Torre de la Horadada is an attractive seaside resort in the extreme south of the Costa Blanca. The village belongs to the municipality of Pilar de Horadada (province of Alicante), and is located between Dehesa de Campoamor in the north and San Pedro del Pinatar in the south. About 3800 people live there, but that number rises sharply during the high season. In the vicinity are the airports of Murcia and Alicante.
Torre de la Horadada is a great destination for a short or long break under the Spanish sun. The local coastline seduces you with long sandy beaches and beautiful coves on the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. A Blue Flag flies on several beaches as proof of the excellent water quality and good facilities. Enjoy your stay on the Costa Blanca and soak up the unique holiday atmosphere in this part of Spain. Also explore the immediate surroundings. For example, you can visit the cities of Torrevieja, Murcia and Cartagena, or discover the special lagoon Mar Menor. A house in Torre de la Horadada offers you countless possibilities!
Torre de la Horadada and the surrounding coast were often ravaged by pirates in the past. They went ashore and then went inland to plunder. To warn that pirates were coming, numerous towers were built on the coast. In Torre de la Horadada, between the beaches of Playa del Puerto and Playa del Conde, you will find Torre Vigía, which was built in 1591 under Philip II. This piece of cultural heritage has a sober appearance, has several windows and has battlements at the top. Today the tower is attached to a private residence.
If you move into the center of Pilar de la Horadada, you can admire two interesting churches: the Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, and the Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. On the coast, more specifically at Playa del Río, you can still see traces of an old Roman quarry. The Romans are said to have extracted rocks from here which they then used for the construction of the important Via Augusta road and other construction projects.
To immerse yourself even more in the local history, visit the Archaeological-Ethnological Museum Gratiniano Baches. You can study fossils and archaeological objects, among other things. The museum was named after Gratiniano Baches, who was the first to conduct archaeological research in Pilar de Horadada.
After a good dose of culture, the local beaches lure you with their soft sand. Lay down your beach towel on your favorite beach and enjoy a wonderful day at the Mediterranean Sea with your children, partner or friends. Grab a good book, build a sandcastle together and take a cooling dip. You will soon discover why the Costa Blanca is so loved!
Do you like nature or do you like to be active? Then you will enjoy yourself in and around Torre de la Horadada. In the vicinity of your home you can walk or cycle to your heart's content, while enjoying the pleasant climate of the Costa Blanca. How about a daily morning walk on the beach? The coast also offers countless opportunities for water sports enthusiasts.
Head for the Mar Menor if you want to get away from it all in a piece of beautiful nature. North of this huge lagoon is the Regional Park Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar. There you can relax at salt lakes and spot many bird species with binoculars in hand. South of the Mar Menor is the Regional Park Calblanque, where you can enjoy hiking and mountain biking. You can also put the salt lakes of Torrevieja and La Mata on your list of natural places to visit.
All those trips will undoubtedly have left you hungry. But don't worry, because near your home in Torre de la Horadada you will find numerous restaurants where you can eat well. You can enjoy both Spanish and international cuisine.
For an authentic Spanish dining experience, Restaurante-Cervecería Torremar is the place to be. You can taste delicious seafood or a piece of fish and enjoy various rice dishes. The service is also excellent. Another recommended place to sample Spanish cuisine is Mesón Río Seco. Can it be a bit more international? Then join Ay Chihuahua! Tacos & Beer ! (Mexican) and King Tandoori Indian Grill Restaurant.
You can dine in a beautiful setting with a view of the sea at Fish Bowl (Dehesa de Campoamor). You can enjoy patatas bravas, tuna tartare, or risotto with shrimps and vegetables. If you opt for the daily menu, you will be served three courses, with a beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink. At Chiringuito Pirata Dunas Higuericas you can enjoy a beautiful view of the beach and the sea, while you feast on a paella or sardines with a cocktail.
During your stay in Torre de la Horadada you as a golf enthusiast will be able to practice your favorite hobby every day to your heart's content. Nearby you will find Lo Romero Golf (18 holes). This golf course is located in a beautiful green area where peace and quiet reign. The ideal setting to hit a ball and enjoy the Spanish sun in the meantime. Furthermore, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, Las Ramblas Golf and Villamartín Golf are within easy reach of your home in Torre de la Horadada. Which golf course do you choose?
Torre de la Horadada is the perfect place on the Costa Blanca to enjoy a good dose of sun, sea and sand. The sun is present here for about 320 days a year, ensuring an average annual temperature of no less than 18 degrees. Torre de la Horadada has a dry Mediterranean climate. The nearby mountains keep out the cold winds and provide mild temperatures in winter. The summer is then relatively warm. But because you are staying on the Mediterranean Sea, you can count on a pleasant sea breeze for the necessary cooling during the hottest months. You can hear it already: Torre de la Horadada is a wonderful place to stay all year round.
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