Moving to Moraira: The essential guide

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A small and charming fishing town in the municipality of Teulada, Moraira offers beautiful scenery, a warm climate, stunning Mediterranean beaches and great facilities making it the perfect location if you are thinking of moving to the Costa Blanca.

With its amazing landscapes, healthy lifestyle, fresh produce, renowned restaurants and ease of access, Moraira is a great location to consider when moving to Spain.

So, you are thinking of moving to Moraira, but where do you go for all that essential information on the types of property on offer, the best schools and the most popular restaurants?

To make moving to Moraira a bit easier, the Euro Weekly News has put together this handy guide to everything you need to know before heading over.


Contents

  • Where is Moraira?
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Property in Moraira
  • Wealth management
  • Healthcare in Moraira
  • Things to do in Moraira
  • Best restaurants in Moraira
  • Schools in Moraira
  • Contact information

 


Where is Moraira?

Moraira is conveniently placed between Alicante and Valencia, making it a great destination to consider moving to and an easy location to travel to and from.

The closest airport to Moraira is Alicante Airport just 47 miles away and Valencia Airport is just 64 miles away.


Foreign Currency Exchange

Our top pick

Currencies Direct

When transferring money overseas to purchase a property, choosing the right currency provider can make a huge difference to the amount you finally receive. Currencies Direct offer excellent exchange rates, award-winning service, and a range of tools to help you get the most out of your transfers.

With Currencies Direct, you’ll also never pay transfer fees or receiving charges in Spanish banks, potentially saving you thousands of euros.

They have 20 branches spread across Spain, so you can pop in and speak to a friendly currency expert face to face. Alternatively, you can transfer funds quickly and easily online, over the phone or using their app.

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Property in Moraira

Our top pick

Select Villas of Moraira

If you are thinking of buying a house in Moraira, Javea or the surrounding areas, the friendly and qualified team at Select Villas are here to help.

With a wealth of exclusive properties, a large network of collaborators, and a multi-lingual team that speaks English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, and Italian, Select Villas have vast knowledge and expertise about the local area, the properties, and the formalities to find you your dream home in the sun.

Whether you are looking for a new build, a luxury villa, a country home or an apartment – with Select Villas, you are in safe hands.

Call Select Villas: (+34) 616 002 993

Email: [email protected]

Address: Avenida de Madrid 5, 03724 Moraira, Alicante

Website: Click here

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Wealth Management

Our top pick

Blevins Franks

Tax, investment and wealth management advice for expatiates

Are you looking for a new home in Costa Blanca?

As an expatriate in Spain, you need to navigate a whole new financial planning environment, which can be very confusing.  Blevins Franks provides integrated strategic financial planning advice and solutions, and their local Moraira and Javea advisers can help you with the following and more:

  • The implications for living in Spain in the post-Brexit world
  • Effective estate planning for Spain and the UK
  • Reducing tax on investment income, wealth and inheritances
  • Investment advice based on your personal needs and risk profile
  • Pension solutions to provide long-term financial security

Blevins Franks is a leading pan-European financial advisory group to UK nationals living and moving abroad. They have 25 offices across Spain, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Monaco and Malta, with expert multilingual cross-border support staff based in their London office in St. James’s Square, Piccadilly, and have been established in Spain for 30 years.

Their highly experienced advisers have a deep understanding of the Spanish tax regime and the financial planning needs of expatriates living here.

Contact them at their local office to meet the team and make an initial complimentary consultation to see how they can guide you.

Telephone: +34 965 793 561

Email: [email protected]

Website: Click here

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Healthcare in Moraira

Having access to quality healthcare is vital when moving to a new home and Moraira has an impressive public health service as well as private healthcare options.

Our top pick

K Sud Dental & Medical Centre

K Sud Dental & Medical Centre are a dedicated team of British professionals who value their patients’ trust with a huge degree of professional integrity.

They are the only British practice in the area that actually has qualified British staff. For this reason, the team are fully aware of the importance of speaking the same language as their clients.

K Sud Dental & Medical Centre is situated on the coastal road between Calpe and Moraira, it is a beautiful new practice set on its own grounds with free on-site parking.

