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Tips for your holidays in Santa Pola

Santa Pola is a coastal town situated east of Spain, in the Comunidad Valencia. The main attractions of Santa Pola are its historical remains, port, salt flats beaches. The bustling town enjoys over 300 days of sunshine and the impressive cliffs, idyllic coves and golden beaches along the coast are a delight for nature lovers.

Language and currency in Santa Pola

Santa Pola’s official language is Valencian, together with Spanish (Castilian). There has been an increased positive trend in the influx of new language influences, partly due to the immigration in the region. This caused a significant population of English speakers. The local currency is Euro and nowadays it is no problem to pay with card in most places.

Getting around in Santa Pola

Santa Pola is pretty compact and the beaches are mostly urban. There is a bus that goes from Gran Playa to Catalanet in 25 minutes. If you would like to visit further beaches, you might need a car.

Best things to do during your holidays in Santa Pola

  • Go scuba diving in Santa Pola and discover Tabarca Island

Tabarca Island, situated less than 10km from the towns center, offers great opportunities for diving. Check out the amazing marine life, down to a maximum depth of 12 metres and have a great day exploring the marine reserve. Highly recommended!

Even if you don’t have experience with this water sport, you can take your first breathe underwater with a first scuba dive experience in Santa Pola. Of course, there is always the option of continuing your education and furthering your diving career with a diving course!

For certified divers, there are numerous of fantastic dive sites. Every day there are trips available to explore Tabarca Marine Reserve or a variety of sites such as Cala Cortina and Cabo de Palos in Cartagena and boat dives in Cartagena.
  • Visit Las Salinas de Santa Pola

Las Salinas de Santa Pola is a Natural Reserve and a special protected area for the conservation of wild birds. The Salt Lakes (Salinas) are amazing for any nature lover who is into birds. It’s a beautiful place to see and a huge amount of flamingos and other birds. Great views and natural environment. If you would like to see this amazing views of pink and green water you should visit definitely visit these salt lakes.
  • Visit different beaches in Santa Pola

Levante Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Santa Pola. It’s the perfect beach to relax and enjoy your summer days. Varadero beach, which is located in the most urbanized part of Santa Pola, is a great place to spend the day with family.

If you prefer a more quiet and secluded beach, then you should definitely go to Ermita Beach, Gola Beach or the capes of Cuartel and L’Aljub. Other fantastic beaches of Santa Pola where you will have great fun spotting some wind and kite surfers are Gran Playa, Playa Lisa, Tamarit Beach, Pinet Beach.
  • Discover the castle fortress

You can find this castle fortress in the centre of Santa Pola. The main objective of the castle was to protect local sailors from frequent attacks by pirates. Nowadays it is a cultural centre and a museum dedicated to the sea. There are a lot of cultural celebrations and religious events in this centre.
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Santa Pola, we promise you will love this beautiful town and the Costa Blanca! Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.

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