Elche & Santa Pola
Elche & Santa Pola
Elche, declared a World Heritage Site in 2000, is called, the Oasis of Mediterranean. It is also very well known because of its palm grove, the biggest one in Europe with more than two hundred thousand palm trees. These palms were planted at the time of the Muslim occupation in the Iberian Peninsula. They have strongly contributed to the cultural heritage of this city, which is the third most important city of the Comunidad Valenciana.
Elche has also a wonderful botanical garden, el Jardin Huerto del Cura, which presents all the species of plants of the region, and there is notably an imperial palm tree. Some of the species are over 300 years old.
What to see in Elche: Palmeral de Elche, Jardin El Huerto del Cura, El Parque Municipal, Basilica de Santa Maria, Palacio de Altamira.
09:00 Leaving Valencia
Meeting time 8:45 in Avenida Aragon, 31. Leaving time: 09:00.
11:00 Arrival to Elche
Around 11:00 we will arrive to Elche. We will have a small break and guided tours. We will divide in 2 groups – Spanish & English. If you don’t want the guided tour you can have free time for yourself.
11:30 Guided tours in Elche
We will again divide in 2 groups – Spanish & English. If you don’t want the guided tour you can have your free time.
13:00 Visit Elche and lunch.
After the guided tours we will have time to explore this beautiful city and have lunch. In the bus the coordinator will tell you the best places.
15:00 Leaving for Santa pola
We will leave at 15:00 – around 15:30 we will arrive in Santa Pola.
15:30 - 18:30 Visiting old center / Beach
Santa Pola has one of the best beaches with view on Isla Tabarca, lovely Faro and beautiful city center.
18:30 Vamos a Valencia
We will say goodbye to Santa Pola, and we are heading to Valencia.
This town is perfect to enjoy a peaceful afternoon, you will find beautiful white sand beaches and a very pleasant port. The beaches of Santa Pola have a blue flag, which means that they are really clean beaches with good environmental quality.
We can also find Roman archaeological remains, and other historical remains since the history of this town go back to the 4th century BC.
The beautiful port of Santa Pola was of primary importance in the development of maritime trade in the region.
Beach tools: If the weather permits we can spend time on the beach.
Food and water: You can bring your own food or buy something in Elche.
Bring comfortable shoes because we are going to walk.
Group of 5 or more: 18€
Includes: Price: Bus + Transportation + Insurance + Best organisation
Not included: entrance in Jardin El Huerto de la Cura, la Basilica de Santa Maria in Elche and Castillo Fortaleza de Santa Pola.
A special discount 10% until first 25 places. Discount code: “LANGUAGEEXCHANGE”
You can reserve:
Online: Link below,
Office (09:30 – 14:30). Plaza Honduras 26.
Language Exchange meetings. Check the page to see the time and days.
Important & Cancellation policy Cancellation policy: If you cannot join the trip, the following conditions apply: Until Monday (20:00): 90% devolución. (5 days before) Until Tuesday (20:00): 80% devolución. (4 days before) Until Wednesday (20:00): 70% Devolución (3 days before) Until Thursday (20:00): 50% Devolución. (2 days before) After Thursday, No devolución (1 day before) These devolution doesn’t include the service fee. Important info: We will always stay as a group, but if you want to explore on your own, it is possible. You will need to inform one of the organisers and be on time at the meeting places on the time of departures. The weather is going to be good on the day of the trip. In case of bad weather, the Trip will be postponed/ cancelled or extra precautions will be taken. (In case you cannot join due to cancelation or postponement of the date, your money will be returned to you). For every trip, there is always a minimum and a maximum number of participants.