Moraira and its beaches

Moraira is a small Spanish coastal town, part of Teulada (also known as Teulada-Moraira) municipality, in the Marina Alta comarca, 80 km north of Alicante and 100 km south of Valencia.

The town is located adjacent to the neighbouring village of El Portet and both communities form a tourist resort on the Costa Blanca strip, with 8 km of coastline backed by mountains and vineyards.

In 1969 the American writer Chester Himes settled near Moraira, in the same municipality of Teulada, where he lived until his death in 1984. In 1958 Himes won France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Policière.

Main attractions

The Cap d’Or watchtower and Moraira Castle are the main tourist attractions of the town. The small 18th century Castillo de Moraira once served as the city’s defensive structure. Today, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the harbor, the beach and the deep blue sea from there.

Beaches

  • Cala Moraig cove has been named as one of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca.
  • Portet Beach is considered the most picturesque beach in the town.
  • Platgetes Beach is made up in part of rocky shelves and a sandy bay.

Transport

The RN332 provincial highway connects it with Teulada town. Motorway – The AP-7 Motorway Interchange Nº 63 (Valencia, Alicante, Calpe, Benissa, Teulada) is three km from Teulada.

Nearest airports: Airports – Alicante (El Altet) 90 km and Valencia (Manises) 120 km.

The railway station at Teulada Town is served by the narrow-gauge service between Denia and Alicante.

Bus Services – La Unión de Benissa provide every hour service, Alicante to Valencia, which stops at the Teulada roundabout on the RN332 and the Bus Station at Bar Frau in Benissa.

Shopping

Moraira Market – is held every Friday morning and is located just behind the town, in the large car parking zone.

Restaurants

There is one Michelin list restaurant in Moraira: Sand, Avenida de la Paz 24, 31 – 53 EUR • International cuisine.

Main information

Area: 6 sq. km

Coordinates: 38°41′17″N 0°08′04″E

Population: 1612

Languages: Spanish, Catalan

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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