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,

  • This year Holy Week takes place in March so form 9th which is Palm Sunday to 16th you will be able to attend to all parades that will take place in Santa Pola or in the surrounding towns. The most beautiful Palm Sunday procession is the one held in Elche. In fact is declared of International Tourism Interest.
  • If you can’t come to see every procession that is held in Santa Pola then I recommend you come and enjoy the biggest that takes place on Friday the 14th. A Medieval Market will be held from 13th to 16th in the Fortress-Castle.
  • Moors and Christians parades in March 2017 in Villafranqueza (north Alicante) will be held on the 18th and 19th.
  • In Valencia one of the biggest fiestas in Spain “Las Fallas” takes place. The programme is too long but there are parades on main days from 15th to the 19th, with floral offerings. This event is very emotive, spectacular fireworks festival, dancing and music everywhere, and of course the most impressive “Mascletaes”(powerful firecrackers).

If you do not feel like going to Valencia you can also enjoy “Fallas” in Benidorm, Calpe, Denia or Pego.

This is all this month. Bye Bye friends.