Torre de la Horadada
Torre de la Horadada, guide to the Costa Blanca resort with map, pictures and weather information.
Torre de la Horadada - Costa Blanca - Spain
Torre de la Horadada Costa Blanca: Located right at the southern end of the Costa Blanca region, close to its border with Murcia and the Costa Calida, Torre de la Horadada is basically the coastal section of the town of Pilar de la Horadada, which is just a kilometre or so inland. It has developed its own range of facilities mostly aimed at its visiting tourists, and for the main requirements visitors need to head along to Pilar.
The town of course gets its name from its historic watchtower (“Torre”) which stands today, next to the marina and Club Nautico.
The watchtower was constructed (as were many others) to protect the area from pirate attacks, which were common between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, after the Christian reconquest drove the Moors out of the region and eventually out of Spain altogether.
Communication with other towers along the coast was made by lighting bonfires and thus a warning could be passed along the coast, allowing other towns to be forearmed.
The main attractions for visitors to Torre de la Horadada are its sandy beaches, its fine climate and its pretty marina, which houses the Club Náutico de Torre de la Horadada. The marina has over 500 mooring spaces.
There are a number of beaches of varying sizes around Torre, and these can of course get pretty busy during the summer months. Some larger beaches can be found on the Orihuela Costa, which is to the north of Torre de la Horadada, and along the Mar Menor coastline to the south. On the Orihuela Costa, you will find some popular resorts, my favourite is Cabo Roig (More Information Here).
Weather in Torre de la Horadada: As you would expect of this region the weather is excellent in Torre de la Horadada, with over 300 sunny days and around 2,800 hours of sunshine per year. This means that you can pretty much guarantee sunshine during a visit, though the most reliable months are between May and October (expect some thunderstorms towards the end of August).
Golf in Torre de la Horadada: While there is no golf course in Torre de la Horadada itself, there are a choice of courses within just a short drive of the resort. The Lo Romero golf course is between Pilar de la Horadada and Campoverde, it is a par 72, eighteen hole course. The three golf courses of the Orihuela Costa are also close by and further courses can be found peppered around the Mar Menor, La Manga and Murcia city.
Restaurants in Torre de la Horadada: There are a number of bars and restaurants in Torre de la Horadada, including a nice restaurant at the Club Nautico. Bars include the popular Snug Bar.
Hotels in Torre de la Horadada: While there are no hotels in Torre de la Horadada itself, there are a number close to the resort in the main town of Pilar de la Horadada, in nearby Mil Palmeras and also in San Pedro del Pinatar on the Mar Menor. You can get the cheapest prices on hotels near Torre de la Horadada by utilizing the comparison box on the right of this page.
Among the hotels and accomodations you can get prices for are the Riviera Beach Apartments, the Playa Golf Villas Resort, the Congra Hotel, the Palmera Beach Apartments and the Jessica Beach Apartments.
By looking at the Torre de la Horadada map at the top of this page, you will see that the resort and also the town of Pilar de la Horadada can be reached using the N-332 and also via the AP-7 motorway, the closest airport is at San Javier (MJV) which is just fifteen minutes drive from the town. You could also visit Sucina, the Mar Menor or Murcia city.
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