Torre de la Horadada is a coastal resort located on the Southern Costa Blanca with some fine sandy beaches which are ideal for families with children who have come to spend their summer holidays.
There are two airports close to Torre de la Horadada which are Alicante and Murcia.
Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Torre de la Horadada including private shuttle buses, taxis or car hire.
In this tourist guide to the tourist resort of Torre de la Horadada on the Orihuela Costa on the Costa Blanca in Spain we help visitors who are planning a trip with useful and practical advice on many tourism related subjects such as car hire, accommodation, hotels, hostels, map, sightseeing, where to go, where to stay, travel information and what to see and do in Torre de la Horadada.
Torre de la Horadada is your typical Spanish sea side resort with villas, townhouses and apartments located on urbanisations, purpose built for people to buy their second homes to contribute to the tourist industry and Spanish economy. You can always find a property to buy or rent on a long term basis or by the week, during peak times.
Map – Where is Torre de la Horadada?
Torre de la Horadada came to be is a natural offshoot to the sprawling resort of neighbouring Pilar de la Horadada. Torre de la Horadada lies to the north of the Mar Menor, and is also close to Torrevieja, La Zenia, Mil Palmeras, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, Playa Flamenca and Punta Prima. If you have hired a car then you can visit many different beach resorts and make the most of the beach life on the Southern Costa Blanca.
Sights & Attractions
Although one of the lesser known of the Costa Blanca’s seaside resorts, Torre de la Horadada is also one of the prettiest of the southern resorts with attractive coastline and seafront walks as well as a charismatic watch tower dating from the time when pirates sailed these seas, numerous sandy beaches, sunny weather and a delightful marina with plenty of mooring space.
Despite the age of its tower, Torre de la Horadada has mostly developed during recent times, with the demand for coastal holiday homes growing and it really acts as the coastal arm of nearby Pilar de la Horadada, which as a town is set inland from the coast.
Very close to the border of Alicante and Murcia, Torre de la Horadada together with Pilar de la Horadada and El Mojon is one of the Costa Blanca’s southernmost resorts, head any further south and you will find yourself on the Costa Calida and the resorts of the Mar Menor, a little further and you will reach the city of Cartagena with its ancient Roman and Carthaginian ruins.
Torre de la Horadada is essentially a small Spanish town without the tall buildings filled with apartments which cover much of the Costa Blanca.
The Old Town has a square and a church. You will find there is a chemist, bank, three supermarkets and a good selection of restaurants offering tapas, Spanish food, sea food and some international cuisine.
Keen golfers will find there are quite a few famous and popular golf courses in the area including Las Ramblas, Villamrartin, Campoamor, Campoverde and Lo Romero.
Torre de la Horadada weather has a Mediterranean climate meaning that there are three hundred days of sunshine annually, a guarantee of no rain in the summer months, and mild winters with a little rainfall.
The beach at Torre de la Horadada you will find all the amenities of a first class sea side resort with sun loungers and parasols for hire, a play area for children, foot showers and WC.
The video below shows you the main sights and beaches:
Getting There – Transfers
Torre de la Horadada is a great place for a holiday or a last-minute weekend break. Most visitors to Torre de la Horadada Spain will no doubt be arriving at Alicante Airport (or maybe Murcia San Javier airport) – so having arrived at Alicante airport how do you get to Torre de la Horadada and how do you find the cheapest way of getting to your Torre de la Horadada accommodation from Alicante Airport?
Here we answer your frequently asked questions:
- How much is the taxi fare from Torre de la Horadada to Valencia?
- Are there coach transfers from Alicante to Torre de la Horadada?
- What is the nearest Torre de la Horadada airport?
- Alicante to Torre de la Horadada transfers
- Is there a bus from Alicante airport to Torre de la Horadada?
- Getting to Torre de la Horadada from Alicante airport?
- Is there a bus from Murcia airport to Torre de la Horadada?
- How much is a shuttle Alicante airport to Torre de la Horadada?
- Torre de la Horadada Spain nearest airport?
- How much by bus from Alicante airport to Torre de la Horadada?
- Torre de la Horadada to Alicante how far?
- Bus from Torre de la Horadada to Valencia?
- Can I get a transfer direct to Torre de la Horadada from Alicante airport?
- How long will it take to travel from Alicante airport to Torre de la Horadada?
- How to get from Murcia airport to Torre de la Horadada?
- Is there a train from Alicante to Torre de la Horadada?
The nearest Torre de la Horadada airport is Alicante airport but also San Javier Murcia Airport is not too much further to the south of Alicante airport and it now has many cheap flights as Ryanair fly there (amongst others).
If car hire isn’t for you then you will have to look for other means to reach your holiday resort. The Costa Blanca is known not to have much of a transport service, meaning there is a lack of buses or trains conveniently linking Murcia with Torre de la Horadada or Alicante with Torre de la Horadada.
This can prove to be a problem for those people who have booked an apartment or villa but there are always other options.
Well there are three main ways of airport transfers from Alicante to Torre de la Horadada:
Taxi to Torre de la Horadada. Taxi fares which are the simplest but most expensive can cost around €90 for driving you from Alicante to Torre de la Horadada. One just has to remember that you will be paying that again on your day of departure.
