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First settlers of Santa Pola - Free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Juan
Registered on January 14, 2020

Hello, my name is Juan, I am from La Coruña, Galicia. I moved to London in the 90s and remained there for 20 years. I enjoyed a variety of job roles during my time there such as working in a theatre, travelling extensively working with a catering company (a subsidiary of formula 1) and manager of a department in a renowned British auction house. A few years ago I decided to return to Spain with my family and move to the beautiful town of Santa Pola. I held a position in the tourist Information office at the Santa Pola town hall. Over the last year I have helped tourists from all over the world. I really enjoy this role and was encouraged by many of the tourist’s appreciation of my local knowledge and had been asked a few times why I wasn’t a tour guide! I knew there were very few tour guides serving Santa Pola and I wanted to do something about it. So after hearing about GuruWalk I decided I wanted to join and become a GuruWalk guide to show of this beautiful town that’s full of history, great food and wonderful people. So here I am and I hope to meet you all very soon.

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Tour description

We will start at the Park El Palmeral entrance on avenue portus and after I introduce myself to take a look at the walkers, I will begin explaining the first settlers who lived in Santa Pola. I will show you where to find the prehistoric and Roman influence drawings in the village, such as the sumptuous villa del palmerale, the salty food factory, the surveillance towers around Santa Pola, then we will go down calle elche towards the fortress / castle walking near the main market of the village once a church collapsed due to an earthquake to end up in the fortress / castle and explain its origins and the different changes that have gone through time and the influence of pirates in the village.

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  • Meeting point:
    Av Portus Licitanus 2 03130 Santa P...
    Av Portus Licitanus 2 03130 Santa Pola Alicante Spain
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    At the entrance of the Palmeral park in avenida portus

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Sarah 27 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Juan’s knowledge and enthusiasm for Santa Pola is evident. As English speakers, he was able to speak in our native language very well which was perfect for us. A free walking tour is a fantastic public service and I would recommend this to everyone.
Alan 12 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Juan was very personable and confident speaking in English. He has both historical, current and personal tales to share.
Torvald 04 Nov 2021
Gran Alacant

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2021
After visiting Santa Pola for many years, we needed more knowledge about the place. We had an interesting trip with Juan. He has a good knowledge of Santa Pola's history and a good way to convey this. Can recommend this trip!
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