Moraira, Spain. 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.
Moraira is a vibrant village benefiting from years of inward investment and local tourism, attracting both young and old, catering for all spectrums. This old fishing village has a long and varied historical background, with many fiestas celebrating the language, the local traditions and the picturesque landscape.
The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees. In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year round destination.
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Moraira itself has an impressive marina surrounded by excellent bars and restaurants, most serving freshly caught fish from the fishing port. There are approximately 80-90 restaurants that cater for all tastes with local delicacies given pride of place next to well known international dishes. Some are even recommended in the Michelin restaurant guide.
The locals (Morairaners) are especially hospitable to the traveller and full participation in the local fiestas is welcomed and positively encouraged. The main fiesta of the year is the Moors and Christians, celebrated in the 2nd week of June, with the majority of the festivities taking place just behind the magnificent beach.
Near Moraira there are many wonderful places to visit for all the family. Up in the hills there is Guadalest a very popular village with spectacular views. The village has only 250 inhabitants but is one of the most visited places in all of Spain. Valencia is the nearest major city and is only an hour away by car or train. It has excellent museums art galleries and a fascinating indoor market to challenge anything you may have seen.
Then there are also plenty of amusement parks for the whole family including Terra Mitica and Aqualandia near Benidorm.
In addition, the region is served by Alicante and Valencia airport, which is linked to many European destinations.