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Apartment in Moraira (Central Moraira)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet
  • 75 m² living area
  • 10 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony

Villa in Moraira (La Sabatera)

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  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 350 m² living area
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
  • Outside jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony

Villa in Moraira (La Joya)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 130 m² living area
  • 300 m² terrace
  • 450 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
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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Lovely place


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Just love this place


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Some great coves and beaches
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Visited before and was still as attractive


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The coast was always easy to travel along . No major traffic problems.
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Upmarket and very pretty


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Scenic with lots of pretty small beaches.
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Moraira beautiful area of the Costa Blanca.
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A beautiful up market town, set around a marina. No high rise blocks, not a venue for stag/hen parties. Many Spanish holiday. There are .over 100 restaurants in the area, according to Trip Advisor. Great to stroll around or people watch. Plenty of activities if you wish, sailing, jet-ski, paddle boarding, karting & quad bikes. 4 differ beaches within 5 mins drive including the family oriented one in Moraira. Huge range of villas to rent, just be sure to ask how high up the hill the villa is!


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Don't like Bendorm, but huge range of other towns along the coast to see. Calpe, Javea, Altea,
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we have been going to Moraira for years, we love it!


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Beuatiful.
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Lovely. Nice marina and restaurants


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