Accommodation in Santa Pola town centre consists mainly of small hotels and hostals. Not to be mistaken with the English word hostels which predominantly offer shared dormitory rooms and bathrooms, hostals in Spain are usually small establishments with private rooms, bathrooms and basic guest facilities. The outer lying residential areas offer further accommodation options in the form of privately rented apartments and houses. Slightly further afield you will find guest houses, campsites, luxurious golf resorts and several accommodation options on Tabarca Island.
Town Centre Accommodation
Visitors who enjoy having a swimming pool close at hand can try Hotel Gran Playa. Aside from its outdoor swimming pool, there is a separate paddling pool for the young ones and large games room. If you prefer to do your swimming in the sea, you can't beat Hotel Polamar. This boasts a superb location front line to Santa Pola Beach and next to the marina. Close to this is the good value Hostal Quatre Llunes where you will find private guest rooms and en-suite bathrooms. A further town centre choice includes Hotel Patilla that has a charming nautical theme.
Huerta De La Luz is a spectacular country house that lies 5 kilometres inland from Santa Pola. This beautiful villa assures peace and tranquillity and is perfect for a romantic getaway. Guests can enjoy the large swimming pool set in extensive gardens with surrounding fruit orchards. Guest House El Altet lies in the quiet village of L'Altet. Not far from here guests can make the most of the glorious sunshine on the popular Arenales Del Sol Beach. The village is also home to Hostal Meseguer. This lies in the heart of the village with a choice of shops, bars and restaurants.
Santara Resort & Spa is located on Monte de Santa Pola and within walking distance to Carabassí Beach. Accommodation is offered in stylish bungalows that are fully furnished and equipped for self catering. Leisure facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool over two levels with a central Jacuzzi. There is also a Wellness Centre with heated pool, spa and gymnasium. Resort accommodation is often featured as part of a golf course complex. The closest to Santa Pola is El Plantío Golf Resort. This offers self contained holiday apartments and superb leisure facilities. These include an 18 hole and 9 hole golf course, large swimming pool, playground and gym.
Camping is an excellent family choice where children can play to their heart's content in a safe environment. Camping Bahía de Santa Pola is within walking distance to the town centre and beaches. It's a fairly basic but well run campsite. There are 459 camping plots for tents, caravans, camper vans and larger motorhomes, and leisure facilities include a swimming pool and kids paddling pool. On a much grander scale is the fantastic La Marina Resort. This is huge and more like a self contained village. Camping pitches, bungalows and even villas provide accommodation and the facilities are wonderful. These include its own aqua park, several outdoor and indoor swimming pools, luxurious spa, gymnasium, sports facilities and several bars and restaurants.
Tabarca Island Accommodation
Tabarca Island lies a few kilometres off the cape of Santa Pola. The entire island and its waters have been declared a Marine Conservation Reserve. The pristine marine flora & fauna makes for ideal snorkelling and scuba diving, and the island receives thousands of visitors daily during the peak summer season. Its charming village boasts some excellent seafood restaurants and several accommodation options. These include Hotel Isla Plana and Hotel La Trancada. Leisure facilities at both hotels are pretty basic, but they do have bars and include breakfast in their room rates.