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Find information on Pilar De La Horadada in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Pilar de la Horadada is the most southerly town on the Costa Blanca lying a short distance from La Zenia. The town, together with its beach area Torre de la Horadada, has become very popular with northern Europeans who decided to migrate to sunnier climes. The town can be reached via Murcia or Alicante airports, both of which have short transfer times. The white sandy beaches of Pilar de la Horadada stretch for five kilometres and offer good facilities. There are excellent golf courses in the vicinity as well as a wide range of leisure pursuits. A Pilar de la Horadada holiday offers a guarantee of summer sunshine, sandy beaches washed by clear Mediterranean waters, excellent amenities and a vibrant nightlife.
Pilar de la Horadada is a pretty resort offering a relaxing holiday by the sea. With sandy beaches and sheltered coves, a range of water sports, beautiful coastal walks, a choice of golf courses, a wide variety of bars and restaurants and a town with an interesting historic centre, Pilar de la Horadada has much to offer holidaymakers.
Pilar de la Horadada has widespread appeal from families with small children to senior citizens. Golfers are attracted by the choice of courses in the area.
Although Pilar de la Horadada is a year round holiday venue with an average temperature of seventeen, the summer months are the most popular time to go, with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. Many visitors however, enjoy escaping from the dark dreary days of a typical British winter.
Pilar de la Horadada is the southernmost town on the Costa Blanca close to the resort of La Zenia. It is an attractive resort that has become the home of many Northern Europeans including a large number from Britain. Surrounded by fertile agricultural land and with five kilometres of white sandy beaches and sheltered coves, it is an idyllic spot. The two most popular beaches are Las Higuericas and Mil Palmeras and offer, for the most part, safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. Care must be taken when the seas are heavy as there can be strong currents. Observe, and obey, the flags on the beach. The beaches have Blue Flag status and provide good amenities and a range of water sports. The clarity of the water is ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. The watch tower at the beach dating from the fifteenth century was built to protect the community from marauding pirates.
Pilar de la Horadada has an excellent range of hotels, apartments and studios accommodating most budgets and restaurants catering for even the most conservative palate. There are a number of good retailers in the town as well as a wide range of tourist shops. There is even a cinema where films are screened in English.
Pilar de la Horadada is laid out with shady squares and gardens where you can rest and partake of refreshments in the many pavement bars and cafes. The surrounding area with its diverse flora and fauna can be explored on foot or bicycle. Golfers will be impressed by the number of excellent courses in the locality. Remember to bring your handicap certificate as this is sometimes a course requirement.
Pilar de la Horadada holidays provide an attractive base from which to enjoy a relaxing holiday by the sea. It possesses all the necessary ingredients for an enjoyable break in the sun; an excellent range of accommodation, a variety of restaurants, shops and a weekly market. In addition, it offers a good assortment of recreational pursuits
Pilar de la Horadada nightlife has something for everyone. The promenade area is the liveliest with music bars and restaurants providing entertainment. There are also many small restaurants where holidaymakers can enjoy a relaxing meal under the stars. Warm evenings are perfect for strolling through the charming squares and gardens of the town or along the waterfront.
Pilar de la Horadada has mini-markets and supermarkets providing essential provisions and the usual array of shops supplying gifts and souvenirs. There are also a good number of specialist shops and boutiques. There is a weekly outdoor market each Friday with other markets in neighbouring resorts. Popular purchases include pottery, leather goods, embroidered linens, jewellery and trinkets.
Pilar de la Horadada restaurants serve a wide variety of food from traditional Spanish menus to fast food and from British pub fare to international cuisine with fish dishes appearing prominently on menus. An ideal way to try Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home.
Children are always made very welcome in Spanish restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.
Local wines are pleasant and inexpensive.