Practice owner Dr Karan Sud, who is originally from Essex, is the full/time dentist. Karan believes in maintaining your natural teeth for as long as possible, and with their fibre bonding techniques, you can avoid expensive treatment plans including implants and possibly dentures. There are no better options for replacing teeth than holding on to what you already have!

K Sud Dental & Medical Centre also offers medical services from practice nurse Jayne Nuttal Blake, who is available for all types of blood tests at the laboratory price, ECG, air syringing, B12 injections, dressing changing and many more services.

The clinic also has weekly appointments available for their podiatrist, gynaecologist, physiotherapist, hypnotherapy and digestive consultant.

Address: Avenida de la Marina 109b, Benissa, 03720, Calpe Moraira Costal Road

Open: Monday-Friday: 9:30am until 5pm

Telephone or WhatsApp: 603296687

Website and online booking: Click here

Keep up to date with their Facebook page: Click here

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Hospitals

Policlinica Imed Teulada

Policlinica Imed Teulada is a private hospital that works with national and international insurance companies and offers multidisciplinary health services.

Address: Ctra. Nacional 332. Kilometro 181,5. Partida, el Pla, 03725

Contact: 966 81 74 04 or click here for more information

 


Things to do in Moraira

 

1. Soak up the sun on the beaches of Moraira

With its stretch of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, you will have plenty of time to soak up the sun or do some snorkelling on the beaches of Moraira. The most notable beaches are Playa del Portet, Playa de l’Ampolla and Torre Vigia Cap d’Or.

Moving to Moraira: The essential guide
Playa de l’Ampolla. Image – https://www.teulada-moraira.es

 

2. Browse the gems in Moraira Market

Walk around this large market, grab some freshly squeezed orange juice from one of the stalls and shop the great variety of clothing and produce. The market is on every Friday morning from 8:30am until 2:30pm.

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3. Take in some of the history at Castillo de Moraira

This small but very historic castle dominates the Moraira seafront. Built in around 1742, this charming castle is located near the beach and the surrounding restaurants and bars make it a great landmark to visit before enjoying a drink under the sun.

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4. Explore Cap Blanc

Take a trek up to the clifftop of Cap Blanc and admire the breathtaking views of the sea or step into the clear waters from its rocky beach. A real coastal gem, Cap Blanc is a bit of a secret so have fun exploring the area and finding your way there!

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5. Join in with the many Moraira fiestas

If you want to experience the local Spanish life and parties, get involved in one of the many fiestas held in the town and through the streets. Immerse yourself in the culture and see first-hand how the Spanish celebrate.

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6. Explore the clear waters

With its crystal clear Mediterranean waters, Moraira is the perfect place to explore beneath the sea. Try out some diving, paddleboarding, kayaking or snorkelling. In the summer months, you can rent paddleboards and kayaks from the marina.

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7. Shop ‘til you drop

Like many Spanish holiday resorts, Moraira has a range of shops to suit all ages and tastes and isn’t far from bigger shopping hot spots such as Valencia. Explore the many small boutiques and Spanish shops where you can pick up something truly unique.

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8. Take a stroll up to the Torre de Vigilancia del Cap d’Or

This defensive watchtower is worth the half an hour walk from the town centre to see the spectacular panoramic views of the coast and surrounding areas from the top.

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9. Take a look at the amazing boats and people watch at Moraira Port

Take a look at the beautiful boats docked up, stop for a drink and do some people watching at the port – you might even see the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day!

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10. Rent some bikes and explore the lesser-known areas of Moraira

Visit one of the bike rental shops and get away from the hustle and bustle exploring Moraira’s quieter areas and hills.

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10 best restaurants in Moraira

 

1. Brasserie Vivaldi Moraira

Brasserie Vivaldi Moraira serves up international, Dutch, seafood and Mediterranean cuisine in a great atmosphere.

