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5th: Twelfth Night Procession
Cabalgata de Reyes. Three Kings.
5th. Teulada and Moraira , their Majesties the Kings of the East, to the delight of young and old.
Festa de Sant Antoni (variable)
Festa de Sant Antoni (variable) following the weekend January 17. (Days 17 and 18 January 2009) Hogueras popular and blessing of animals. Centro Histórico de Teulada Historic Centre of Teulada
3rd: The festivities in honour to San Blas and the Afternoon snack in honour to the "Dama".
Feast of San Blas.
In Teulada, Lady snack (cake type "Burnt Bread" in the form of male or female figure).
Carnaval (variable): A parade of costumes, "enfarinada (floured)," bury the sardine "(burial of the sardine). In Teulada and Moraira
Local fiestas in honour to San Vicente Ferrer with street processions, fireworks, parades, a big paella for the locals the day of the conscripts and open-air celebrations. APRIL:
Semana Santa . Dates According to the holy calendar. Easter. ( del 5 al 12 de abril de 2009 ):
In Moraira, the Procession of Silence Thursday Santo.En Teulada, Holy Burial Procession on Good Friday Procession of the Find and Easter Sunday
Festivities in honour of Teulada San Vicente Ferrer (Monday following Easter Monday.) - From 16 to April 26, 2009. Among its many acts some very endearing Monday as the procession of San Vicente, where all involved Teuladinos and many visitors with a special fervour. They are also of special beauty and attractiveness, their fireworks, Cavalcade and Heifers.
The feast of Moors and Christians held in Moraira the second weekend of June.
23rd June.The magic night of "Sant Joan" celebrated around the "Hogueras" (bonfires) and swimming in the beach of I'Ampolla.
On 24th, the "Hoguera" planted at the Avda. Santa Catalina is put to the flames.
Corpus Cristi (variable - Día 11 de Junio de 2009 ) :
Day 11 June 2009): First Communion of children in Moraira. Procession with traditional dances and rituals in Teulada.
Moors and Christians (variable: 2nd or 3rd weekend), in Moraira. From 18 to June 21, 2009. Desembarco, Ofrenda, Arcabuco shots and Gala Parade on Sunday 15 in the afternoon.
Noche mágica de san Juan; Día 23 . Magical night of San Juan; Day 23. Traditionally, large bonfires are lit by dancing around it hoping to be able to lower the flames by jumping over them ... (Playa de l'Ampolla in Moraira and Teulada in Plaza del Ayuntamiento). This magical evening is also the best time for purification body and spirit that are swimming at midnight in the sea. Es además la noche idionea para transmitir los secretos celosamente guardados de remedios tradicionales. It is the night to pass idionea closely guarded secrets of traditional remedies.
Fiestas of "Font Santa" on the first weekend, which take place at the hermitage bearing its name and are organised by the "conscripts" of that year.
15 thand 16 th July: Feast to honour "la Mare de Déu del Carme" and the "Mare de Déu dels Desemparats".
On the 16 th, a procession on the sea is held as well as "mascletaes" (fireworks held in the morning) and "vaquillas" (amateur bullfight with young bulls).
24th ad 25th July: Fiestas in Benimarco with "verbenas" (open air celebrations) and "vaquillas".
29th and 30 July: Fiestas of "Els Sants de la Pedra" held at the street Calvo Sotelo. Popular dinner, mass and verbena.
Fiestas en la Font Santa ; : Ermita de la Font Santa. Holidays in Santa Font First weekend in July (from 04 to 08 July 2009):
Patronales en Moraira ; Semana alrededor del 15 y 16 - del 10 al 19 de Julio de 2009 : "Nuestra Señora de los from 10 to 19 July 2009: "Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados" and "Virgen del Carmen". Verbenas, processions (the procession out of the sea 16 days, followed with particular fervor for all sailors and visitors) as well as fireworks and water "Els Bous a la mar."
Fiestas de " Sant Jaume" en Benimarco , Semana del 24 y 25 , Verbena, vaquillas, fuegos artificiales. Fiestas de Sant Jaume "in Benimarco, Week 24 and 25, Verbena, heifers, fireworks.
" Els Sants de la Pedra ", Semana del 29 de julio . "Els Sants of Pedra", Week of July 29. En la Calle Calvo Sotelo de Teulada . In the Calle Calvo Sotelo Teulada. Cena popular, Misa de Campaña, Verbenas y Vaquillas . Dinner popular Mass Campaign Verbenas and Heifers.
