Information about Moraira on the Costa Blanca in Spain:
Teulada-Moraira has about 11.000 inhabitants (2016) and is a municipality in the province of Alicante. It consists of two villages that share one Townhall:. Teulada is located about 5 km from the Mediterranean coast. The more popular town Moraira sits close to the sea and was originally a fishermen’s village.
Teulada also has a station on line 9 to Alicante or in the opposite direction to Denia. Culturally Teulada has a modern cultural hall (Auditorium) where international events, operas, ballets etc take place The performances of the Moscow State Ballet are especially recommended for Christmas. In the first week after Easter Teulada-Moraira celebrates a 10-day celebration in honor of her patron saint San Vicente Ferrer. Another important celebration is the fiesta of the Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) on the second weekend of June. On the beach of Moraira the conquest of the Moors over the Christians and then the reconquest of the Christians are replayed impressively with imposing costumes. These battles took place between the 8th and 15th centuries.
Moraira has the flair of a small fishing village but with all the amenities of a fine resort. Moraira is also called the small Saint Tropez of the Costa Blanca. Villas of wealthy residents from all over the world determine the image of the surroundings of Moraira. Moraira also has a small old town with beautiful souvenir shops and boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars. Hotels are rather rare in Moraira, and apart from two apartment blocks with seven floors, you will find no skyscrapers .
Moraira is a place of peace and relaxation, inhabited mainly by elderly people until the tourists arrive during the summer months. Moraira’s attractions include the Castillo de Moraira, located on l’Ampolla beach, and the Cap d’Or watchtower. Gastronomically, Moraira offers culinary delights in more than 100 restaurants and bars, national and international cuisine, from simple tapas to fine dining. The beaches of Moraira have all been awarded the Blue Flag by the EU department for Environment.
Moraira beach L’Ampolla, the largest and most visited beach of Moraira with fine sand at the foot of the castle. There are parking lots, restaurants, bay watchers, Red Cross, pedalo rental, jet ski rental.
Moraira Beach Playa Platgetes: If you follow the road towards Calpe, you will find the beaches of Platgetes. Partial sandy beach, partly rocky beaches. Parking, restaurants, Red Cross, beach promenade
Moraira Beach Playa L’Andrago: Moraira direction Calpe on Cap Blanc, directly at the Cafe Bar Algas, with a very nice view of Moraira. A fairly quiet soft rocky beach with crystal clear water and ample parking.
Moraira Beach Playa del Portet, the small, crescent-shaped bay with clear waters sits below the Cap d’Or. Sandy beach with very shallow water, surrounded by old fisherman’s houses and restaurants. Wonderful view towards the port of Moraira. There are parking lots, restaurants, Red Cross.
The Portichol beach is a small beach very close to the port of Moraira , an ideal place for fishing or diving.
Moraira beach La Cala, this small bay lies behind the Cap d’Or. La Cala is a rocky beach with crystal clear water that can be reached either from the sea or walking down a steep slope. Peaceful and not very busy.
The Punta Estrella beach is the best place for diving because the water is deep and the rocks close so that it is easy to observe all sorts of fish and animals of the sea.