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What do to from Santa Pola?

Pedro José

What do to from Santa Pola?

Beach
From Santa Pola it is possible to visit a wide variety of beaches taking advantage of the tranquility offered by the area, which could not be found in any large city. Below are the best beaches, all of them blue flag category, and in order of distance.
Levante Beach is located on the coastline of Santa Pola. Known for its entertaining nightlife throughout the year, and for being the busiest in the area during the summer, it is the perfect beach to relax if you are staying in Santa Pola. It has a large number of beach bars, bars and restaurants, as well as playgrounds and the promenade of the port at the end of it. It limits towards the south with Playa Lisa and the salt flats of Santa Pola (where kitesurfing is practiced), and to the north with a series of coves, which end at the beach of Arenales del Sol.
Playa Levante Santa Pola
Levante Beach is located on the coastline of Santa Pola. Known for its entertaining nightlife throughout the year, and for being the busiest in the area during the summer, it is the perfect beach to relax if you are staying in Santa Pola. It has a large number of beach bars, bars and restaurants, as well as playgrounds and the promenade of the port at the end of it. It limits towards the south with Playa Lisa and the salt flats of Santa Pola (where kitesurfing is practiced), and to the north with a series of coves, which end at the beach of Arenales del Sol.
The island of Tabarca is located just over 7 km from the port of Santa Pola. With only 22 square kilometers, it has a fixed population of just over 50 people. Its beaches and coves are public, and it has restoration sites. To access the island you can buy a ferry ticket for around € 10 (depending on the time of year) in the same port.
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Tabarca
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The island of Tabarca is located just over 7 km from the port of Santa Pola. With only 22 square kilometers, it has a fixed population of just over 50 people. Its beaches and coves are public, and it has restoration sites. To access the island you can buy a ferry ticket for around € 10 (depending on the time of year) in the same port.
Los Arenales del Sol is a protected area, which consists of a series of virgin dunes (except for walkways) on the shore of the beach. It is considered one of the best beaches on the Valencian coast. The first kilometers of it do not have any type of fixed construction, but towards the end there are several buildings with restaurants and drinks. It limits to the south with the coves of Santa Pola del Este, and to the north with the beach of El Altet. The difference between Arenales and El Altet beach is nothing more than the fact that the second is in front of the homonymous town, being similar in all other ways.
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Arenals del Sol
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Los Arenales del Sol is a protected area, which consists of a series of virgin dunes (except for walkways) on the shore of the beach. It is considered one of the best beaches on the Valencian coast. The first kilometers of it do not have any type of fixed construction, but towards the end there are several buildings with restaurants and drinks. It limits to the south with the coves of Santa Pola del Este, and to the north with the beach of El Altet. The difference between Arenales and El Altet beach is nothing more than the fact that the second is in front of the homonymous town, being similar in all other ways.
The beach of San Juan de Alicante is one of the most famous in Spain due to the popular festival of the fallas of San Juan, which takes place during the shortest night of the year, in which a large number of campfires are lit along the beach. It is located 35 km from Santa Pola, and it is almost mandatory to go by car. This beach has a large number of bars, beach bars and restaurants, as well as a boulevard several kilometers long and dozens of beach volleyball and beach soccer fields.
Sant Joan d'Alacant
The beach of San Juan de Alicante is one of the most famous in Spain due to the popular festival of the fallas of San Juan, which takes place during the shortest night of the year, in which a large number of campfires are lit along the beach. It is located 35 km from Santa Pola, and it is almost mandatory to go by car. This beach has a large number of bars, beach bars and restaurants, as well as a boulevard several kilometers long and dozens of beach volleyball and beach soccer fields.
This beautiful cove is an hour and a half drive from Santa Pola, just before Javea and Denia. It is advisable to go out of season, being relatively small and very busy.
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Platja de la Granadella
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This beautiful cove is an hour and a half drive from Santa Pola, just before Javea and Denia. It is advisable to go out of season, being relatively small and very busy.
Cities
Some of the most interesting cities to visit from Santa Pola are shown below.
The city of Alicante is the capital of the homonymous province and is located in the Valencian community. It has more than 300,000 inhabitants and is one of the most important maritime commerce centers in Spain. It is located 20 km from Santa Pola. This city attracts tourists throughout the year, but sees its greatest occupation during the summer. It has a beach on its coastal coastline, at the foot of the Santa Barbara Castle, and also has countless party venues, bars, restaurants, shops and shopping centers. On its outskirts is the town of San Juan de Alicante, on whose beaches the feast of San Juan is celebrated annually at the end of June, known throughout the country for being the largest and most colorful. Among its many attractions, there are the castles of Santa Barbara and San Fernando, Las Canalejas Park, Romaría de San Juan, Paseo de las Setas, among others.
