OVERVIEW The northern part of the Costa Blanca is known as La Marina and roughly relates to the headland area which projects eastwards towards Ibiza, the easternmost point being Cabo de la Nao which separates Javea and Moraira. La Marina itself is divided into La Marina Baja (lower – to the south) and La Marina Alta (upper – the northern half). Both fall within the Province of Alicante and the region of Comunidad Valencia.
La Marina Baja begins just north of Alicante at El Campello and coastwise extends to just north of Altea, then inland, in rough terms, along the mountain range commencing with the Sierra Bernia, extending west to the Sierra de Serella, a little beyond Guadalest.
La Marina Alta encompasses almost all the areas in which we specialise. In coastal terms this includes the resort towns of Calpe, Benissa-Costa, Moraira, Javea, and Denia to just south of Oliva. Inland this area extends to L’Orcha and encompasses the mountains and valleys of Jalon, L’aguart, D’Ebo, and Gallinera.
SELECT VILLAS of Moraira – Area Coverage As our office is located in the town centre of Moraira, our main focus of activity is Moraira and its immediate neighbouring areas: Benitachell, Benissa, Teulada; then radiating out to include Javea and the inland valley areas of the Jalon Valley.
GEOGRAPHIC NOTES The Marina Alta Headland is best visualized as the right-hand side of a diamond, with Javea and Moraira just above and just below the easternmost point. This means that this area has the Mediterranean Sea surrounding about 270º of it. This stabilizing effect of the sea’s temperature ensures we have milder winters and more temperate summers compared to other coastal areas. The left side of the diamond consists of mountain ranges which represent a vast catchment for our year’s rainfall, which then flows into the low lying coastal areas via underground springs and reservoirs. So, although our rainfall is rather meagre, our landscape is verdant and water shortages are extremely rare. The area is served by two international airports – Alicante and Valencia, each on average around an hour’s drive, via the A7/E15 Autovia which runs parallel to our coastline, from beyond Gibraltar to Calais.