One of the things I like about Moraira is that it does not have those ugly high-rise blocks prevalent in most tourist destinations and no noisy nightclubs. However you can still enjoy the nightlife with good music and dancing in a number of bars. There are 2 sandy beaches, the larger one in Moraira itself and El Portet, a small bay, which are both blue flag awarded.
You know the photos you see of restaurants right by the shoreline, or on a cliff looking across the sea and you know they are going to be expensive because of the location. Well here you can do that and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. There are lots of bars and restaurants dotted along the coast. La Bona Taula, is just 1.5km along the Calpe road from Moraira offers fantastic food and amazing views over the bay. Another favourite is Le Dauphin in El Portet. Delicious food with spectacular sea views. You have to book if you want to sit outside as those tables are very popular as you can imagine. If you love seafood then the restaurant Piscis is the one to try. Stunning glass panels go around the inside of this excellent fish restaurant. Perfectly cooked fish and a free glass of cava for all guests. Our favourite dish sepia a la plancha and shared between 2 (cost 14 € for 2). Monkfish (rape) in green pepper sauce at around 21€. Also try the cocktail bar called Upperclub at the yacht club in Moraira, fantastic views, nice music and great cocktails. There are a variety of restaurants that are good quality and affordable.
This area and the surrounding areas are steeped in history so plenty to see there too. We visited Guadalest, which was amazing. It’s a castle on a mountain and it really was like time stood still. Golf Courses, Theme Parks, Water Sports, Cycling, Hiking, Rock Climbing …. The list goes on and on.
I always stay in a villa and always book with Villaspain. They rent apartments too but I would go for a villa as you have your own space and privacy, which you appreciate after being out all day. Their page on things to do helped me plan our trip so I have added that link below.
This is the view from my fav bar"Algas Bar".I go here every time I visit the Costa Blanca.I often have a glass or two of wine with a light snack of Spanish omlette(3 euros) or a sandwich(3 euros).I have not had a full meal here as yet but will try it the next time I visit.
Will add more very soon.Please visit my Comunidad Valenciana page for lot's of info on Moraira.....
There are flowers all year in Costa Blanca.These flowers were out in March in Moraira harbour.I will add more soon.
One of fathers favourite restaurants.
The Steakhouse is run by a German's who speak several languages.
They offer a range of carnivore treats and the Steaks and Pork come raw on a Hot Stone that cooks it and stays hot for 45 minutes!
The Hot Stone cooking method is an experience not to be missed.
Favorite Dish: I usually have either a large Sterloin Steak that comes cooking on a Hot Stone with Chips and 4 dips or a Barbeque for one.
The Barbeque for one comprsies of a small salad, two pieces of Sterloin, two pieces of Pork, vegetables and two smaller portions of fillet steak to cook on your own Stone!
Recently near Alicante there have been gangs of people targeting tourists arriving at Alicante airport getting hire cars by highjacking them on the motorway.They follow you for a few miles and then clip your car so you have to pull over and then they nick your hire car and all it's contents.The police are cracking down on this and several gangs have been caught .Also there have been gangs going around breaking into properties etc.But the police are doing there thing and catching gangs.Just be aware that this kind of thing does happen.Be sensible at the airport and do not flash money or jewllery around and try and look confident and secure.Always lock your car and hide valubles and always lock your property up and have the telephone for police at hand.This may sound scary but it's better to be aware of it than not.Saying this crime is still lower in Spain than England and police in Spain are doing a good job to get rid of these menacing gangs and the crime rate is dropping.
Favorite thing: good choice of resturants ,but a car is needed to get around, but fortunatly hire is cheap in this part of Spain