Cala del Moraig

The coastline between the residential area of Cumbre del Sol and the town of Jávea provides some of the most dramatic scenery on the Costa Blanca, and one of its highlights is Cala del Moraig also known as Benitachell Beach, taken from the name of the town that lies slightly inland. This entire area is the ideal place to visit for nature enthusiasts, hikers and rock climbers with sheer cliffs dropping straight into the sea, pine forests hiding secluded coves and some splendid cliff and sea caves to explore.

Cala del Moraig
Source: Flickr / Jesús Alenda

Cala del Moraig Attractions

Surrounded by cliffs, Cala del Moraig is picture perfect and although small has a beach bar that sets up each year around the end of May until October. Not really for the elderly or young children, the walk to the beach from the car park is steep and when swimming the beach shelves steeply into the water too. The highlight of Cala del Moraig is the nearby Cova dels Arcs (Cave of Arches) which are splendid for snorkelling, and beautiful water patterns and colours are formed by a subterranean river as the fresh water mixes with the sea water.

Surrounding Attractions

Walking the picturesque hiking trails among the rocky cliffs is a delight where more caves can be discovered such as Cova Domingo l'Abiar that has been built up with dry stone walling to create a single doorway opening, probably used by shepherds or a hermit in the past. A further cave is located to the south of Cala del Moraig in the rugged but stunning Cala de Llebeig.

The residential area of Cumbre del Sol lies behind Cala del Moraig on a high elevation that offers wonderful sea and mountain views. It is a large urbanisation more similar to a small village with a few shops, supermarket, pharmacy, restaurant and primary school. The good choice of 18 hole golf courses in the area are a big draw for many of its foreign residents, most of which come from Britain and Scandinavia.

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