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The Costa Blanca is situated on the East coast of Spain, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The combination of lively beaches and secluded coves, bustling nightlife and intimate restaurants makes the Costa Blanca appealing to so many different people. The coast line runs north-south through the provinces of Valencia and Alicante. Not far inland the area is dominated by rugged mountains, cut by deep valleys and fertile plains which provide an impressive backdrop to the coastal landscape. With its rich and colourful past, the hillsides are peppered with ancient ruins and historic castles. Take a leisurely drive along the steep winding roads and soak up its unique atmosphere. The area is particularly stunning in the early part of the year when the lemon, orange and almond trees are laden with fruit.

Lemon Tree Villas specialise in offering private villas to rent in the north of the Alicante province. We are very happy to provide you with some details of a few places amongst many to visit in the local area.

MORAIRA Back to Top

Once a sleepy fishing village, Moraira has grown into a small yet charming and picturesque town and yet due to strict planning laws is still very pretty and not over-developed. The main hub of life is beside the pretty yacht marina offering a good selection of restaurants and bars where you can sit outside and watch the world go by. A charming square still retains much of the original character and atmosphere and is home to the local church. There are restaurants, bars and several interesting shops lining the narrow cobbled streets. In the high season, the town comes alive in the evenings with locals and visitors alike.

This little town also has its own popular wide, gently-shelving sandy beach with shallow waters and a smaller beach in the adjacent hamlet of El Portet. Both beaches were awarded the prestigious EEC Blue Flags for cleanliness and are safe for family bathing, both are also served by beach bars and restaurants which serve drinks, snacks and main meals. It is also well worth exploring the many other coves and bays along the coast with sand or sand/rock beaches.

Other local leisure facilities include three large golf courses, tennis, football, squash, all water sports, boat hire and trips, horse-riding, go-kart racing tracks for both adults and children, a small fairground and a handful of good night-clubs for all ages.

Moraira is situated at the end of a long valley. The surrounding pine-clad foothills provide both shelter from the winter weather from the north and a natural vortex for cooling summer sea breezes. Moraira’s perfect orientation provides the majority of its properties with a southerly downhill view towards the sea.

The development in the area is mostly detached privately-owned villas with very few holiday apartments and no holiday package hotels whatsoever and therefore accommodation is virtually limited to privately-owned villas. Nearly all the properties are owned by Northern Europeans either as retirement or holiday homes and are spread over quite a substantial area. The well-spaced villa development does mean that a car is a necessity in most areas.



Moraira Marina
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A short walk along the coastal road from Moraira is the beautiful hamlet of El Portet. This small bay boasts a lovely narrow sandy beach, ideal for children, backed by a handful of beach bars serving food and drink. A camera is a must to capture the breathtaking views across the bay and surrounding hills. Calpe and its famous D’Ifach rock can also be seen in the distance.

El Portet

This typically Spanish village with its narrow, picturesque streets and colourful houses is well worth a visit. Benitachell is situated between Moraira and Javea.



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Javea is a town of great beauty and has much to offer visitors. The coast of Javea, 25 kilometres long, with beaches and creaks that stand out because of their natural beauty, their transparent waters and the Mediterranean forest which surrounds them. Set against a backdrop of the Montgó Mountain, Javea (or Xàbia in Valenciano) is a two-centre resort with two main beaches. The most popular is the sandy Arenal beach with a promenade stretching the length of the bay with bars, restaurants and shops which offer a relaxed atmosphere by day. By night it comes alive and is a great place for a stroll along the seafront to view the many market stalls set up along the prom. Every year Javea’s beaches are awarded the blue flag of the European Union and have the most gentle slope into the sea and are very safe for families. Its many services include water sports, play areas for children, sun beds for hire, natural and artificial shade. A fun train runs between the two resort centres through the high season.

About one kilometre away is the second resort centre. The pretty old town of Javea is situated behind the port and has narrow tree-lined streets where you will find local shops and quaint little cafes. This part of town is very much a Spanish community and hosts a choice of stylish restaurants and bars with lovely views of the port. The old town is also where you will find the market, post office and main church. Here the beach is pebbly and is backed by a palm tree promenade leading to the port. A stroll through the port can be a true delight taken at the time of the fish market which coincides with the late afternoon arrival of the fishing boats and accompanying seagulls.

Javea is a privileged area for sports and allows an infinite number of possibilities for water sports such as sailing, diving, underwater fishing and water skiing.

Private villas around Javea are either set in the surrounding hills and valleys at the foot of the Montgó Mountain or close to the Javea golf course.





CALPE Back to Top

This popular resort boasts two of the best ‘blue flag award’ beaches on the Costa Blanca which are divided by the impressive D’Ifach rock which towers 332 metres out of the Mediterranean Sea. The rock was turned into a Nature Park in 1987 and provides shelter for a variety of plants such as the rockrose, orchids, tree germander and the Ifach mushroom. On one side of the rock you have a long sandy beach and a fishing harbour which is famous for its fantastic choice of fresh fish restaurants. On the other side is another long sandy beach which leads into the town centre where you will find an abundance of shops, lively bars, restaurants most of them with a lively outside terrace, an ideal place to spend a pleasant summer evening. Calpe’s magnificent Levante beach offers a good selection of water sports from its white sands.

With its museums, picturesque little streets and squares, Calpe will surprise you with its daring contrasts, where modern buildings and wide avenues harmonise with an ancient fishing village and where locals welcome tourists and visitors with warm-hearted hospitality.


The Jalon Valley represents one of the most popular and picturesque rural areas in the heart of the Costa Blanca about 30 minutes drive from Moraira. The area is particularly beautiful in spring when the valley is bathed in blossom. The valley consists of six towns, Murla, Benichembia, Parcent, Alcalali, Jalon and Lliber, all having the Jalon River running through. Jalon, the main town of the valley, is internationally known for the production of table wines and is also well known locally for its fine selection of pastry and sweets. Here a flee market takes place each Saturday and is one of the biggest on the Costa Blanca.



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