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Destination guide

Look to Moraira villas for a charming coastal-town holiday

If you're looking for a holiday in a small coastal town in Spain, Moraira is the perfect choice. Located south of Valencia, Moraira offers a considerable charm that is characteristic of Spanish fishing villages. It has grown a great deal and now offers golf, plenty of excellent restaurants and beautiful beaches. When looking for villas near Benidorm, Moraira is a great option. You can start your day with leisure in your villa and end it by cooking an exquisite meal using local ingredients. You'll also find yourself within walking distance of many local hot spots when you rent here. Holiday villas in Moraira near Benidorm are a wonderful option for any traveller.

 
Things to do

Things to see and do near your Moraira holiday home

The glimmering, white-tinted beaches that carve into the rocky shores around Moraira are certainly top of most travellers' to-do lists. The 2 most popular are El Portet, with its whitewashed villas and calm turquoise seas, and stunning Playa de la Granadella, which sits wedged between high cliffs around the wild capes of the Costa Blanca, to the north. History buffs will love explorations of the muscular Castillo de Moraira that stands on the coast – it dates from the 1700s and once fended off Berber pirates. And then there are the outdoorsy adventures that beckon in the surrounding countryside and on the seas. The sailing is great around the soaring peak of Penon de Ifach, near Calpe, while hikes and horse riding excursions are possible all along the cliff-backed coastline.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Moraira

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Moraira a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Javea Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • La Sella Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Club de Golf Don Cayo (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Dinopark (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Bodegas Enrique Mendoza (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
Day trips

Great day trips to make from a Moraira holiday let

Moraira pokes into the Mediterranean almost midway between the cities of Valencia and Alicante, which means it's possible to make the hop to either of those buzzing towns. The former is topped by a stunning castle and fringed by lively promenades. The latter is famed for its cutting-edge oceanarium and enthralling City of Arts and Sciences exhibits. But Moraira holiday villas also offer a chance to explore one of the more off-the-beaten-track and untamed corners of the Costa Blanca. Head inland to the town of Benissa, where whitewashed pueblo houses converge on historic cobbled squares. Or, delve deeper into the Cueva de las Calaveras, a long and winding underground cavern that has subterranean walking paths and striking stalactites to see.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Moraira

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Moraira

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Moraira is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • L'Ampolla Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • L'Andrago Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Cala del Moraig (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • La Granadella Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • La Fossa Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Ifach Rock (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
Restaurants and bars

The top restaurants close to Moraira holiday lettings

From sizzling plates of Spanish tapas to hearty dishes of German stews and schnitzel, there are all sorts of dishes on offer from Moraira's restaurants:

  • The narrow lane of Calle Almacenes holds whitewashed Spanish taverns that create delicious tapas to get the taste buds tingling
  • The western side of the Moraira old town is home to plenty of international eateries – you'll find Rajasthani curry houses next to Italian pizzerias
  • The area around Playa del Portet has plenty of traditional Spanish fish restaurants, offering uber-fresh Mediterranean seafood straight from the grill
  • The larger town of Calpe hosts all sorts, from Japanese sushi restaurants to al fresco tapas terraces overlooking the sea
Shopping

Shopping near your Moraira holiday cottage

For those stacks of gleaming tomatoes and vibrant Valencian oranges, salty local hams and pungent Andalusian cheeses, it's best to wait for the Friday farmers' market to pass through town. And if you just can't hold on, there's usually another held every day in the smaller villages and hamlets that surround Moraira. For shopping of a different sort, you'll find plenty of independent jewellery and fashion boutiques dotting the harbour area. And there's loads more in the metropolis of Valencia, where vast shopping centres mingle with quaint bookshops and Spanish delicatessens.

How many holiday rentals are available around Moraira?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,158 holiday lettings around Moraira. From 3,853 villas to 2,533 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Moraira?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Moraira:

  • Paichi: 475 holiday homes
  • Arnella: 464 holiday homes
  • Benissa Coast: 1,507 holiday homes
  • Benidorm Centro: 559 holiday homes
  • Javea Town Center: 218 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Moraira?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Moraira. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Scuba Moraira: 11,743 holiday lettings
  • Playa de Les Plagetes: 11,716 holiday lettings
  • Javea Port: 10,402 holiday lettings
  • Arenal Beach: 10,382 holiday lettings
  • La Sella Golf Course: 11,195 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Moraira listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Moraira?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 3,853 Villas in Moraira. Our other popular types of Moraira holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,533 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 1,458 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 139 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Moraira?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7,308 holiday homes with pool available in Moraira. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.