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Alicante
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The city of Alicante is the capital of the homonymous province and is located in the Valencian community. It has more than 300,000 inhabitants and is one of the most important maritime commerce centers in Spain. It is located 20 km from Santa Pola. This city attracts tourists throughout the year, but sees its greatest occupation during the summer. It has a beach on its coastal coastline, at the foot of the Santa Barbara Castle, and also has countless party venues, bars, restaurants, shops and shopping centers. On its outskirts is the town of San Juan de Alicante, on whose beaches the feast of San Juan is celebrated annually at the end of June, known throughout the country for being the largest and most colorful. Among its many attractions, there are the castles of Santa Barbara and San Fernando, Las Canalejas Park, Romaría de San Juan, Paseo de las Setas, among others.
This city is 15 km from Santa Pola, and is mostly industrial. Its main attractions are the Minor Basilica of Santa Maria de Elche, the Palm Grove, the Rio Safari water park, restaurants, bars and the Elche FC stadium.
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Elche
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This city is 15 km from Santa Pola, and is mostly industrial. Its main attractions are the Minor Basilica of Santa Maria de Elche, the Palm Grove, the Rio Safari water park, restaurants, bars and the Elche FC stadium.
Known to some as the "Miami of the Mediterranean" for its tall buildings near the sea, Bernidorm is internationally known for its partying atmosphere throughout the summer. It is located 70 km from Santa Pola, and has many bars and restaurants along its wide boulevard that borders the sea. Excellent place to enjoy the beach in the day and the party at night.
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Benidorm
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Known to some as the "Miami of the Mediterranean" for its tall buildings near the sea, Bernidorm is internationally known for its partying atmosphere throughout the summer. It is located 70 km from Santa Pola, and has many bars and restaurants along its wide boulevard that borders the sea. Excellent place to enjoy the beach in the day and the party at night.
Capital of the Valencian community, it is two hours drive from Santa Pola. It is one of the three most important cities in Spain, along with Madrid and Barcelona, without being as expensive as these. It is also internationally known for its good cuisine and beautiful surrounding beaches. A full day in Valencia may be enough to get to know the city, especially its historic center, the museum area and the Mestalla stadium.
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Valencia
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Capital of the Valencian community, it is two hours drive from Santa Pola. It is one of the three most important cities in Spain, along with Madrid and Barcelona, without being as expensive as these. It is also internationally known for its good cuisine and beautiful surrounding beaches. A full day in Valencia may be enough to get to know the city, especially its historic center, the museum area and the Mestalla stadium.
Capital of the autonomous community of the same name, it is a city alive throughout the year with the exception of winter. It is located 70 km from Santa Pola. Its historic center has many bars and restaurants, in addition to a cathedral that is worth visiting.
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Murcia
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Capital of the autonomous community of the same name, it is a city alive throughout the year with the exception of winter. It is located 70 km from Santa Pola. Its historic center has many bars and restaurants, in addition to a cathedral that is worth visiting.
This ancient Carthaginian colony, and later Roman, is a jewel of the Mediterranean coast. It is just over an hour from Santa Pola by car. Among its many attractions, the ruins of the Roman amphitheater, and its castle, which is currently a park, stand out. Its historical quarter in the 19th century style is an excellent place to walk and eat, and also has a promenade along the port with lots of shops.
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Cartagena
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This ancient Carthaginian colony, and later Roman, is a jewel of the Mediterranean coast. It is just over an hour from Santa Pola by car. Among its many attractions, the ruins of the Roman amphitheater, and its castle, which is currently a park, stand out. Its historical quarter in the 19th century style is an excellent place to walk and eat, and also has a promenade along the port with lots of shops.
The world capital of nougat. This small town is a must for dessert fans. During the first week of each year, the nougat fair is celebrated, where you can find a huge variety of this delicious sweet in all its presentations.
Jijona
The world capital of nougat. This small town is a must for dessert fans. During the first week of each year, the nougat fair is celebrated, where you can find a huge variety of this delicious sweet in all its presentations.
Landmarks
The different emblematic places of the region are listed below.
This castle, built in the mid-16th century, is located in the center of Santa Pola. Admission is free, and every year, during the first week of September, a holiday is held that includes a play, to celebrate the victory of Christians over the Muslim occupation during the Middle Ages.
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Castillo de Santa Pola
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This castle, built in the mid-16th century, is located in the center of Santa Pola. Admission is free, and every year, during the first week of September, a holiday is held that includes a play, to celebrate the victory of Christians over the Muslim occupation during the Middle Ages.
Built at the end of the ninth century, this castle completely dominates the city of Alicante. From there it is possible to see the entire city in 360 degrees, as well as the Alicante coast and the mountains to the west. Admission is free and you can park (although places are limited).
