Santa Pola is a coastal city in the province, and south, of Alicante with about 30 thousand inhabitants. The main attractions are its history and the port. As well as the salt lakes and the beaches in addition to Tabarca island a few kilometres from the coast.
Traditionally the economy of Santa Pola was based on fishing, agriculture and crafts. Only in the last decades, tourism takes a much more important role. The shipyards that remain have also changed their main business. Today they work in the yachts industry because of a reduction by half of the fishing fleet since the ’80s.
Santa Pola originates from an ancient fort that still exists today. When the sea was no longer a source of danger the city started growing outside of its protective walls. As a result, the village kept growing, first because of the fishing industry that slowly gave way for tourism. This tourism brought large urbanisations and high rise buildings to Santa Pola´s territory fro the ´60s.
So many days of sun and good weather make Santa Pola well equipped to offer lots of possibilities to practice all types of sports. Either on the ground, in the water or in the air. Hiking, mountain biking or surfing, as well as sailing and diving, are just some of the things to do.
For lovers of food, Santa Pola also has lots to offer. From restaurants that offer conventional Chinese dishes to typical restaurants that serve traditional Mediterranean food and tapas, everything is there.
The local market with lots of fresh products is held each Thursday. This is a real happening to visit as is every Spanish local market. For other services and companies you want information about please visit “thecostablancaguide.com“.