Santa Pola is a coastal town which lies in the region of Valencia in Spain. It is located at about 20km to the South of Alicante and is a major fishing port and has some interesting Roman remains.
Santa Pola has long been a quiet and sleepy fishing village and today it is a bustling little town with a great history. It is a popular destination on the Costa Blanca and ithe town is very popular and during the summer months, its population doubles with tourists who come in the area to enjoy what the area has to offer.
During summer, you will see many visitors eating at the various restaurants, enjoying their chocolate churros in the many squares and plazas or simply lazing along the miles of beaches which are perfect spots for water and wind sport enthusiasts.
Santa Pola is also a major yacht charter destination and hosts 2 beautiful marinas: Marina Santa Pola accommodating up to 550 yachts measuring up to 25m and Marina Miramar, a new built marina lying to the East of the old one with 500 berths for yachts having a maximum length of 50m.
Both marinas are located within easy distance to Marina Salinas in Torrevieja and Real Club Regattas de Alicante.
While chartering your yacht in the area, you will also have the opportunity to visit Tabarca Island which lies off the coast and which is a famous place where the pirates established themselves in the Roman times.
Santa Pola also hosts numerous interesting sites that are worth visiting when you come in the area. You can visit The Santa Barbara Castle Alicante, which is one of the largest buildings in the Mediterranean region.
The castle lies on the top of Mount Benacantil and looks like a rocky mass that soars out to the sea at a height of 166m.
The Cave House Rojales is another interesting site not to be missed. It is the Cuevas Del Rodeo cave which was carved into a sandstone mountain in the 19th century.They are unique cave dwellings which are today used by artists and craftsmen to display and sell their wares.
There are also regular craft markets and live music shows held in the area. Still in Rojales, you are recommended not to miss the famous Shell House which lies in the South of the Costa Blanca. It is a beautiful house made of shells that have been collected along the beautiful beaches of Costa Blanca and it believed that it is the fruit of one man’s labor over many years.