Moraira is a small town in the La Marina about half way between Alicante 80 kms to its south and Valencia 108 kms to its north. Barcelona is 438 kms to the north. Moraira remains one of the most unspoilt resorts on the Costa Blanca, with 8km of beautiful coastline backed by mountains. There is a high proportion of expats living here from Northern Europe, and the area is very popular with retirees.
Restaurants are a particular feature of the the town, and we have included a lot of information about them, as well as the beaches, and the history of the town. Follow any of the links below to get some of the flavour of the place.
Moraira has more than 2,000 hectares under cultivation and 1,000 hectares of vineyards. The vineyard area, where they grow Muscatel grapes for wine making, .is away from from the coast, up in the hills, where the climate is a little cooler, and the land is not so valuable for villa development.
The 9,500 permanent population increases to as many as 30,000 during the summer tourist season. A fuller history of the town shows that there has been people living here for thousands of years, but only at the end of the 20th century did it grow beyond the fishing village that it had been.
Moraira Teulada Town Hall Moraira web site
El Portet. Moraira more information on Portet
Newspapers in Spain Guide to the Spanish press
Spanish Flag the origins of the flag of Spain