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Santa Pola

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Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling · Theme Parks
Santa Pola is a coastal town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó in the Valencian Community, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 58.6km² and has a population of 30,000 inhabitants of whom 10,000 are residents of the nearby town of Gran Alacant.The town has an important salt evaporation pond known as the salines which remains in business, additionally, most of it is recognized as the Natural Park of Salines de Santa Pola, an important RAMSAR site. The town was settled over the ruins of a Roman village called Portus Ilicitanus (literally, Harbour of Elche); after being abandoned for decades, then a castle was constructed in the 16th century which marked the repopulation of Santa Pola. The town has an archeological museum covering these phases.Santa Pola is, at present, a coastal fishing and tourist town. Population more than doubles during the summer, with people coming mostly from the rest of the Alicante province, and also from the Basque autonomous community, Madrid, France and the UK, just to mention some. The nearby island of Tabarca (part of Alicante) can be visited by ship.
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
Isla de Tabarca
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Theme Park
Pola Park
3.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Aquarium
Acuario Municipal
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Santa Pola

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World heritage site
El Palmeral Elche
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
Rio Safari Elche Elche
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Jardín Huerto del Cura Elche
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Reina Sofia Park Guardamar del Segura
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Santa Pola

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Hiking Trail
Clot de Galvany
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Parque Natural De Las Salinas De Santa Pola
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Natural History Museum
Museo del Mar
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Museo de La Sal
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Santa Pola

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Beach
Playa de Levante
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Playas Santa Pola Sombrillas
3.7
Duration: 4 hours
Beach
Playa Tamarit
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Playa Lisa
2.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Santa Pola

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Lighthouse
Faro de Santa Pola
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Castle
Castillo Fortaleza de Santa Pola
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Santa Pola

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Cave
Cueva de las Aranas
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Air Tour
Parapente Santa Pola
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Guardamar Moncayo Beach Guardamar del Segura
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Basilica de Santa Maria Elche
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Bodegas Faelo Elche
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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