Fiesta y Mercado Medieval en Teulada, del 6 al 9 Agosto 2009 . Medieval Festival and Market in Teulada, the 6-9 August 2009. Handicraft market, traditional products, attractions, music, juggling, theater, around the medieval Old Town.
L Andragó Fiestas held at the homonymous beach, last weekend of August in which a popular dinner and open growing and open air celebrations take place.
Moscatell Fiestas held the first Saturday of the month. Muscatel tasting formal explanations on the growing and open air celebrations.
Fiesta del " Moscatell ". Festival "Moscatell. Variable. ( 5 de septiembre 2009) . . Very special celebration for farmers, is being held at the end of the picking of the grapes "Moscatell. En Avenida Las Palmas de Teulada , Verbena, degustación de vino " moscatell" Avenida Las Palmas de Teulada, dance, wine tasting "Moscatell"
Fiesta de la Divina Pastora. Fiesta de la Divina Pastora. Variable. Variable. (26 y 27 de septiembre 2009) Bailes y músicas tradicionales. En Teulada (26 and 27 September 2009) Dances and traditional musics. In Teulada
24th: Fiestas in honour to Santa Catalina, the "Week of Culture" and the election of the "Reina lnfantil" (Young Queen of the Fiestas) held in honour to the patron saint "Sant Vicent".
Festividad de Santa Cecilia (Variable): In Teulada, the Association of Cultural Teulada Musical celebrates the feast of its patron with an extensive program of concerts and typical pasacalles involving all lovers of musical culture.
Fiesta de Santa Catalina y Semana Cultural. Fiesta of Santa Catalina and Cultural Week. (28 y 29 de noviembre 2009). En Teulada. (28 and 29 November 2009). In Teulada. Aunque se celebra durante toda la semana con diferentes manifestaciones culturales y alcanza su punto álgido con la Procesión del Domingo. Although celebrated throughout the week with different cultural and reaches its climax with the procession Sunday.
Christmas Market the Sunday before the 25th.
Feria de Nuestro Comercio . Our Fair Trade. 2º fin de semana. 2nd weekend. En Moraira In Moraira
Mercado de Navidad. Domingo antes de Navidad en Teulada. Mercado de productos típicos navideños y rastro. Christmas market. Sunday before Christmas in Teulada. Typical Christmas market and flea market. http://en.teulada-moraira.es/ver/17/2013-FESTIVITIES.html
TOURIST INFO TEULADA
Carretera Moraira-Teulada,51 03724 TEULADA
Teléfono:965745168 / Fax:966491504
TOURIST INFO TEULADA
Carretera Moraira-Teulada,51 03724 TEULADA
Teléfono:965745168 / Fax:966491504
The countryside around Moraira offers some of the best scenery in Spain with traditional villages to explore especially The Jalon Valley which still retains its beauty despite being scarred by several dodgy modern developments built into the hillsides. Jalon village itself is known for its street market and bodegas. Just out side of Jalon on the road to Sierra Bernia is the Donkey Sanctuary and a little further on is the amazing restaurant'Verdi Vent' Restaurant, Maserof, Sierra Bernia, Costa Blanca. This restaurant is a lovely mountain drive, with good photographic opportunities, from the village of Jalon travel up the mountain roads (passing The Donkey Sanctuary) until you see a large, old property on your left, literally an old farmhouse and barn. You have reached the Verdi Vent restaurant and you are in for a real hearty luncheon treat, a must visit and more than worth the trip. Another day you might try The Donkey Sanctuary, book well in advance 00 34 96 597 32 44 which is famed for its restaurant. While you're trundling along in the mountains don't miss a trip to Guadalest (read more) and Fuentes del Algar (read more) just such excellent places.
Moraira has two main beaches with Blue Flag status; a promontory crowned with a medieval fortress.
Moraira has all manner of boutique stores selling local arts and crafts, souvenirs, holiday gear and bric-a-brac and in the summer there is a little street market with a couple of dozen stalls selling craft type products.
The Friday weekly market has all manner of goods from fresh fruit to leather goods, pottery and rugs. Good buys are wicker furniture, handbags and wrought iron objects; make sure you get a tray of the fresh strawberries.
The street market in Teulada, at the top of the hill is worth a visit.
Restaurants: Despite being relatively small, central Moraira is equipped with numerous good quality restaurants.
