Santa Pola Insider
Santa Pola Insider is an informative new website designed with visiting holidaymakers in mind. However, our team are sure some of the website articles will be of help to many local residents and expats. Santa Pola is a lovely seaside town, full of charm and maritime history. It's also a favourite destination for those seeking fun in the sun on its miles of golden sand beaches. Santa Pola lies a short 25 minute drive from Alicante and 45 minutes from the super city of Benidorm which remains one of the top places to visit in Spain.
The dedicated team at Santa Pola Insider have had fun writing and researching the articles which we hope will benefit residents and holidaymakers alike, and ensure a good time is had by all.
Whether staying in a tent, or five star luxury resort, Santa Pola offers a range of accommodation to suit all tastes. Families with young children will surely have loads of fun when staying at the area's camping grounds. Santa Pola's local campsite is within walking distance to the beach and town centre. It offers camping pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes, and a handy choice of services and facilities. Santa Pola Insider has also included an article on La Marina Resort. This place has amazing accommodation and leisure facilities, including its own thrilling aqua park.
During our research for Santa Pola Insider we have included the town's popular hotels and hostals. Most offer comfortable accommodation, various services and leisure facilities, and some boast an on-site swimming pool. In the nearby surrounding areas are a further choice of hotels, country guest houses and luxury golf resorts. Another favourite choice with families and groups is private holiday accommodation. These provide fully equipped living with a choice of property style and bedrooms. Some include shared leisure facilities such as swimming pools and parks.
What would a great holiday be without a good choice of activities. This is one category the team at Santa Pola Insider have thoroughly enjoyed researching. With favourable wind conditions and a lively marina, board sports are very popular. During the summer the sky is often a rainbow of colour from all the kite boarders. A number of wind and board sports and activities can be found at Be Water Sports Santa Pola located close to the beach. Within the marina are a further choice of water activities. These include scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, game fishing and snorkelling.
Crabbing is a cheap and fun activity for the young ones and can be done wherever rocks meet the sea. The more discerning visitor can enjoy a rice cooking experience, and there are several superb 18 hole golf courses within a short drive from Santa Pola. The beautiful countryside provides the opportunity for horse riding and lessons. Petrol heads will find several go-karting tracks in the nearby towns, and quad biking as well as other exciting activities can be enjoyed at Lake Pedrera.
Santa Pola's lovely beaches are its biggest attraction. Along its 13 kilometres of coastline are a mix of tranquil bays, rocky coves, cliffs, windswept sand dunes, and of course, sandy beaches. These are located to either side of the marina and offer good facilities, especially during the peak summer months. Within the town Santa Pola Castle stands proud and is home to a cultural centre and several museums. A walk north along the coastal path will take you to the lighthouse where the views from the Sky Walk reveal the popular Tabarca Island. Children are well catered for at Pola Park. Here the rides and attractions are mainly for young ones with a few suitable for adults.
During our research for Santa Pola Insider we have ventured further afield to include the superb surrounding attractions. The thrilling Rio Safari Elche is less than 10 minutes drive. A bit further on Elche's city limits is the equally as thrilling Elche Palmeral Aventuras that boasts multiple activities and adventures. The thrills continue around the shores of Lake Pedrera. Here you will find two multi-activity centres offering excellent fun in the sun for all ages. A 30 minute drive takes you to several water parks as well as the utterly charming Carmen Del Campillo Tea House.
You may not get a glimpse of Robbie Williams during your stay in Santa Pola, but you will most certainly be entertained. The town's eclectic mix of bars cater for the thirsty crowds. Not to miss out on revenue, most of these also offer snacks and meals. Tapas bars are a prime example and visiting one or two gives the chance to try several Spanish delights. Beach bars are great fun and perfect for families with young children. For a taste of home there are several British and Irish theme bars. For thumping nightclubs it's best to head to cities such as Alicante and Torrevieja.
There is no shortage of delicious snacks and meals in Santa Pola. Traditional Spanish restaurants abound, and you will also find food from various other countries represented in the town. Tasty snacks and light bites are offered in Santa Pola's takeaways, cafes and bakeries. Central and street markets stock all sorts of fresh produce and cooked food. The fish market is the place for fresh seafood, and watching the daily fish auction is entertaining in its own right. The town's shops and stores are great to explore and you can catch a movie at Centro Commercial Polamax.
With Alicante Airport practically on the doorstep, getting to and from Santa Pola is a pleasure. Others may fly into Murcia-San Javier Airport which is smaller and further to the south. Both airports offer a selection of national and international car hire companies and local taxis. Buses run from Alicante Airport to several towns and cities including Santa Pola. However, it's worth bearing in mind when travelling, Murcia-San Javier Airport has no bus service whatsoever.
When writing the articles for Santa Pola Insider transport category, we have endeavoured to add as many options as possible. Some visitors are quite happy just enjoying the entertainment and attractions offered in the town centre, on the beaches and at the marina. These are all possible to reach on foot if you are staying near the town centre. For exploring further afield you should consider hiring a bike, scooter or car. Depending on the terrain you may be riding or driving on, there are several vehicle types including a range of standard and portable mobility scooters.