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 of the large town.
As you can imagine, this area of Alicante is a very popular spot for homeowners and in the summer months, the popularity of the area rises, especially during the fantastic summer weather.
The towns of Mil Palmeras and Dehesa de Campoamor are very close together, with only 2.3 kilometres between them. The towns are within walking and cycling distance of each other.
Around each of the towns, you can enjoy a huge selection of bars and restaurants.
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, you can spot many different species of wildlife.
Nearby the area there are many other activities, including golf courses, museums, monuments around the town and water sports. Around the town, there are many opportunities to take part in water sports.
Mil Palmeras is a small coastal town near Pilar de la Horadada. The town is a small, quiet area but comes more to life during the summer months. It is a well-connected town, with Alicante just over a 40-minute drive away, and Murcia is a 15-minute drive away. The last known population of the town was just over 1,000 people (according to 2009 data).
The town has wonderful sandy beaches that are extremely popular within the area. The town has great places to go on walking and cycling routes, as well as world-class bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Dehesa de Campoamor
Also near Pilar de la Horadada is Dehea de Campoamor, 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 only a 15-20 minute drive away.
Again, this area is famous for its beaches and location, close to many of the 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 designer 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, which offers clean, golden sands with a lot of charm. Nearby there are a few different shops, restaurants and bars: all are crucial to the local economy.
Both Mil Palmeras and Dehesa de Campoamor have wonderful beaches. The Playa Mil Palmeras beach is key to the town, with a large selection of shops, restaurants and bars nearby. The town of Dehesa de Campoamor has one of the most popular and largest beaches in the Costa Blanca south.
There are various amounts of parks in each of the towns – all great for walks and cycles.
Sports and Leisure
Sports is a large activity in this area of the Costa Blanca – especially golf and water sports. These include the Las Rambles course, Lo Romero, golf at Villamartin, the famous and award-winning Las Colinas course and the 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 want to try their hand at many different water-sports. In Dehesa de Campoamor, there is a yacht club for anyone who loves yachts or even has a yacht. Near Dehesa de Campoamor is a sports complex. Users of the sports complex can rent out 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.
There are plentiful opportunities to bring your own equipment and vehicles to the Costa Blanca. 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, there are plenty of world-class restaurants and bars. Many are first-class restaurants serving great traditional Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. One of the best restaurants in the town is the Casa Araez, which has a wonderful tasting menu, wine list and dessert menu (they take great pride in their tapas dishes, pasta dishes and their meat/fish dishes). 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 there is a huge selection of excellent restaurants. They’re mostly along the main road to the beach and all are great. 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, there 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 it Fish Bowl name from being in the centre of a roundabout and its unique circular shape from outside. The menu is superb, with many traditional Spanish and Mediterranean dishes on offer. It also has an excellent selection of wines.
Nearby Towns and Cities
The area of southern Costa Blanca is well connected to other provinces, towns and cities. San Javier in the Murcia is very close to the cities of Alicante and Torrevieja being close by. This means you have three different airports in a close vicinity, with many other activities close-by.
In the urbanization 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.
Torrevieja, Alicante and San Javier all offer great opportunities for the travelling shopaholic.
In Mil Palmeras there is a medical centre located nearby. There is also a hospital in Dehesa de Campoamor – so you are never far from medical attention. There are no schools in Mil Palmeras, but there are plenty of public and private schools in the surrounding area, including Dehesa de Campoamor.
The closest police stations are in San Javier, as well as the closest University.