Being a fishing community with an active fishing fleet that brings home a catch each day make sure you get to the fish market about 5pm each day for the fresh fish just landed.
Teulada-Moraira is a delightful little town on The Costa Blanca, Spain. Wonderful festivities and friendly people who will love to see you at their fiestas. This is some of the best entertainment in Spain. The 'fireworks to music' on the 16th July is an unforgettable experience. Spanish or even world entertainment does not get any better than this.
TOURIST INFO TEULADA
Carretera Moraira-Teulada,51 03724 TEULADA
Teléfono:965745168 / Fax:966491504
Province: Alicante - Alacant / Autonomous Region: Valencia
Tourist Office: Carretera Moraira-Teulada, 51 - 03724 Teulada (Alicante - Alacant)
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5th January: Night Procession
3rd February: The festivites in honour to San Blas and the Afternoon snack in honour to the "Dama" after Easter: Local fiestas in fonour to San Vicente Ferrer
(street processions, fireworks, parades, paella)
19th March, St.Joseph's day in Spain. National Holiday, shops and banks closed. Fallas(fires) in many towns in the Valencia Region
2nd weekend of June: Fiesta of Moors and Christians
23rd June: the magic night of "San Juan"
1st weekend of July: Fiestas of "Font Santa
15th and 16th July: Fiesta to honour "Mare de Deu del Carme" and the "Mare de Deu dels Desamparats" (procession, fireworks, vaquillas)
24th and 25th July: Fiestas in Benimarco
29th and 30th July: Fiestas of "Els Sants de la Pedra"
last week-end of August: Fiestas of l'Andrago
1st Saturday of September: Fiestas of Moscatell
24th November: Fiestas in honour to Santa Catalina
These festivities take place about the same dates each year. Site updated once dates are known.
20:30H.- Old Patronal Festivities books exhibition in the street "Almacenes"
23:00h.- Gathering of everyone at the Castle to make a big big salad, bring the tomatoes , we give you the "lletugeta"! The Rocket (Chupinazo´s shot ) will announce the beginning of the Fiestas.Following this everyone will walk to the Portet beach where we will all enjoy the music of the Orchestra "Costa Este"
13:00h Bell ringing and the parade of the Murta accompaned by the "Colla de Xirimiters de Teulada".
20:00h Parade of the Fiesta´s Comities from the years 1982-2007 and also the children who will take part in the parade of the Flowers in honnour of the patron Saint " Virgen de los Desamparados". Followed by a colourful and noisy firework display by the company A. Caballer.
00:30h Orchestra "LA TRIBU" in the Castle square.
15th JULY - THE PATRON SAINT DAY "DESAMPARADOS"
08:30h Wake up everyone !!!!! We are here to make you all up with the Band of Benissa.
12:00h Mass in honour of the Virgen of the "Desamparados" with the choir of Teulada
13:00h "Traca kilométrica" by the pirotecnia A. Caballer.
19:00h Traditional dances wich will begin fron the Ave. del Portet and finish at the castle square.
21:00h Procession of the "Virgen de los Desamparados" accompanied by the Bands of Teulada and Benissa. Followed by a great Musical Firework display by the co. A. Caballer.
00:00h Orchestra "LIMITE"
08:00h If you are able to stay up untill late, you are able to wake up early!!! So get up everyone.
11:30h Music band parade.
12:00h Mass in honour of the Virgen del Carmen with the choir of Teulada. "TRACA KILOMÉTRICA" 1 km. Firecrakers come down the main street.
13:00h Traditional "palo enjabonado" walking along the slippery plank in the fishing port. If you try to catch the chicken, perhaps you´ll fall down the sea!!!.
20:30h Procession by sea, in honour of the "Virgen del Carmen" accompanied by the "Colla de Xirimiters de Teulada".- Great and Magnificient aquatic firework display by the c.o. Caballer.
00:30h Orchestra TREMENDOSHOW
11:00h Mass in honour of the dead members of the community..
11:00h Children this is your day ........ We are going th have fun with aquatics games. in the Ave. de Madrid street.
17:00h "Cucañas" More games...... with prizes
18:00h Puppets Show " Kika la Ratita Trabajadora" in the church square.
19:00h Great Animation Spectacle "Major Festivity Day" 00:00h ATTENTION ... ATTENTION the Bulls are running.
