LOCALITY AND WHAT TO EXPECT

Moraira is a true gem on the Costa Blanca. What used to be a small fishermen village has become an elegant little town where you’ll find everything that one could wish for. Fine restaurants, luxurious shops, many cosy terraces, sandy beaches and coves with crystal clear sea water and one of the most elite marinas in the area make our village the perfect setting to live the Spanish joie de vivre to the max.

The laid-back atmosphere attracts people from different nationalities to spend a holiday or even settle down here. In summer it is a bustling place with happy tourists enjoying all that is good. But also out of the summer season the town remains a cheerful treasure.

Moraira is surrounded by hillsides where pine trees and beautiful villas create a delightful scenery.

From Moraira you can take the winding coast road with phenomenal sea views to Calpe, or drive through the vineyards towards Teulada or Benitachell.
Playa El Portet
el portet moraira
calpe semana santa
costa blanca beach

Beaches

El Portet

According to many it is the nicest bay on the Costa Blanca. The beach is small but perfect with children because of the shallow water. Admire the hillside where the happy few settle while sipping your aperitif and enjoying the evening sun. L´Ampolla: The largest beach of Moraira, golden sand, right aside the center of the village, landmarked by Moraira´s Castle.

Platgetes

A sandy beach combined with a rocky shore. An excellent area for all kind of watersports, like waterski, kayak, parasailing, stand-up-paddle, etc.

Cala de l´Andrago and Cap Blanc

These are both rocky beaches with a lush under water flora and fauna; a genuine paradise for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Beaches and Coves

The coast of Benissa is a piece of great natural beauty. Pines create a bright green background to the clear blue sea interrupted by dramatic cliffs, secret caves and magnificent coves.

Cala Baladrar

This is the closest one to Moraira. A cove with a rocky beach, nice snorkeling and a great chiringuito, where on summer nights there is live music, good food and a fantastic atmosphere.

Cala Abogat

This has a small promenade, a sandy beach and is just perfect to spend time with your family. In the summer there is a beach bar where it is great to chill and enjoy the surroundings and quality time with your family and friends.

La Llobella

This cove is the more difficult one to access, but that makes it all the more attractive to spend some peaceful moments at the side of the sea in a beautifully natural environment.

Els Pinets

This is the smallest cove but has a great underwater diversity and a magnificent view with the Peñon d’Ifach as décor. Great for snorkeling.

La Fustera

This cove is probably the most popular beach of Benissa because of its fine natural sandy beach. A fantastic beach surrounded by pine trees. There are slides for the kids, a trendy bar and a picnic area.

Les Bassetes

This is the most southern cove of Benissa and holds a yacht club. It offers an array of many different water sports such as sailing, diving, SUP, windsurfing and kayaking. This is also where the ecological path along the coast of Benissa starts. A swim, a walk, no matter, you can always end your time at Les Bassetes with a good meal or a drink at one of the two restaurants.

Recreation and Leisure

In Moraira there are plenty of possibilities for those who want some action. There is the Golf Club de Ifach. You can make boat trips, play tennis, practice all kinds of water sports, go hiking or mountain biking, karting, etc.

Local market and fiestas

The Friday morning market in Moraira is a real happening. People from all surrounding villages come to the market to buy their fresh fruit, vegetables, spices and olives. You can also find clothes, shoes, hardware, toys and souvenirs.

Like all Spanish villages Moraira has several local fiestas. Famous is the “Moros y Cristianos” with impressive parades and music.
The fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen is famous because of the spectacular fireworks and traditional procession.

Benissa is one of the most authentic villages on the Costa Blanca North. The old village is situated several kilometres inland and has a medieval centre with narrow streets, shaded squares and a beautiful cathedral. It is a lively town with a weekly market on Saturday. Every second Saturday of the month there is an organic market.
The coastal area of Benissa stretches from Moraira until Calpe and is very green, hilly and has a fantastic coast line with high cliffs, rocky shores and charming coves. Along the coastline there are many restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets etcetera. Most of the bays have a typical beach bar (chiringuito) where you can have a drink or a meal while enjoying a splendid view over the sea. Benissa also has a small marina that offers many water sports. Behind the coastal hills of Benissa and around the old village there are many almond groves, vineyards and olive fields. In this rural area you find many fincas; often old farms with lots of land where people live in tranquillity, close to nature with the impressive Bernia mountains in the background.
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You’ll be spoilt for choice with activities in and around Moraira

Besides water sports there are many more activities to undertake. The Sierra Bernia is a haven for mountaineering. From easy walks, to walks for the more experienced hiker, superb views are assured. Every season this colourful picture is painted with a different pallet.
You are more of a cyclist? Different companies rent out mountain bikes and some even organize guided tours. In the local horse riding club you can plan your day out and go horseback riding on country tracks. Golfers can find their fix at the golf Ifach, a 9 hole par 30 golf course.

Benissa provides playgrounds for children and many green areas, perfect for a picnic.

Last but not least is the ecological path along the shore line. It is an easy walk with informative panels along the way about its local botanical richness and history.