Museums in Santa Pola
The miniatures museum and permanent exhibition of 12th-scale dollshouses at Nº 73 in the Calle Mayor, on the floor above the hobbies shop is worthy of a mention. Entrance is free to the public and the displays include breathtaking scenes and delightful houses complete to the last detail, including lights, food, wonderful furniture, pets etc. etc. The displays are constantly updated and new, unique items added, and to see everything in detail you need a couple of hours minimum. Sadly, no wheelchair access as yet.
recreation in Santa Pola
Dive Academy Santa Pola - Marina Miramar, Santa Pola. Tel 965 414 510. www.diveacademy-santapola.com
Fiestas in Santa Pola
Throughout the year, Santa Pola has a number of important festivities in which locals and tourists become involved. The year starts with a colourful and noisy fiesta to break the winter monotony. In March and April come the Mig Any or half-year pageants of the Moors and Christians. In June there is a Romeria or pilgrimage to the hermitage on the cape and just before mid-summer, on July 16th, the local sailors pay tribute to their patron saint, La Vigen del Carmen. The highlight of the year in Santa Pola has to be between 1st and 8th September in honour of La Virgen de Loreto. There are street processions, parades and giant parties. The year finishes on December 10th with the arrival of the Mother of God by sea.
Idealspain visits to Santa Pola
We have visted Santa Pola on several ocassions. The first time was in the year 2001as part of our Costa Blanca tour. It was certainly one of the highlights of the trip. We visited again in February 2011 and noticed that the town had changed very little. The main town is a hive of activity with the most pleasant place to sit being the Plaza de Glorieta, near the castle. The people of Santa Pola are proud of their heritage and their area. Everything is beautifuly kept. There are miles and miles of golden beaches, manicured to a high standard. From Santa Pola we explored Benidorm then Elche with its thousands of palm trees.