Getting a taxi from Alicante airport to Torre de la Horadada is a good option because there are unlimited airport taxis at all times of the day (and night) directly outside the doors of the arrivals terminal at Alicante airport.
You won’t have to wait around as you would with a bus and it will take you directly outside your hotel, villa or apartment in Torre de la Horadada.
Private Shuttle to Torre de la Horadada
Shuttle transfers are becoming more popular especially if once you are at the resort you can walk anywhere and everywhere and there is no reason to leave the resort as the beaches and infrastructure are that fabulous. Of course you will have to compare companies and rates but as a guide you can expect to pay around £66 pounds sterling for a family of four with all of their luggage for a return transfer from Alicante to Torre de la Horadada.
Pre-booking a private shuttle bus from Alicante airport to Torre de la Horadada will get you a much cheaper rate than taking a taxi on arrival. As with a taxi, a private shuttle takes you directly to your Torre de la Horadada hotel or apartments in Torre de la Horadada. The size of vehicle varies from small mini-buses to coach transfers to Torre de la Horadada.
If however the shuttle is shared by many other passengers going to Torre de la Horadada hotels, it may not be as quick or direct as a taxi. A company called Shuttledirect.com are very reputable and cheap.
Torre de la Horadada Car Hire
Hiring a car from Alicante airport to get you to Torre de la Horadada is a great idea if you also want to explore the fantastic Costa Blanca area of Spain. Car hire from Alicante airport is very cheap so it could be a good option even if you don’t intend to use the car much.
Torre de la Horadada is very much a compact beach resort with usually plenty of bars, restaurants and beaches within walking distance, so unless you want to go on a number of excursions you probably don’t need to consider taking out Torre de la Horadada car hire.
Real Estate Agents
Whether you’re looking for a place to rent or to stay at permanently, you can take advantage of the services from the real estate agents in Torre de la Horadada who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.
You can contact Kinu5 (www.kinu5.com, Tel. +34 966 769 251) and Costabase (www.costabase.com, Tel. +34 966 746 969).
Moving to Torre de la Horadada
If you are thinking of moving to Torre de la Horadada, then you must read our expat interview with Enrique Baena Cano of Kinu5 below:
Enrique, what would you say would be the advantages to living in Torre de la Horadada compared to other Costa Blanca towns?
It is the relaxing, magnificent blue flag beaches, not overcrowded even in the summer, all sort of services and only 10 minutes from the airport.
Would the area not suit certain types of people, i.e. are there any possible downsides?
If you are after extra busy areas like Orihuela Costa, with more than 85 percent are foreigners and holiday makers, Torre de la Horadada is not for you.
What proportion of the local population are Spanish?
It’s 70 percent.
What are your favourite things to do in the area?
All water sports on the beach, biking, trekking, eating out and chill.
Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?
Along the Torre de la Horadada promenade, there are numerous bars, restaurants and ice cream shops.
Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?
In Pilar de la Horadada, there is the Medical Center, 4 big supermarkets, dentists and private medical clinics.
Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?
Pilar de la Horadada town and Pinar de Campoverde. Mil Palmeras also belong to Pilar de la Horadada town where you can find probably the best beach in the whole Costa Blanca.
What are the nearest international schools and how good are they?
El Limonar International School in Villamartin, 15 minutes driving distance from Torre de la Horadada. Castelar International School in San Pedro, 5 minutes driving distance from Torre de la Horadada. Kings College British school in Torre Pacheco, 20 minutes driving from Torre de la Horadada. All of them are of high quality standards.
Is crime an issue for expats?
Not at all. The area is very safe.
Coming onto buying property, what is the market like now in terms of prices going up, or down or staying the same?
Prices are going up as Torre de la Horadada is an upcoming and very sought after area. You can still find very good deals on resale properties.
Is this a good time to buy and are there any repossessions or very cheap properties still available to buy?
This is now the best time ever to buy in the area. Prices are found at rock bottom level and they will go up in the next 10 years. At the moment, resale properties are the best option. There aren’t hardly any repossessions in the area mainly because the original buyers didn’t need for a mortgage to buy these properties in the first place. Architects, doctors, politicians, and business people are the main property owners in Torre de la Horadada. This kind of property owners were not in trouble with the crisis and never lose their properties to the banks.
What urbanisations are there and can you describe each one and how they might differ from each other?
South side there is El Mojon area. Torre de la Horada center beaches. North side of Torre there is Rio Mar Urbanisation, walking distance to Mil Palmeras beach with nice communal areas.
How much are typical property prices in Torre de la Horadada for apartments, villas etc?
You can find 1 bedroom properties from 75,000 euros, 2 bedroom properties for around 100,000 euros, 3 bedroom apartments and town house from 125,000 euros and finally villas from 250,000 euros.
Any tips and advice to people looking to buy in Torre de la Horadada or surrounding area?
Our advice is to come to Kinu5 Real Estate, where you will be shown properties in your budget and requirements. Our staff is extremely friendly and we will look after you in the whole buying process and beyond.
Enrique, thank you so much for taking the time to help our readers with your experiences in Spain.
If you want to contact Enrique, you can find his details below.
Kinu5 Real Estate
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