Moraira town
This charming place was once a very small fishing village with few inhabitants. Thankfully, the area does not have any high rise hotels and does not feature in the large Travel brochures. The whole area has one of the best climates in the world and has attracted settlers from all over, including the larger cities of Spain.

Although there is still a fishing harbour, the village itself has grown and now sports a large marina and numerous restaurants and cafes. Most mornings there are auctions in the fish market and on Fridays there is a street market. This starts early and closes up around 1-2 pm. Finding a car parking space is the biggest problem on Friday mornings! Best idea is to leave the car short of the village and walk in. The Banks and shops are all busy on market day.

There is a Sunday morning car-boot sale beside the large petrol station just as you leave Teulada. This also starts early and finishes up around 1 pm.

All the surrounding towns and villages have separate market days. Altea is on Tuesdays and this is worth a visit, the market stretches along the sea front with lots of stalls. A word of caution - keep tight hold of valuables, watch wallets in back pockets and handbags slung over shoulder etc.


There are some lovely beaches round about the Moraira area [and for 15 miles in either direction - take your pick!]. The Moraira beaches are quite sheltered and good for family bathing. There is the usual beach-bars etc. Round the bay from Moraira there is a superb beach at El Portet also with bars and restaurants alongside.