North Costa Blanca
Area guide.There is a strong e of culture and tradition in Moraira and, along with many other Spanish towns, there are numerous fiestas held to maintain its history. The historic Bay Of Portet was once a shelter for ships and The Torre Del Cap D’Or stands on the highest point of Cap D’Or (Cape of Gold) and was used as a protective devise against the Berber pirate attacks in the 6th Century.
For holiday makers and residents alike there are many places of interest to visit. The surrounding towns of Denia, Javea, Calpe. and Altea offer all that one would expect of a beautiful coastal retreat. Along the coastline there are many stunning bays and sandy beaches and slightly further afield the cities of Alicante and Valencia offer Spanish tradition alongside city hot spots. Inland, only a short drive away lies the Jalon Valley famous for its almond tree blossom in Spring time (Costa Blanca mean white coast and is said to be because of the almond blossom covering the land). Acres of vineyards producing Muscatel grapes surround the Jalon Valley and many fine wineries (Bodegas) can be found there.
Activities in the area are abundant including golf (7 courses nearby), all types of water sports, boat hire, horse riding, tennis, go-karting, and many, many more.
Moraira is conveniently placed between two airports, approx 1 hour from both and with excellent motorway networks nearby. For those choosing to live here permanently there are several well reputed International schools in the area as well as Spanish state and private schools.
The Moraira-Teulada municipality (Teulada is the twin town only minutes away which shares the council with Moraira) have prevented over development of the area by exerting strong planning control and no building higher than 4 stories are allowed. The only apartments are in the centre of Moraira and there are few holiday hotels. Holiday makers are mainly families renting privately owned villas. The Town Hall has implemented a well thought out infrastructure, it has good maintained roads and beautiful fountains on roundabouts. All along the coast line there are Blue Flag beaches.
So much has been written about the climate in the Costa Blanca after the World Health Organisation recommended it as one of the most favourable areas in the world to live. With an average temperature of 20 degrees Moraira is particularly blessed with a subtropical climate, the surrounding mountains protecting the area from cold winds and rain in the winter and the Mediterranean giving a pleasant sea breeze in the summer. With such a fantastic climate, Moraira is home to many different nationalities including Spanish, English, Dutch, French and German and Swiss. It is also very popular with affluent retirees for, as well as the climate, there are numerous brand new hospitals (completed in 2010) in the area, both private and Health Service. Please contact us if you have any questions on the area guide.
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