There is still the fishing harbour of the original fishing village but it has now been extended to include a large,private yacht marina.

The village centre, with its small and colourful main street, still retains much of its character and atmosphere. The narrow village streets with small boutiques and pavement cafes lead down to the marina where there are a variety of waterfront cafes and restaurants. The cuisine is varied with French, Italian, Greek, English, Asian and of course Spanish.


Most mornings there are auctions in the fish market and on Fridays there is a street market.


El Portet

The blue flag beach of El Portet is 10 minutes walk from the Villa and is one of the most beautiful coves you will find on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Excellent soft sand which extends right into the gently shelving sea making it ideal bathing for swimmers or non-swimmers and it is usually much calmer here, therefore perfect for children. There are rocks either side of the bay which provide fantastic snorkelling with clear water and many interesting fish . There is also a couple of cafes behind and further along the beach a first class restaurant high up on the terrace looking out over the bay.




The Costa Blanca / Valencia / Alicante Province region

The area is ideal for a holiday at any time of year. The climate in this region is warm even in winter when the temperature rarely falls below 60 F (16C) and is an average of 72F (22C) throughout the year.

Moraira is located on the northern Costa Blanca coast, about 50 miles north of Alicante and 70 miles south of Valencia, which are the two nearest airports. It is about 10 miles off the A7 motorway, which follows the Mediterranean coast of Spain from the French border via Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante.

Moraira is ideally situated between a coast with both sandy beaches and rocky coves, and the mountains of the Marina Alta.

It is a great family friendly destination and has not suffered the over development of high rise developments other places in Spain have. There is plenty to do with great beaches, bars and restaurants. Theme parks, water parks and wildlife parks are all within easy driving distance.

The area is not as cold or wet in the winter as the Costa Brava, north of the Costa Blanca, nor is it as humid or hot in the summer as the Costa del Sol in the south. The Costa Blanca has the best all year round temperatures. The weather is recognised as one of the best in the world by the World Health Organisation.

It has over 100 km of sandy beaches and rocky coves and many of the beaches have the coveted European Blue Flag signifying cleanliness and safe bathing.

It has something for everyone from tiny rural inland villages to cosmopolitan tourist resorts on the coast such as Benidorm.

Whist it isn't necessarily a place one would go to see historical monuments (although there are many) it's attractions lie in its beauty - the amazing vivid blue Mediterranean waters, the lovely sandy beaches, the old towns and villages with their old narrow streets, the restaurants and bars where one can sit and relax outside because of the wonderful all year round climate. It's simply a wonderful place in which to enjoy life (as we should do but often don't) and feel rejuvenated and refreshed.



Airport:    The villa is about an hours drive up the coast from Alicante Airport where there are many flights from the UK and plenty of car hire.

You could manage easily without a car but to make trips out to many attractions and places of interest a car is desirable.

There is a second route via Valencia airport which is about an hour and a half away.

Restaurants/shops : There is a small supermarket just down the road and restaurants and coffee bars along the sea front at El Portet.