Pinar de Campoverde



Pinar de Campoverde (Pine Forest in/of the Green Fieldliterally) is a small village located at the foot of the Sierra de Escalona mountain range, nine kilometres from Pilar de la Horadada borough council, in the province of Alicante, Spain. The town has around 3000 inhabitants and is ten kilometres from the Mediterranean coastline.

Since the recent advent of tourism, the majority of the population are expatriates, mainly from the United Kingdom and Germany. The traditional centre of the village is based on the two kilometre long Avenida del Pino which runs from the main Pilar de la Horadada-Orihuelaroad to the municipal sports fields (Polideportivo) at the Río Seco. This strip has numerous bars and restaurants, estate agents and shops. There is also a medical centre and veterinarian. On Sunday there is a small street market held in the centre of the village, close to the free car park.
The 'New' area, located to the west of the village has been in construction since the late 1990s and is almost exclusively inhabited by foreigners (although a few Spanish families do live amongst them). There is a second commercial area at the top of the village with a pharmacy and a few bars and shops, which have stunning views across the countryside. Having been built on the side of the Rio Seco (dry river), the residential areas tend to be rather hilly and the 'old' area has very narrow footpaths in places. It is here you will find the Parque Central (Central Park).
The village boasts two supermarkets, the latest being at the newly built Plaza at the entrance to the village; the other at the far end, in the 'Old' area where you will also find the Sabadell bank. There is also a new garden centre on the main road into the village.

Our thoughts: We love this town and highly recommended as a place to live, have a holiday home or just visit. Good mix of nationalities most of which live permanently making this town have a "residential” feel as opposed to just busy holiday town in the summer. Yes it’s busier in the summer but has year round activity’s with group gatherings and really good social network. Some lovely detached villas along the Avineda de pino makes Campoverde a great place to buy a property.