The rise of the Bajo Vinalopó region tourism
The Bajo Vinalopó region has become one of the tourism centers of the province of Alicante and Valencia. Since the end of the 20th century, a large number of visitors have found a place to spend holidays and even stay to live in this area. Municipalities such as Santa Pola and Elche have hosted the majority of the tourists.
The main attraction is that it has many beaches along the coast with a great hotel capacity which attract numerous foreigners, mainly from the Nordic countries, Great Britain, or Germany. Many have decided to stay to live, creating large colonies of inhabitants from these countries.
Santa Pola is a small municipality which has been growing with the arrival of tourists. Throughout its history it has been focused on fishing and agriculture, which currently is maintained though the number of ships have been reduced from its fishing port.
Elche is the capital of the area and offers many possibilities to spend your holiday. Since you spend all day on some of the beaches to visit some of its monuments. In this town you will also find one of the oldest busts dating back to the Iberian period and which is located around the centuries IV and V BC
To visit the Bajo Vinalopó region there are numerous connections by road from Madrid, Alicante, Valencia or further south from Murcia. The main airport is Alicante, but there is also the possibility of going through el Altet in the municipality of Elche.