Moraira is a small town in the La Marina about half way between Alicante 80 km to its south and Valencia 108 kms to its north. Barcelona is 438 km to the north. Moraira remains one of the most unspoilt resorts on the Costa Blanca, with 8 km of beautiful coastline backed by mountains. There is a high proportion of expats living here from Northern Europe, and the area is very popular with retirees.
As a fishermen town Moraira in the list of top places to enjoy the Marina Alta gastronomy the majority of restaurants have fresh fish and tasty seafood dishes. If you are not a fish lover there is also something for you! Rice, meat and vegetable thrive under the Marina Alta’s sun. You will be surprised by the variety of flavors you will discover.
Moraira has more than 2,000 hectares under cultivation and 1,000 hectares of vineyards. The vineyard area, where they grow Muscatel grapes for wine making is away from from the coast, up in the hills, where the climate is a little cooler, and the land is not so valuable for villa development. There is farmers co-operative bodega in jalon on the main road just by the road bridge which has wine tasting. There is no charge and there are local red and white wines to taste. They sell a range of local wines as well as local olive oil, salad dressings and other local produce.