Ever fancied paragliding? Gran Alacant has its very own Paragliding company called Parapente Santa Pola. Founded in 2007, Parapente Santa Pola consists of a team of sporting technicians and flight instructors all of whom are certified by the Air Sports Federation of Valencia and Spanish Air Sports Federation. They are highly trained professionals with solid experience, so your safety is guaranteed.
Due to the micro climate in Gran Alacant, it is possible to fly safely most days and one of the best ways, certainly for novices, is to do a Tandem Paraglide with a qualified instructor. The flight takes around 20 minutes.
Parapente Santa Pola also offer a 1 day Paragliding Course in Gran Alacant which is ideal for those who want to experience the feeling of flying from the cliffs at the top of Gran Alacant. During the day you will learn the basics of aerology, aerodynamics and meteorology. Then you will move on to learning the parts of a glider, meeting the team and conducting of the paraglider on the ground and take off drills on the cliffs of Gran Alacant. After that you will get the chance to fly the glider accompanied by a monitor.
Parapente Santa Pola is located in Avenida Escandanvia in Gran Alacant, so why not try them whilst on staying at one of Alicante Holiday Villas properties? We have several villas and apartments from which you can see the paragliders, they are located in either of the following urbanisations : Brisas del Faro / Olivio del Oro.