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Pilar de la Horadada – the town with 6 beaches with Blue Flag

Pilar de la Horadada (population of 23.000) is a pleasant place in the southeast of Spain to spend a holiday, offering everything a tourist can wish for. The famous Lo Pagan Spa is located nearby.

The town is located in the most southern point of the Alicante province and therefore shares a border with the province of Murcia. It is the perfect location to enjoy the very best that both the Costa Cálida and the Southern Costa Blanca have to offer. The region is largely agricultural; surrounded by market gardens, orchards, citrus groves and pastoral farms

Torre de la Horadada is the coastal extension/beach resort for nearby Pilar de la Horadada, and has grown steadily in size in recent times as more holiday homes have been built around the old port town, but with none of the high rise buildings you see further north on the Costa Blanca.

The Beaches

The town is lined with a long sandy beach that creates a cove here. Lovers of swimming, water sports and lounging on the beach will find their place here. You can try diving, surfing, sailing, water-skiing or fishing. The local beach is popular with families with children and less experienced swimmers because it has a gradual slope into the sea.

The coastline of Pilar de la Horadada is more than 4 kilometres long. Along the coast you can find great sand banks combined with small rock formations full of marine diversity. You can nearly walk along the whole coastline thanks to the many beautiful promenades. The peaceful sea and the lack of steep slopes in the small bays, makes the beaches very secure for children.

The ideal conditions of the beaches in Pilar de la Horadada has made them obtain the Blue Flag of the European Union, providing a guarantee of healthy surroundings. In addition, they offer a wide range of facilities and easy accessibility for disabled people.

The best beaches in the area are: Las Higuericas, Mil Palmeras, El Conde and Playa Jesuitas.

Pilar de la Horadada has a large variety of activities to keep busy during the year and holiday seasons such as dream beaches, Roman ruins in different locations, “El Río Seco“ (literally translates to “The Dry River“) a pleasant 14km trek through a dried up river bed with plenty of shade and wildlife to be seen along the way, walks along the sea front with a large selection of traditional Spanish ice cream parlors, plenty of places to try some authentic Spanish Paella, a relatively new golf course (Lo Romero), a cycling trail throughout the whole area away from the busy traffic and a yacht club offering stunning Mediterranean views.

The area also has an abundance of small Spanish boutiques and supermarkets plus many bars and restaurants throughout making this small Spanish town the ideal holiday destination. There are some fantastic commercial centres nearby (Zenia Boulevard or Dos Mares). The area is very well linked to the Airports of Alicante (62 km) and Murcia (45 km) on the AP7 Motorway (Exit 774, 770).