San Pedro del Pinatar
San Pedro del Pinatar sits on the shore of Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor, with its great tourist and ecological attraction, it’s one of Murcia’s main destinations. Its traditional festivities are organised in summer which is why it’s an ideal place to spend our holidays.
This town received its name around the 17th century, its real name is “El Pinatar” as it’s mostly made up of a massive forest of pine trees where they hunted wild boars during the winter. After the construction of a chapel dedicated to the cult of St. Peter (San Pedro), and due to the religious extremism back then, it was renamed "San Pedro del Pinatar".
Its archaeological remains indicate that it was a transit point for Phoenician merchants, and was also one of the bases used for the conquest of Cartagena during the Roman times, developing later on as a Roman village and a transit point of the Via Claudia Augusta (that connected directly to Rome).
Without a doubt, San Pedro del Pinatar is a place to bare in mind to decide to visit, if you hire a car in Murcia, don’t forget to visit this town.
The main attractions in “El Pinatar” are gathered near the coast. Near the sea front promenade there are long beaches like “La Puntica de Villananitos” for example. Other Pinatar beaches are:
Opposite the Mediterranean:
- - El Mojon beach
- - The Demolished Tower beach
- - The Saltmarshes beach
- - The Seaweeds Point beach
- - The Burnt Shack beach
In the Mar Menor:
- - La Mota beach
- - Villananitos beach
- - La Puntica beach
El Pinatar climate
The climate in San Pedro del Pinatar Mediterranean dry, typical of the Murcia area, with mild winters and rather hot summers. Average annual temperature of 17.1 degrees.