Location of Polop
This cozy village of the Marina Baja dominates the entrance of the
Mediterranean coast through the valley of Guadalest to the interior of
the mountains. Situated on a summit, inland from Benidorm, it surrounds
an ancient Moorish castle, built in the early 10th century as a
strategic fortification of the region.
Landscape and surroundings of Polop
described as an attractive mountain village, Polop is surrounded by the
cliffs of the Salt and Canet de Xirles and the mountains of Monte
Ponoig, cradle of inspiration for Gabriel Miró who captured the
enchantment of this area in his books and named the silhouette of Mount
Ponoig as "The sleeping lion", which sits above the town of whitewashed
houses, under the watchful eye of its castle.
rough and rocky mountain of the "Sleeping Lion" with steep slopes forms
a massive east-west orientated range that maintains continuity with the
Puig Campana of Benidorm.
Sports and hobbies in Polop
nearness of the village to the mountains of Ponoch and Xirles turns it
into an ideal place to practice outdoors activities: camping, hiking,
and trekking with its well marked routes. An alternative holiday to the
tourism of the coast. Offering a more tranquil option, with a wide
variety of accommodation, in the typical white and blue features of the
villages of the Alicante coast.
among their traditions are their handmade embroidery work and needle
work. A great highlight is its famous fountain of "The Garrofer" formed
by 221 jets that flow with clear water, a lovely place to stop and rest
in the middle of the tourist route that leads to the "sources of the
Gastronomy of Polop
into account the high mountainous activity and the hard work at the
countryside, Polop's gastronomy is characterized for its energetic and
tasty dishes, with products from the Alicante mountains and the
Mediterranean sea close to the village. Standing out between its
delights we can mention the " piles of dascsa ", the " l'olleta of blat
", the " l'arròs both fressols i naps " and the traditional Alicante
paella, without forgetting the Marina Baja sweet specialties like the
sweet potatoes cake and the coca Maria, between others.