Luxury and comfort in magnificent Moraira, Spain

Want to completely unwind? Do it in the charming yet chic resort town of Moraira in Spain. Moraira is an old Spanish fishing village on the Costa Blanca that has become a luxury tourist resort. Due to its isolated location among the green hills, Moraira has developed into a quiet, charming yet modern holiday resort. Fortunately, Moraira has been spared the influx of touristy hotels and apartment complexes, and there are very few high-rise buildings.

Moraira features one of the best marinas in the region, where yachts and boats come to dock to enjoy this cosy village. The marina of Moraira is an idyllic holiday backdrop. There are no tour operators, banana boat rides or other tourist activities. In the marina, you can buy fresh fish daily or enjoy the catch of the day at one of the numerous restaurants in the town centre or along the coastal road towards Calpe.

Overview of Moraira

Moraira belongs to the municipality of Teulada and is located in the province of Alicante in the Community of Valencia. While people in the quiet village of Teulada make a living from agriculture, the fishing village of Moraira is a small-scale but lively seaside resort. Moraira has about 10,000 inhabitants, and it is not as crowded as the larger seaside resort towns in the summer months. The restaurants, bars and shops are open all year round. It’s no wonder that Moraira is called the hidden gem of the Costa Blanca!

Moraira is located between Denia and Calpe, not far from Benissa. In Moraira, the sun shines 320 days a year on average, so you can enjoy a well-deserved holiday here all year round. Moraira is located on the beautiful Costa Blanca (Spanish for ‘white coast’). This Spanish coastline is known for its white sandy beaches and rugged coves. Due to its location, this region is often protected from extreme weather such as thunderstorms and heat waves. It’s the ideal place for those looking for sun, sea, sand, beautiful sights and… relaxation!

The beautiful beaches of Moraira in Spain

Moraira has three different beaches. A wide, sandy beach, a smaller, quieter beach and of course the beautiful bay of El Portet. Both beaches have a blue flag qualification. This means that the beaches meet quality requirements. This makes for clean beaches and good water quality!

The 5-mile-long coastline of Moraira runs from Morri De Tamarit to Punta de l’Estrelle. The coastline offers a variety of water sports, outdoor sports and culinary delights. The sandy beach of El Portet in Moraira with its picturesque bay is one of the most idyllic places on the Costa Blanca. It is especially suitable for children due to its shallow water. The bay has a nice promenade with restaurants and terraces. You can enjoy local delicacies while having wonderful views of the surrounding bay.

The Costa Blanca has a Mediterranean climate and the most stable weather of all the Spanish coastlines. There is very little rainfall throughout the year and the sun shines almost every month. It is nice to know that there are few temperature extremes to mention. There’s hardly ever any sign of frost or extreme heat with temperatures generally staying below 40 degrees. In short, Moraira in Spain is the perfect place for a holiday in the sun!

Moraira town centre

The compact town centre of Moraira is located right next to the Marina. Here, you’ll find a fish shop where you can buy fresh fish daily, even as a tourist. The town centre comprises roughly twenty streets. You can stroll past atmospheric restaurants, bars, cosy shops and clothing stores. You will also find the beautiful parish church of Mare de Deu dels Desemparats here. The church was built in 1875 and is completely rectangular in shape.

You should also pay a visit to the popular Friday market, where you will get acquainted with local products. You’ll be able to find everything here: bags, clothes, jewellery, shoes, fruit and vegetables. The centre of Moraira is kept as car-free as possible, partly thanks to a spacious, free parking facility just outside the centre.

In Moraira, you’ll immediately notice that the atmosphere is more friendly than in larger resorts such as Calpe, Altea and Benidorm. Mass tourism is the only thing missing in Spanish Moraira. Moraira is, for the most part, still quite unknown to the average tourist. You will generally find easy-going bon vivants with a higher average income here. You’ll also notice the range of better restaurants and higher prices. Moraira is world famous for its high-quality gastronomy and is home to many internationally renowned restaurants. Can you already picture yourself enjoying this magical little town? Who knows, you might be spending your next holiday in the luxury of Moraira in Spain!