12:00h Bull Running
19:00h Bull Running
23:00h Bull Running
19:00h Bull Running
23:00h Bull Running
10:00h Big Barbecue in the bull ring ..... and after more bulls.
19:00h Bull running till 23:00h
00:00h CORREFOC " through the street and Orchestra"VALPARAISO"
10:00h Lunch in the Virgen del Carmen Square
21:00h Committee Dinner. And Orchestra " LA SELVA"
12:00h Parade by the organizing committee .
14:00h Giant Paella. 16:00h Water Battle. 20:00h Fancy Dress Parade
23:00h Discomovil " DISCOMAX"
Moraira surprises people because it's so green, lush and pretty. White villas dotted around the wooded hill sides; the small town of Moraira is a world away from the busy resort towns in the rest of Spain. There's enough to do, plenty of bars and restaurants around this quiet fishing village but without the frantic non stop noise of places such as Benidorm.
Moraira has grown from a small fishing village into an attractive resort surrounded by luxury villas without losing its Spanish character.
Moraira has a beautiful marina, plenty of shops, a colourful weekly market, a lovely little square with its church and plenty of waterfront restaurants and bars.
When you need a little more noise and excitement Javea, Calpe and bustling Benidorm, Costa Blanca are all within easy reach.
Places to visit near Moraira
Calpe - Noted for the Peñon de Ifach, which sits out on the coastline like a small version of Gibraltar, it has long beaches of soft, clean sand (Levante Beach especially, on the north side of the Peñon). It also has an interesting fishing harbour and fish market - located slightly away from the holiday town - (with a number of Restaurants close by which specialize in sea food.). Large shopping area with extensive range of shops/stores/bars/ restaurants.
Altea - An old style Spanish town, right on the coast. It has a large street market and a good shopping centre. There is a long promenade lined with bars/restaurants, but the beach is shingly and shelves very steeply. The old town is fascinating, with the streets often being 'stepped' and winding up through overhanging 'Spanish' houses with balconies, until you emerge into the big square in front of the domed Basilica. The views along the coast from there are breathtaking. Scattered about along the winding streets are a number of charming old restaurants, which often don't look much from the front, but have courtyard gardens or splendid balconies (with the same stunning views) at the rear. Altea also has a golf course and several very interesting marina developments, just outside the town to the north.
Javea - Another resort popular with English tourists and residents. Comprises an "old town" and a newer holiday development along the coast. Yacht marina and fine promenade, long beaches, but mainly of shingle and inclined to shelve somewhat. Faces slightly east and therefore tends to lose the sun behind the mountains comparatively early in the evening.
Benissa - Again a small, old-style Spanish market town, strung along the main 'A' class road to Alicante/Valencia. A splendid Cathedral and interesting squares and shops.
Denia - Once a thriving commercial port for the coastal trade in raisins, currants, sultanas etc. Now that these all whizz up the motorway in container trucks, it has had to realign itself to the Tourist, Yacht-Marina and 'ex-pat' residents trade.
Quite a large shopping centre, an old castle dominating the town from the hilltop, splendid promenades, some fine beaches, but these are a little way 'out-of-town'. You can take a Hydrofoil trip from here to Ibiza (90 mins journey) either for the day, or for a few days break.
Gata de Gorgos - An old Spanish town strung along the main 'A' class road to Valencia. Famous for its basket and cane ware sold in virtually every shop.
Guadalest - An ancient fortified town perched high on a cliff top, it is now entirely tourist with little shops along the steep, stepped, winding streets selling souvenirs, leather goods, local weave material, glassware and the like. There is a steep winding path up the rocky pinnacle which dominates the town, with stations of the cross on the way and a little open chapel at the top.
If you take the route through Callosa d'en Sarria, you will pass through some splendid mountain country. Guadalest also has a splendid lake (really a reservoir). You can drive right around it by taking the turning just before the town (-marked "Embalse de Guadalest"), crossing the dam and arriving at the town from the back end via a couple of other villages.
Jalón Valley - Famous for its groves of Citrus and Almond trees - is littered with ancient Spanish villages where you can find the really 'old-style' Spanish restaurants, which still serve the genuine fare (like paella) cooked over wood fires at incredibly low prices.
Ondara - We came across this "medieval"market at Ondara, with stallholders dressed in period costume. Very colourful and full of atmosphere, with everyone in the town enjoying themselves.
