Averages for Moraira in January

Situated 80km north of Alicante, Spain, Moraira is a picturesque, fishing village that is growing in popularity with tourists. Featuring sandy beaches, rocky coves and luxurious restaurants this stunning coastal town has a varying climate. In January, the sun shines for around 7 hours per day but there are on average 13 days with rainfall. Around 36mm of rain will fall, however temperatures settle between 6 °C and 15°C.

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Daily averages for Moraira

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Situated 80km north of Alicante, Spain, Moraira is a picturesque, fishing village that is growing in popularity with tourists. Featuring sandy beaches, rocky coves and luxurious restaurants this stunning coastal town has a varying climate. In January, the sun shines for around 7 hours per day but there are on average 13 days with rainfall. Around 36mm of rain will fall, however temperatures settle between 6 °C and 15°C.

The daily average for Moraira is generally around 11 °C with January being one of the coldest months of the year. However, the lows here are normally more moderate than those in other parts of Europe. If you're searching for high temperatures then it's best to visit in the summer months when the temperatures are at their highest. However, the resort is still very idyllic at this time of year. The highest ever recorded temperature in January for Moraira is 25 °C with the lowest being -2°C. However, temperatures are generally consistent with the averages for each month. The average sea temperature in January is normally around 15°C which may feel cold to many, even those just wanting to take a quick swim. The average humidity for the resort is around 66% however, you probably won't notice any humidity due to the lower temperatures.

Take a day trip to Calpe Port

Take a day trip to Calpe Port

Where to stay

The many incredible hotels in Moraira include the La Sort Hotel, a quiet and stylish three star hotel with 22 chic rooms. Guests will enjoy sea views, satellite TV, air conditioning, mini bar and a spa bath. Situated on the sea front, this elegant hotel offers free Wi-Fi for all guests and has a restaurant and bar. Its friendly staff can arrange car or bike rental for you and Ifach Golf Club is only 1.2 miles away.

Another hotel to consider is Hotel Los Limoneros. Situated just 10 minutes away from the beach and town centre, this charming hotel offers rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, private balcony, fridge, coffee maker and kettle. The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace. The restaurant and bar serve a range of snacks with both traditional and modern cuisine. Room service is also available if you want to relax in private. Hotel Los Limoneros is just 30 minutes' drive away from Calpe so it's ideal for both relaxing and exploring.

Playa El Portet Beach

Playa El Portet Beach

Things to do

Moraira has many things to offer and even during the winter months there is still plenty to do. If you fancy sight-seeing then consider exploring Alicante by land and renting a car from Adventure Costa Blanca. You could even hire a quad bike and explore the Spanish countryside on a tour with your loved ones. If you prefer being close to the water than take advantage of the access to the Mediterranean Sea in Moraira and enjoy time at the Nautical Club. This non-profit organisation is dedicated to promoting water sports like sailing, water skiing, scuba diving and fishing. The employees at the Nautical Club are expert professionals who are more than happy to teach you or help you enjoy the sea. You can hire a boat to explore the seas and there is a sailing school for both adults and children with private lessons and 2-3 day courses. Whether you're a beginner or more experienced sailor, the sea will provide hours of fun and entertainment.

If you prefer to explore the town and shop at the same time then you'll have lots of fun as there are many markets and shops in Moraira. Whether you're searching for branded goods or for traditional Spanish items, there is a wide choice available and plenty of things for you to purchase.

To help you decide what to do with your time in Moraira, take a look at the weather forecast.

Coastal views from Moraira

Coastal views from Moraira

Restaurants and nightlife

If you're wanting to experience great cuisine then there are numerous restaurants to visit in Moraira. Moonlighter's restaurant and bar offers homemade dishes, including Sunday lunch and is ideal for those who want to enjoy a taste of home. Alternatively, try La Mesa for Spanish cuisine. Featuring a range of traditional and modern Mediterranean dishes, you can enjoy a bite to eat while listening to live entertainment.

Dates to note

As well as celebrating the start of a new year, Moraira also celebrates on January 5th. Locals here lead a procession through the streets of Moraira to honour the Three Kings. This annual event is concluded by handing presents to local children. Tourists to the area will enjoy watching the parades in the evening and be dazzled by the fireworks that light up the Spanish sky.

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