History & Culture Javea old town is steeped in history and it’s evident in the architecture, with its Tosca stone porticoes, gothic bay windows, wrought iron window bars and balcony railings. The church of San Bartolemé in the town centre is an example of late gothic architecture with a defensive character. ?The “Soler Blasco” Archaeological Museum is close by in the narrow streets and offers a wealth of information about Iberian history. Dominating the fishing port is the modern silhouette of the church of Nuestra Señora de Loreto, with its roof depicting a ships hull. Outside the town, following the road to the San Antonio cape, the architectural sites include the monastery of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, a series of small hermitages clutch the slopes of the mountain and ancient windmills dominate the landscape.
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The town centre and beaches are very clean and attractive and an obvious attention to detail has gone into the town’s planning, this is apparent in every thing you see, including how easy it is to park in the town centre itself, essential if you are on holiday with children. Quite simply, Moraira is now the most exclusive and pleasant place to stay whilst on holiday on the Costa Blanca, perhaps in Spain. It still has all of the charm of a small picturesque fishing town nestled between mountains and vineyards but at the same time has grown to offer almost everything to everyone that stays here. Moraira’s two main beaches are made up of clean golden sand and nestled in attractive bays, swimming here is safe and pleasant and the beach is a relatively uncrowded place to be even in the peak of summer and cleaned daily. Moraira’s main beach is situated right next to the town centre with convenient pedestrian walkways and a park area meaning that it is not necessary to cross any roads to get to the town or the marina from the beach Moraira offers a huge variety of restaurants and bars to cater for every taste and budget. Whether you are looking for typical Spanish cuisine in Spanish surroundings or international cuisine like Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Italian or even just egg & chips, then Moraira offers it all in style. As the sun goes down and your meal is finished you can always head to one of Moraira’s many cafe bars and sit and watch the world go by, or move on to one of several bars or one of the town’s two nightclubs. For those with children quick relief can be found opposite the town centre where an excellent permanent fairground resides. There are many small rides, mostly suitable for the young but even adults can participate in the bumper cars and hover boats. Once you are finished at the fair you can choose from one of several places that serves every flavour of ice cream or browse the stalls of the interesting street market nearby.
Intertwined with Moraira’s restaurants and bars are many interesting shops that stay open late into the evening. These range from the usual tourist fayre, to designer clothing, art galleries, spanish leather goods and fresh produce that can be found in the local bakers, butchers and fish mongers.
The Friday market held opposite the town centre is an excellent opportunity to purchase all manner of fresh produce as well as imitation leather goods, clothing and jewellery. For the adventurous a fresh fish market at which all are welcome is held in the town’s marina every morning except Sunday. Just walking around Moraira is a rewarding pursuit in itself – the central market square has many places to sit down and eat or drink, the streets are a mix of quaint cobbled narrow alleys and modern avenues lined with palm trees and fountains and there are many quiet places to sit and watch the world go by or to watch the sea and stunning vista along the coastline to Calpe.For the active Moraira offers an excellent array of sports to suit all, including jet ski hire, water skiing, deep sea fishing, diving tuition and equipment hire, tennis courts, a golf course, mini golf and mountain bike hire. For children there are specially designed park areas to play safely in and around the town.
Moraira is geographically situated in a perfect location, around Moraira itself the landscape changes from the desert like flatness of Alicante to become greener and more undulating as you head North. It is an ideal location to easily visit other towns including Gudalest, Benidorm, Calpe, Javea, Valencia, Alicante and Denia.
Alternatively for a great day out visit Paramount Theme Park, Aqualandia, Mondumar, Font D’Algar, Verger Safari Park or even Valencia for it shopping and culture.
Ultimately, whether you choose to lounge by the pool or on the beach, eat at a one of the many restaurants or visit other nearby towns, villages or attractions we know your holiday in Moraira will offer you what you are looking for and entice you back year after year.
Careterra Moraira – Calpe 80, Moraira 03724 (Alicante) Spain, Tel 0871 218 20 20, Spain – 00 34 966 497 339.
Javea has a mild all year round climate and the Montgo mountains that lye behind Javea town are now in part a protected nature reserve that is clearly visible wherever you are in Javea. With its variety of landscape, ranging from sandy coastlines to rugged mountains, Javea is definitely the setting for a great holiday. The town comes to life in the hot summer months, with fiestas, markets and with a large influx of international guests, Javea evolves into a buzzing tourist resort. It is well serviced by a huge variety of restaurants, supermarkets, bars and shops and a short drive from golf, theme parks, water parks, safari parks and many other things to do. If you wish it is always possible to escape the madding crowd and seek serenity in any of the quiet coves along the coastline or immerse yourself in the Spanish culture that still exists and is the backbone of Javea’s way of life today. Direct Villa Holidays]]>