Benidorm - Spain's biggest holiday resort with two very long smooth sandy beaches (but often solid with bodies at peak times). Almost every form of Bar, Restaurant, Disco, Night Club, Dancing and Floor Shows, Theme Parks, Slot-machine arcades; - you name it - Benidorm has it! The kaleidoscope of fun, entertainment and nightlife continues 24 hours a day.
Alicante - The provincial capital and a fine seaport and city of about 350,000 population, it has a splendid seafront with a fine promenade, and Paseo Maritimo paved with beautiful local marble and lined with Palm-trees.
Although a major city, there are excellent beaches quite close to the centre, and it is possible to conclude a shopping or sightseeing expedition with a visit to a beach-side bar. The annexed towns of SAN JUAN and CAMPELLO also have excellent sandy beaches.
Alicante is good for shopping - with department stores open all day long (no siesta) - and a superb selection of fashion boutiques.
There are also many speciality shops (jewellery, patisseries, fine leather-work, crystal, ceramics etc.). The splendid Santa Barbara castle is on a hill, dominating the city (Cliff railway runs up to castle). Many fine public buildings often set in squares with fountains or along wide avenues lined with palm-trees and subtropical plants. A magnificent old cathedral and fine traditional bullring (often open to visitors when no bullfights are scheduled) are further attractions of this great city.
Valencia - Spain's third City and the impact of the vast 'Birmingham' size commercial, trading and seaport metropolis can be stunning.
The city is set on a (usually dry) river estuary and so (like Liverpool or London for example) does not enjoy the splendid seafront promenades of Alicante. Otherwise, all that is written of Alicante applies here only magnified in all respects.
This is the ancient bastion from which "El Cid" rode forth to turn back the Moslem hordes, and the old City centre contains many treasures of that historic past - as well as one of Spain's largest and oldest Cathedrals, and a truly superb bullring ranked as one of the foremost in Spain.
The city centre is very large, with a great many stores and speciality shops. Recently opened is a large U.S. style shopping mall with three major department stores and some 217 shops all in the one air-conditioned building.
There are many places of interest to see on day excursions, apart from the other coastal resorts there is also the spectacular scenery to see inland including the wonderful mountain-top fortress of Guadalest, the Vergal Safari Park near Denia, Europes largest palm forrest 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 four hours away, all reached by motorway. Spains answer to Euro Disney, Port Adventura near Barcelona, is about four and a half ours away
The famous `Lemon train has also to be experienced as it has been described as one of the great train journeys of Europe, running between Alicante and Denia, along the Costa Blanca. It offers a five-hours journey through Benidorm, Altea, Rock of Ifach and Teulada and other places you can't otherwise reach. The old tourist train stops in Gata de Gorgos where passengers visit a guitar factory and are shown typical handicraft. On the way back, going South, passengers can enjoy the wonderful west Mediterranean landscape from heights of this coast while sparkling wine is served.
One of the most unspoilt resorts along the northern Costa Blanca coastline, Moraira is a small town located in the La Marina Alta district of Alicante province. Some 40 years ago it was just a small cluster of fishing cottages sitting close to the sea and administered by the nearby town of Teulada. In recent years it has developed as an exclusive holiday resort but with a peaceful feel.
Set amongst mountainous countryside in a sheltered bay, Moraira has not been blighted by the tall apartment blocks which have spoilt some of the other nearby resorts and a large number of its buildings are attractive villas set amongst pine woods and orange groves.
As with most other towns and villages along this coast Moraira has, over the centuries, been predominantly a fishing village and has relied on fishing for its economy, in fact fishing is still very important for the town today and its busy fish market is one of the most popular in the region. The Moraira and Teulada area is well known for the growing of Muscatel grapes and these are used for making award winning wines.
Moraira is situated some way off the main coast road and therefore does not suffer the huge influx of tourists that some neighbouring resorts endure. The population of Moraira is less than 10,000 although this does of course increase considerably during the busy summer months. Moraira has a large percentage of non-spanish residents and is popular with the British and other north European nationalities.
There were certainly settlers in the area around Moraira as far back as the Bronze Age and a number of cave paintings dating back to these ancient times have been found in the nearby town of Teulada. Evidence has been found in a cave on the Cap D’Or (Cova de la Cendra) of even earlier settlers during the Upper Paleolithic Era (15,000-20,000 BC). The town itself was founded by the Moors during the Arab occupation (8th to 13th Centuries) and they have left their mark in the architecture, agricultural systems and irrigation methods, the Moors were finally expelled by the Christian king Jaime I in the 13th Century. There is an ancient tale that the name Moraira is derived from a heathen princess called ‘Ira la Mora’ but there is no evidence to support this, a more likely explanation is that the name comes from the Arabic for ‘moorish princess’.
