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Inhabitants 9500
Level above sea 0 meters
Nearest airport Alicante, Valence
Distance to airport 90 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 12 C


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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Based on 122 reviews.

   
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18 February, 2014

City review

A wonderful gem with something for everyone.

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Lovely
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10 January, 2014

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see below

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Moraira is a nice little place , relatively quiet, considering other places like Calpe and Benidorm
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05 November, 2013

City review

Lovely Little Town with pleaty of Restaurants and Shope. Also part of the party enjoyed the Diving school and went out 3 times a week during our stay.

Coast review

The beach was clean, sandy and a gentle slope into the sea so ideal for yound and old, plus facilities for diving and other sports if required.
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23 October, 2013

City review

Very pleasant, very tourist-orientated, but little else in the way of retail options. Cafe's excellent everywhere. Bus service was very limited, but taxi services were good

Coast review

Beautiful coastline and gentle seas.
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21 October, 2013

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Beautiful

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Everything that we needed and more
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29 September, 2013

City review

I would not call moriara a town but a small rural town But it is a lovely little place with every thing a holiday maker needs with every required quite locally

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A lovely area with lots of places to visit
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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16 September, 2013

City review

Moraira still holds on to its traditional Spanish architecture as well as some more modern plazas, with local markets and tavernas and a lovely beach.

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Varied coastline, some quiet little bays
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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09 September, 2013

City review

Wonderful as always - we love the simplicity and size of the town and surrounding area is beautiful. Lots of different restaurants and bars but if you want to self cater there are plenty of supermarkets to chose from. We did find things much more expensive this year and many more tourists particularly the French...so it is not such a well kept secret any more! We still love Moraira though.

Coast review

Havia, Calpe, El Portet and Moriara area is stunning and we love to swim off the rocks and snorkel in the sea.
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06 September, 2013

City review

Very nice beach ideal for children.

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We like the Costa Blanca very much
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03 September, 2013

City review

Moraira is a pleasant little town where everything you need is virtually at your fingertips. There is no haste and the two weeks we spent there were slow and relaxing. Hopefully we will return - this was our 7th or 8th visit and all have been very enjoyable.

Coast review

The coast line in that region is a lovely sight from the road and walk ways.
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29 August, 2013

City review

Moraira is a nice place, with a lot restaurants, bars, shops, ... but very, very touristic. It's not the authentic Spain.

Coast review

There are a lot of very nice places on Costa Blanca. And the beaches are really nice !
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19 August, 2013

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Moriaira was lovely but the restaurants where a little expensive.

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No bad
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14 August, 2013

City review

Small up-market resort that has not been spoilt by over development or mass market tourism, plenty of excellent cafes, bars and restarants catering to all tastes and pockets. I would think it can get rather busy in the high season.

Coast review

Pleastantly surprised by everywhere we visited as we are relatively new to Spain, Alicante is a nice city especially around the old town and Benidorm was not at all what I had expected, we certainly preferred the northern Costa Blanca coast to the south although we visited Murcia which is an old city full of character.
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14 August, 2013

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MAGIC

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Very cosy!
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04 August, 2013

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All you would want with young children.

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Perfect for what we want
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11 July, 2013

City review

We have family in Moraira and therefore have visited a few times. It is a hidden gem. It has a traditional spanish feel and has not been overrun with tourists. It is a charming little town with a lot to offer.

Coast review

Beautiful beaches and coastline.
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10 June, 2013

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Beautiful

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Beautiful
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12 May, 2013

City review

Perfect stay for sun and beach holiday. Moraira is a trendy area with good bars amd restaurants.

Coast review

Best costa from spain
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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12 May, 2013

City review

Moraira is an attractive little town which has remained unspoilt Plenty of good places to eat at and an interesting market and adequate shopping areas.

Coast review

This is a very pretty area of the Costa Blanca with some lovely bays and plenty of interesting places nearby to visit. Ideal for a relaxing holiday.
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06 April, 2013

City review

We love Moraira, this is the second time we have stayed here. The beach is small but very well kept and child friendly. It is not overly touristy but still has plenty to see and do. Lots of other nice typical Spanish towns nearby

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Lovely but would avoid Benidorm!!
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11 March, 2013

City review

Family friendly resort with lots of restaurants and lovely beach.

Coast review

Would recommend the sea food at Calpe
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06 January, 2013

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See above

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See above
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13 November, 2012

City review

Very nice and quiet area although in the middle of the Costa Blanca but remains far from crowded spots

Coast review

Some overcrowded and spoiled areas and charmless cities but still nice places to visit and enjoyable villages
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09 October, 2012

City review

Beautiful, quiet and friendly wee Spanish beach resort - our idea of a family holiday but also great for couples wanting a relaxing holiday.

Coast review

Beautiful coastline, clean beaches, perfect.
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10 September, 2012

City review

Great little City in Alicante with great food!

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Great place to enjoy both the sea and mountains!!!
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04 September, 2012

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28 August, 2012

City review

Moraira is a fantastic town which we have visited on many occasions. It has a very relaxed vibe which is just what you need on holiday. There are bars and restaurants for everyone. The beaches are beautiful and taking a walk around the Marina is breathtaking.

Coast review

The Costa Blanca is a great region with many interesting towns and villages full of character and charm.
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11 August, 2012

City review

We stayd in Calpe. The city is amazing and full positive insperation, The beach we find the best on Costa Blanca is in Calpe. We`ll come back to this city next year but not with Turinca

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Costa Blanca is very nice place for family vacation
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27 July, 2012

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Nice and friendly

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Verry good
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27 July, 2012

City review

Nice, small city with lot of good restaruants.

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Great water, good for snorkling and diving.
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08 July, 2012

City review

Difficult to stay without car

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Wounderfull coast!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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02 June, 2012

City review

Really nice place. Lots of restaurants and nice litle shops. Harbour area is also very nice. Golf is very cosy. The road along the coast is wonderfull. We will definitely come back.

Coast review

There are a lot of small beaches. Really nice.
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28 May, 2012

City review

Wonderful small town with boutiques, restaurants, walkways and beach.

Coast review

Very interresting coastline with so many bays and beaches to explore. Friendly service at all the restaurants I frequented and once again a large variety in restaurants
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31 March, 2012

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Loved it!!

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Beautiful view
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27 March, 2012

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good

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Good
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22 March, 2012

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Very nice

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Very nice
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11 September, 2011

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lovely place

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nice to be
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11 September, 2011

City review

A very nice area with a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Coast review

We visited Calpe, Altea and Cap Nau, they were all lovely.
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