The coastal town of Moraira, which is located between the larger Jávea and Calp on the Costa Blanca, is part of the municipality Moraira-Teulada. Thanks to a ban on high-rise buildings, the city has largely been able to retain its authentic character. Despite this (or because of this?) the “Ibiza of the mainland” attracts a lot of (foreign) tourists every year.
For Moraira is the perfect mix of old and new, Spanish and worldly. During the summer months (high season) the beaches fill up rapidly and people enjoy the wonderful Mediterranean climate. Do you at times need a little more hustle, luxury or excessity during your stay? Then you will enjoy yourself in Moraira. Don’t forget to pack your beach bag.
But, be aware, that you will never be alone on the two most popular (sand)beaches of the city: L’Ampolla and Del Portet. From the latter you can even start the two-kilometer long walk to the Torre Vigia Cap d’Or. Although you can’t enter the tower, the beautiful view will be worth the hike. Do you have the time and the inclination? Then you could also decide to visit the Cova de les Cendres halfway.
Do you prefer to simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the beach? Cala Moraig, about eight kilometers outside the city center, is known for its spectacular scenery, but is therefore not as quiet (and exclusive) as you might like. Would you rather go to a quiet place where you can snorkel? Both Cala Llebeig and Cala Portitxolet are extremely suitable for this. Because both places are less known, you can enjoy the underwater life in peace.
The market takes place every Friday from 08:30 to 13:30 in the ‘Les Sorts’ car park, which is located between Carretera Moraira a Calpe and Avenida Madrid. The Mercado de Artesanía, on Aveniguda de la Paz, is open every evening from 18:00 to 23:30.
Food and drinks
Do you like to eat fresh fish? The Bahia de Moraira quality mark guarantees that it is caught in the municipality itself. Do you enjoy wine? The Fiesta del Moscatel, which takes place in September, celebrates the harvest of the Muscat grape. The Mistela (a sweet, white wine) is made from this grape.