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Villa in Moraira (La Sabatera)

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Apartment in Moraira (Central Moraira)

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Villa in Moraira (La Joya)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 toilets
  • 110 m² living area
  • 120 m² terrace
  • 110 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
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Moraira

Moraira is small coastal town situated in the beautiful mountainous north-eastern tip of the Costa Blanca. The resort is conveniently placed between the airports of Alicante and Valencia (about 90km from each).

The surrounding region has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, with beautiful and unspoilt scenery and many small villages to explore. 



The town itself has pleasantly grown from a small fishing village to an attractive holiday and retirement resort, retaining its considerable charm that attracts visitors from all over Europe. It’s also particularly popular with Spanish holidaymakers from Madrid and Valencia.

Moraira has an impressive marina, an excellent variety of local shops, markets, harbourside fish restaurants and bars and best of all has still managed to preserve its Spanish character.

Beaches


The two main local sandy beaches, gently shelve away into the Mediterranean Sea; both have been awarded the prestigious EEC Blue Flags for cleanliness and are well-tended and very safe for family bathing.

Leisure & recreation
Tennis, football, squash, all water sports, boat hire and trips, horse-riding, go-kart racing tracks for both adults and children, a small fairground and three good night-clubs for all ages are all available in Moraira.

Golf
Three large golf courses can be enjoyed within a few minutes drive from Moraira.

Eating out
Moraira offers plenty of good quality restaurants, including eight Michelin recommended restaurants in the immediate area, three of which are star rated and not too expensive.

Excursions
Easily reached by car are some larger towns which are well worth visiting: Javea, Calpe, Denia and Altea are all within 15km, while Benidorm is about 30km away. 
There are many places of interest to see on day excursions, apart from the other coastal resorts there is also the spectacular inland and mountainous environments to discover including the wonderful mountain-top fortress of Guadalest, the Vergal Safari Park near Denia, Europe’s largest palm forest at Elche and the ancient city of Murcia.

Valencia (third largest city in Spain) is one and a half hours away and Barcelona (second largest) and the capital Madrid are both four hours away and can all be reached on the excellent motorway.

Spain's answer to Euro Disney – Port Adventura – near Barcelona, is about four and a half hours away.

Markets


If you like open markets then, aside from the weekly Friday market held next to the beach, you could plan a visit evey day of the week to the various markets held in neighbouring towns and villages.

Apart from enjoying the buzzing Spanish activity, you can buy some excellent, cheap fresh fruit and vegetables, local specialities, herbs and spices, leather goods, clothes, rugs, fresh and silk flowers, souvenirs, pottery and a whole variety of other goods. 



Fiestas
As in all of Spain there are numerous fiestas (festivals) held throughout the year in the region; with specific festivals held in April, June, July and November in Moraira itself.

Locals
The local people of Moraira are extremely friendly and patient with foreign visitors, not surprising, as aside from agriculture, they depend on tourism for their livelihood.

With a large European resident community existent, there is a pleasant international feel to the area. Most people are pleased to speak English with you and even more pleased if a small attempt to speak Spanish is made.

Climate

Moraira enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.

In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year-round destination.

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Reviews for Moraira

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Small fishing town with plenty of nice restaurants/bars with a great weekly market as well as numerous shops and craft cabins.


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Great beaches and water you want to swim in !
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Lovely little place which hasn't been too spoiled by tourism! Very friendly locals - lovely atmosphere. We enjoyed the easy walk to El Portet for another swim and a cold beer.


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Very pretty. Nice clean water.
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Beautiful area, nice people, great selection of restaurants, fab beach, nice central location for visiting Denia or further or down to Altea or further.


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Fabulous would live here, has plenty of greenery and fabulous views. The AP7 and A7 are great roads for travelling on and shortens travel time to different places.
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Moriara is full of surprises. A large variety of shops along the lovely narrow streets. A wide choice of retaurants. A beautiful beach. Very friendly people.


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The main beach in Moriara L'Ampolla is lovely, but because it is quiet small, it fills up quickly. There is a beautiful beach at El Portet, but parking is limited in this area. I thought the cost of any water based activities overpriced. There is a large beach at Javea. The scenery along the coast roads is breathtaking.
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Moraira is small but has everything you need within walking distance, beach, bars, restaurants.


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Nice town with great restaurants and festivities


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A bit windy up the mountain and it took some time to reach the beach, but Spain is a great country. I would really like to live there as well!
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great


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great
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A clean, picturesque and buzzing little town.


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Unfortunately due to previous high winds, you had to battle 15 feet of sea weed to get into the sea to swim. Mostly all coves are rugged and rocky so unsuitable for families. There is one family friendly beach in Moriara, but it does get busy.
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Moraira is simply our favorite place


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Beautiful


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Some of the other coastal towns are quite urban with a lot of high rise buildings. However, inland and the mountains are stunning
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Moravia is a lovely, fairly quiet coastal town. Just to our liking.


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Original Spanish fishing village that has now grown up. Lots of changes over the years and should take heed not to become too popular.


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Good clean but relatively small beaches in walking distance.
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