Top 5 Essential Things To Do In Moraira

Moraira, on the Costa Blanca, Spain is an upmarket coastal town that caters for the discerning tourist and people living in Moraira.  You won’t find any high rise hotels or apartments here, just clean beaches, well-kept streets and plenty of good shops and restaurants.

Moraira is a pretty resort town on the Costa Blanca that has developed over the years from a small sleepy fishing port to a quality tourist area.  There are plenty of things to do in Moraira, from lazing on the beach to water sports.

Beaches in Moraira

There are two main beaches in Moraira: l’Ampolla next to the castle and El Portet on the far side of the port.  Both have gently shelving sandy beaches and are perfect for children.  L’Ampolla beach has a play area, toilets and lifeguards in summer and a beach bar that has an adjoining restaurant.  El Portet is long and thin and is backed by an array of places to eat and drink.

Other beaches to be found along the Moraira coastline are La Cala, Platgetes and L’Andrago.

In season, as well as out of season the beaches are great to visit as there’s plenty of room for ball games and picnics.

El Portet Beach

Activities and Sports in Moraira

There are plenty of things to do in Moraira to do for all the family, whether you’re on holiday or live here year round. Activities in Moraira include go-karting, fishing, golf, tennis, squash, boat hire and charter, riding, scuba diving and bowling.

Water-sports Moraira

Eating and Drinking in Moraira

The restaurants in Moraira offer a variety of international cuisine: Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Greek, Moroccan, Indian, Chinese and Thai. So you’re sure to find something to tempt you.  There’s also a selection of local freshly caught fish at many restaurants.

And of course, in true Spanish style children are welcome at restaurants and bars in Moraira and most menus offer variations of main dishes for children.

Light snacks, drinks and ice creams are readily available in the Moraira bars that are spread along the coastline and offer magnificent sea views. Alternatively, there are several bars in the main town of Moraira, which are only steps away from the shore.


Fiestas in Moraira

Two of the most famous Moraira fiestas are the Moors and Christians fiesta, held during June each year, and the town fiestas, in July.

The Moors and Christians fiesta celebrates the banishing of the Moors from Valencia by the Christians. Local people dress in the finest costumes and there are parades through the streets, music by local bands, fireworks and a general party atmosphere.

The other main Moraira fiesta is a typical Spanish village fiesta, similar to the fiestas celebrated throughout the Costa Blanca region, and is held in honour of La Virgén de los Desamparados (The Virgin of the Helpless) and La Virgén Carmen (Patron of the Fishermen).

In true Spanish style there are fiesta celebrations throughout the day and night: streets are lit up and decorated, there is live music, dancing, street parades, spectacular firework displays, eating and drinking in the streets, bull running, and the finale is the blessing of the statue of the Virgin out at sea, which is supposed to protect the local fishermen.


Around Moraira

In the middle of the two Moraira beaches is the port that is still a thriving fishing harbour and also home to some high class yachts that sail the Mediterranean. Many an hour can be spent relaxing in one of the neighbouring bars or the terraces of the ‘Club Nautico’,  just watching the world go by.

If shopping is your thing on Friday mornings there’s an excellent market held in the main town car park.  Here you can buy traditional Spanish handicrafts, leather, jewellery and clothing.

The town of Moraira has many quaint shops and boutiques where you can purchase clothing, leather goods, gifts and items for the home.

Apart from its lack of hi-rise development, its unique village feel; the fact that the valley vineyards reach to within 200m of the waterfront and the town functions without any traffic lights, all add to its unique character and charm.


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  1. Kathryn Park says

    Can you tell us when the Moors & Christians celebrations are in 2016?


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