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Discover Pilar de la Horadada ✔ ✔ Everything you need to know: What to see, what to do, beaches, weather and special events ❤️ in this fantastic town.

Pilar de la Horadada is a town located in the Vega Baja of Alicante, southeast of Spain. It is the southern municipality of the Valencian Community, bordering with the Region of Murcia in this direction. With a distance of 85 kilometers to Alicante and only 50 kilometers from Murcia capital.

As a Locality of the Costa Blanca, its activity is mainly focused  on tourism due to its excellent temperature and the existence of a lot of beaches and coves. Its City Hall has a census of about 21,000 inhabitants.


The weather in Pilar de la Horadada

Very hot in summer and mild in winter. With an average annual temperature of around 18 degrees, Pilar de la Horadada is an ideal place to enjoy your vacations. Due to its Mediterranean climate, rainfall is scarce, and you can enjoy more than 300 sunny days every year.

What to see in Pilar de la Horadada

In Pilar de la Horadada, both on the coast and inland, we discover large areas of great ecological and scenic value. Surrounded by this environment we can delight ourselves with a channel enabled for environmental education, a landscape of great natural relevance, pine-covered mountains where we find oaks and strawberry trees, wide beaches of fine sand and small coves with rich and varied sea beds. The bed of the "dry river" and its surroundings are populated by a multitude of birds and mammals. Special mention also deserves the White-capped Malvasia, which is in danger of extinction and that inhabits and nests in the Municipal Natural Park Lagunas de Lo Monte.

What to do in Pilar de la Horadada

In Pinar de Campoverde there is the "Rio Seco", a place from which two hiking routes are structured: the circuit of the first (4km long) runs entirely through this area and the second, of 10km. through the natural area of Lo Monte and ends in the natural area of Mil Palmeras, where many families choose it to go with the children to take the snack under the shade of the tall trees that are planted there.

The urban ravine is the main lung of the urban area. It's 3 km which have their origin in the center of Pilar de la Horadada and its end at the beach of Las Higuericas. In its 6 km round trip the new Senda del Pilar al Mar has been marked, which can be traveled on foot, by bicycle or on skates.

Due to its extraordinary beaches, many choose them to practice water sports such as diving, sailing, kite surfing or simply swimming. If you want to sail the Pilarian seas, you will also find sailing courses .; And if what you prefer is fishing on the shore, remember that you will have to inform yourself on the places and times when you can do it.

The Beaches of Pilar de la Horadada

The coastline of Pilar de la Horadada extends over more than four kilometers, in which we find different environments. There are extensive beaches of fine white sand in intense contrast with the blue sea and small rocky cliffs, which penetrate into the sea and hide coves of golden sand.

The sea is peaceful and rarely abandons its calm. These beaches are safe since there are no sharp drops or slopes and allow a quiet bath for the little ones. In addition, its transparency and visibility invites sports diving in search of biodiversity that host their alternating sand bottoms with rocks and poseidonia grasslands.

The purity of the beaches that Pilar de la Horadada has, have earned the Blue Flag and the continuous recognition of the water quality service of the Department of the Environment. A guarantee to enjoy a healthy environment.

The name of its beaches are: Mojón, Las Higuericas, Las Villas, Puerto, Conde, Los Jesuitas, Rocamar, Playa del Río, Mil Palmeras and Vistamar.

The Holidays in PIlar de la Horadada

The entire population of Pilar de la Horadada turns to celebrations. The tradition and popular fervor is felt in its streets and squares. Throughout the year there are parties, handicraft markets, cultural and sports events, fairs, gastronomic days, and to complete a broad holiday calendar.

  • During the Holy Week, several processions follow each other, showing the great devotion of the Pilateans and the magnificent carvings of sculptors. Processions such as the Encuentro or the Silencio gather a large audience that observes the steps and dances of the thrones that are carried by costaleros.
  • In the San Isidro Pilgrimage the route runs for several kilometers and the people of Piñera move, either on foot, on horseback, by car or in a carriage, to follow their Saint.
  • In Torre de la Horadada celebrations are held in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption. It is a seafaring celebration in which El Rosario de la Aurora stands out.
  • You can not say that Pilar de la Horadada or its people are known without having lived the Fiesta Mayor. The Virgen del Pilar is venerated with offerings and parades in which the people in general show their enthusiasm. As epilogue a thematic parade of floats and costumes is celebrated, in which the rocks are the main protagonists of the night.

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