Moraira – Costa Blanca North


Traveling south from Javea will take you to Moraira, a picturesque town, popular with tourists and which has a small community of expatriate foreigners.

Moraira was, for a long time little more than a fishing village. Only in the 70’s did an increasing tourist presence produce an interest in the area by young people who came looking for work. An initial glance at Moraira shows this to be a picturesque Spanish town set in the area of a naturally beautiful bay, with the majority of buildings being low rise. It is strange that planners allowed the building of two, high-rise apartments blocks on top of the cliffs which have effectively spoiled the view from almost every angle. This has to be Spanish planning at its worst. The most popular among both tourists and residents is El Castillo. The Fine Golden sands which are always clean make swimming and a day on the beach a pleasure. From this beach there are always a variety of water sports available.

When it comes to foreigners, Moraira is more an area for holidaymaker’s than for permanent residence.

Moraira has a magnificent yacht marina

Moraira has a magnificent yacht marina

However, as mentioned, there is a mixed community of foreign residents particularly around the suburbs of Moraira.

If you are interested in this part of the Costa Blanca, when looking around you should follow the coast road from Calpe to Moraira, where flats and villas can be found built into terraced hillsides and which from on high, overlook rocky coves. Resale property from this area comes onto the market from time to time but whilst demand for property in the area is slowing, it is still strong enough to ensure that most sells quite quickly.