Moraira: what to visit in your holidays?

Let’s discover together this wonderful town on the Costa Blanca where we will find a wide range of leisure, culture and gastronomy, as well as a multitude of beaches and coves with crystal clear waters where you can enjoy all year round thanks to its 300 days of sunshine a year. It is without doubt  the ideal place to enjoy life and holidays, so it  is always helpful to know what you can see in Moraira if you visit it.

Moraira has managed to preserve its history and tradition over the years, despite its growth and tourism, you can find a large number of places to visit in that will take you to know its ancient history, you can also meet corners taken from paradise, which will make you go into a crystal clear sea, an underwater sea life with many types of fishes and starfishes, and postcard panoramic views that will make you not want to return from your holiday.

Moraira is internationally known as a reference point for tourism, so it is not surprising that in the summer season the number of inhabitants doubles to more than 30,000, and that more than 50% are of foreign nationalities.

Let’s find out all the details you need to discover this small fishing village, its hidden corners that you can’t miss and everything you can do in Moraira if you visit it soon.

¿What to visit in just one day?

If you do not have too much time  and you only can spend one day in Moraira, these are the places you must visit:

      ·    Coves, beaches and viewpoints:

           As Moraira is a coastal town and practically all of its town centre  is by the sea, a good option is to explore and get to know the beaches, coves and viewpoints of Moraira on foot, is not  difficult at all, and being a small town, you can do it without any problem. There is a route known as the route of the viewpoints or the route of the cliffs of Moraira, which is approximately 5 kilometres long and takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to do it.

On this walk you will see: Portet Beach, Portixol Viewpoint from where you can go down some stairs that lead to Portixolet Cove, L’Ampolla Beach, Les Tosqueres Viewpoint, Marjal del Senillar which is a small coastal wetland, Les Platgetes Beach, then along the L’Andragó viewpoint walk, you will reach L’Andragó Cove where the route ends.

  • Walk and discover the city centre:

Moraira is a town that is easy and quick to wander through, as the town centre is not very large, but we still recommend that you visit its narrow streets and white façades. On the walk you will see the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados, dating from the 19th century.

Once we have crossed the town centre, we can go to the esplanade of the Castle of Moraira, where we can enjoy the spectacular views of the Peñón de Ifach, and enjoy the 18th century fort.

  • Climb the Capd’Or Tower

Another essential place to see in Moraira is the Capd’Or Tower. Climbing the tower, which is located on a narrow peninsula 166 metres above the sea and which goes up to 1 kilometre into the sea, we can see spectacular panoramic views of the town of Moraira, Calpe where we can see the Peñón de Ifach and towards Jávea where we can see the Cabo de la Nao. The tower is 11 metres high and 7 metres in diameter that was built to warn of possible invasions and the arrival of pirates to the town of Moraira.

¿Qué ver en Moraira? Vistas de una de las impresionantes calas de Moraira.
What to do in Moraira? Panoramic view of one of the coves

¿Where is Moraira (Alicante)?

If you still don’t know where Moraira is, we’ll tell you quickly: it is a coastal town located 6 kilometres from Teulada, the town to which it belongs as a population centre. This fact means that when you search for Moraira it will appear as Teulada-Moraira, but there is a difference, and that is that Teulada belongs to the inland part and Moraira is located on the coast.

Moraira belongs to the Costa Blanca, and is located in the Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante.

¿What to do in Moraira?

Those who have already been there know everything you can do on any given day. Moraira offers a multitude of activities that will fill your summer days with fun, sea and new sensations, aimed at families, couples and groups of friends.

There are boat trips, water and adventure activities, as well as hiking and multi-adventure, motor sports and guided routes. You won’t get bored, it is a town that will offer you the best for the days you spend there.

On the road in Moraira: village and urban areas

As we mentioned earlier, Moraira has everything you need to enjoy your summer to the full. You won’t have time to get bored; there is so much to see in and do that you’ll certainly need more hours a day to visit and enjoy each and every one of its corners.

In the town centre you will find the typical narrow streets of a fishing village, where the white façades are the calling card.

Strolling through the city, we can buy, as well as beach articles, the muscatell grape and the sweet wine made with this grapes, the typical product of the area.

We can even enjoy a swim in the only urban beach in Moraira, the Playa de L’Ampolla, with fine sand and crystal clear waters, a quiet beach, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

A day at the beach in Moraira

In Moraira you will find quality beaches and coves, where you can enjoy a fun-filled day at the beach and discover the essence of the Mediterranean, the sun, the beach, the sea and the underwater life.

If Moraira stands out for anything, it is for its beaches and coves that seem to be taken from paradisiacal places. Three of its seven beaches are awarded annually with the Q for quality by the European Foundation for Environmental Education and the ISO 9001 Quality System and 14001 Environmental Management System certification, which is awarded for their state of conservation and maintenance, as well as the existence and quality of their services.

Coves and other areas of the natural environment

Moraira is one of the few towns on the Costa Blanca that has not given in to overcrowding and thanks to this, you can enjoy natural places that are far from the town centre, but accessible on foot, by car, motorbike or bicycle.

In this section we will focus on what you can see in Moraira from its most natural point of view. Take note of the most beautiful coves, places and sites that will make you not want to go back home, or to your routine:

–  Portixol cove: located between the marina of Moraira and El Portet you will find this small limestone cove where you can enjoy crystal clear turquoise waters, perfect for snorkeling and discovering the underwater beauty.

– L’Andragó cove: it is located on the outskirts of the town centre but can be reached on foot via the L’Andragó viewpoint promenade. This cove is much loved and recognized by the locals for its crystal clear water where you can take a dip and snorkel, and its limestone rock where you can sunbathe and relax. You will also find a beach bar perfect for a drink just above the cove.

– Cap Blanc cove: with views of the Peñón de Ifach, it is the furthest from the town centre but still can be reached by foot, depending on how much you feel like it,  or you can get there by car or any other means of transport. It is a cove located at the end of a steep descent and stairs, once in the cove you will see that there is an area prepared for visitors and another more natural, small rock, but the important thing in this cove are the waters, which hide a great underwater life that can be discovered  snorkeling.

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