Guide to Moraira

Moraira is an old and picturesque fishing Village with stunning views, a backdrop of mountains and 8km of beautiful coastline on Spain’s Costa Blanca. The Town averages around 3,000 hours of sunshine each year with temperatures exceeding 20 degrees. Moraira remains one of the most un-spoilt resorts on the area and its 325 sunny days each year make it a desirable family holiday destination!! Here you will find a wide range of restaurants, bars, popular festivals, streets with small craft shops and street markets. Just a 60 minute drive to the north will take you to Valencia.

How to get to Moraira

If you’re travelling through the east of Spain by car, you’ll likely want to hug the Mediterranean Coast as it affords some of the most breathtaking views of the beautiful blue sea and quaint seaside villages you’ll find. However, the roads can be congested—especially in tourist towns—and driving can sometimes be frustrating.

Thankfully, you can get to Moraira in many ways other ways as well. There are 5 airports within driving distance, the most popular airports being Alicante and Valencia. From there you can arrange rental cars, shuttles, or even chauffeured travel.

You can also find the town by boat. In fact, the gorgeous marina is one of the best along the Costa Blanca and offers yachters an excellent port of call.

Moraira Harbour
Moraira Costa Blanca


The sandy beaches will undoubtedly call to many but the rocky coast is home to several harbors that are perfect for snorkelers and scuba divers as well. Of course they’re perfect for relaxing day trips on sail or motor yachts as well.

The town itself offers plenty of shopping and world class cuisine to enjoy. In fact, Moraira has become something of a gastronomic hotspot along the Costa Blanca.

There are spectacular sailing events throughout the year including the championships for open sea yachts over Easter all culminating in the Moraira Santa Eulalia regatta in September.
A short drive puts you in the mountainous region just inland from the coast, home to numerous olive and orange groves, vineyards, and quaint and historic valley towns—a hiker’s paradise.

And for art, history, and culture buffs the regions is dotted with historical sites from prehistoric cave paintings through the Medieval Moorish invasion right through Gothic and modern times. You’ll see Moorish castles, Gothic Catholic Churches, classical Spanish architecture, and even modern art exhibits nearly everywhere you turn.

iFach Golf Course
Cap De La Nau.
Cala del Mediterráneo


The Spanish Costa Blanca gets sunshine almost the entire year. The summer months of May through to September have clear blue skies and rarely a cloud passes by. During the summer months temperatures in the Costa Blanca touch above 30 degrees Celsius (86° Fahrenheit) and in the Winter, November through to March the temperature can drop anywhere between 12-16 degrees Celsius (55° Fahrenheit) but maintain the crisp blue skies. Caveat: In October the area is famous for the Gota Fria period where it can rain sometimes for weeks. This is the very few times the skies are not blue and arriving during this 4 week period may not be advisable.

Sunset Costa Blanca
Costa Blanca

Jalon Valley and the Surrounding Area

Also known as the Vall de Pop, the Jalon valley sits just a 30 minute drive inland from the Costa Blanca. It follows the River Gorgos and is borders by the Sierra de Bernia and Sierra del Forer mountains on either side. The region is home to several quaint mountain towns (including the town of Jalon with its authentic Spanish square and weekly market) as well as numerous vineyards and orange groves.

The magnificent scenery and scenic views are the real showstopper here. From on high you can look into the valley below or follow the rocky outcroppings into the bright blue sky. This valley is also a hiker’s dream with trails crisscrossing the area and afford up close and personal views of the wide variety of plant and animal life.

Jalon Valley on the Costa Blanca
Orange Groves Jalon Valley

Moors and Christians Festival

Called Moros y Cristianos by the locals, this festival celebrates the mixed cultural heritage of this region of Spain. Once capture and held for centuries by the Moors (Muslims), the region was retaken after years of blood battles and skirmishes by the Christian armies. This particular festival recreates these battles with all the pomp and circumstance you might expect from Mardi Gras or Junkanoo.

Participants are split into opposing factions and were exaggerated versions of traditional costumes. They then recreate battles, riding in parades on horses, camels, and even elephants.

The festival always ends with Christians winning a simulated battle around a church signifying the retaking of Moorish-held towns.

Moors and Christians Festival
Moors and Christians


A former roman colony in 138 B.C., Valencia is third largest city in Spain with 2 million people within the urban metropolis. The city is situated along the Turia River with the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. The important sea town served as a major trading hub for Spain throughout the Mediterranean and across the world from ancient times right through the modern era.

A massive 169 hectares within the historic city centre have been preserved and are home to monuments, incredible architecture, and Old World charm. The city still holds numerous festivals throughout the year with the Falles being the chief among them.

However, Valencia underwent a radical change in the 1990s and nearly overnight became a tourist hotspot, offering a unique mix of ancient and Medieval with a splash of cutting edge.

Plaza De La Virgen in Valencia
Valencian Paella

Guadalest in the Province of Alicante

This small but picturesque town is a destination for world travelers. It’s dominated by the Castle of Guadalest, a Moorish building that watches over the town and the Guadalest Valley below.

Bordered by the highest mountains in the province, there are breathtaking views nearly anywhere you look. But don’t let them stop you from spotting the quaint shops and bodegas along the way where you can sample traditional Spanish fare.

Because of the elevation and the geography, Guadalest is cooler than the coastal towns along the Mediterranean, making an excellent escape during the heat of the summer months.


Restaurants in Moraira

The town of Moraira has many restaurants catering to all tastes from local and simple to A la Carte International cuisines. In the evenings a longstanding favorite street among the locals, ex-pats and tourists is Calle Castillo. Containing walking up the street it merges into Calle Almacenes where you will find a number of excellent restaurants.

Moraira Restaurants
Moraira in Spain

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