104 m² living area
30 m² terrace area
pets not allowed
no smoking inside
linen provided, towels provided
private pool, terrace, balcony, patio, garden, terrace furniture, sunbeds, barbecue, private parking
Wi-Fi, satellite, air conditioning, heating, fireplace, cd player, dvd player, tv, washing machine, childrens high chair, cot, iron, ironing board
dishwasher, freezer, fridge, coffee machine, grill, hob, microwave, oven, blender, kettle, toaster
shower, bath tub, hair dryer
2 double beds, 2 single beds
The villa is ideally situated being roughly half way between Alicante (70 kms) and Valencia (80 kms) airports making access to it extremely easy. From either airport simply join the AP7/E15 motorway; leave at Jnct 63; and Moraira is only about 7 kms away. Carriers which use these airports include: Ryanair; Monarch; bmibaby; easJet; ; Flybe; Spanair; Air Berlin; Wizz Air; and SAS
However, a number of low-cost airlines also fly to Murcia airport which is only about 1.5 hours drive away.
If required, transfers can be arranged between all these airports and the villa
Description of Moraira / Cumbre del Sol and Local Activities
CUMBRE DEL SOL (Mountain of the Sun) is an exclusive residential area only about 10 minutes drive from the small, pretty fishing town of MORAIRA. However, because of its elevation, the views from Cumbre del Sol across the Mediterranean are superb and on most days you can see the Balearic Islands. The local beach, Playa del Moraig, is about 1.5 kms from the apartment and is a small, picturesque cove used almost entirely by local residents. Facilities include a small beach-bar, toilets, and the hire of sun-beds and parasols. Elsewhere on Cumbre del Sol you'll find excellent restaurants, an international supermarket, banks, and a pharmacy; for the more energetic there are also tennis courts and a horse riding centre.
"Bienvenido" is not an unfamiliar word to the people of MORAIRA. It means "welcome" in Spanish, and it's a warm welcome you'll find here, in one of the loveliest towns of the Costa Blanca region. Originally, at the end of the 18th century when nearby TEULADA was a farming village, crops were transported by sea, embarking from the natural ports. As time went by, locals started to settle near their working places, dedicating themselves to fishing. Thus were laid the foundations of Moraira. Today, the system remains as it has for hundreds of years: the fishermen go to sea in the early hours of the morning to catch the produce, which is sold later that day by auction at the traditional fish market. This market has grown over the years and is now one of the most important fish markets in the region. Another ancient trade is that of wine making; a lot of the land around Moraira is dedicated to the growing of the Muscatel grapes with many local vineyards producing excellent quality wine. Today, visitors can still stroll among narrow, flower-decorated streets in the town or just relax in one of the many pavement cafes. The town centre is an attractive blend of the old and the new with a wide selection of boutiques, shops, bars and some excellent restaurants offering a wide choice of Spanish and international cuisine. Moraira's main beach, L'Ampolla, at the foot of the castle, is an ideal 'family' beach with lots of golden sand and excellent facilities while just 1.5 kms away is EL PORTET. Surrounded by steep hills, this sheltered bay with its gently sloping beach is perfect for safe swimming. A traditional weekly market takes place in Moraira every Friday. Besides buying fresh vegetables and fruit, you can find a large selection of other merchandise such as plants, leather goods, and many other products from local craftsmen.
One of Moraira's most important festivals is the FIESTA OF MOORS & CHRISTIANS, usually held in June. However, other towns in the area celebrate this festival at different times during the summer. Theatrically presented in impressive costumes, the townspeople are separated into Moorish and Christian filas (groups), and hold marches and mock battles which take place at various times and places throughout Moraira. The high point of this fantastic fiesta is the procession and firework display on the last day.
CALPE, with its numerous sandy beaches, is about 20 minutes drive away. Here you'll also find the majestic Rock of Ifach. It was originally called the 'Northern Rock' by Phoenician traders in order to distinguish it from Gibraltar. The volcanic Rock measures over 300 m high and is now a nature reserve. However, for those wishing to get a breathtaking view of the coastline, there is a path which takes you to the peak.
JAVEA, about 20 minutes drive away, is split into 3 distinct parts: namely, the old town, port, and beach area. The mediaeval old town is a maze of narrow winding streets, white fronted houses adorned with wrought-iron balconies and gothic style windows, and many ancient churches. The old town leads down to the fishing port and harbour; home to an interesting collection of bars and restaurants, many of them serving the catch of the day. Javea has many beaches but the main area is Playa del Arenal. And, as in Pamplona, bull running through the streets of the old town still takes place on an annual basis.
DENIA, about 30 minutes away, is the largest of all the local towns. However, the town, rich in history, has still retained a lot of its old charm; for example, the fishermen's quarter preserves its delightful cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings. There is an abundance of beaches near the town, many of them consistently winning the European 'blue flag' for safety and cleanliness. Denia's main focal point, though, is its impressive 16th century castle which dominates the town.
Within just a short drive from the apartment, you'll find a range of LEISURE ACTIVITIES to satisfy even the most discerning holiday-maker. For example, there are three excellent golf courses nearby with one of them, the Olazabal-designed course at La Sella, also offering tennis and squash facilities. In nearby Moraira and Javea, you'll also find diving schools and jet-ski facilities. However, for those wanting a more relaxing holiday, there are many scenic walks with the tourist office on Cumbre del Sol offering free guided walks of the area during the summer.
Airport (Alicante): 70 kilometres
Beach: 1500 metres
Golf: 6 kilometres
Shops: 1 kilometre