We would like to thank the TOURISM COUNCILLOR for enabling Jose Manuel Blasco to join our magazines monthly column. Many of you will surely have met Jose at the Tourist Information Counter in Santa Pola. He always exudes enthusiasm for all that is happening in our area.


Here are his suggestions of
“Where to visit” and ‘What to see”
for this month


Hi everybody,

In January the 5th the magic parade for the Three Kings wil be held in every village
or Town on the Costa Blanca. In Santa Pola, the parade will take place on the 5th at 19:00h.
If you want to enjoy one of the best parades for the Three Kings you have to go to Alcoy.

I hope you have enjoyed, at least, one of the many cribs on display. In Santa Pola we have a beautiful one at the Castle. I know in Torrevieja there is beautiful one too; also in Diputación building in Alicante there is an exhibition of these.

In Cañada next to Villena, they make a performance of the birth and the arrival of the Three Kings to bring presents to Jesus is real theatre carried out by amateurs.
This event is declared of National Tourist Interest.

Once again I would like to remind you about the Santa Pola International Half Marathon which will take place on Sunday 22nd at 10:30 a.m. If you have not been yet, do please come and enjoy the unique atmosphere. The day before, on Saturday afternoon you can also enjoy the fun race for children, we call it “Mini-Marathon” but last year more than 1100 children took part in it.

Also, to register for the swimming Tabarca-Santa Pola the registering process will start on February the 9th till February the 20th.

To finish off, I would like to mention that next month the almond blossom will take place in la Seta Valley, covering villages like: Facheca, Famorca, Vall d’Ebo. Last year I spent a day out with my family and I was really impressed by the beauty of the blossom there.
Also at the beginning of February more parades in Bocairente and Sax will take place.

Bye-bye Friends.