For a beautiful break in the Costa Blanca, book your villa holiday in Moraira. Originally a quiet fishing village, this picture-perfect town has grown to become a bustling hub, filled with residents and tourists who are drawn to the beaches, restaurants and bars in the area. For those seeking a beachside location, we have plenty of villas that have easy access to the sandy shores. You can start each day at your leisure before leaving your villa to take in the clear waters at El Portet or the golden sands at L’Ampolla. Do you want to enjoy an evening at your holiday property? Why not cook up something tasty on the BBQ? In Moraira, you’ll find everything you need to prepare a delicious meal at the weekly market. From locally produced fruit and vegetables to fragrant spices, this is the perfect way to prepare your villa-cooked meal. Should you want to head out for the evening, there are several bars here, plus live flamenco dancing to enjoy. Whatever getaway you have in mind, you’re sure to find it in Moraira.
Markets & Shopping
Every Friday Moraira hosts one of the biggest markets on the Costa Blanca, near the Centro de Salud. This is a great place to shop if you do want to put your Villa Plus kitchen through its paces. You’ll find a huge array of locally grown fruit and vegetables, and if you want to take a paella pan home, no problem! You’ll find it here alongside shoes, shampoo, spices and swimming gear. Pottery and sunglasses, rugs and watches – you’ll be amazed at what you can find. There is also a smaller, more traditionally Spanish market every Wednesday in nearby Teulada, which is actually the old town of Moraira. For more shopping wander around the backstreets of Moraira and you will find interesting jewellery shops, top-label designer boutiques, good leather shops and some funky art galleries.
Bars & Restaurants
Moraira has a superb choice of restaurants and bars for you to sample. Head to the marina and you’ll find a host of upmarket, chic eateries overlooking the yachts. There’s great seafood and fresh fish on offer, as well as the traditional tapas and paella options. Younger tastebuds are also catered for, with a range of international menus too.
Places of Interest The Moraira region has more than 1,000 hectares of vineyards and is famous for growing Muscatel grapes for wine-making as well as dessert grapes and raisins. The vineyards tend to be up in the hills where the climate is a little cooler. Do try some of the wine before you go home! There is a Moscatel Festival in early September. You are spoilt for choice for days out from your Moraira villa. Head to Calpe, a popular, bustling resort 8 miles south of Moraira. Calpe is dominated by the height of the Peñón de Ifach rock which rises 332 meters out of the Mediterranean Sea, standing guard over the town. This famous landmark can be seen for miles! Since 1987 it has been a nature reserve providing a protected environment for a variety of birds and unusual flora and fauna. If you are super fit, you could try walking to the very top of the rock – there is a walking route which goes through a tunnel. The town has three Blue Flag beaches, a busy harbour, great restaurants, shops, bars and night-time entertainment. By way of contrast, if you would like a break from driving, take the tram, running along the Costa Blanca, between Alicante and Denia. Jump on a tram to either Gata de Gorges or go a little further to Denia for a day out. To get to Alicante you change trams at Benidorm. The trams run every hour. You can sit in comfort and marvel at the wonderful west Mediterranean landscape.