Pilar de la Horadada is a large town in the province of Alicante. Nearby are the two smaller towns of Dehesa de Campoamor and Mil Palmeras to the north. To the north of the area is the city of Torrevieja and to the south of the area is the province of Murcia and San Javier. Pilar de la Horadada is the last stop before the Alicante/Murcia border. This area of Alicante is a very popular spot for home owners and in the summer months the popularity of the area rises.
Pilar de la Horadada
Pilar de la Horadada is a beautiful town with great beaches and parks. Throughout the town you’ll find different species of trees including strawberry trees, pines and oaks. Throughout the beaches and parks are many different species of wildlife.
Nearby the area are many other activities, including many sporting activities such as golf; museums and monuments around the town. You can also find many opportunities to take part in watersports – a must-try on your trip to sunny Spain.
Mil Palmeras is a small coastal town near Pilar de la Horadada. The town is a small quiet area but comes to life during the summer months. It is a well connected town, with Alicante just over a 40-minute drive away and Murcia a 15-minute drive away.
The town, which is commonly associated as a resort, has wonderful sandy beaches that are very popular within the area. The town has great places to go on walking and cycling routes. Around the town are many bars and restaurants and also a well known nightclub.
Dehesa de Campoamor
Near Pilar de la Horadada is Dehesa de Campoamor. Again, this is another small town located along the Alicante coast. Very much like its neighbour, Mil Palmeras, it is located in an area with great travel links to other nearby cities and towns. Alicante is around a 35/40 minute drive away with Murcia also being very close, within a 15/20 minute drive away.
This area is famous for its beaches and nearby golf courses in the area, including the Campoamor course, the Villamartin course and the famous Las Rambles and Las Colinas courses.
It is also close to the Cabo Roig and La Zenia areas. La Zenia has its very own shopping mall with a great range of shops.
Beach and park activities
Near the town of Pilar de la Horadada are two other towns called El Mojon and Torre de la Horadada. Between the two towns is a wonderful beach called the Playa Horadada. It is a golden beach with a lot of charm. Nearby there are a few different shops, restaurants and bars. All are key to the area.
Both Mil Palmeras and Dehesa de Campoamor have wonderful beaches. The Playa Mil Palmeras beach is key to the town. It also has various amounts of shops, restaurants and bars nearby. The town of Dehesa de Campoamor has one of the most popular and largest beaches on the Costa Blanca south.
Sports and more Sports
Sports is a large activity in this area of the Costa Blanca – especially golf and water sports. Nearby the Costa Blanca South are many golf courses, including the Las Rambles course, Lo Romero, golf at Villamartin, the famous and award-winning Las Colinas course and Campoamor golf course. This makes the area perfect for any golf lover wanting to put their golf skills to the test.
The area is also great for people who love or want to try their hand at many different watersports. Near Dehesa de Campoamor is a sports complex. Users of the sports complex can rent jet skis, acquire their sailing license and go on guided tours of the area from the sea. If you own your own jet ski but have no place to store it, they can store it for you easily, with their storage service within the nearby marina. Other activities include kayaking and sailing.
Throughout the Costa Blanca south are opportunities to bring your own equipment and vehicles. If you have your own sailing boat or jet ski, you can take off to the waters without needing to rent one.
Wine and Dine
In Pilar de la Horadada are plenty of restaurants and bars. Many are first class restaurants serving traditional Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. One of the best restaurants in the town is the Casa Araez. They have a wonderful tasting menu, wine list and dessert menu. They take great pride in their tapas dishes, pasta dishes and their meat/fish dishes. There is a great variety at this restaurant. Other restaurants in the town and area that have excellent dishes and menus include Asia, Asador Los Naranjos and the Barracuda fish restaurant in nearby El Majon.
In Mil Palmeras are many restaurants. One of the best restaurants here is the Isla Mediterranean, which is a restaurant on the outskirts of the beach. Here you can enjoy a nice lunch or dinner with a relaxing drink looking across the Mediterranean sea. Along the beachfront are a few bars that are great to get a relaxing drink to take onto the beach. One of these great bars is the Chiringuito Pirats.
The town of Dehesa de Campoamor has a number of great bars and restaurants. Most notably is the unique restaurant called The Fish Bowl. It gets its name from being in the centre of a roundabout and its unique circular shape from outside. It is a unique way to enjoy a meal with cars and others passing you from every angle of the restaurant. You can also enjoy the scenery from outside. The menu is a great with many traditional Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. It also has an excellent selection of wines.
Nearby Towns and Cities
The area of South Costa Blanca is well connected to other provinces, towns and cities. San Javier in Murcia is very close with the cities of Alicante and Torrevieja being close by. This means you have three different airports in close vicinity.
In the urbanisation of Cabo Roig called La Zenia, there is a shopping mall called La Zenia Boulevard. Stores within the shopping mall include shops such as Adidas; Decathlon, Game, Guess, H&M, Jack & Jones, Levi’s, Primark, Pull & Bear, Swarovski, The Body Shop, Tiger, Vans and Zara. There is even some Spanish branded shops within the mall.
Torrevieja, Alicante and San Javier all offer great shopping and activity opportunities.
In Mil Palmeras there is a medical centre located nearby. There is also a hospital in Dehesa de Campoamor. There are no schools in Mil Palmeras, but there are plenty of both public and private schools in the surrounding areas including Dehesa de Campoamor.
The closest police stations are in San Javier, as well as the closest university.