For most of its history Moraira was
just a small village, within the municipality of Teulada, exclusive to the
At times also there were security forces garrisoned there - hence the old
castle, which has now been expertly renovated.
days the new face of Moraira attracts and captivates both the holidaymaker
and those wishing for a better lifestyle on the Costa Blanca.
Although no longer a small fishing village, it still retains a wealth of
beauty and peace.
The soldiers no longer occupy the castle
and the Moraira marina has been constructed over the old harbour but the fishermen
still have a
a number subsidized moorings and a covered auction slab to sell their catch.
Large areas of the old vineyards still remain and there are also a lot more trees but few are pines, as the Moraira landscapers
have tended to favour palms, jacarandas, bougainvilleas, cypresses
Present-day Moraira is an almost perfect model of good
planning and an example to other Spanish coastal and rural areas where, sad
to say, things have gone horribly wrong.
The terrain rises gently
into the foothills providing the majority of properties with a view to the
sea, uncluttered by high-rise buildings, which are a feature of most Spanish
Building height has been limited to just 4 storeys in the town centre.
Outside of the Moraira town centre building height is restricted the two
storeys, with detached
single-family dwellings on a minimum plot size of 800 M2 (Now 1,000 M2).
Bungalows (linked properties with communal facilities)
were once permitted but these have been prohibited since 1995.
During the 1980's and 1990's most of the available land in Moraira was built on
and very little for new building now
Urban Corruption, another recent sad aspect of Spanish development does not
exist in the because there are no new Moraira urbanisations to corrupt.
nearly all of the properties available are re-sales - in a wide variety of