Pilar de la Horadada is a cosy Spanish town with beautiful beaches.
Pilar de la Horadada is a cosy resort town of 78 square kilometres located on the Mediterranean coast, in the south-western part of the Alicante province of the Valencian Autonomous Community. The town’s location is extremely favourable. But why? — Let's find out right now.
The proximity of the Mediterranean Sea and incredible mountains covered with coniferous forests create a special microclimate around Pilar de la Horadada, without sudden temperature changes and with as many as 300 sunny days a year.
The average annual temperature in Pilar de la Horadada is +18 ℃. In the warm season, it is rarely cloudy here, and rains are also quite rare.
Winters in Pilar de la Horadada are quite mild, so on fine winter days you can often see beach goers on the coast.
The trees growing around the town strengthen the area’s great ecological value: these are conifers, oaks, strawberry trees, hawthorn, and many others.
Just 15 minutes’ drive from Pilar de la Horadada is the unique Mar Menor lagoon dubbed the largest natural pool in the world! This is an ideal place for recreation and water sports — crystal clear warm water maximum 7 meters deep and a stunning underwater world.
One more tourist highlight of this area is the La Manga sandy spit separating the Mar Menor lagoon from the sea. It attracts tourists from all over the world with its gorgeous views, lots of restaurants and entertainment.
As with most coastal towns in Spain, Pilar de la Horadada has many excellent fine white sand beaches, 5 of which have been awarded the Blue Flag for their impeccable cleanliness and well-developed infrastructure.
If you take a 10-15 minutes car ride to Torre de la Horadada you will find yourself on magnificent 5 kilometers long beaches, with dunes and crystal-clear warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea:
- Las Higuericas,
- Mil Palmeras,
- Playa Jesuitas,
- Playa del Condе,
- Playa del Puerto.
The local beaches can be called universal, since all of them are equipped with ramps for the disabled and there are no steep slopes. This makes them especially attractive to both married couples and elderly people.
Another nice feature of the local beaches is that there are almost never algae on the shore, as, for example, in Torrevieja.
In Pilar de la Horadada, as well as the adjacent districts of Torre de la Horadada and Pinar de Campoverde, there is everything you need for a comfortable life and easy-going recreation: many beautiful parks, schools and kindergartens, sports clubs, beauty salons, and not only. There are even town’s own conservatory of music and dance and a town hall.
The town also has plenty of both small shops and large shopping centres of well-known chains, for example, Mercadona, Consum, ALDI, Supeco, or SPAR.
And just 15 minutes away, in the city of San Javier, there is the huge famous Dos Mares Shopping centre, where you will find shops of famous world brands, cafes, a cinema, children's attractions, and many other entertainments.
Outdoor sports are available here all year round: running, cycling, horse riding, water sports, and much more.
Not far from Pilar de la Horadada is the famous Club Náutico Torre Horadada yacht club, providing a full range of services for true lovers of yachting, windsurfing, kiting, and sailing.
Of course, the famous golf courses in the area deserve special attention, thanks to which Pilar de la Horadada attracts fans of this sport from all over the world.
- Las Ramblas Golf Club,
- Las Colinas Golf,
- Real Club de Golf Campoamor,
- Vistabella Golf,
- La Finca Golf,
- Greenlands Sport Club,
- La Marquesa Golf.
It is not for nothing that Costa Blanca is known as a golf junkie’s paradise.
There are also many hiking and cycling trails in and around the town, offering magnificent views of the sea, forests or the scenic sheer banks of the Seco River.
Besides tourism, one of the main economic sectors of Pilar de la Horadada is agriculture, so you can always find an abundance of fresh vegetables in local markets — tomatoes, broccoli, artichokes, eggplants, all kinds of peppers, as well as many fruits — oranges, lemons, tangerines, figs, peaches, plums, and much more.
And if you are looking for a tasty meal, there are many cosy restaurants that are conveniently scattered throughout the municipality.
Official figures for 2019 show that about 22 thousand people live in Pilar de la Horadada.
Over the past 10 years, the town’s population has been largely replenished by foreigners. It is a favourite vacation spot and permanent stay for residents of Great Britain, Germany, and Northern Europe. They account for more than 45% of the total number of locals.
The AP-7 and N-332 expressways are close to Pilar de la Horadada, making it easy to travel by car in Spain and throughout the whole Europe.
Murcia Airport is about 20 minutes away (10.5 km) and Alicante International Airport is about 50 minutes away (51 km).
Pilar de la Horadada has all the benefits and advantages of a coastal town worth living in. There are beautiful uncrowded beaches, well-developed infrastructure, attractions, and housing for every taste!