Spanish Town: La Torre de la Horadada Location: South-Eastern Spain (25 minutes away from Torrevieja) along the Mediterranean Sea.
(Torre de la Horadada, Alicante – Google Maps)
(Beach next to the watchtower)
SPANISH TOWNS: TORRE DE LA HORADADA
Brief History: La Torre de la Horadada (called “La Torre” by the surrounding areas) is a small Spanish town administered by Pilar de la Horadada, a bigger town found around 1 mile inland.
Its name was given because of the watchtower (“torre” in Spanish) still located right next to the Marina.
For centuries the area seemed to be the target of pirates, so that’s why they built a tower to watch out any ships coming from the sea.
La Torre has a bit more than 3 miles of sandy beaches. It is practically empty during the off season (around 7-8 months) but full of people during punctual holidays, June, July and August.
I go from time to time to do police reports at the Guardia Civil station in La Torre. If I have time, I usually go for a little walk and drink coffee over there, but only in the off season, as there are too many people in the summer.
You can read here more about La Torre de la Horadada and other Spanish towns in the area:
Visit Torre de la Horada if you have a chance. It’s a very interesting Spanish town!
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