Moraira is a town found on the coast of Spain in the Costa Blanca (White Coast) region. It is about a fifteen minute drive south from Javea and also falls under the province of Alicante. Moraira is just down the road from Teulada which is a typical Spanish inland town with furniture and lighting shops. Heading further south out of Moraira you will come to Calpe which is famous for its rock “d’Ifach” that sticks out of the sea and which can be climbed to enjoy the views from the top.
Smaller than Javea, with a population of around 15,000 Moraira is quieter in the winter but comes alive in the summer with the influx of tourists which takes the population numbers to over 40,000. There are a number of exclusive shops to be found in Moraira and it has an overall upmarket feel to it. There are a number of restaurants dotted around the marina area making for a lovely setting in which to enjoy a Spanish tapa and drink.
Moraira is popular with all nationalities, especially retirees and people looking for Moraira Property For Sale, who appreciate the peacefulness of this pretty town during the quieter months. Similar to Javea, Moraira is popular with the Germans, Spanish, English, Dutch and French. Moraira enjoys the same climate as Javea with mild year round temperatures.
Despite its smaller size there are a number of beaches to be explored. The main sandy beach in Moraira known as L’Ampolla is a blue flag beach and is popular with families with a restaurant / bar and the hire of pedalos available in the summer months along with lifeguard services. The drop off into the sea is quite gentle which is another reason why it is popular with families with young children.
Those that are familiar with the area often pay a visit to the sandy beach at El Portet. This is a very narrow beach that gets pretty busy so it is advised to arrive early or late to avoid the usual midday crowds. You will probably need to park a little way away and walk down. Another blue flag beach, with beautiful surroundings and a couple of bars / restaurants it is a perfect place to spend a couple of hours.
Moraira also has its walking trails that lead to secret coves (or not so secret!) and La Cala is one of them. Lasting for around four kilometres this trail starts at El Portet and ends up at La Cala which is actually in the region of Benitachell. It is only for the more adventurous as it will take around three hours, but the scenery along the way is well worth the effort.
The promenade area of Moraira is very scenic and just along from the main sandy beach you will find the castle that was built back in 1742 and affords many photographic opportunities.
There is a weekly market in Moraira which is held on Fridays and is full of traditional Spanish fayre and lovely fresh fruit and vegetables from local suppliers. Be sure to visit the market to pick up your souvenirs.