Over the Christmas period we based ourselves in Moraira.
We wanted somewhere that was reasonably quiet but had some life if we fancied venturing out. We also wanted to be close enough to other towns so we could have some days out. Moraira’s historic roots as a fishing village are still evident and its fish market is one of the most popular ones in the Costa Blanca. It is also famous for the growing of Muscatel grapes for wine making. However, like so many of these coastal towns it now relies upon tourism as its main economy.
It is also the home of many ex-pats so we didn’t feel like the odd ones out, in fact we saw more British people than Spanish.
Moraira has a lovely golden sand beach and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. Our favourite bar was Bar Saxo. Bar Saxo has live music between 6pm and 8pm, so it was the perfect place to go before heading off to get something to eat.
We visited El Portet which is a small village just on the outskirts of Moraira. It is very quaint village with only a small supermarket and a couple of bars but the view across the bay to Calpe was stunning.