We left Calpe around 13.00. Just a very few miles only to sail to Maraira. Fishing rods ready for a catch and yezzzzz! 14.15 first catch yoehoe! Beautiful tuna! Late lunch today was pizza and fresh sashimi haha! Good combi … not! We anchored EIGHT in the Bay of Plays del Portet. Beautiful bay with on one side luxury houses, on one side the beach and the other side the marina. Good combination! After lunch, we went to see what’s happening in town so we took out NINE. In the marina, there was nothing to do. In the marina, restaurants, and bars are closed already this time of year. In town, you find many restaurants of which only some are open and most are closed. In town you can find the Cap D’or watchtower. We went back with NINE and went to the beach at Playa del Portet, had some GT’s sitting in the sun and just chilled abit in the sun. Back to EIGHT when we could make some nice pictures of EIGHT. Back on board, dinghy safe in davits. Ready for dinner and a good night sleep!
Moraira is a small, upmarket Spanish coastal town, part of Teulada (also known as Teulada-Moraira) municipality, 80 km north of Alicante and 100 km south of Valencia. The town is located adjacent to the neighboring village of El Portet and both communities form a tourist resort on the Costa Blanca strip, with 8 km of coastline backed by mountains and vineyards. Moraira’s economy transformed dramatically in the 1970s and 1980s due to international tourism. The town expanded dramatically to accommodate new holiday homes and infrastructure for tourists. Today, the permanent population of Moraira is around 10,000, although this rises to 36,000 in summer. There is a high proportion of expatriates living in the town permanently, and the area is very popular with affluent retirees, especially British and Dutch. The majority of visitors to Moraira are Spanish, British, German, Dutch, and French.
Cap d’Or watchtower
The Tower was built at the end of the 16th century as a coastal fortress. It is seven meters in diameter and eleven meters high. Half of the interior is solid stone. Nowadays the entrance has been sealed but this once led to a terrace which was reached by a rope latter. There were two cannons, which were discovered on the Portet beach in 1980. Really nice spot to go to. Also nice to pay a visit is the old quarter of Teulada.To give you an idea of Moraira look at this nice from of Spain-holidays.com
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