Moraira is a small upmarket Spanish coastal town, part of Teulada municipality, in the Marina Alta comarca, 80 km north of Alicante and 100 km south of Valencia. The Moraira valley is the convergent point of several mountain streams, which flow across the beach even during the driest August weather. Over time, these streams have deposited their rich alluvial soil on the valley bottom. To the north, the town is bordered by the Cap d’Or hillside. Moraira boasts a very stable Mediterranean climate with approximately 300 sunny days a year also the summers are hot and the winters mild.
The Castillo de Moraira was built protect the town against the endemic Berber pirate attacks along this coast. The shape of the building is known as a pezuña de buey (ox hoof) – with a semicircular southern face and a straight northern face with the gate. Inside there are three wings and two floors. The castle is 10 metres high. A lookout was kept from small slits in the walls, and cannons were mounted in the gun ports around the top of the castle. It is known that it was armed with four bronze cannons, and that it was badly damaged by the British navy on July 20th 1801. The castle was completely restored at the beginning of the 1980s, and is in good shape today
Beach of l’Ampolla
The beach of La Ampolla is one of the most important in the town of Moraira because of its location. It is located on the mound of the esplanade of Moraira Castle and is surrounded by a wooded park, many palm trees and a small marsh with different birds that cause a sensation among the youngest of the family. The Ampolla has several services for leisure activities among which stand out the facilities of beach volleyball for summer tournaments, a playground for the little ones, rental of water skates to have a good time with friends or family and a floating platform full of slides and ramps that will be the delight of every child.
Just 20 minutes walk from the Playa de l’Ampolla, is the famous Cala L’Andragó. It is a beautiful cove with crystal clear waters and full of restaurants next to it, a place where you can enjoy a beautiful seabed with turquoise waters full of flora and fauna – a paradise. The services available in this cove are a lifeguard from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on summer days, a wonderful viewpoint, a restaurant or beach bar and parking in the area . For lovers of water activities, Cala L’Andragó is one of the places that cannot be missed. Snorkeling, observing the rocks at the bottom of the sea as well as the flora and fauna can make your day in the cove an unforgettable day and one that you will surely want to repeat.
Places you should see:
- Moraira Castle – https://www.google.es/maps/search/Moraira+Castle/
- Beach of l’Ampolla – https://www.google.es/maps/place/Platja+de+l’Ampolla/
- Cala L’Andragó – https://www.google.es/maps/place/Cala+L’Andrag%C3%B3/
- Cala del Portitxolet – https://www.google.es/maps/place/Cala+del+Portitxolet,+Alicante/
- Club de Golf Ifach – https://www.google.es/maps/place/Club+de+Golf+Ifach/
- Mirador de Carabiners – https://www.google.es/maps/place/Mirador+de+Carabiners/