The weather in Polop is warm and pleasant during summers from late June to early September. The winters are dry, with partly cloudy skies sometimes, but the temperature very seldom falls below 4°C/37°F (and only in the coldest hours of the morning). The annual average low and high temperature typically varies from 6°C/44°F to 28°C/82°F.
Polop is a small municipality/village with around 4000 inhabitants. There is a notable ex-pat population of Brits, Dutch, Germans, and Scandinavians.
Polop’s economy centres on agriculture, farming fruits, olives, and almonds. Much of the agriculture is from the giant greenhouses in the surrounding countryside. Today, tourism has also become a primary driving force of the local economy.
Polop is a village where traditions are honored. You can enjoy many local markets and fiestas where artisans transmit the secret of handicrafts, and souvenir shops are the mainstays of local business.
Schools and Colleges
La Nucia, which is 3.5 kilometers away, has a private English language school called Elian's British School. The private universities TFG y MASTERS and Nazareth College, Alicante can be reached within 30 minutes by car.
Puig Campana Golf, Villaitana Golf (Poniente and Levante), and Altea Club de Golf are all less than a 25 minute drive from Polop.
The private Hospital IMED Levante is easily accessible from Polop, as it is 14 kilometres away and can be reached in 20 minutes.
In addition to the local stores and shops in Polop and La Nucia, various shopping malls, which retail high-street brands, designer labels, and Spanish designers, are within an easily drivable distance from Polop. They include Centro Comercial La Marina, Centro Comercial Carrefour Benidorm, and Centro Comercial La Noria.
Polop is the place to try out the traditional Mediterranean and Valencian cuisine with local wine.
There is also a Michelin Star Restaurant just 2.4 kilometres away from Polop. Called El Xato (in La Nucia), it is the place to enjoy delicacies sourced from local produce.