Moraira is one of the most charming tourist coastal towns on the Costa Blanca. Moraira is originally a fishing village on the Costa Blanca and is located between the popular towns of Calpe and Jávea. Unlike many other coastal towns in Spain, Moraira has retained its own character. Here are no big hotels or other high-rise buildings. There is individual tourism; they stay in detached villas, situated in residential areas and almost always with a private swimming pool. In the center of Moraira and on the beaches there is a pleasant bustle without being crowded. The atmospheric terraces are always well occupied, as are the shops. The port of Moraira now houses mainly pleasure boats and other recreational boats. The freshly caught fish is still being auctioned at the port.
Moraira has experienced spectacular growth but has succeeded in preserving its privileged environment. The zoning plans have deliberately taken into account the conservation of natural resources, traditions and customs. According to most recent data Moraira counts 13.281 inhabitants. Moraira boasts impressive monuments such as the late Gothic church of the 15th century, the Cabo de Oro Lookout Tower (Cap D’Or) and the Castle Tower of Moraira, which is located on Playa de la Ampolla. Moraira has a 9 km long coastline with beaches and small bays such as; El Portet, Playa de La Ampolla, Les Platetes, L’Andragó, La Cala, etc. In Moraira there are many celebration, the Patron festivals of Teulada as well as the Patron festivals of Moraira are celebrated at the same dates because it concerns a merged municipality. In addition, numerous other festivals take place: the Moros y Cristianos of Moraira, the Bonfires of San Juan and the Festival of Moscatel (Muscat) in Teulada. Yet another characteristic of Moraira is its gastronomy, thanks to its large and varied selection, including traditional, international restaurants and highly prestigious creative cuisines. A charming modern town with respect for its traditions.
The center of Benitachell is 2 km from Moraira and 4 from Jávea. Benitachell includes 2 kilometers of coastline on the Mediterranean. The municipal land of Benitachell extends over 12 square kilometers and consists of two parts: on the one hand, inland dedicated to agriculture and on the other hand the coastal area that is very erratic with steep cliffs. One still finds a rich landscape of almond, olive and muscat grape cultivation. Mainly there are urbanisations with detached villas, and the large number of retired foreigners who live here have ensured that the medical services and care are optimal here.
The coastal area of Benitachell is rugged, with huge spectacular mountains and rocks with viewpoints, from where the most beautiful sea views of the Costa Blanca can be admired. Between the rocks and mountains we find beautiful beaches and bays: Benitachell is located between tourist places like Moraira and Jávea, and 78 kilometers from the city of Alicante. Benitachell has all necessary (medical) services, sports, golf, tennis and walking routes. Benitachell has also maintained its festive culture with all traditions. Benitachell is a municipality that has maintained its essence, with a modern and hospitable mentality.