Erected on the Pla de Feliu, at 185 metres above sea level, and placed between Cap d’Or and Punta de l’Estrella, the legacy of the natural environment caring for the coastline of this municipality of La Marina Alta invites to a little adventure that surely will not disappoint those who come to this part of the mediterranean.
Teulada-Moraira has the good fortune of the distinctive feature of two separate town centres. When talking about Teulada’s we have to point out that its gothic, fortified part has been declared Property of Cultural Interest under the category of Historic Interest since it has some unique features in the whole Valencian Comunity.
A collection made of iconic buildings such as the Iglesia de Santa Catalina, the Chapel of the Divina Pastora and the civil building called Sala de Jurats i Justícies. Apart from the Chapel of Sant Vicente Ferrer, also in Teulada, and the Chapel of the Font Santa, on the road to Moraira.
The typical and picturesque streets in Moraira hide, among others, the Margenot, an ancient retailing wall, being protection from the open sea, the Plaza de la Sort, the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados, and the emblematic Castillo de Moraira (Moraira Castle).
In its 8 kms of coastline we find beaches awarded with the blue flag of the European Community and the Qualitur Flag, and the certificate for the systems of quality ISO 9001 and environment management ISO 14001. They all stand out for their attention to the environment, maintenance of the beach, the quality of its waters… Beaches such as the shell-shaped bay of El Portet, with fine sand and crystal clear water. At the foot of the Castle we come across L’Ampolla, the most popular, cosmopolitan and extensive of the sandy beaches of the area. A beach also with disabled access awarded with Honors of Environmental Information and Education by the FEE (European Fundation for the Environmental Education). On the southern part Les Platgetes are two small sandy and rocky clear water inlets. Closer to these we find amazing cliffs such as Cala Andragó, an ideal place to practice subaqua sports. From here the rough coastline extends up to the Punta de l’Estrella (the point of the star) due to its starfish appearance. On the other slope we find Cala Cap Blanc.
Diving is one of the most outstanding opportunities of enjoying our leisure time sports. Teulada-Moraira offers 5 amazing underwater routes (Laberinto, Cap d’Or, Portet, Andragó and Cap Blanc) that show a submarine world full of colour and natural richness. Here we can find different nautical sports clubs that offer training courses, guided diving routes, sea baptisms or to rent the full equipment. The Club Náutico of Moraira is one of the best in the Valencian Community and offers a great number of facilities. A lot of activities are organised throughout the year, being the most outstanding the Spanish Championship of Regularity in June, and the Race ˝de la Amistad“, usually in september.
Apart from that, tennis, mini-golf, karting, quads, paddle tennis, football, sailing, diving or jet skiing, skateboarding or gym at the beach during summer time and much more, children can also play in a lot of playgrounds displayed in both town centres. The whole family can also enjoy of a funny day in Moraira’s Fairground or a picnic day in the leisure area known as La Font Santa. It is also recommended getting to know the winery Bodega Cooperativa in Teulada, where we can buy its typical and traditional wine or food.
When talking about local celebrations, Teulada-Moraira offers a full calendar of fiestas, events and any kind of celebration all throughout the year. The most popular are the Local Fiestas of Teulada in honour of Saint Vicente Ferrer (Monday following Easter Monday) and the Local Fiestas of Moraira in honour of “Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados” (mid July); the “Vive Teulada“ Fair (gastronomic and commercial weekend) on the festivity of the First of May, the Moors and Christians in Moraira (in june, the second or third weekend); the Medieval Fair and Market in Teulada (weekend before the 15th of August), the “Curts de Moscatell de Teulada and Fiesta del “Moscatell” Short Film Festival (mid August), in Teulada and Dolia – Wine Tourism and Gastronomy Festival (in September, the first or second Friday) in the Auditori Teulada Moraira.
Also, during summer months, guided and dramatized visits to Teulada’s historic town centre and in August we cellebrate the Voramar Street Jazz Festival. Its wide cultural offer is completed with an extense programme that takes place at the Auditori Teulada Moraira, a building open in 2011, designed by the reknown architect Francisco Mangado.
The quality of Teulada-Moraira’s cuisine is proven by its many restaurants where to enjoy, for example, plates made of the fish with the seal of quality Bahía de Moraira, caught by traditional methods. Dishes such as arroz meloso de pulpo, putxero de polp, or suquet de peix, without forgetting different “salazones” of melva, bull and anxova.
The cultivation of the “Moscatel Romano” autochthonous grape variety, superbly aromatic, makes the production of important reference wines possible. The microclimate of the area and the Mediterranean marine breeze add character and personality to these wines. The Muscatel Mistelas and the Muscatel liqueur wines are the main products, recognised and awarded internationally.
We also produce in our wineries other wines from this grape, which reaches the ideal ripening level thanks to the weather conditions and the expertise of our farmers. White, rosé and red wines to pair with our feast, vermouths to whet the appetite or surprising sparkling wines to celebrate. When talking about desserts we must try the “Coca María“ made of almond, its “pastissets“ of XX and the typical cake for Easter, called “monas de Pascua“.