Santa Pola is a very important touristic town of the Costa Blanca located at the southeast of Spain and more specifically in the Valencian Community. It is located in the coast, about 20 kilometers south from Alicante and has approximately a population of 31,000. As a city dedicated to tourism, it has a multitude of services, including a famous street market which is very common in almost all of the towns in the area. The visitors can stay in the cozy hotels in Santa Pola and campsites.

We talk about a locality very well connected with Alicante and Elche, main cities of this coast. 

Either by car or bus, the trip only lasts 20 minutes and within that time you will be in the train station of Alicante. 

For athletes, Santa Pola has become a reference city since The Half Marathon is celebrated in the month of January and brings together thousands of participants, including high level athletes.

Weather in Santa Pola

Santa Pola’s weather offers a calm Mediterranean climate that makes you have some extraordinary temperatures, with an average of 10 ° C in January and 26 ° in August, which is

ideal for tourism. Rains are scarce and concentrate in winter, except for punctual storms in summer. An extraordinary conditions to enjoy your lovely hotels and campsites.

What´s On  in Santa Pola

The Natural Park of Las Salinas is a space with an incredible natural environment and a unique landscape.  Here you will find thet biggest concentration of flamingos in all the coast.

When everything comes up together you can contemplate the spectacular sunset above the sea and salinas.  In addition we can see many types of birds that migrate making a stop in this salinas. Here we find La Torre del Tamarit.

If we choose the museums we can’t forget the Sea and the Salt museum which shows the beaty and the secrets of this land.

In the center of the city, next to the Town Hall we can see the Municipal Aquarium and the Castle-Fortress of Santa Pola.

As we drive to Alicante, in the road we can make a stop at El Molino de la Calera built in 1771 to supply grain grinding to the population. In the proximities there is a calera that was used for lime production in a traditional way.

What to do in Santa Pola

In the urban center, between the Cabo de Santa Pola and the port, on the beaches “Varadero” and “Levante”, you can make some recommendable walks, while you glimpse the island of Tabarca. In fact, from Santa Pola,  there is a ferry line to visit this beautiful island with an endless timetable of journeys. A fantastic place for transparent water lovers, learning in their dive academy and where we find restaurants to enjoy with a great and healthy gastronomy. 

Another highly recommended visit is the reef of Santa Pola, plagued with corals and marine beings.

If we visit the town with children we can not miss the visit to Pola Park; a large theme park with many fairs and games, and also some entertainment for adults.

Santa Pola also offers, apart from sun and sand, innumerable services.

Do not miss the arrival of fishing boats and auctions in the port, all kind of restaurants and places to eat, cinemas, and like the towns in the area, we can also do our purchases at the street markets that take place on thursdays and saturdays.

The Beaches of Santa Pola

The coastline is 13 km long and can be divided into several sectors. From the border south with Elche to the urban area we find a thin strip of sand, which is what separates the salt pans from the sea; in this area you can find the beaches of El Pinet and La Gola.

The urban beaches are Tamarit, Playa Lisa and Gran Playa to the west of the port; and to the east, the Levante, the coves of Santiago Bernabéu, (a succession of small separated beaches made artifically) and the Varadero, which is located next to the shipyards.

From then on, Santa pola beaches are narrow and rugged, with small coves that are under the cliffs. On top of the highest cliff, the lighthouse dazzles the town. Installed since 1858 on the ancient tower of the Atalayola opposite the cliff.

The beaches in the west of the city are ideal for children and adults. The Eastern ones are Protected from the north winds by the Cape of Santa Pola and have crystal clear and fine sand.

Festivities in Santa Pola.

The festivals of a village show the spirit of its people, the popular tradition and the history of the area. The history of Santa Pola is deeply linked to the sea, so its parties revolve around him. 

These are some interesting parties:

  1. In March The "MIG ANY" of Moros y Cristianos takes place the first or second week, as a preamble to the Festival of Moors and Christians, which they celebrate half year later, in September.
  2. During Holy Week, the streets of the city witness the varios processions in charge of the different brotherhoods. On these same dates, in the courtyard of the Castle, they install a Medieval Market.
  3. On the closest sunday to June 24, the "Romeria del Cap" takes place in honor of La Virgen del Rosario.
  4. As a good fishing village, on the 16th the festival is celebrated in honor of La Virgen del Carmen,  offering to the deceased sailors, procession and fireworks.
  5. From the 31st of August to the 8th of September, the festivities of Moors and Christians and festivities Patronales in honor of "La Virgen de Loreto", with disembarkation, embassies, conquest and reconquest of Moors and Christians, parades, fireworks, wreath to the patron, procession, children's games and sports competitions.
  6. On the 10th the Coming of the Virgin of Loreto to Santa Pola is commemorated, with a Small procession from the port to his chapel.
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Santa Pola 


Tourist Information

Tourist Info Santa Pola
Plaza Diputación, 6
03130 Santa Pola,
Alicante (España)
Tel. +34 966 692 276santapola@touristinfo.net

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