Damaged by the British in 1801 the now restored Moraira castle (Torréon) dates from the 18th Century and was built by the ruling Bourbon family of the time.
The small harbour houses the fish market (Lonja) and this is held daily from Tuesday to Sunday, the fine marina is the home of the Moraira Club Nautico opened in 1985.
The two beaches of Moraira both carry ‘blue flag’ status and are clean, well looked after and safe for families, there are also water sports facilities available including sailing, diving, jet-skiing and water skiing. A weekly market is held every Friday next to the main beach selling fresh produce, clothes and gifts.
For golfing enthusiasts the Ifach Golf Club is nearby, with golfers enjoying a great game together with stunning views along the coast to the spectacular Peñon de Ifach at Calpe.
Moraira also boasts one of the best restaurants in Spain - the award winning ‘Girasol’ is reputedly the best restaurant on the Costa Blanca.
Moriara as with all Spanish town and villages has its share of fiestas and celebrations, the main ones being the Moors and Christians (Moros y Cristianos) held between the 14th and 20th June, the Virgin del Carmen held on the 15th and 16th July and the Fisherman’s Fiesta also in July.
Moraira enjoys a typically temperate Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters and similar to other resorts along this coast, enjoys over 300 days of sunshine every year. Moraira benefits from cooling sea breezes during the summer, which keeps the temperature at an acceptable level and in the winter time the surrounding mountains shelter the town from cold northerly winds, keeping temperatures higher
Moraira is located between Calpe and Jávea on the northern Costa Blanca about 30 km from Benidorm. It can be accessed from the N332 coastal road and from junction 63 of the A-7 motorway.
Moraira is a small coastal town in the La Marina Alta district lying 80km north of the city of Alicante and 100km south of Valencia. Moraira remains one of the most unspoilt resorts on the Costa Blanca, with 8km of beautiful coastline backed by mountains, and a permanent population of only 9,500, although this rises to 30,000 in summer. There is a high proportion of expats living here on a permanent basis, and the area is very popular with retirees.
Moraira’s roots as a fishing village have not changed much, and today the fishermen still go out in the early hours each day, bringing back a fresh catch which is sold by auction at the traditional fish market, one of the most popular in the Costa Blanca region. Moraira is also famous for the growing of Muscatel grapes for wine making.
Built in 1985, the Moraira Club Náutico has become one of the main nautical attractions of the Valencian Community and was one of the first to achieve the Blue Flag distinction for the cleanest shorelines in Europe
Moraira was quoted in The Sunday Times as "the Puerta Banus of the Costa Blanca". Moraira has grown up over the past 35 years from its sleepy origin as the tiny port of main town Teulada and become an enclave of international residents...a micro european Union in practice!
Moraira,(Teulada-Moraira) is a great place to enjoy scenic vistas, or relax on a sun soaked beach. It is also an exciting place, full of revelry, and steeped in a rich cultural tradition. The great weather, scenery, food and culture make Teulada-Moraira an ideal destination for those seeking fun and sun.
Moraita has 8 kilometres of coastline, ideal for water sports all year round.
Moraira is one of the towns that make up Teulada-Moraira, 80 kilometres from Alicante. It is a traditional fishing harbour, at the centre of 8 kilometres of coastline, with fine white sand beaches such as Portet or L’Ampolla, and small coves like Andragó or Cap Blanc. For a large part of the year, its Mediterranean waters are excellent for sports such as sailing and scuba diving, thanks to its special microclimate: the average year-round temperature here is 18ºC.
Moraira is an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts, offering a range of signposted tracks and trails, such as those of Font Santa, Benimarco, Castellons, and Cap d’ Or, with beautiful views out over the bay. These typically Mediterranean landscapes are characterised by their pine woods and vineyards. Numerous sporting events are held in Moraira, such as the "300 Millas a Tres" regatta (January), the Moraira-Santa Eulalia tall ship regatta (September), and the Swimming Crossing (August).
Moraira is a beautiful little town on the coast of the central Costa Blanca. Formerly a quaint fishing village with stunning views across to El Peñon de Ifach, the rock of Calpe, it now survives from tourism whilst retaining much of the charm which has long attracted visitors and foreign residents.
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