Thursday, 16 June 2016

Travel // Moraira, Alicante.

Moraira is a small coastal town in Spain. Just north of Alicante and south of Valencia and located about an hours drive to the closest airport which is Alicante airport.


Moriara remains one of the most unspoiled resorts on the Costa Blanca region, it has 8km of beautiful coast line backed by mountains and vine yards. And believe me the views were to die for.
Moraira was originally a fishing village, and still now holds the most popular fishing market in the Costa Blanca region. Moraira is also famous for the growing of muscatal grapes for wine making.

 During my stay, we found loads of little places that served the most amazing tapas and cocktails, and to the play snooker all night long. we are wild.

Having wandered around the town, taking in the culture and exploring different shops I noticed that it was the perfect place to enjoy the boiling sun but you also get the sea breeze to keep you cool.
 I have to mention the drive from Moraira to Alcalai along the shore line which had the most amazing sea views, then going into the Valley and being surrounded by mountains and vine yards. Alcali is a Valencian municipality of Marina Alta, province of Alicante.
We took a stroll through the narrow cobbled streets and sat outside a pub full of locals and soaked in the atmosphere and the sun, of course. I cant remember the name of the place we went to but it's directly opposite the beautiful church.
 Another place I have to mention is Calpe. Calpe is a coastal town located in the Comarca of Marina Alta which is about a 30 minute drive from Moraira. The first day I got to Moraira I noticed this rock mountain in the far distance, so we decided to walk it. Its called Penan De Ifach. It's a 332 meter high rock and its a destined national park in its own rights and has a special protection, so no development can ever take place.

It's an amazing landmark and its home to numerous rare local plant life, 300 different animals and a yearly nest for sea birds. There are designated pathways with ropes on some parts to help you but I would highly recommend this and if you like to know about the history of the rock then there is a museum half way up (same building as the toilets).
I went to Alicante in the middle of Spring, so the weather was nice but it wasnt busy. Its such a beautiful place so I can imagine its gets really busy in the summer months.
All in all, should you chose to go to Alicante or the surrounding areas, its definitely a spot to go if you are after a more quiet holiday (although Benidorm is just down the road). There were many rental villas/apartments all around with your own pools/balcony for the amazing views.
Let me know if you have been to Alicante.

Thank you so much for reading!

AMY xx





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