Moraira is a small, upmarket Spanish coastal town, part of Teulada municipality, in the Marina Alta comarca, 80 km north of Alicante and 100 km south of Valencia. The resort is well positioned in the beautiful mountainous north-eastern tip of the Costa Blanca, perfect for exploring on bicycle.If you are looking for a busy beach resort with lots of bars and nightlife, then Moraira is probably not for you.
However if you like a more refined beach resort and like a more traditional Spanish feel, then this destination is definetly for you. Moraira features a beautiful beach, a stone built fortress built in the 18th century. Moraira offers a great choice of local restaurants and shops and has a pretty marina.
This is perfect for mixing a cycling adventure with a relaxation between the rides.
The surrounding area offers you the possibility to carry out up to ten trails with varying difficulty levels, for a total length of 276 km, starting from several locations: Dénia, Castell de Castells, Benissa and Calpe. You can be in the mountains or connect to the coast and experience the far reaching views of the Mediterranean sea.
Trails vary from easy cross country to technical single track.
Visitors to Moraira are spoilt for choice and if you like fresh authentic spanish dishes that are ideal for the cyclist diet, the look no further, this is a foodies paradise and a choice of numerous dining options are available.
Some of the many restaurants in Teulada-Moraira are recommended by the prestigious Michelin Guide. Serving exquisite food, visitors can choose from traditional cuisine and Italian, German, Oriental and French specialities, to name but a few.
The 'Bahia de Moraira' trademark guarantees that the fish you are eating has been caught locally using traditional fishing techniques. The people of Teulada use the catch to prepare traditional dishes such as "putxero de polp" (squid stew) "sopa de peix" (fish soup) as well as salted melva (similar to tuna), "bull" and "anxova" (anchovy).
Rice dishes are the stars of the local Teulada cuisine, with exquisite recipes such as "arròs a banda", "arròs amb fessols i naps", "paella amb sardines y espinacs" and "arròs negre". There is rice soup with octopus, "arròs de senyoret" and rice cooked in the oven, which has a marvellous traditional flavour.
The existing microclimate and the Mediterranean Sea breeze give character and personality to these wines. The leading product is the muscatel “Mistela” and the fortified wines of Muscat, recognized and prized with international awards.
They are as well other wines produced in our wineries from Muscat grapes, which reach to an optimum degree of maturation due to our climate conditions and to the skilled hands of the local farmers. White rosé and red wines which will go with your meals; vermouths to whet your appetite or amazing sparkling wines to celebrate.
The l'Ampolla beach, at the foot of the castle, the busiest and largest urban beach in the municipality, is covered with fine golden sand. With peaceful, warm water and proximity to the town centre of Moraira, this cosmopolitan beach offers superior services. It is bordered by the Marjal del Senillar, a coastal wetland which has been declared a Wildlife Reserve. A popular urban beach. It is 250 metres long and 30 metres wide.
The Cap d'Or peninsula shelters the fine sandy beach of Playa del Portet, which boasts crystal clear waters, This small, shell-shaped beach is a magnificent place for enjoying a peaceful swim, exploring the underwater environment or doing some kayaking. The starting point of a symbolic hiking route to the Cap d'Or watchtower and the plant micro-reserve that shares its name, begins here. It is also the starting point on the coastal lookout point route, a walk which runs along the coast. Semi-urban beach edged by a pleasant seafront promenade. This busy beach is around 300 metres long and 10 metres wide. It is mostly covered in fine sand, although there is a rocky area too. There is a ramp for launching small boats.
Services in summer: lifeguards, surveillance, foot showers, WC, walkways, car park, canoes, restaurants.
More information can be found at the local tourist website http://www.turismoteuladamoraira.com/teumor/Web_php/index.php