Moraira is one of the many charming coastal towns in the Costa Blanca region. The amazing coastal climate with beautiful views is what makes it stand out from the rest.
Moraira is a small inconspicuous coastal town surrounded by a beautiful mountain range at the northeastern end of the Costa Blanca. The resort is very conveniently situated, about 90 km from the airports of Alicante and Valencia. The town itself has unobtrusively grown from a small fishing village to an attractive holiday resort, while retaining its considerable charm, which attracts tourists from all over Europe. It is also very popular with native tourists from Madrid and Valencia. Moraira has an impressive marina, offering an excellent variety of local shops, markets, restaurants and bars, and most importantly, it still retains its Spanish character. The area has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, with beautiful and unspoiled scenery and many small villages to discover.
Due to its mountainous location, Moraira is protected from cold, annoying winds, which contributes to a lazy holiday. The beaches hidden in the rocks along the cliff are ideal for those seeking seclusion, peace and quiet. One of those beaches is the La Cala beach - it is a small, rocky beach with clear waters. It is difficult to reach and therefore the best way to get here is by boat or to walk along the cliff. To reach the Cap Blanc beach you have to go down the hill. You can also go to L'Andragó, there are plenty of viewpoints with breathtaking sunsets along the way. L'Ampolla is the most popular sandy beach among tourists. In addition, Platgetes is also popular due to the promenade connecting the sandy and rocky beach.
There are many places worth visiting in the Moraira area. One of them is Calpe, 12 km from Moraira. It is famous for the rocky hill of Peñon de Ifach, a smaller version of Gibraltar. In the town itself there is a large fishing port and a fish market. South of Moraira is the old Spanish town of Altea. It has a long promenade that runs along a rocky beach. The old town is particularly charming, with beautiful streets and houses with numerous flower-filled balconies. In the hinterland you can go to Guadalest, an ancient fortified town on the edge of the valley, high above the coast. The town is dominated by a castle. It is worthwhile to go deep into the Jalón Valley for a ride through the local restaurants and villages. In addition, the Valley is especially famous for its groves of citrus and almond trees.
Moraira has a wide range of recreational activities for those who enjoy being physically active and spend time together in a family atmosphere. There are three large golf courses for golf lovers a few minutes drive from Moraira. Tennis, football, squash, all water sports, rentals and boat trips, horseback riding, go-kart tracks and many other attractions await both adults and children. If you like markets, there is a weekly market on Friday with local specialties and products. Moraira also offers provides many high quality restaurants, including eight Michelin-recommended restaurants.
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