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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with activities in and around Moraira
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.