Santa Pola Area Guide
Santa Pola is traditionally a fishing town located in an ecologically diverse area,with excellent beaches which run for over 11 kilometers with views to the salt marshes, the sierra and cape Santa Pola, a paradise for nature lovers.
A town with a rich history with its first settlers dating back to the 3rd millennium BC. Pirates once used the island of Tabarca which you can visit by catching one of the hourly ferries leaving from the port of Santa Pola.
Santa Pola also has a number of watchtowers and a castle which was built in 1557.
The port of Santa Pola is still very much a working port, each evening you can see the fishing boats return with their catches. The port also has a fine marina.
The towns main square is called the Plaza de la Glorieta. This is a great place to gather in the evening, there are many stalls serving Spanish treats, ice cream, drinks and selling gifts.
Santa Pola’s major attraction is clearly its beaches
Running up the coast to the north of Santa Pola are the beaches of Varadero Beach and Levante Beach (which is at the heart of Santa Pola so it’s a very popular beach).
Running down the coast to the south of Santa Pola are the beaches of Gran Playa (the main beach of Santa Pola), Pinet Beach, La Gola Beach, Playa Lisa Beach and Tamarit Beach.
Most of the beaches of Santa Pola are very wide and so you can always find a bit of space even in the height of summer. There are lots of space for playing beach football and beach volleyball.
The nearest golf course to La Marina is at the small town of Ciudad Quesada which has its own golf course called La Marquesa golf and country club. Further south are a few golf courses nearby including La Finca golf course, the Royal Campoamor golf club, Las Ramblas de Orihuela golf club and Villamartin golf club.
Road access to Santa Pola is very good. The AP-7 autoroute (motorway) comes down from Alicante airport which is only 15 minutes drive away and goes south to Murcia airport