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Introducing holidays to Pilar de la Horadada

Looking for some Spanish sun, sea and sand? Pack that bucket and spade and come to the sunny Costa Blanca! Located on Spain’s south-eastern coast, this gorgeous area is blessed with long golden beaches, lively resorts and fantastic amenities. Travel for less than an hour from either Murcia or Alicante airport, and you’ll reach the sunshine town of Pilar de la Horadada. Sheltered by scenic mountains to the north, surrounded by beautiful countryside, lemon trees and flowers and close to miles of those stunning Costa Blanca beaches – Pilar de la Horadada is the ideal destination for a relaxing getaway. As well as a convenient transfer time and 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, this pretty town also boasts fun activities such as horse riding, golf and watersports. The town centre is a bustling area with both international and Spanish restaurants, lively bars and stylish boutiques lining the main Calle Mayor street.

Life’s a beach

The province of Alicante is packed with spectacular sandy beaches. Set just 3km inland, Pilar de la Horadada has the best of both worlds – wonderful rural surroundings but within easy reach of the beach. Head down to nearby Torre Horadada and you’ll find a lovely seaside stretch with a historic watch tower, colourful marina, miles of clean sands and calm waters. Las Villas is the longest beach in the area, while La Mojon is slightly smaller and runs all the way along to the border with Murcia. This entire stretch of beautiful coastline has great beachside services, with cafes, shops and bars to keep you refreshed.  You’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to water sports, whether you love a pedalo, a dip underwater with some scuba diving, or sailing off into the sunset. The beach at nearby Mil Palmeras is a popular choice for sailing, while lively Torrevieja to the the north is a fun party-loving place.

Top attractions

If you’re looking for a destination with all you need on hand, then Pilar de la Horadada is a fantastic choice. Shops, bars, restaurants, beaches, airports – everything is set up to make your holiday a relaxing one. If you want to explore or get active then there’s plenty to see and do nearby as well. History lovers can enjoy the local sites of interest, such as the 15th century coastal watch tower at neighbouring Torre de la Horadada and the impressive Nuestra Señora del Pilar church. Journey half an hour inland and you can explore the beautiful architecture and historic atmosphere of Murcia. Don’t miss the 14th century cathedral and the vibrant 18th century Palacio Episcopal.

If you are bored of the beach then Lo Romero Golf Club is a great place to spend the day, while the hiking and biking trails in the natural park, Rio Sec, are made for exploring.

The famous city of Alicante is also within easy reach for a day trip. Sightseeing highlights include the ancient hilltop Santa Barbara fortress, the 16th century Basilica of Santa Maria, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, wander along the pretty waterfront at sunset and dive into the city’s many restaurants or bars.