- Costa Blanca South
- Pilar de la Horadada
Pilar de la Horadada is a charming little town with winding streets that lies about 10 minutes south of Cabo Roig along the N332. It is a small, very Spanish town with a lively and interesting market on Fridays. The local golden beaches of Torre de la Horadada are a 2 minute drive away and stretch 5 km along the coast with beautiful calm waters and plenty choice of water sports. These beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag Award which signifys the top condition of the beach and the waters. Pilar is located centrally between Valencia and Murica and has seen many battles down the ages for supremacy. It has some lovely historical buildings including a watch tower situated in the beach area of Torre de la Horadada which was built in the 15th century. The locals are very proud of their history here. The lovely church in the town plaza "Nuestra Senora del Pilar’ (Our lady of Pilar) replaced an older one but the original Bell Tower remains and there are many religious artefacts and beautiful religious paintings by local artists. Pilar, like other Spanish towns, has many fiestas and festivals throughout the year, the month of October is a continuous celebration of the Virgin Mary and the highlight is the floral tributes on 11th October.
The sports centre in Pilar is fantastic- We played 7 a side football here for many years, before the legs gave up and I still take advantage of the olympic pool, tennis and paddle courts and the gym Sports Area fitness club.
Our little man goes to the kids school here, Martin Artego and he loves it! Its Spanish school and his integration was seamless into the educational system- We love it!
Lo Romero golf course.
(pilar de la horadada)
5 minutes outside the town is the well known golf course Lo Romero. This is a very popular course and is suitable for all standards of golfers from beginners to the more experienced players. Check out our blog on Lo Romero where we have started selling new builds in 2016.
We have been playing golf in Lo Romero long before we started selling property here.
In fact in the days before the Spanish property bubble burst, we used to take our inspection trip clients who were buying property in Spain here to show them how could the golf on the Costa Blanca actually was.
Lo Romero Golf is a wonderful 18 hole golf course, with a great variety of holes designed around the protected Spanish landscape, with some spectacular vistas out to the Med as far as La Manga. It’s hard to write about Lo Romero without mentioning the par four, 356 m, 18th.
The 18th tee shot is played from an elevated tee which looks down onto the island green, less than 400 meters in the distance yet it may as well be a mile away. It’s a good hit to avoid the sand on both sides of the fairway and leave a relatively short iron to the green. The lake surrounding the 18th is a golf ball and score card graveyard. Two good hits, two putts and hit the bar!