Moraira is a small, upmarket Spanish coastal town, part of Teulada (also known as Teulada-Moraira) municipality, 80 km North of Alicante and 100 km South of Valencia. It is a resort on the Costa Blanca, with 8 km of coastline with a backdrop of mountains and vineyards.
The permanent population of Moraira in the Northern Costa Blanca, is around 10,000, although this can rise to 36,000 in the summer. There is a high proportion of Expatriates permanently residing here, and the area is very popular with affluent retirees. The majority of visitors to Moraira are Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Belgian and French. Moraira’s historic roots as a fishing village are still in evidence; its fish market is one of the most popular in the Costa Blanca region and the port has five fishing boats in operation. The Moraira region is also famous for the growing of Muscatel grapes in wine-making.
However, the economy of Moraira is now built around tourism and Spanish property sales that have transformed the coastline over the past 30 years. Strict planning regulations have prevented over development and high rise buildings, making it a highly desirable destination. Little remains of the fishing cottages that once made up the little port that serviced the town of Teulada that stands at the head of the valley. To preserve the heritage of the area, the Teulada council passed laws protecting the abundant pine trees and limited the height of buildings. It has a privately owned Marina, built in 1985, operated by Club Náutico Moraira. Moraira is also seen as a culinary destination, with many restaurants.
Moraira has beautiful clean sandy beaches and many rocky coves and inlets frequented by snorkelers and scuba divers. The main beach, L’Ampolla, is the most popular, and can get busy in the height of summer, but during the rest of the year is a delight to visit. Just round the headland is El Portet beach, where you’ll see many beautiful properties on the hillside overlooking the sea. There is a perfect long stretch of sandy beach, that gently shelves into crystal clear waters.
Moraira enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. 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.
All this makes Moraira a privileged place to buy a property and we at Casas Ambiente Moraira would love to help you find your dream property in our lovely town.