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small coastal town, Moraira is situated in the beautiful mountainous
area of the Costa Blanca. Moraira lies in a bay, on the South Eastern
coast of Spain, between the larger resorts of Javea and Calpe. It is
situated approx; 80 kms (1 hour) from Alicante and 110 kms (1.5 hours) from
Valencia airports with excellent motorway and coastal roads to and from
both. However, the surrounding area has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere,
with beautiful and unspoilt scenery and many small villages to explore.
There are also some larger resorts nearby that are easily reached by car
that are well worth visiting: Javea, Calpe, Denia and Altea are all
within 15km, while Benidorm is about 30km away.
Moraira enjoys a
typical subtropical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in
summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North
winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each
year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees. In 1986 the
World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of
the most equitable in the world, neither too hot in the summer nor too
cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year
making it an ideal all year round destination.
Moraira is situated at the end of a long valley. The surrounding
pine clad foothills provide both shelter from the winter weather from
the north and a natural vortex for cooling summer sea breezes. Moraira's
perfect orientation provides the majority of its properties with a
southerly downhill view towards the sea where there is an 8km coastline
with fine sandy beaches and transparent water.
development in the area is mostly detached privately owned villas with
very few holiday apartments and no holiday package hotels whatsoever and
therefore accommodation is virtually limited to privately owned villas.
Nearly all the properties are owned by Northern Europeans either as
retirement or holiday homes and are spread over quite a substantial
area. The well spaced villa development does mean that a car is a
necessity in most areas.
Once a sleepy fishing village, Moraira has grown into a small yet
charming and picturesque town and
due to strict planning laws is still very pretty and not
over developed. It is now an attractive holiday and retirement resort
retaining its considerable charm that attracts visitors from all over
Europe and is particularly popular with Spanish from Madrid and
Valencia. It has an impressive marina, excellent variety of local shops,
weekly open markets, harbour side fish restaurants and bars still
retaining their Spanish character. The main hub of life is beside the
pretty yacht marina offering a good selection of restaurants and bars
where you can sit outside and watch the world go by. A charming square
still retains much of the original character and atmosphere and is home
to the local church. There are restaurants, bars and several interesting
shops lining the narrow cobbled streets. In the high season, the town
comes alive in the evenings with locals and visitors alike.
little town also has its own popular wide, gently shelving sandy beach
with shallow waters and a smaller beach in the adjacent hamlet of El
Portet. Both beaches were awarded the prestigious EEC Blue Flags for
cleanliness and are safe for family bathing, both are also served by
beach bars and restaurants which serve drinks, snacks and main meals. In
fact the whole of the Costa Blanca has 34 Blue Flag beaches. It is also
well worth exploring the many other coves and bays along the coast with
sand or sand/rock beaches.
Things to do:
you like open markets then, apart from the weekly Friday market held
next to the beach, you could
plan a visit to the various markets held at nearby resorts for each day
of the week. Apart from the buzzing activity you would see cheap fresh
fruit and vegetables, local specialities, herbs and spices, leather
goods, clothes, rugs, fresh and silk flowers, souvenirs, pottery and a
whole variety of other goods.
is well catered for, with 13 excellent clubs on the Costa Blanca and
having 4 within, and around, the Moraira area. Other local leisure
facilities include tennis, football, squash, all water sports, boat hire
and trips, horse riding, go-kart racing tracks for both adults and
children, a small fairground and three good night-clubs for all ages.
There are too many restaurants of interest and good quality to list here
but we can mention that there are 8 Michelin recommended restaurants in
the immediate area with three of them being star rated and not expensive
There are many places of interest to see on day excursions, apart from
the other coastal resorts of Javea, Calpe, Denia, Altea, Benidorm,
Villajoyosa and Alicante there is also the spectacular scenery to see
inland including the wonderful mountain-top fortress of Guadalest, the
Vergal Safari Park near Denia, Europe's largest palm forest at Elche and
the ancient city of Murcia. Valencia (third largest city in Spain) is
one and a half hours away and Barcelona (second largest) and the capital
Madrid are four hours away, all reached by motorway. Spain's answer to
Euro Disney, Port Adventura near Barcelona, is about four and a half
ours away. We are also only 45 minutes away from Finnestrat where
southern Spain's answer to Disneyland will open in 1999, hopefully! The
famous Lemon train has also to be experienced as it has been described
as one of the great train journeys of Europe, running between Alicante
in all of Spain there are numerous Fiestas held in this region
throughout the year with specific ones held in April, June, July and
November in Moraira. The Spanish people of Moraira are extremely
friendly and patient with foreign visitors to the area although they do
not depend on tourism for their livelihood as agriculture is the
predominant feature. With a large European resident community existent,
there is a pleasant international feel to the area. Most people are
pleased to speak English with you and even more pleased if a small
attempt to speak Spanish is made.
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