When researching locations for your dream Spanish property, you may have considered Costa Blanca. With almost guaranteed blue skies and an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, Costa Blanca property benefits from near perfect weather all year round.
This article puts the spotlight on Pilar de la Horadada, outlining the best beaches, attractions and fiestas, as well as how it could be the perfect location for your Spanish property.
Prime location for Costa Blanca property
Pilar de la Horadada is located in the South East of Spain and is a town in the province of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca coast. It is the administrative capital of the neighbouring towns, Pinar de Campoverde and Torre de la Horadada, which are also populated with thousands of European expats.
Pilar de Horadada is a lively Spanish seaside resort with easy access from Alicante and Murcia international airports, making it the ideal location for your Spanish property. You can enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle as well as the natural benefits the region has to offer, whilst enjoying the beautiful sunshine all year round.
Explore local landmarks
When staying in your Costa Blanca property in Pilar de la Horadada, there may be a time when you’ll want to spend some time exploring the local landmarks and amenities. Here’s a list of our favourites;
- Enjoy the Friday morning street markets in Pilar de la Horadada, where you can browse over 100 authentic Spanish stalls!
- The whole area is a golfers’ paradise with three top-notch courses just a short drive away.
- Plan a day trip to Torrevieja, which is the nearest major town. To learn what attractions there are in Torrevieja read our article here >>
- Bathe in the ‘healing’ pools of the Las Charcas mud baths where the water and mud have reportedly healed damaged skin and arthritis.
- If you want to learn more about the history of the area, worthwhile historical monuments to visit are located in the town and include the local parish church, the Nuestra Señora del Pilar, and the Watch Tower which date from the fifteenth century.
- Spend the day shopping at Zenia Boulevard located in Alicante, where you can browse quality high-street shops and treat yourself to traditional Spanish cuisine in one of the many restaurants.
Party day and night during local fiestas
Despite the town being fairly small compared to the surrounding areas of Alicante and Murcia, there are plenty of festivities to take part in when staying in your Costa Blanca property. The fiestas of Pilar de la Horadada are spread throughout the year, which means you should be able to catch one, whenever you decide to stay in your Spanish property.
The annual festival in honour of the Blessed Virgin tends to run during late September till early October – so you’ll still have the chance to participate this year! This festival brings local communities together to worship the ‘Lady of the Pillar’ with offerings and parades in which the locals express their passion and excitement. To conclude the ceremony, a float parade is held, in which the different clubs and associations of the town wear costumes and celebrate late into the night.
Several religious festivals take place over Easter, showcasing processions as well as the magnificent religious statues from different sculptors of the 20th century. The main processions are the “Holy Burial” and “The Silence” where lots of locals and tourists participate actively to observe the procession.
Relax on the stunning beaches
One of the most popular requests for Spanish property we receive is easy access to stunning Spanish beaches – as relaxing in the sunshine is what most people move to Spain for, right? So don’t worry, Pilar de Horadada has a wonderful stretch of Blue Flag beaches with fine, white sand and clear waters covering just over five kilometres.
One of the best beaches in the area is Mil Palmeras Playa (translated to a thousand palms beach). This is a fairly quiet spot which really comes to life in the summer months and is popular for sailing and water sport enthusiasts. It has all the usual amenities you could wish to find, such as sun loungers, jet skis, pedalos, volleyball courts, and of course a long strip of bars and restaurants, providing plenty of entertainment for the whole family.
Find your own dream Costa Blanca property
This article has only highlighted a few of the benefits of living in a Costa Blanca property in Pilar de la Horadada. It truly is one of our favourite towns in Costa Blanca, and one that we highly recommend to our clients looking for a reasonably priced Spanish property in the sunshine.
If Pilar de la Horadada sounds like the perfect place for you, we’d be happy to help you with your property search. To start your Spanish property journey, why not enquire today about booking a Spanish property viewing trip? Our trips cost just £99 per person, and we’ll show you 8-10 Costa Blanca properties per day that match your requirements and budget.
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