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Santa Bárbara Castle
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Built at the end of the ninth century, this castle completely dominates the city of Alicante. From there it is possible to see the entire city in 360 degrees, as well as the Alicante coast and the mountains to the west. Admission is free and you can park (although places are limited).
Just at the end of the town of Santa Pola, there are the salt flats. It is a beautiful place to enjoy the sunset and observe wildlife. In addition, the beach where it is located is ideal for kitesurfing.
Salinas Bonmati
Just at the end of the town of Santa Pola, there are the salt flats. It is a beautiful place to enjoy the sunset and observe wildlife. In addition, the beach where it is located is ideal for kitesurfing.
Guadalest is located 80 km from Santa Pola. This small town has a castle and several home restaurants. It is next to a reservoir that stands out for its contrast of colors. This reservoir has several trails that allow you to enjoy nature, especially during spring.
Guadalest Reservoir
Guadalest is located 80 km from Santa Pola. This small town has a castle and several home restaurants. It is next to a reservoir that stands out for its contrast of colors. This reservoir has several trails that allow you to enjoy nature, especially during spring.
Hobbies and other activities
In addition to going to the beach and visiting nearby places, from Santa Pola it is possible to carry out all kinds of activities, especially focused on summer sports.
Only 5 km from Santa Pola is Gran Alacant, an urbanization that has one of the best areas for paragliding on the Valencian coast. At the end of the Scandinavian Avenue there is a ledge with excellent conditions for the practice of this sport. In addition, there are many schools in the area. And those who do not dare to fly, can be entertained in the surroundings, where there are bars, restaurants and various paths, along with a viewpoint from where you can see Santa Pola, Alicante and flying paragliders. Contact information for discounts on private flights through Alacant Home.
Parapente en Alicante
Nº 63 Avinguda D'Escandinàvia
Only 5 km from Santa Pola is Gran Alacant, an urbanization that has one of the best areas for paragliding on the Valencian coast. At the end of the Scandinavian Avenue there is a ledge with excellent conditions for the practice of this sport. In addition, there are many schools in the area. And those who do not dare to fly, can be entertained in the surroundings, where there are bars, restaurants and various paths, along with a viewpoint from where you can see Santa Pola, Alicante and flying paragliders. Contact information for discounts on private flights through Alacant Home.
In Santa Pola there is a perfect amusement park for those traveling with children. Link: https://polapark.com/
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Pola Park
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In Santa Pola there is a perfect amusement park for those traveling with children. Link: https://polapark.com/
On the outskirts of the city of Elche, is this water park, perfect for those traveling with children (or not). Link: http://www.riosafari.com/
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Rio Safari Elche
102 Partida Valverde Bajo
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On the outskirts of the city of Elche, is this water park, perfect for those traveling with children (or not). Link: http://www.riosafari.com/
The Elche reservoir routes are perfect for spring walks, with trails where it is possible to appreciate how nature develops around the reservoir built in the 17th century.
Embassament d'Elx
The Elche reservoir routes are perfect for spring walks, with trails where it is possible to appreciate how nature develops around the reservoir built in the 17th century.
Located less than 40 minutes away by car, El Palomaret has a paragliding take-off zone that is worth visiting.
Despegue Parapente El Palomaret
Located less than 40 minutes away by car, El Palomaret has a paragliding take-off zone that is worth visiting.
Santa Pola is also a good place to practice water sports, especially Kitesurfing and Windsurfing. Typically, these sports take place in Playa La Gola, towards the end of Santa Pola, to the west.
Playa de La Gola
4 Calle Venida de la Virgen
Santa Pola is also a good place to practice water sports, especially Kitesurfing and Windsurfing. Typically, these sports take place in Playa La Gola, towards the end of Santa Pola, to the west.
Gastronomy
For wine lovers, it is recommended to attend one of the different wine tastings offered in the Alicante area. Personally, I recommend the Francisco Gómez Wineries, where it is possible to observe the wine preparation process at the facilities, and to make a wine and Iberian tasting.
Bodegas Francisco Gómez
Km 8.8 Ctra. Villena – Pinoso
For wine lovers, it is recommended to attend one of the different wine tastings offered in the Alicante area. Personally, I recommend the Francisco Gómez Wineries, where it is possible to observe the wine preparation process at the facilities, and to make a wine and Iberian tasting.
Continuing with oenological visits, Bocopa wineries offer their own wine tastings, tastings and meals. There is also the possibility of horse riding and know the processing of their products and facilities.
Bodegas Bocopa
Continuing with oenological visits, Bocopa wineries offer their own wine tastings, tastings and meals. There is also the possibility of horse riding and know the processing of their products and facilities.