Sophisticated and Elegant
Moraira has a magnificent range of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafes. The locally-caught fish is exquisite - lookout for the Bahia de Moraira quality brand - served simply grilled or in tasty local dishes such as putxero de polp (octopus stew) and sopa de peix (fish soup).
Rice is the star of the cuisine of Moraira served in exquisite dishes of fish, meat, or vegetables, including paella of course. The fabulous microclimate and Mediterranean sea breeze lend character and body to the international award-winning Moscatel wines.
Golf in Moraira
Golfers have two fabulous courses within a 10-minute drive. Jávea Golf Club is a 9-hole course in a beautiful natural setting flanked by palm, pine, and orange trees and with wonderful views of the Montgó natural park.
Ifach Golf Course in Benissa is another fine 9-hole course amid nature, this time with magnificent views of the Peñon de Ifach rock at Calpe.
Moraira’s Natural Treasures
Walk around Teulada and Moraira to feel their rich, long history. As well as Moraira castle, the town also has a coastal fortress and watchtower to protect the townsfolk from enemy attacks in bygone days.
Moraira’s six beaches each have a distinct style from the shell-shaped El Portet beach to the popular Playa de l'Ampolla in the town center. Behind this beach is the Marjal del Senillar nature reserve, home to a rare fish - el fartet - in danger of extinction, as well as birds, ducks, frogs and toads,
Teulada's Gothic old town has interesting historic buildings including the lovely fortified Church of Santa Catalina. Marvel at the narrow little streets and houses with imposing wooden front doors and ornate wrought-iron balconies.
Moraira’s town centre is a chic mix of cafes, restaurants and shops as well as public works of art and statues, including some impressive works by Jávea artist Toni Marí. No wonder, Moraira is a popular choice for fine diners and art lovers.
Moraira's Water Sports And Adventures
The clear waters of the Mediterranean at Moraira are perfect for diving and snorkeling. Explore the little beaches and coves by kayak while sailing and surfing are other popular water sports in Moraira. Walking and cycling are popular ways to explore the town center, coastline, and peaceful country routes.
For culture, the Auditori Teulada Moraira is a magnificent contemporary building at the highest point of Teulada with fine views over the terraced vineyards. Every month, Moraira enjoys fiestas and cultural activities from the arrival of the Three Kings in January to the Moscatel wine festival in August and a medieval drama performed in December.