If you have been to Moraira – whether you’ve been there once or for the nth time – it’s easy to see why many people have fallen in love with the place. It is on the Costa Blanca, after all – but more than this, it has an easy charm that makes it a wonderful place to visit and perhaps even stay permanently. But if you are thinking of moving to Moraira or would like to make it a regular holiday place with your own piece of property, there are some things it would benefit you to know about this coastal village first. Here’s everything you need to know before moving to Moraira on the Costa Blanca.
Where exactly is it?
If you’re unsure about where Moraira actually is, here’s what you should know: it’s on the Costa Blanca, right below the town of Jávea. Moraira began as a small fishing village, but whilst it has retained the quaint charm of a small village, it has also grown to become one of the most popular retirement and holiday places in Spain. One great aspect about Moraira is that there are hardly any high rises in or around it – all the villas are low rise, which helps it retain its delightful, laid-back charm.
The airports in Moraira
There are two airports near Moraira: one is Alicante airport (one hour’s drive away), and the other is Valencia airport, which is an hour and a quarter’s drive away. From these two airports, it’s easy to get to the town of Moraira itself; you can take a bus, a taxi, or opt for a car hire service.
Moraira is dotted with many popular and beautiful beaches, and these beaches are some of the main attractions of the town. But the most popular beach in the area is L’Ampolla, and the beach is a busy place during the summer. And there are other strikingly gorgeous beaches in Moraira, such as El Portet, where the water is a turquoise blue and the hills surrounding the beach are filled with pine trees. El Portet is also where you can see a lot of property for sale in Moraira due to its great location. Other sandy beaches at Moraira include Plagetes, and there are also some rockier but equally beautiful coves such as Punta Estrella, La Cala, and L’Andrago.
Moraira’s market and marina
Moraira has a beautiful marina as well, close to wonderful restaurants with delightful terraces and balconies. There is a main street with a wide variety of local stores and shops where you can shop for clothes, shoes, bags, and everything else. There is also a local market held every Friday which features fresh fruits and vegetables from the area as well as other local products and delicacies. Of course, Moraira has its share of supermarkets, too, but the Friday market is a definite must-see.
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