About Moraira

Moraira

Moraira was originally a fishing village on the Costa Blanca, situated between the popular areas of Calpe and Denia in the province of Valencia, approximately 75 km from Alicante airport and 110 km from Valencia airport.
In contrast with many other coastal areas of Spain, Moraira has retained its own character, no giant hotels or other high rises.
The exclusive holiday homes, luxury villas and holiday apartments in Moraira are located in expansive residential areas and are situated by wooded slopes close to the Mediterranean sea.
Moraira contains countless eating establishments in the village and at the beach, where the food is varied and delicious.
In the main part of Moraira there is a lively atmosphere but is not overly busy.
The cosy terraces and the more than 70 restaurants, several of which regularly recommended in the Michelin guide, plus the variety of shops are all well worth a visit.
The harbour of Moraira, in addition to fishing boats, contains mainly pleasure yachts and other recreational boats.
Near the harbour there is a traditional fish market, which is extremely poplular with fish retailers and tourists from the whole region.
The old watch tower "Torre de Vigia" (1553) and the historic castle "El Castillo" (1742) are testament to old Spain, which previously served to protect the coast from pirates, they are nowadays used as backdrops for local festivities

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Climate

Moraira lies on the Costa Blanca, which has one of the most agreeable climates in Europe.
Approximately 300 days of sun per year, long summers and mild winters make Moraira a popular place for tourists.
In June, July and Augustus there is almost no precipitation and in the rest of the year is it relatively dry.

Beaches

Along the Moraira coastline you will find beautiful, child-friendly sandy beaches with crystal clear sea water, sloping away at a gentle gradient.
The largest beach is L'Ampolla, close to the centre and at the foot of the old 'Castillo'.
There is a playground, lifeguard, a restaurant and a parking area.
Also to be recommended is the sandy beach at El Portet, with its modest boulevard and several restaurants and terraces where you can enjoy a tasty lunch.
There are also small bays to be found such as L'Andragó, Punta Estrella, Cap Blanc en La Cala. Of all the beaches, L'Ampolla is the most well known.

Activities

For the sports minded holiday makers there are various sports facilities in Moraira and the surrounding area.
There are diving centres, tennis courts, horse riding possiblities, squash courts and on the road leading from Tuelada to Moraira is a large go kart track.

For race bikes, we work together with Moraira Cycling who has got the best race bikes in town, just check there website www.morairacycling.com

 
For the golf enthusiasts there are many excellent golf courses on the Costa Blanca.
Moraira has its own golf course, Club de Golf Ifach.
The local coast has a modern yacht harbour with water sports facilities such as sailing and fishing. Boat, jetski and canoe hire are also available.
At the fish market "Lonja" close by there is fresh fish to be had early in the morning.
The surrounding areas of Denia, Javea and Calpe are also worth visiting.
One beautiful village, less than an hour away by car, is Guadaleste.
From the castle there is a fabulous view of the surrounding area, in particular the low lying reservoir.
Benidorm is a half hour's drive away, if you enjoy mass tourism, busy beaches, crowded shopping areas then this is the place to visit.
The village La Vila Joiosa or Villajoyosa is definitely worth seeing.
Take a stroll through the picturesque streets and visit the chocolate factory Valor S.A. which also contains a shop and small museum.
A friendly hostess will take you on a tour through the museum and Spain's oldest chocolate factory.
From Altea and Denia you can take a ferry boat to the Balearen islands, (Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera).
A weekend trip to Ibiza is also one of the possibilities.

Market

On Fridays in Moraira there is a large open market on the parking area by the fun fair.
Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For the children

The small fun fair just outside the centre of Moraira is open every summer's evening.
Close to Benidorm (half hour's drive) you will find Mundomar and Aqualandia.
Mundomar is similar to a dolphinarium with a fabulous view of the city and a great dolphin show.
Aqualandia is an extensive water park located next to it.
Terra Mitica is one of the largest theme parks in Spain and lies just outside Benidorm.
Terra Natura is a beautiful wildlife park close to Terra Mitica.
The third theme park close to Terra Natura and Terra Mitica is Aqua Natura, a water park where, in combination with the entry ticket for Terra Natura, offers a discounted entrance price.
After a visit to the wildlife park you can cool off in the swimming pool.

So everything is there for a nice holiday.