SANTA POLA LIGHTHOUSE: lighting the mediterranean sea
LIGHTHOUSE OF SANTA POLA, a place with a long history
Inaugurated on January 23, 1858. Its function has been guided the ships that sail through these coasts at night, especially for the Navy ships, which for that time anchored in the bay of Santa Pola.
Dominating the bay of Alicante, Elche and the island of Tabarca.
The first lamp worked with olive oil and then followed by paraffin and petroleum steam.
Reformed in 1921 and 1924 with a new optical device mounted on a rotating mechanism, a pressure oil vapor lamp was also installed.
Electrified in 1958, it was automated in 1984
HOW TO GET TO THE SANTA POLA LIGHTHOUSE?
By car: (google maps link), there is a car park in front of the lighthouse
You can also park your car at the end of Av. D’Escandinàvia in Santa Pola (google maps link).
Then walk to the lighthouse (The walk itself was nice, with the Mediterranean sea on the left side).
There are many signposted showing you the way.
BEACHES IN SANTA POLA
Down in the foothills of the Lighthouse, are a group of beaches with stunning landscapes and not very visited.
The beach of L’Aljub.
You can get there from the Arenales del Sol on the north, or from the town of Santa Pola, on the south.
Located within a protected area near the impressive Cabo de Santa Pola, 144 meters high.
The beaches of L’Aljub are perfect to disconnect and get away from it all. With crystal clear waters and rocks that make them ideal places for snorkeling.
There are almost no services, but this makes its quiet bays perfect for a relaxing bath.👌
SANTA POLA SKYWALK
SANTA POLA MOUNTAIN BIKE
PARAGLIDING AT THE SANTA POLA LIGHTHOUSE
Some days you can see the paragliders pass, soaring the sky.
Santa Pola is one of the best places in Spain to practice paragliding and the views are awesome.😊
If you want to live a unique experience, we invite you to come and fly paragliding with us.
And discover why we are the # 1 experience in TripAdvisor (you can read the opinions here).
We offer you:
✔20 to 30 minutes of paragliding flight.
✔Paragliding flights with a certified pilot (with more than 20 years of experience).
✔Photos and video available (extra 20 euros, we guarantee you the most beautiful photos so you remember your experience).
✔You’ll pilot the paraglider by yourself (if the weather conditions of the day allow it).
✔Acrobatic flight session (you will feel the G of the centrifugal turns).
✔Transportation to the flying park from Alicante in our van.
✔New Equipment (including sail, harness, emergency parachute, airbag in the passenger harness), which guarantees your safety.
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