Originally an old fishing village on Spain's Costa Blanca, Moraira, part of Teulada has grown over the years but remains one of the most unspoiled towns along the Costa Blanca. Set against a backdrop of mountains, it is a village of exceptional beauty, with magnificent views to the sea. The sandy beaches in Moraira are in the L’Ampolla and El Portet bays where the Blue Flag award for water quality, safety and cleanliness is proudly displayed.
At the heart of the town is the original parish church. In the town square, just a short walk from the main beach and marina there are many restaurants and bars where you can sit and take in Spanish life. On the sea front you will find beautiful views of the coastline. The eighteenth century castle, one of the few original remaining historical buildings of the town, is where the spectacular annual Moors and Christians fiesta takes place in June.
Moraira is a picturesque destination whether you wish to retire or if you are looking for a family home. The area offers the choice of two international schools and many recreational facilities. Local leisure activities include water sports, golf or joining one of the many clubs and associations.
Whatever you want to know about living in Moraira can be found on the townhall website. For tourist information on sightseeing, beaches and leisure activities. visit Teulada-Moraira tourist information website.
Javea, is situated on the most easterly point of mainland Spain facing towards Ibiza and is about 100 kms from Valencia and 90 kms from Alicante. Javea has it´s own very popular Javea golf club and International school.
The rugged coastline has many secluded coves and sandy beaches. The hidden caves and bays were once used by pirates and smugglers in the Middle Ages but are now used by local residents and holiday makers as somewhere to relax.
Javea or Xabia as it is known to the locals, is split into three very different areas.
In the Old Town with original Tosca sandstone arches, you can wander down narrow streets and visit the local market on a Thursday.
The Gothic fortified church of San Bartolome dominates the centre of Javea town and dates back to the 15th century.
The port of Javea has a charm of its own with whitewashed houses and fantastic seafood restaurants along the bay by the marina.
The landmark of the Port area is the church of Our Lady of Loreto with a roof which imitates the hull of a ship. Nearby, the beach area known as the Arenal is a sandy blue flag awarded beach which is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. The Arenal promenade is a great place to walk along in the evening, particularly during the summer when there are various stalls selling a variety of handmade crafts. Many of the bars have live music and there are several discotheques. Javea really is a town that offers something for people of all ages.
Benissa Costa is just 10 minutes drive from the town and has hillside villas, many of which have spectacular sea views of the Mediterranean Sea or the busy town of Calpe with its famous landmark of Peñon De Ifach known as Calpe rock.
The Ifach Golf Club in the San Jaime area has a nine hole course which is located on a hillside not far from the Moraira to Calpe coast road.
Benissa has approximately four kilometres of coastline and four main beaches which are the Cala Lobella, Baladrar, La Fustera and Cala Pinet. There are several well established residential areas, Montemar, Baladrar, La Viña and La Fustera to name a few.
Just a few minutes drive away in Moraira, there are more small beaches while Calpe to the south has long golden sandy beaches with a promenade and fantastic restaurants.
The area is also popular with scuba divers as there is a good variety of marine life as well as caves to explore.
In the heart of the Old Town on the N332, dominated by the Cathedral of the Marina Alta is the town square with its palm trees and an attractive selection of supermarkets, shops and boutiques. The market day is on a Saturday.
For the visitor and resident who appreciates more of a countryside feeling, the Jalon Valley offers some of the best scenery in Spain and the coast and it’s beautiful beaches are still just 20 minutes drive away.
There are several unspoilt villages in the valley including Alcalali, Lliber and Parcent where magnificent mountains surround olive and almond trees, orange groves and vineyards. In late January and early February the whole of the Valley is covered with pink and white almond blossom.
The village of Jalon is at the heart of the Valley. From the town square you can see the famous Church with its blue dome and as you wander around the many small streets, you will find many shops, bars and restaurants. Jalon is very famous for its local wines and a visit to the bodegas (wine cellars) where you can sample the various wines before buying is a must!