Open: 11am until 1am

Address: Paseo Senillar, 25 Moraira, 03724

Booking: 965 27 10 88

Price: €€-€€€

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2. Mex Y Go

If Mexican food is what you’re into, Mex Y Go has got you covered and also offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Open: 5pm until 10pm, 1pm until 4pm on Sundays, closed on Mondays

Address: Carretera Moraira 158 Europe European Center, 03724

Booking: 634 30 91 01

Price:

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3. Artesano

For healthy Mediterranean cafe food, Artesano has a great selection including juices and gluten-free options.

Open: 10am until 6pm, closed on Sundays

Address: Carretera Moraira a Calpe 16a Edificio Kristal Mar, 03724

Booking: 966 27 21 27

Price: €€ – €€€

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4. Guras Curry House

If you’re searching for some spice, Gurac Curry House serves up some of the best Indian and Nepali food in Moraira.

Open: 12pm until 3:30pm and 6pm until 11:30pm, 6pm until 12am on Mondays

Address: Carretera moraira-calpe no.253, 03724

Booking: 965 74 82 98

Price: €€ – €€€

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5. Kosta

A great romantic setting for couples, Kosta serves local Mediterranean cuisine and an especially good filet mignon.

Open: 12:30pm until 4pm and 6:30pm until 11:30pm, closed on Mondays

Address: Coast Road Directamente al entrada: calle sierra de espadan, 03724

Booking: 608 73 35 84

Price: €€ – €€€

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6. Fishy Fishy

If you’re craving some good old fashioned fish and chips, Fishy Fishy is the best in town!

Open: 12:30pm until 3pm and 5pm until 8:30pm, closed on Sundays

Address: Kristalmar 30F Carretera Moraira-Calpe, 03724

Booking: 966 49 18 67

Price:

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7. Cascada

Cascada offers European food with an amazing view of the sea and a great atmosphere.

Open: 12:30pm until 3pm and 5pm until 8:30pm, closed on Sundays

Address: Kristalmar 30F Carretera Moraira-Calpe, 03724

Booking: 966 49 18 67

Price:

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8. Bar La Cabana

If Thai food is what you’re looking for, Bar La Cabana is one of the best spots on the beach and offers a range of cocktails, too.

Open: 12pm until 6pm

Address: Cala de l’Andrago, 03724

Booking: 675 08 07 78

Price: €€-€€€

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9. Chic Moraira

Chic Moraira serves up Mediterranean food with a twist and is perfect for a late morning brunch.

Open: 9am until 5:30pm, closed on Sundays

Address: Av. de la Paz,3, 03724

Booking: 966 94 13 91

Price: €€-€€€

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10. Bayern Hutt’n

A German gem in Moraira, Bayern Hutt’n serves an excellent schnitzel and great beer to wash it down with.

Open: 9am until 10pm, closed on Sundays

Address: Carretera Moraira a Teulada 164 European Centre, 03724

Booking: 966 49 09 59

Price: €€

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Amenities in Moraira

Our top pick

Mira Mirror

Mira Mirror is conveniently located at the waterfront opposite the iconic Moraira castle. They are an expanding business and believe hair and beauty come from the inside – and by inside they mean Mira Mirror!

You will go into Mira Mirror as a customer and leave as friends. They are a one-stop-shop for all your hair and beauty needs, with Cava and a big welcoming smile on arrival.

Opening times:

Monday: 10am until 3pm

Tuesday-Friday: 10am until 5pm

Saturday: 10am until 3pm

Sunday: Closed

Address: 30 Castillo, 03274 Moraira

Telephone: 966 49 24 15

Website: Click here

 
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Schools in Moraira

When moving to a new location, making sure there are some great schools is essential, and Moraira has some impressive local schools.

Laude The Lady Elizabeth School is the international private school in the area and boasts a very high reputation. Laude School teaches pupils from nursery through to sixth form.

Colegio Publico Cap D’Or is a public infant and primary school in Moraira, perfect for younger children to immerse themselves in the language and the Spanish education system.

 


Important contacts

Moving somewhere new is exciting but it’s important to know the contact information for the emergency services when moving to Moraira.

That´s why we have included information on important contacts when moving to Moraira.

Emergency services, including health, fire and police: 112

National police: 091

Local police: 092

 


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Laura Kemp

Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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