In this article, we’ll tell you about what to see in Moraira. This small town belongs to the Teulada municipal area, located in the province of Alicante it boasts one of the best beaches and leisure zones on the Costa Blanca.
Best beaches in Moraira
If you’re dying for a dip in the Mediterranean’s warm waters, in Moraira you’ll be spoilt for choice. The bay of Moraira occupies a privileged location, given that the majority of easterly winds are buffered by the Cap d’Or. This geographical feature offers spectacular views from its peak, so make sure to bring your hiking boots and pay a visit during your trip.
Maybe the best known of the area is Cala del Portet. This cove boasts a fine sand beach and crystalline, turquoise waters. This is due to the absence of currents in the zone, combined with the presence of autochthonous seaweeds that have colonised the area, helping to oxygenate its waters.
If you’re looking for a quiet day out at any time of year, Cala Llebeig is the ideal choice. Difficult access means this cove receives few visitors, meaning if you manage to get there, you’ll have the chance to enjoy an intimate atmosphere ideal for relaxation and to spend some quality time either alone or in the company of your nearest and dearest.
What to see in the town of Moraira and the surrounding area
If you’re visiting Moraira, you won’t be short of things to do and see. The town not only boasts charming streets and stunning beaches, but it’s also surrounded by nature and hills ideal for hiking. There are many points of interest worth visiting in the surrounding area. One such attraction is the castle, not forgetting the unmissable watchtower located on the Cap d’Or. Although the town may be small, with only just 1500 inhabitants, during the summer months this figure doubles.
The area is an excellent choice for both hiking and biking enthusiasts. There are plenty of well-signposted trails to keep you busy, such as the viewpoints route, on which you’ll get to know many new places. If you stay on the outskirts of town, in Diva Moraira, you’ll be perfectly positioned to access multiple routes and enjoy the area’s beautiful natural scenery.
One of the region’s must-sees is the “Cova de les Rates Penades” cave. This space has been declared a wildlife reserve and is home to an interesting bat colony. Both the Iberian civilization and Bronze Age families occupied this cave, making it an important archaeological site.
How to get to the town
Despite its humble dimensions, Moraira is extremely well-connected. Alicante airport is only 94 km away and Valencia airport, 128 km away. The AP-7 motorway also passes close to the town. Just take the exit at Benisa and continue for a few more kilometres on the regional N-332 and CV-743 roads. Both roads are fully paved and in perfect condition, getting you to Moraira in no time. You can’t miss it!
Towns to visit nearby
Some 9 km to the south of Moraira is Calpe, a beautiful Alicantine town with incredible beaches and characterised by the Peñón de Ifach, known across Spain.
Teulada, located some 6 km away, is also worth a visit. Every Wednesday the town holds a street market where you’ll find all types of artisan products, clothes and antiques.
Benitachell, at just 5 km from Moraira, is the area’s largest town with a greater variety of supermarkets and other shops. Make sure to take a stroll through its charming streets. Despite there being plenty of tourism, the historic centre retains its essence and charm.
Our last recommendation is the town of Benissa. This town has plenty to see and do both on the coast and further inland. Its cliffs and the fantastic sea views enjoyed from atop them are especially worth visiting.
Dining out in Moraira
One of the town’s best restaurants is El Chamizo, located very close to our villas at Platgetes Beach. If you choose to stay here, the restaurant will be just a short stroll away. This restaurant is renowned for its delicious homemade paella and fish dishes. As if that wasn’t enough, from the terrace you’ll be able to enjoy excellent views of the beaches of Les Platgetes.
Another iconic institution in Moraira is the Gelateria Venezia ice-cream parlour. Here you’ll find some of the best ice-creams in the area at affordable prices. As with the former, it has a terrace where you’ll be able to enjoy their homemade treats in comfort.
Now you know what to see in Moraira
We hope you enjoy your stay in this charming town. Visiting its local restaurants and hidden corners will reveal a different side to the Mediterranean coast. From Solhabitat, we recommend you book a stay at one of our villas not only to enjoy the area, but to make the most of your time in the natural haven that is Moraira. Check out our accommodation in Moraira and enjoy the holiday you deserve.