Torre de la Horadada, Costa Blanca
29 April 2014
Torre de la Horadada is a Spanish town located on the Mediterranean Sea and comes under the jurisdiction of Pilar de la Horadada. Torre de la Horadada is located on the Southern Costa Blanca, close to the border of Murcia and the Costa Calida. Torre de la Horadada’s name has its origin in two factors: the first, the 16th century watchtower; and the second, the site where the tower is found: the point of Horadada (el horadada) which comes from the Spanish word for "bore through" as it is situated on rocks made up of small caves developed by the water boring the rock.
Torre de la Horadada is easily recognisable by its watchtower, which was built in 1591 to protect the area from pirate attacks (as were many others) and warn of impending attacks by pirates. Communication with other towers along the coast was made by lighting bonfires and thus a warning could be passed, allowing other towns to be forearmed. In December 1995 the watchtower was registered as a property of cultural significance within Spain’s Historical Heritage as a monument.
Torre de la Horadada has a beautiful sandy beach with all the amenities one would expect to find and a play area for children. During the summer months, the town of Torre de la Horadada becomes busy, as many visitors travel from other parts of Spain, mainly Madrid and Murcia to enjoy their summer residences. Torre de la Horadada is also a great place for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, as along the coast there are many sand banks combined with small rock formations full of marine diversity ensuring an interesting diving experience.
Although it is a small coastal town, Torre de la Horadada boasts from having many amenities such as supermarkets, bars and restaurants. There are two main plazas, “Pueblo Latino” and “The Square” home to a great variety of bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours meaning that all tastes and budgets are catered for.
Torre de la Horadada also has a quaint marina of 525 moorings, which was built on a small fishing dock more than 30 years ago.
The modern tourism complex, Camping Lo Monte, is located next to Torre de la Horadada with its three swimming pools, a gym and spa, and a bar/restaurant providing local delicacies as well as international cuisine to both tourists and local residents. All the facilities are managed with the maximum respect for the environment and are adapted for children and disabled people.
Torre de la Horadada is a beautiful little seaside resort on the Orihuela Costa and is only twenty minutes driving distance from Murcia San Javier airport.
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