Nestling in a pretty bay on the south-east coast of Spain, midway between Alicante and Valencia this small resort town is an oasis of traditional charm.

Moraira remains one of the most unspoilt resorts on the Costa Blanca, with 8km of beautiful coastline backed by mountains, and has a population of almost 13,000 and rises to 45,000 in tourist season.

There are many expatiates living here on a permanent basis, and the area is very cosmopolitan. But still retains its heritage as a fishing village, the fishermen still bring back a fresh catch daily which is sold at auction in the traditional fish market.

The Moraira Club Náutico established in 1985 has become one of the main nautical attractions in the region. The fine golden sand beach of El Portet has achieved the Blue Flag distinction as one of the cleanest in Europe.