Small Village with a Grandiose Character
Moraira is a little coastal town, part of the inland wine region Teulada, located between the towns Calpe and Javea, 80 km north of Alicante province. Its 8 km of coastline, sandy beaches, hidden paradisiac coves and lowrise buildings are backed by immense mountains and green terraced vineyards. Maybe small but with grandiose character, Moraira is one of the most exclusive coastal areas on the Costa Blanca, with a wide range of cultural, leisure and gastronomic offer. In addition, it has an impressive marina and a variety of local shops, markets, harborside and delicious fresh seafood restaurants. Moraira boasts a stable Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters, well served by the international airports of Alicante and Valencia.
Exploring the Village
If you like morning promenades and see sleepy villages come to life, walk down to the marina where you will see the fishing boats come in with their daily catch. The old town, with its cobbled streets, hide an array of cafes and restaurants, making for a good stop where to have a cup of coffee or tea. If you feel energetic, walk up to the watchtower of the Cap d’Or, to catch an amazing view of the coastline. Moraira’s coastlines offer both intimate coves with turquoise waters and white sand beaches with all the amenities as is the case with El Portet beach. The buzzing Friday Market in the center of the town is perfect for shopping fresh green groceries, local specialties, herbs & spices and more. Whereas the night market on the other hand displays some exquisite and unique pieces of artisan jewelry such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces, making for perfect gift to take back home. For dinner, try the interesting rice dish of Arros a Banda (fish rice) or Arros amb Fessols i Naps (beans and turnip). Goes well with a white, rosé, or red wine of local produce.
One simply cannot visit Moraira without exploring the surrounding towns of Teulada, Benitachell, Benissa, Calpe and Javea, located less than an hour away. Feel the authentic Spanish vibe in the town of Teulada, with its street market held on Wednesday mornings and numerous fiestas guaranteed to entertain the visitor any time of year. Benitachell has something for all tastes; from the traditional Spanish old town to the international urbanization of Cumbre del Sol, offering spectacular views to the Mediterranean. Benissa's 4 km stretch of coastline linking the areas of Moraira and Calpe, offers a fusion of beautiful natural sceneries; from mountain backdrops with terraced vineyards to rocky coves and sandy beaches. Calpe on the other hand displays wide avenues and modern buildings with urban beaches next to the old fishing village with its majestic Rock de Ifach towering next to its harbour as a backdrop. Javea's historic quarter is a must visit with its beautiful architecture, 14th century church, indoor market, and cobbled streets. The port area is close to the marina and at a great walking distance to all shops and restaurants.
Moraira’s coastlines offer both intimate coves with turquoise waters and white sand beaches
- 32.24 km²
- 8 km