Moraira

Some local information.

Moraira is ideally situated in a bay on the Northern Costa Blanca coast between the resorts of Javea and Calpe, approximately 50 miles north of Alicante and 70 miles south of Valencia airports, with excellent motorway and coastal roads from both.

The Costa Blanca, meaning the “white coast” is on the Eastern coast of Spain extending for more than two hundred kilometres from the citrus groves & the rice paddies of Valencia southwards to the rugged coastline of Alicante & beyond. It is a world full of surprising contrasts that captivates visitors thanks to its scenic diversity & cultural wealth, living in perfect harmony with a mountainous interior dotted with fertile valleys, luxuriant orchards & market gardens.

Moraira

The region boasts at least 300 sunny days each year with temperatures ranging from 14 degrees in winter to 30+ degrees in summer, giving it a microclimate, which is ideal for both holidays & year-round living. The sea & mountain air is highly recommended & the region is shielded from the cold winter winds of the interior by a screen of mountains. The World Health Organisation has proclaimed that the Moraira, Javea & Denia peninsula known as the Marina Alta has “one of the most environmentally perfect climates in the world”.

Moraira

Unlike the coastal resorts further south, Moraira is free of high-rise development and package tourism. Originally a fishing village, Moraira is now a lovely small resort town surrounded by white-washed villas nestling in the pine clad foothills of the Marina Alta mountains & overlooking fine sandy beaches, calm seas and rocky coves. The area is designated as a conservation zone of extraordinary beauty, where height and density of buildings are strictly controlled.

Moraira

The village itself with its picturesque marina and daily fish market, quaint churches, squares and back streets bursting with shops, bars, wonderful restaurants and markets still retaining their Spanish character are some of the many reasons why so many people choose to settle in this area amongst their welcoming Spanish and Cosmopolitan neighbours.

Moraira

The three main beaches are all European Blue Flagged, zoned and life guarded, two of which are sandy & gently shelving, ideal for family bathing. In fact the whole of the Costa Blanca has 34 Blue Flag beaches – 3 times the number of any other Costa. A range of water sports is available including snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing and windsurfing.

Moraira

Moraira is in a conservation area with very strict planning controls. The luscious green countryside is dotted with whitewashed private villas set amongst pinewoods, vine terraces and orange groves, providing an idyllic setting for those wanting total peace and privacy. The area remains predominately for villa owners and individuals who prefer and enjoy independent holidays. There are good night-clubs for all ages and many restaurants of varying cuisine, eight of which are Michelin recommended with three of them being star rated and not expensive. Golfers are also well catered for at the 3 nearby courses.

The Costa Blanca region of Spain has one of the best climates in the world, enjoying over 300 days of sunshine in an average year. In 1986 the World Health Organisation proclaimed that the Moraira, Javea and Denia peninsula known as the Marina Alta, has “one of the most environmentally perfect climates in the world” … neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. Moraira is one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca … nestling between the mountains and the sea, the wonderful climate of this specific area boasts an average yearly temperature of 18°C
climate for the moraiara region

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At present there are 13 golf courses on the Costa Blanca and 3 are within easy reach of Moraira. All are affiliated to the Spanish Federation and consequently can validate member’s handicaps internationally. Each one offers something different for the golfing enthusiast in terms of facilities and relative difficulty. Visitors must carry their handicap cards or they will not be able to play.

Club de Golf Ifach, Moraira

ifach golf course

A small 9 hole course (par 27, 3278 meters) situated along the coast road just outside Moraira in the San Jaime area. Although the course is small it features some great holes in a spectacular setting close to home. The world famous designer Javier Arana created the Ifach course to be short and tricky with numerous obstacles.

Golf lessons available and there is a club house with bar & restaurant overlooking the course and the sea. Tel. 00 34 965 730 700.

Javea Golf Course, Javea

A full size 9 hole course (Par 36, 3475 meters). This course is actually situated close to Benitachell in between Moraira & Javea and is within 10 to 15 minutes drive from either town. A flat course ideal for the warm summer months offering a challenge for even experienced golfers with the spectacular backdrop of the Montgo mountain in the distance.

Buggy, club & trolley hire available. Putting green, driving range, golf lessons available. Bar & restaurant.

Tel: 00 34 965 792 584       E-mail: [email protected]

La Sella, Denia

la sella golf course

Championship 18 hole course (Par 72, 6289 meters). Designed by Jose Maria Olazabel. Situated inland near the area of Jesus Pobre on the back-road between Javea and Denia. This course is one of the most popular in the region with a lush green backdrop and numerous water features. Fantastic facilities with the course backing onto the 5 star La Sella Marriott.

Buggy, club & trolley hire available. Putting green, driving range, golf lessons available. Bar & restaurant and facilities of Marriott Hotel next door.

Tel: 966 454 252     E-Mail: [email protected]    Website: www.lasellagolf.com

Oliva Nova, Oliva

Championship 18 hole course (Par 72, 6270 meters). Nova: This golf course is widely considered to be the best of all of the courses designed by Seve Ballesteros and is held in such high regard that the Peugeot Oki Spanish National Championships have been held here on at least four occasions.

Buggy, club & trolley hire available. Putting green, driving range, golf academy. Bar & restaurant.

Tel: 962 257 666    E-Mail: [email protected]    Website: www.olivanovagolf.com

Real De Faula , Benidorm

Designed by none other than Jack Nicklaus , Real de Faula is actually the home of two great golf courses, a Par 72 and a smaller Par 62. It offers great facilities including an impressive club house and is part of a 5* hotel complex . The course offers tree lined wide open fairways, with a superb backdrop of sea & mountains.

Buggy, club & trolley hire available. Putting green, driving range, golf lessons available. Bar & restaurant.

Tel: 966 815 000    E-Mail: [email protected]    Website: www.villaitana.com

Don Cayo, Altea

This 9 hole golf course (Par 36, 3078 meters) is located in the foothills of the Sierra Bernia mountains and close to the towns of Altea and La Nucia.

Putting green, golf lessons available. Bar & restaurant.    Tel: 965 848 046 

Sierra Cortina , Benidorm

Situated just off of the A7 motorway close to Terra Mitica, this little known 18 hole pitch & putt is a great course for practicing your short game with holes of between 60 & 120 yards. No handicap certificate is required and there is also a restaurant, driving range & golf school. Clubs & buggy hire available.

Putting green, golf lessons available. Bar & restaurant.

Tel: 966 192 093

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website: www.sierracortinaresort.com

For more information on Moraira and surrounding area visit:

The larger resorts of Javea and Benidorm are just a short drive away offering more attractions such as water, wildlife & theme parks. Museums & film studios can be found in Alicante.