The village of Polop is located inland in the Costa Blanca North in an area known as the Marina Alta. The local economy is based mainly on agriculture, so much of the surrounding countryside is covered in polythene to act as giant greenhouses.
The village is a delight to explore and perfect for a morning or afternoon amble. The hill, where the old castle used to be is encircled by a medieval wall, and is a 'must' to walk up. Follow the zig zag path and you'll be well rewarded with some fabulous views. On a clear day you can see right to Albir and Altea on the coast and inland to Callosa and the Sierra Bernia. You'll be able to make out the Leon Dormido - the sleeping lion mountain which sits behind Polop.