This was how Moraira looked back in 1977.

This is Moraira how it looks today.

The Historic Castle


The tranquil town of Moraira remains one of the most unspoilt coastal towns of the Marina Alta area. Moraira was, up until the 1970’s just a tiny cluster of fishermen’s cottages, since then it has emerged as an exclusive holiday resort.
With its 8 kilometres of blue flag beaches Moraira has something for everyone with a small marina where the public fish auction is held, the promenades, viewpoints and small shopping district add to the charm of this seaside resort.
The Marina
Places of interest in Moraira
•Beaches: sandy and shingle beaches.
•Marina: picturesque with great selection of fish restaurants.
•Fish Auction: Monday to Friday at 10.00 in the Lonja building in the marina.
•Castle: restored  castle which looks more like a watchtower in the middle of the promenade.
•Market: Friday morning.
•Scenic Drive: to Calpe along CV746 with lots of possible stops for admiring the views!
Things to do.
•Enjoy a whole day in Moraira. Wander along the promenade that follows the beach around to the marina, pop into the Lonja, to see the fish auction which is held everyday from Monday to Friday at 10am. Continue your walk past the northern beach which is called Plata del Portet, then head up into the streets which lead to the Cap d’Or with its watchtower.
•Spend the morning at the busy market on a Friday, then discover the inland towns like Teulada, the administrative capital of Moraira which is well known for cultivating the Muscatel grape that is used mainly to produce wine or Gata de Gorgos famous for its antique and wicker shops.
•Take the scenic drive to Calpe, once there enjoy lunch at any of the renowned fish restaurants and then spend the afternoon exploring the Penon de Ifach by following the marked walking route through the rock itself and out onto the other side!!


January: Three Kings Evening  Procession

February: The festivities in honour to San Blas

After Easter: Local fiestas in honour of  San Vicente Ferrer

June:  Moors and Christians The magic night of “San Juan”

July: Fiestas of “Font Santa

Fiesta to honour “Mare de Deu del Carme” and the “Mare de Deu dels Desamparats” (procession, fireworks)

Fiestas in Benimarco

Fiestas of “Els Sants de la Pedra”

August: Fiestas of l’Andrago

September: Fiestas of Moscatell

November: Fiestas in honour to Santa Catalina.

Moraira/Teulada National, Regional & Local Holidays 2018