Sightseeing in Moraira

Are you already in the holiday mood? Many tourists return here every year for the wonderfully relaxed holiday atmosphere and beautiful sights. We’ve listed the five most beautiful sights in Moraira below:

1. The lookout tower of Moraira: Torre de Vigia

Moraira lookout tower is one of the town’s most renowned sites. Climbing the lookout tower is an absolute must when in Moraira. Take a nice walk along the beautiful Playa del Portet beach and enjoy the surroundings. Follow the streets towards Cap d’Or in order to climb to the highest point, where the Torre de Vigia – Moraira’s beautiful old watchtower – stands.

2. The marina of Moraira

The modern marina of Moraira is one of the largest of its kind on the Costa Blanca. You can also take a nice stroll around here. It is sheltered between the rocks of Cap Blanc and Punta de Moraira. Take a look at the port of Moraira and admire the fishing boats and giant yachts moored along the way. Let your imagination run wild and dream away. For a moment, imagine yourself in the world of fame, fortune and glamour while enjoying a tasty dish at one of the restaurants in the marina.

3. Moraira park

The elegant Moraira park is one of the nicest places in Moraira. The park is only about 10 to 15 metres wide but stretches around 200 metres in length. Within these 200 metres, you’ll find beautiful gardens, several fountains including a very long one in the centre of the park, plenty of benches, a long row of palm trees, a cafe and an ice cream parlour. It’s a fantastic place for a quiet morning or evening walk.

4. Castillo de Moraira

After a walk in Moraira park, you will end up at the 200-year-old Castillo de Moraira. This castle is built atop the rocky coastline between Playa de l’Ampolla and the marina. From here, you have wonderful views of the sea, the beach and the marina, but it becomes especially beautiful at sunset.

5. Moraira’s beautiful surroundings

A drive along the coastal road from Moraira to Calpe via Benissa is definitely worth it. This 10-mile-long road is perhaps the most beautiful route on the Costa Blanca. The beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea alternate from steep rocks and cliffs, past idyllic bays, to strips of pine forest.

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What to do in Moraira, Spain?

The Spanish town of Moraira may still be relatively undiscovered, but you definitely won’t be bored – there is plenty to see and do here. Moraira is also a particularly perfect place for diving or learning how to dive. There are several diving schools where you can rent or buy diving equipment. Take the plunge and discover the beautiful underwater world of Moraira!

Are you ready for a day packed with adrenaline? The Terra Mitica theme park can be found just outside of Moraira. It is one of the most unique theme parks you will ever visit. The park allows you to wander through the history and culture of Egypt, Rome, Greece, Iberia and Las Islas. Strap into the fast-paced wooden roller coaster or get soaked on the whitewater coaster.

Fancy something different for your beach holiday? Try bowling at Moraira’s new bowling alley. You will undoubtedly have an unforgettable evening here! The Moraira fairground is also a great way to entertain the kids. The fairground is located behind the Crystal Mars shopping centre. Children can have hours of fun on the bumper cars, merry-go-round and trampolines here.

There are also numerous day trip opportunities from Moraira. Benissa, Calpe and Altea all make for a great day out. Stroll through the streets and enjoy beautiful beaches, bays and vineyards. In Calpe you can admire the “Peñón de Ifach”, a large limestone rock formation. Or climb the Montgo mountain between Denia and Javea. Valencia, Alicante and Benidorm are also definitely worth a visit.

Great accommodation options in Moraira, Spain

The hills surrounding the Spanish town of Moraira are blessed with beautiful flora and offer a unique setting for your stay. You’ll find a beautiful range of hillside villas offering spectacular views of the winding Mediterranean coastline dotted with stunning bays. Inland, you’ll find a variety of orchards and vineyards. This region is surprisingly attractive because it has not been developed at the expense of the region’s natural beauty. Recharge your batteries in one of our beautiful villas in Moraira or on the Costa Blanca and finally take time to relax and unwind. The price certainly shouldn’t stop you!


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