Moraira has managed to retain all of the charms of a small picturesque fishing town nestled between mountains and vineyards but at the same time offers a real variety to its residents.
Moraira sits between the popular north Costa Blanca resorts of Javea and Calpe. It is about an hour’s drive along the AP7 motorway to the city of Alicante and its international airport. It takes about 90 minutes to get to Spain’s third-largest city, Valencia, and its airport.
Moraira's main beach is situated right next to the town centre with convenient pedestrian walkways and a park area meaning that it is not necessary to cross any roads to get to the town or the marina from the beach.
Here you’ll find the unusual Moraira castle, built in the 18th century to defend the town against pirates. It’s right by the beach at sea level and shaped like an ox hoof - one side is straight and the other is round.
Moraira offers a huge variety of restaurants and bars to cater to every taste and budget. Whether you are looking for typical Spanish cuisine in Spanish surroundings or international cuisine like Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Italian or even just egg & chips, then Moraira offers it all in style.
As the sun goes down and your meal is finished you can always head to one of Moraira's many cafe bars and sit and watch the world go by, or move on to one of several bars or one of the town's nightclubs.
Intertwined with Moraira's restaurants and bars are many interesting shops that stay open late into the evening. These range from the usual tourist souvenirs, to designer clothing, art galleries, Spanish leather goods and fresh produce that can be found in the local bakers, butchers and fishmongers.
The bustling Friday market held opposite the town centre is an excellent opportunity to purchase all manner of fresh produce as well as leather goods, clothing and jewellery. For the adventurous a fresh fish market - at which all are welcome - is held in the town's marina every morning except Sunday.
Just walking around Moraira is a rewarding pursuit in itself - the central market square has many places to sit down and eat or drink, the streets are a mix of quaint cobbled narrow alleys and modern avenues lined with palm trees and fountains and there are many quiet places to sit and watch the world go by or to watch the sea and stunning vista along the coastline to Calpe.
For the active Moraira offers an excellent array of sports to suit all, including jet-ski hire, water skiing, deep-sea fishing, diving tuition and equipment hire, tennis courts, a golf course, mini-golf and mountain bike hire. For children, there are specially-designed park areas to play safely in and around the town.
About 11,000 people live in Moraira permanently, including many expats and affluent retirees. Being such a beautiful Costa Blanca beach resort, the population triples in summer.
You'll find a lovely variety of properties to buy and rent in Moraira from historic townhouses to luxury apartments and exclusive villas. Whether your dream home is with sea views, in the mountains or in a village location, Moraira will deliver.
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