So you planning a visit to Moraira with a view to buying property here in Costa Blanca But you would like to know a bit about the place before you visit well hopefully this guide to will help you.
Moraira is a small town in the La Marina about half way between Alicante 80 kms to its south and Valencia 108 kms to its north. Barcelona is 438 kms to the north. Moraira remains one of the most unspoilt resorts on the Costa Blanca, with 8km of beautiful coastline backed by mountains. There is a high proportion of expats living here from Northern Europe, and the area is very popular with retirees. Moraira is accompanied by two main beaches with Blue Flag status, separated by a promontory crowned with a medieval fortress. There are also plenty of sport and leisure facilities on offer. When it comes to holiday weather, Moraira claims an average 325 days of sunshine a year, and temperatures that stay constantly pleasantly warm, sea breezes ensuring that it is never sweltering in summer, and the surrounding mountains protecting the town from the chilly winter winds.
Moraira lovely beaches offer plenty of fun in the sun, with a wealth of water sports available. Local leisure facilities include golf courses and other sports like tennis and squash. Several day excursions are on offer to places of interest, like the mountain-top fortress of Guadalest, Europe’s largest palm forest, and the nearby ancient city of Murcia.
Families enjoy the Moraira go-kart track, or an outing to the Aqualandia water theme park near the large resort of Benidor Moraira highly recommended eateries include Bajul, La Luna Restaurant, Rondo and Le Dauphin. Despite being relatively small, central Moraira is equipped with numerous good quality restaurants, several of them Michelin starred, offering great value for money. Being a fishing community with an active fishing fleet that brings home a catcheach day it follows that fresh seafood forms the base of the local cuisine, and many restaurants offer this in delicious abundance. For a budget meal look out for the ‘menu del dia (menu of the day) offered by many restaurants, usually consisting of different courses with wine and coffee for a set price. ‘
Workman’s specials’ also feature on some menus, offering good value. Most Spanish bars serve Tapas selections during the day, good for a satisfying local snack meal. Those with different tastes will find a variety of international cuisines among the local establishments, from English fish and chips to Greek delights, and Indian curry to pizza. The nightlife of Moraira would be considered sedate compared to some of the larger and flashier Spanish resorts, but the town buzzes happily after dark. Most of the restaurants offer live entertainment of some description, including flamenco dancing and karaoke, and there are one or two open-air dance venues. The main club for youngsters is the Costa Sur, just outside of town, which offers a range of entertaining evenings with foam parties, striptease and the like. Those who holiday in Moraira during the months of April, June, July and November will catch the lively local fiestas full of local color and tradition.