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Santa Pola

The Cape Of Santa Pola

This has an altitude of 140m, which in the province of Alicante on the Mediterranean coast is high enough to command a panoramic view over the sea, and also to protect the town of Santa Pola from the easterly winds. The elongated shape of the island of Tabarca can be seen from there.

A Port From Roman Times

The fishing port is proud of having been famous since the days of the Romans, who called it Portus Ilicitanus, the Port of Elx. Traces of that period remain in the Roman villa at the Palmeral and in the fish-salting factory dating from the 4th century BC. The modern, well-equipped marina is a popular anchoring spot.

Santa Pola Salt Flats 'Nature Park'

These wetlands are geologically related to the Hondó nature park. The N-332 main road, which travels along the coast, runs across these wetlands. Guided visits can he arranged, starting at the Santa Pola basins and finishing at the Pinet dunes. The characteristically shaped Tamarit watchtower guards the salt flats, which are highly appreciated by ecologists