Santa Pola is a small touristic fishing village situated in a privileged place. It is only at 17km from Alicante, and in Santa Pola you can have unforgettable days with natural spaces, beaches, landscapes, gastronomy…
From the 16th century the Castle and the watch towers were built to protect people from the pirates, who had settled in the island of Tabarca. The expulsion of the pirates from the island helped the permanent establishment of a centre of population, named Santa Pola.
In July there is a special celebration: the 16th July, Santa Pola population venerate the “Virgen del Carmen” (their fishermen’s patron saint) with Masses, offerings of flowers for fishermen lost at sea, processions and fireworks. “Virgen de Loreto” is the patron saint of Santa Pola, and its celebration is from 31st Augusto to 8th September, when they celebrate Moors and Christians and Festival in its honour, where you will enjoy parades, fireworks, floral offerings, processions, children’s games and sport competition.
Diversity is the trademark of Santa Pola‘s beaches. There are beaches to suit people of all tastes and ages, with more amenities, more variety, better sand quality…If you go to Santa Pola, you should visit the Isla of Tabarca, which is just 3 miles away from the Cape and only inhabited island in the Valencian Community. During all the year, boats leave from the port of Santa Pola for this dearly loved island, declared a National Historical Area in 1964. The line coast is irregular, made up of small cliffs, not very high, beaches with pebbles and an only one with golden sands and clear water.
If you will know about Santa Pola, the best option is rent a car in Alicante and visit the town!