The sea has marked the history of Santa Pola, a tourist and fishing municipality that stands out for the excellence of its beaches, its maritime walks, its landscape and a rich Mediterranean cuisine. Best of all, it still retains its idiosyncrasy, its marine scent of a fishing village. More than 300 sunny days a year, an average annual temperature of 18º C and a privileged situation, only 10 km. from the international airport of Alicante are also good arguments to visit our town. If we add to all the above its beautiful sunsets, the kindness of its people, and the possibility of buying fish, fresh fruits and vegetables daily, we will understand the loyalty of our tourists.
Throughout its 15 km. from the coast, we find 11 km. of fine sandy beaches facing south, and discover natural elements as varied as the Cabo, the Sierra, an important fishing and sports port and the Natural Park of Las Salinas, where more than 150 species of birds coexist throughout the year, among which Flamenco Rosa stands out. It should be noted that more than 70% of the territory is protected, which makes Santa Pola a municipality with a beautiful natural environment. 3 miles away from the Cape is the Island of Tabarca, idyllic place for diving and Marine Reserve whose crystal clear waters are a spectacular turquoise blue.
The good weather, the promenades and the smell of the sea are more than enough attractions for jogging, hiking, biking along the coast, or through the different routes and trails that run through the Sierra. A modern yacht club and a protected bay invite the visitor to practice windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, swimming or scuba diving, and other water activities.
The stews of this land stand out for their color, and the base of them are fish and rice. From the red shrimp, the shrimp, the crayfish, the salted fish, the fish with denomination of origin "Peix de Santa Pola" (landed daily in the port), to the typical dishes such as paella, chicken cauldron, stew of lobster, the "arrós i gatet" or the oysters grown in the bay, nothing will leave indifferent those who eat in Santa Pola.