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Santa Pola

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The town of Santa Pola is

The Island of Tabarca sits off the point and is a popular day trip location.  It is alleged that Saint Paul the apostle, landed on Tabarca which is why  the town bears his name “Santa Pola”.

The town was founded by the Romans as “Portus Illicitanus”

The Southern end of Santa Pola is very popular for Kite surfing.

The municipality

Santa Pola Castle

 

To the North is the city of Alicante and to the South the town of Guardamar de Segua.

Salt Lakes – populated by flocks of flamingoes.

Marina

Light House

To the north of Santa Pola is the popular urban area of Gran Alacant. is a

Population: 33,372

 

Useful links:

Townhall website www.santapola.es

Santa Pola Tourism page

Gran Alacant

Gran Alacant
  Gran Alacant is a popular resort town, located 8 minutes drive South from ALicante International Airport. It comes under the municipality of Santa Pola, which is located another 5 minutes drive south. Clot del Galvany Nature Reserve - www.clotdegalvany.es (Spanish) Situated next to Gran Alacant is the Clot del Galvany nature reserve,   It's famous for...

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