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Holiday Villas in Pilar de la Horadada, Spain

The charming seaside town of Pilar de la Horadada is found in the southern corner of the Alicante region, on the border of Alicante and Murcia and was once a battleground between those two medieval kingdoms centuries ago. Now, Pilar de la Horadada attracts tourists from across Spain and Europe looking to enjoy its beautiful climate and lovely beaches. 

Pilar de la Horadada is a paradise for tourists with many excellent restaurants, bars and sports facilities to make your stay enjoyable. It is a popular place for watersports, such as sailing, and there are several golf courses within driving distance of the town. For those who like to do a little shopping on their holiday, Pilar de la Horadada will be a dream come true. The Mil Palmeras promenade boasts a wide range of stores and boutiques for you to explore. 

As if the beautiful beaches, shopping opportunities and a variety of sports available wasn’t already enough, Pilar de la Horadada also boasts many excellent historic and cultural sites. Explore the Archaeological Museum, ancient watchtower and Roman Quarry to name a few or take a trip out into the nearby Sierra Escalona to reconnect with nature and visit the large bird sanctuary. Pilar de la Horadada has a lot to offer its visitors and is the perfect villa holiday destination. 

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Introduction to Pilar de la Horadada

Pilar de la Horadada is the most southerly town in the province of Alicante and is located just 8km from Campoverde. The town itself is a mixture of old and modern. At its heart is the Plaza de la Iglesia, where the church, town hall and tourist office are all located. The town has plenty of shops, bars, restaurants, and supermarkets as well as beautiful shaded squares and parks where you can just sit and relax.

In the nearby Casa de Cultural, there is often an interesting temporary exhibition as well as the Gratiniano Baches Museum. There is a weekly street market every Friday morning and the Lo Romero 18 hole golf course is just a few kilometres away.

Pilar de la Horadada is well placed for reaching several white, sandy beaches which stretch over 5km.  The quality of the beaches in this area have been rewarded with Blue Flags, and there is very diverse marine life in this area making it popular with divers.

Slightly further inland is the suburb of Pinar de Campoverde. This is a large, recently built urbanisation with a selection of shops, bus route and the Rio Seco Natural Park. Sports lovers will be kept active with a large heated indoor pool, tennis courts, football pitches and a successful badminton club in the town.

History of Pilar de la Horadada

Pilar de la Horadada has a rich history thanks to its strategic location between the two Kingdoms of Murcia and Valencia. It has been the site of many battles in Spain’s history providing it with a rich archaeological history which can be discovered in the town’s museum. 

There are also the remains of a Roman quarry which can be visited at Mil Palmeras beach as well as the ruins of Thair, an old Roman town that was found on the Via Augusta, the main route through this part of Spain during the Empire.

Pilar de la Horadada was focussed around agriculture for many years before the boom in tourism in the 20th century and still has many fields and citrus groves surrounding the town. 

Things to do in Pilar de la Horadada

Pilar de la Horadada has a lot to offer visitors when it comes to attractions and local things of interest. With beautiful beaches, plenty of shopping opportunities, natural scenery and a wide range of cultural and historical sites to visit, Pilar de la Horadada will have plenty to keep you occupied during your villa holiday.

To help you make a start to your holiday planning here are 5 of our top things to do in Pilar de la Horadada.  

  • Gratiniano Baches Museo - A archaeological and ethnological museum that is made up of 5 sections that cover the environment, fossils, archaeology, ethnology and a coin collection. All of the exhibits relate to local life and the history of the region and is a great way to explore the town’s history and culture. 

  • Lo Romero Golf Course - The local golf course of Pilar de la Horadada. This par 72 course ends with one of the most challenging holes on the Costa Blanca with an island green. The course is well maintained and is very pleasant to play. 

  • Seca River Excursion - Take a scenic walk along the dry river bed of the river Seca,  or Rio Seca as the locals would call it. Take in the peculiar environment and curious rock formations that have been carved out by the passage of water over the years whilst enjoying the cool air and fragrant scents of the surrounding pine forests. 

  • Shopping - The centre of Pilar de la Horadada is a shopper’s dream, with a wide range of shops, boutiques and restaurants along the main Calle Mayor. There is also a charming local street market that takes place on a Friday morning where you can buy local produce and clothing. 

  • La Torre de la Horadada - A circular watchtower that was built to provide early warning for barbary pirate attacks from the 13th to 17th century. A small beach town developed around the tower and is a great place for a day trip during your villa holiday. 

Top 5 beaches in Pilar de la Horadada

Pilar de la Horadada boasts a variety of attractions for visitors of all interests. But there is one attraction that everyone can agree on, Pilar de la Horadada’s spectacular beaches. Pilar de la Horadada’s coastline is only 5 kilometres long but almost the entirety is lined with fine golden sand and turquoise waters which has attracted visitors from all over Spain and Europe. 

To get you started with your beach days we have listed our 5 favourite beaches in Pilar de la Horadada. 

  • Playa Mil Palmeras - Pilar de la Horadada’s most popular beach and a family favourite for both locals and tourists. This beach has excellent facilities as well as a waterslide, lifeguard and plenty of restaurants for you to enjoy. 

  • Playa de Cala de Rocamar - A much quieter beach compared to the popular family beaches of the area. This beach also includes the ruins of an old Roman quarry for those interested in history. 

  • Playa del Conde - This beach is popular with sunbathers and has a range of facilities such as sun loungers and beach umbrellas to rent. The old watchtower, La Torre de la Horadada, creates a picturesque backdrop for this beach. 

  • Playa El Mojon - The southernmost beach in the area that has an interesting addition. It borders the salt flats of San Pedro which are the perfect place to get some fun perspective fooling photos. There is a promenade that runs behind the beach up to the start of the nature park. 

  • Playa Higuericas - This beach has been specially designed to make it fully accessible for disabled visitors. There is ample parking and plenty of facilities to assist those in need to ensure everyone can enjoy a trip to the beach. 

Pilar de la Horadada Weather

Pilar de la Horadada attracts tourists from all over Europe who come to enjoy the beautiful beaches and warm climate of this charming holiday destination. The white sandy beaches contrast perfectly with the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean whilst Pilar de la Horadada soaks up and enjoys over 3,200 hours of sunshine every year. 

Pilar de la Horadada Travel Information

Pilar de la Horadada is located in the southern corner of the Alicante region and is close to the busy resort of Torrevieja. Pilar de la Horadada is located close to 2 airports in the region. It is a one hour drive south from Alicante Airport, the gateway to the Costa Blanca and approximately a 25-minute drive from Murcia San Javier airport, giving you plenty of ways to reach it. 

The road links from both airports are excellent, making it easy to reach your holiday villa by hire car or taxi. We recommend that you make use of an airport transfer as the cheapest and easiest way to reach your holiday rental. 

Accommodation in Pilar de la Horadada

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are proud to present our range of Holiday Villas in Pilar de la Horadada to rent that can accommodate groups of all sizes. All of our range of Pilar de la Horadada holiday villas are maintained to a high luxury standard and include a wide range of amenities to help make your stay comfortable, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub/ jacuzzi

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed free WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

If you are looking for a beautiful holiday villa in one of Spain’s most peaceful holiday destinations with easy access to a range of beautiful beaches then look no further than our range of Holiday Villas in Pilar de la Horadada to rent. 

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Please feel free to browse our villas, and for any additional information or questions you may have about our holiday rentals please contact us for more information. 

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