Torre de la Horadada
Torre de la Horadada has an estimated population of 2.676 inhabitants and comes under the jurisdiction of Pilar de la Horadada, which in turn has a total population of 22.967 according the National Statistics Institute. Both of these towns are located in southern Alicante province and shares a border with the province of Murcia.
The name of the town has its origin from the 16th century watchtower and the site where the tower is located. In ancient times the Mediterranean coast and specifically the Horadada fields suffered many pirate raids. In order to prevent this Phillip II had a series of watchtowers built along the coast, so that they could alert villagers about the presence of pirate ships.
The Horadada tower was built in 1580, although there are traces of the existence of similar constructions from ancient times and the Middle Ages. From 1905 until the present day it has been property of the counts of Roche, who transformed it into their summer residence. During the 19th century the tower was used to make signals with an optical telegraph. In December 1995 it was registered as a property of cultural significance within Spain’s Historical Heritage as a monument.
Torre de la Horadada is very well linked to the Airports of San Javier (15 km) and Alicante (60 km) on the A7, and has several shopping centers nearby, as Zenia Boulevard or Dos Mares.
Las Higuericas beach
A loved beach by our neighbors of the Region of Murcia, it is one of the most visited beaches in summer since it is accessible to disabled people, it has a large car park and a children’s play area on the sand and another play area in the water. The driftwood promenade surrounded by palm trees that skirts is a frequented area by people walking and cycling at any time of day. Moreover, in the summer evenings the parking lot is used to perform concerts organized by the town council.