Moraira is a magical beachside town just a short distance south of Javea on the coast of the northern Costa Blanca, approximately a 30 minute drive from Benidorm to the south. Moraira was a thriving fishing village but over time it has changed into a high end holiday destination, somehow it manages to cater perfectly to the tourism industry, with high end luxury villas and apartments whilst retaining much of the charm which has long attracted visitors and ex-pat residents.
Rather than the tacky fish and chip type eateries of many resorts, Moraira is blessed with a wide selection of stylish cafés within its pleasant streets For authentic Spanish dishes why not visit Las Gaviotas in the square opposite the church. The main fish restaurants are located on the front overlooking the small port and fish market (La Lonja) where fish auctions take place every morning at 10am except Sundays. Well worth seeing.
Platja de l’Ampolla is Moraira’s only beach within comfortable walking distance of the centre lying just 500m from the fish market. Another more attractive option is Platja del Portet which is 1.5km north of the centre. This is the most chilled out spot you could ever wish for with golden sand, turquoise waters and a few little café bars overlooking the beach. For more extensive beaches it’s only a short drive to Javeaand Denia where some of Spain’s finest beaches can be found. Beaches immediately south of Moraira are rocky rather than sandy but are excellent for snorkelling.
For more information on the many attractions and activities Moraira has to offer visit the tourist information on the outskirts of Moraira who will give you a handy map of the area.
Moraira, much the same as Denia and Javea doesn’t have many hotels but there are plenty apartment blocks and independent luxury villas around. In fact some of the residential villas out near Platja del Portet are amongst the most luxurious you’ll see anywhere in Spain. Take a look at our Rental Properties pages where you can book luxury Moraira villas here online at great rates.