

Think Marbella and you see beaches washed by the Mediterranean Sea in your mind’s eye. Generations of visitors have been drawn by exactly this vision but today’s visitor to Marbella has taken expectations to a new level, demanding not just sun, sea and sand but a whole range of accompanying experiences.

This being Marbella, the experience often incorporates luxurious beach clubs where the beautiful set gets together to enjoy cocktails and light snacks to the sound of chill-out music as they lounge on large sunbeds. But in Marbella it also includes hippie chic beach bars and seafood restaurants where reggae creates a completely different, laid-back vibe. The choice is yours…

  1. Tickle the taste budsVarious spices.

The aforementioned venues belong to a fine offer of lunch spots that can also include organic eateries, traditional Spanish tapas bars and ultra-sleek modern must-be-seen restaurants. As evening sets in there are plenty of places to satisfy your appetite, and when it comes to the main course we highly recommend the authentic appeal of Marbella’s Old Town or the upmarket culinary delights of the Puente Romano’s gastro Plaza Village.

Marbella is rich in diverse cuisines, so you can dine out with Spanish, Italian, classical French and Japanese gastronomic traditions or opt for Thai, Chinese, Indian, Scandinavian, American, Argentinean and fusion experiences. If you can’t make up your mind you can always head for the lively Ambrosia food market in Puerto Banús, which offers many cuisines and options under one roof.

  1. Nightlife

nightMany follow this up with a sampling of Marbella’s famous nightlife. This usually starts with cocktails at one of the many beachside venues in town or along the marina of Puerto Banús. The options range from the sophistication of Freudenhaus or the Marbella Club Hotel to more laid-back venues where guests get ready to make the jump to the clubbing scene.

The majority of the area’s nightclubs are situated in and around Puerto Banús, the official nightlife hotspot of Marbella. It is here that you will find glamour spots such as Pangea, though Suite, Joe’s Bar, Olivia Valere and Buddha Bar on the Golden Mile are also top-end destinations that encapsulate the fun-filled, carefree atmosphere that has made Marbella renowned across Europe.

If you would like to make Marbella your home contact Altavista Property and we can help you find the right property to suit your lifestyle needs.

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“La Zagaleta Villas” Offer a Superb Marbella Lifestyle Option


The luxury villas of Marbella’s Golden Mile may set the standard for desirable high-end homes on the Mediterranean coast, but the properties to be found slightly inland in the exclusive La Zagaleta Country Club certainly match them.

This privileged enclave set on a private estate in the gourmet town of Benahavís provides some of the most desirable real estate to be found anywhere in Europe. The capacious villas for sale here—there are no apartment complexes within the boundaries of La Zagaleta—are of the highest quality and benefit from a host of facilities that rival the five-star resorts of Marbella.


From their elevated location nestling in the foothills of mountains that rise behind Marbella, these homes enjoy magnificent coastal vistas that take in Marbella, Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean Sea to Morocco. Cinema rooms, saunas, Turkish baths, gymnasiums, home automation, landscaped gardens, spacious swimming pools—sometimes indoor pools too—and outdoor living/dining areas are par for the course within these properties.


The country club itself provides a host of leisure options, including two highly exclusive residents-only championship standard golf courses and a very well appointed riding school/stables, with extensive hiking trails through the wooded estate surrounding La Zagaleta.


An opulent club house with an excellent restaurant, luxurious bar, billiards room, tennis courts, party venues and private meeting rooms as well as a large swimming pool forms a social hub for residents and their guests.


La Zagaleta Country Club is a gated community, with just two entrances protected by 24 hour security ensuring a safe and tranquil environment. Extensive green zones around the properties—each one of which has its own expansive grounds—guarantee privacy, but not at the expense of isolation. The vibrant lifestyle of Puerto Banús marina and all its quality restaurants, bars offering live entertainment and excellent shopping options, is just a ten to 15 minute drive away, with the glamorous Golden Mile a little further. The main A7 coastal highway and its sister AP7 toll road provide easy access to all the facilities of the Costa del Sol, while Málaga’s international airport is within 45 minutes by car. A private heliport offers a faster option for those in more of a hurry!


Altavista Property has a collection of some of the best villas for sale in La Zagaleta Country Club—please contact us for more details.


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