Mil Palmeras, which means "a thousand palms", is a district of the municipality of Pilar de la Horadada that is located in Orihuela Costa, the province of Alicante, Costa Blanca, in the Valencian Community, Spain. It was very popular with Scandinavians in the '80s, but now it has begun to be a good mix of nationalities. In summer, this little village is full speed, while in the winter months, it is a little quieter.
It is located in the region of Vega Baja, on the border with the Region of Murcia, being the southernmost municipality in the province of Alicante. This population was born as private urbanization around one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Blanca, but the urban development promoted by tourism ended up giving it its own identity framed next to the natural mouth of the Río Seco, a river that runs about 16 km crossing the entire municipality of Pilar de la Horadada.
Mil Palmeras is famous for its beaches, which make a total of three, all of them with Blue Flag, and qualified with the "Q" for Quality. Several beach bars on the beach and a more than wide range of water sports will delight the whole family, as it has a jet ski rental service, parasailing, multiple activities for children, and even a space reserved for people with reduced mobility.
Its places of interest include the proximity to the Lo Romero Golf Course, from which it is only 10 minutes away by car, and which with 18 holes is classified as one of the 10 best golf courses in Spain, opened in 2008, is relatively new on the Costa Blanca golf circuit. Among its peculiarities, the famous hole 18 stands out, "the Island of Golf" in eastern Spain, baptized like that since its inauguration since it is precisely on the 18th Green, which is practically surrounded by water, where the player has an even greater sensation to depend only on himself to face the last putt. The feeling of living his personal adventure in a quiet space, enjoying nature, isolated from the rest of the world.
It is the ideal place and offers a variety of sports activities for all ages - from water sports - swimming, paddle surfing, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling... but also tennis, beach volleyball, running, hiking, cycling, and as already mentioned golf.
The gastronomy of Mil Palmeras is also important, where the offer is at the height expected in a Mediterranean coastal town, where fish and shellfish are one of its fundamental assets, but without forgetting the rest of the good food that Mediterranean cuisine offers, it has a wide range of bars and restaurants of all kinds.
The beach bar Popeye has live music every Friday. Here you should book a table, as it's incredibly popular!
In the chapter on festivities, it is worth mentioning the Patron Saint Festivities, which are celebrated in honor of the Virgen del Pilar from October 1 to 21, in which brass bands and clubs stand out with their party booths, parades of floats and release of heifers, the multitudinous offering of flowers to the Virgin and the scarf also stand out in these festivities. Also worth mentioning is the Summer Fiestas, on July 30, commemorating the segregation of the municipality from the old Orihuela town hall, with a large fireworks display as the final touch. The festival of the Pilgrimage of the Virgen de la Alegría is celebrated the first week of August.
Zenia Boulevard Shopping center
Shopping, Zenia Boulevard Shopping center is an open-air shopping center with more than 150 shops and a wide range of leisure and catering with all services, only 10 minute's drive.
Spain´s health care system is the seventh best in the world, according to the World Health Organization. There are two hospitals; Hospital Quiron (private) and Hospital de Torrevieja in Torrevieja where you can, usually, communicate in English.
Torrevieja is 20 minutes by car.
Alicante airport is 50 minutes by car / and 55 minutes to the city.
Murcia airport is 35 minutes by car / 40 minutes to the city.