Moraira is a mix of old and new Spain. It has much to offer with its modern shops, traditional Spanish market, fine sandy beaches, numerous bars and restaurants and traditional fishing port.
Moraira isn’t another high rise town – it retains an air of exclusivity and attracts both foreigners and Spanish families.
It’s a small resort town that has grown from a sleepy fishing port to a town where many foreigners choose to holiday and live. On warm days out of season Moraira is a wonderful place to take a stroll on the beach or through the clean, well kept streets, popping into the occasional bar or that gem of a restaurant you’ve discovered.
In high summer the beaches are fairly full (as with most on the Costa Blanca), but you can always find a spot to relax. In summer they are protected by lifeguards, so you can bathe safely. And there’s nothing more relaxing than a gentle stroll on the beach after a delicious dinner at one of the many seafront restaurants.
There is a play area on the main l’Ampolla beach, and also a children’s park right next to the beach (but still enough room for adults to relax). The other long but narrow beach is el Portet, located on the far side of the port. Both beaches have accessible parking and a number of bars and restaurants within easy reach.
Between the beaches is the port, which houses fishing boats alongside expensive luxurious yachts.
Moraira town offers a variety of different restaurants, from traditional Mediterranean cuisine to Indian, to British, Italian and German. You’ll also find pizza houses, rib bars, Chinese restaurants and sandwich bars – there’s something to suit all tastes.
If you love shopping then you can’t afford to miss the local market, held every Friday morning in the main town car park. From clothing to jewellery to furniture and traditional Spanish handicrafts, it’s all here at excellent prices.
If you visit Moraira in July you’re likely to find yourself taking part in the town’s fiestas. Every year the Spanish party all day and all night. The serious side of the fiestas is the celebration of the saints that are believed to protect local towns, but in reality for many it’s an excuse to let your hair down and dance, enjoy good music and food and generally have a good time. If you want to experience a taste of true Spanish culture the Moraira fiestas are not to be missed!