This area area comprises Elche Costa and Santa Pola which possesses an outstanding variety of beaches that stretch along 15 kilometres of coast and offer activities such as beach volleyball, aerobics, sailing, windsurfing and jet skis.
The Cabo de Santa Pola (a cape where paragliders take off) protects the bay from the strong eastern winds, creating a mild climate with an average annual temperature of 18ºC.
Another point of interest is the Salinas (salt marshes) that cover an area of 2,470 hectares.
They are used by a saltworks but are also a protected wetland and nature reserve. Different
migratory birds such as the flamingo and the black-winged stilt can be found there as well as
species such as the toothed carp, mullet, marbled teal, red shoveler, red crested pochard and
the western marsh harrier, which live there all year round.
Very close to Santa Pola is Elche, with its world-famous footwear industry and its Palm Grove, a
World Heritage Site. Its extensive municipal area stretches to the coast where there are fine
sandy beaches such as Arenales del Sol.
It is placed in a strategic position and enjoys excellent road links with the provincial capital
Alicante and the international airport of El Altet, only a few minutes’ drive away.