Holidays to Pilar de la Horadada: Discover a modern town with a rich history
Located on the coastline between Torrevieja and San Javier, Pilar de la Horadada is named after its fifteenth century watchtower, which was built to warn the town's residents of pirate attacks. Following the Christian re-conquest the town occupied the border of two rival kingdoms - Murcia and Valencia. Pilar de la Horadada's most recent battle was won when it achieved independence from Oriheula in 1986. This was the point at which the town began to develop into the popular resort that it is today. Want an affordable holidays to Pilar de la Horadada? It can be yours with lastminute.com.
Get ready to relax on holiday in Pilar de la Horadada
You can be sure of a fantastic party during your Pilar de la Horadada holiday. July 30th is the date of the annual festival celebrating the town's independence from Orihuela and is the highlight of many holidays in Pilar de la Horadada. Other festivals you visit during your Pilar de la Horadada holiday include the festival of the Virgen del Pilar in October, the annual carnival in February and the August blues festival.
When the festivities are over take time to chill. Like all the resorts on Costa Blanca, Pilar de la Horadada has lovely beaches. Around three miles of narrow but fine sandy beaches attract both locals and foreign tourists, in particular the beaches at Las Higuericas and Mil Palmeras, which both have the Blue Flag status.
Pilar de la Horadada has been carefully designed – there are no high rise buildings and there are plenty of green spaces and residential areas. A huge variety of marine life thrive in the waters of this part of the coastline, making holidays to Pilar de la Horadada perfect for nature lovers and those who want to avoid the busier tourist traps.
Food and drink during your Pilar de la Horadada holiday won't disappoint. Locally produced fruit, vegetables and meat combined with freshly caught seafood, create an incredible selection of Mediterranean dishes. Fancy toasting your holidays in Pilar de la Horadada with a tasty tipple? A superb range of Spanish wines are widely available without the British price tag.
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