TORRE DE LA HORADADA
Alicante – 75.40km – 0h 47 min
Murcia (San Javier) – 16.70km – 0 h 15 min
Torre de la Horadada is a beach town on the Mediterranean Sea that is located in Alicante and belongs to the municipality of Pilar de la Horadada. However, it is very close to the Region of Murcia, right next to the Mar Menor beaches. Torre de la horadada is known by is characteristic element: the ancient watchtower, found on the cliff on one of its popular beaches which has been there since the 16th century standing guard over this beautiful coastal town.
The town also has a very popular church known as “La Iglesia de la Asunción“ which is painted in vibrant tones of yellow and red. The church has many wooden benches outside due to the fact that the Church is too warm in the summer to listen to mass, many local Spanish residents meet up in the evening on these benches and spend hours afterwards catching up giving the area a very authentic Spanish feel.
Torre de la Horadada has a reasonably sized plaza with many restaurants offering various styles of cuisine and plenty of bars, shops and ice cream parlours. The area even has its own locally famous crisps named after the town, the popular snack is made in Torre itself and most beach bars and restaurants offer this snack free with an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine.