What one expects to find in a month of August in Santa Pola are many Germans coloured by the Sun and fed up with beer, not a possible cure for cancer. But question must be of where places look each. If one is focused in which walking by the beach , can entertain is enough, although almost with total security that of there not will bring a great contribution for the humanity.
On the other hand, if someone is curious enough to devote several decades to observe bacteria in the salt flats of the town, you may someday see something extraordinary. So extraordinary as to realize that in the genome of these organisms was one of the greatest advances of modern science.
He's to just a step to get his Nobel Prize for the great discovery that has made. At the moment his cure this is in practice with animals but everything points to a possible superbreakthrough for medicine that we have today in day.