Once a beautiful old fishing port, this glorious part of south-east Spain is perfect for a quiet getaway. With the Mediterranean Sea lapping at the shores and a picturesque forest as the backdrop to your holiday, there’s no better place to rest and relax. Seeking sunshine and beautiful beaches, or just a chance to explore somewhere new? Holidays to Moraira are ideal for family breaks, romantic retreats or even solo holidays.
The town itself has a distinctly laid-back attitude, with meandering cobbled streets and a vibrant marina that really comes alive at night. Indulge in a spot of shopping, devour delicious Spanish cuisine in one of the many restaurants, or enjoy one of the excellent family-friendly attractions to be found in the area. Moraira is the perfect spot to take the kids, thanks to its endless entertainment and thrilling theme parks.
Situated just an hour from Moraira, the vibrant party resort of Benidorm makes for a great day trip. Here, you’ll find all manner of life – from its bustling beach bars to its historical haunts. Catch a glimpse of the sand sculptures on Levante beach, or enjoy the charm of the old town.
Nearby Javea is as relaxed and laid-back as Moraira, offering a peaceful getaway. The old town is the perfect mix of ancient architecture and charming restaurants, while its blue flag beaches provide plenty in the way of water sports.
Denia offers visitors an authentic glimpse of Spain – from its castle in the heart of the town, to its rustic seafood restaurants. If you fancy something more modern, head straight to the marina where you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of colourful boats bobbing along the shore as you linger over a drink.
Moraira offers plenty in the way of shopping opportunities, catering to those who want to browse high-street stores and those who like to dip into stylish boutiques. You’ll find great offers on good quality leather shoes and bags too. Alternatively, head to the town market on Friday morning – you’re bound to pick up a treasure or two.
With its proximity to the ocean, Costa Blanca offers a great opportunity to try out some water sports. Scuba-diving is a particular favourite in Moraira, thanks to its crystal-clear waters and myriad of marine life. Visit the beaches and you can also take part in everything from jet skiing to banana boating.
Embrace the nightlife
Despite Moraira’s peaceful setting, that’s not to say there isn’t anything to keep you occupied come sundown. The locals won’t head out until late, but when they do, they’ll likely head straight for the restaurants and bars. Experience traditional flamenco music, hit the right notes in a karaoke bar or settle down over a drink at a jazz hideaway. Packed your dancing shoes? There are several discos and clubs to be found on the edge of town.
Take a hike
Those seeking the chance to enjoy spectacular surroundings should endeavour to climb up Moraira’s mountains. The best way to experience it is with a good pair of sturdy boots and Nordic walking poles – plus, it’s great exercise.
Beaches in Moraira
There are a number of beaches to be enjoyed in Moraira, each offering something different to your getaway. Those on a romantic retreat should visit smaller stretches of sand like La Cala, a rocky islet reached by boat. Meanwhile, Playa del Portet is a small beach, with clear waters and a sandy beach, providing a peaceful spot for swimming.
If you’ve got the kids with you, L’ampolla beach is your best bet. Set near the castle of the main promenade, there is a children’s play area just nearby. With golden sand and shallow waters, it’s a great spot for little ones to splash around while you focus on relaxing.
Cuisine in Moraira
This part of south east Spain is known for delicious cuisine, and you’ll find that dishes don’t really vary in each region. Paella is a favourite of locals and tourists and can be found on many a menu throughout the area. Enjoy a serving of Paella Mixta and you’ll be faced with a dish full of various meats, white fish, pimiento and beans as well as a liberal helping of garlic.
Of course, due to its seaside setting, fresh seafood can be found in many of the area’s restaurants. Experience the unmistakable flavour of freshly caught fish including everything from sea bass and mussels to deep fried whitebait, or indulge in a hearty fish stew.
Restaurants in Moraira
You won’t be short of places to eat in Moraira, whether you fancy trying tasty international dishes or something more local. There’s an eatery for every budget, leaving you spoilt for choice.
Down by the marina is where you’ll find most of the seafood restaurants. Perfectly placed for a sunset and a cool drink, these restaurants are particularly popular in the evening. In the old town, tapas bars are favoured. The main square, Plaza de la Iglesia, is home to a number of establishments where you can help yourself to small authentic tastes of Spain. Try the Spanish tortillas or arroz negro, rice blackened in squid ink – delicious!
Whether you’re seeking blissful beaches or a peaceful setting for your next getaway, Moraira should be high on your travel list. From its mountainous backdrop to its charming old town. Embrace a heady climb up its mountainous landscapes, try a wealth of water sports or kick back on the beach – you’ll soon be enchanted by beautiful Moraira.
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