Property in Costa Blanca, Santa Pola
On the eastern side of the municipal district lies the Sierra de Santa Pola, sheltering the bay from the Levante winds. Next to the coast is the Albufera, or lagoon, which plays an important role in the ecology of the area, providing a habitat for numerous species of water fowl and fish, as well as serving as a winter stopover point for various migratory species.
The oldest archaeological
remains in this area tell tales of a walled Iberian settlement
whose major activity was trading with other settlements along the
Places of Historical Interest:
Presiding over the centre of the town is the 16th century fortress castle built in the military Renaissance style. Today it contains the chapel of the Virgin of Loreto, an Aquarium displaying some of the fauna from the Santa Pola bay the Sea Museum exhibiting archaeological artefacts showing an extensive array of maritime objects and gear. Tear the castle lie the ruins of the ancient Portus Illicitanus, where you can see the Roman "Palmeral" Villa from the early Empire and a 4th century Roman fish factory, in addition to numerous Iberian and Greek ruins.
In March and April, come the Mig Any, or half-year pageants of the Moors and Christians. In June, as a prelude to summer, there is a romería, or pilgrimage, to the Hermitage of the Virgin of the Rosary on the Cape of Santa Pola. And just before Midsummer, on July 16th, local sailors hold a feast to honour their patroness, La Virgen del Carmen. But the fiestas in which emotions run highest are held from September Its to 8th en honour of La Virgen de Loreto, with street processions, parades of Moors and Christians, etc. The annual festivities cycle ends on December 10th with the celebration of the Vinguda de la Mare de Deu, or the Arrival of the Mother of God by sea.
There is always plenty to do:
favourite sport from tennis, minigolf or hang gliding, to water
skiing, windsurfing or sailing.
Places to visit:
Sail over to
the island of Tabarca, visit the 18th century walled town, and
have a refreshing swim in the clear, calm water (3.5 nautical miles
from Santa Pola).
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