The calendar of events and fiestas in Teulada-Moraira is a very extensive one. The two towns between them put on an endless series of events and fiestas which keep their traditional character whilst at the same time being a source of surprise and delight to anyone visiting the municipality.
January sees the municipality awash with sweets, confetti and gifts for the traditional Epiphany Procession, the Magi Kings of Orient being received with the greatest finery, shows, dancing and adorned carriages. This is a magic day enjoyed by the young and the not-so-young alike.
Also in January is the Fiesta of San Antonio, with animals blessed in the church square, usually on a Sunday.
In February we have the feast of San Blas with the traditional ‘page boys and page girls’ cake made in the shape of a male or female silhouette, a tradition still celebrated in Teulada.
Carnival is also celebrated in Teulada and Moraira, ending with the traditional Burial of the Sardine.
In April, Teulada celebrates its San Vicente Ferrer Patron Saint’s fiestas, with many activities including processions, fireworks displays, a huge paella, bull running, processions on horseback, etc.The main Teulada fiesta.
In June, we can enjoy the fiesta of the Moors and Christians in Moraira, the conquest being re-enacted on the beach below Moraira castle. This show is not to be missed.
St John’s Fiestas, Teulada-Moraira, offer you two ways of celebrating this magical night each year. In Teulada, old objects are placed on the traditional bonfires and burnt, and when the flames die down people leap over the bonfires. In Moraira bonfires are also lit on Ampolla Beach and at 12 midnight it is traditional to jump over the waves and make a wish – another more magical and spiritual way of celebrating St John’s Night.
At the beginning of July the Fiestas at Font Santa Chapel take place organised by the municipality’s 18 year olds, with dancing, bull running, a mass in honour of San Vicente Ferrer, and many other activities besides. These fiestas are followed by the patron saints’ fiestas of Moraira, Our Lady of the Unprotected and the Virgin del Carmen. The maritime procession and fireworks display in the bay are not to be missed.
Also in July the San Jaime fiestas take place in the Benimarco district of Moraira, and the “Sants de la Pedra” fiestas in Calvo Sotelo Street in Teulada.
In August, the Medieval Market takes over the old quarter of Teulada and transforms its streets.
In September there is the Muscatel fiesta with the traditional tasting of the Mistela wine made by the Sant Vicent Ferrer Agricultural Cooperative.
In November musicians celebrate fiestas in honour of their patron Saint Cecilia, followed by fiestas for the patron saint of Teulada St Catherine.
To close the year in December, Moraira sees its Local Trades Fair and Teulada its Christmas Market, plus of course the Christmas fairs and events.
A full calendar of events to enjoy the culture and traditions of Teulada-Moraira.
To accompany the fiestas calendar there are leisure options organised by the town council and the different municipal associations, and sports activities that can be practised in the municipal facilities.
RAMBLING: an activity that combines exercise with a way of expanding our knowledge of history and natural spaces. In Teulada-Moraira there are various rambling routes to enjoy and discover Font de L’Horta, La Torre Vigía, La Font Santa and Cap D’Or.
Cap D’Or (Cabo de Oro) is an area of declared environmental interest and which, since 2002, has formed part of the Community of Valencia flora mini-reserve thanks to the diverse wealth of flora and fauna that it contains. In Cabo de Oro we find “Cova de la Cendra”, a rich archaeological site from the Palaeolithic period, and the “Cova de les Rates”, declared wild fauna reserve for its population of bats.The Cabo de Oro rambling route is an enjoyable one, offering us spectacular views at its starting point of Moraira Bay, the Peñón de Ifach, L’Albir, Cumbre del Sol and the Sierra de Aitana mountains.
The Environment Council also organises rambling excursions to discover the natural areas around us, which include transport and guide. In the summer this offer extends to guided tourism routes for getting to know the municipality.
SCUBA DIVING: Teulada-Moraira has five scuba diving routes, documented with information on them available from the tourism office. The Route of the Labyrinth, Cap D’Or, Portet, Andragó and Cap Blanc. Five good ways to discover the coastline and its sea bed. It is recommended that you go accompanied and have the equipment and training required for practising scuba diving.
WATER SPORTS: Moraira Nautical Club has a sailing and diving school so you can enjoy sport and the sea. There are 620 mooring points available and there is a bar, restaurant, social club, car park, repairs workshop, petrol station, boatlift, etc. There are various private companies in Moraira offering water sports lessons, and companies which hire out equipment, jet-skis, dinghies, etc.
SPORTS FACILITIES: Teulada-Moraira has a large number of municipal sports facilities: tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, Basque handball courts, swimming pool, sports centres, football pitches, basketball courts, etc.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Don’t forget to go to Moraira quay fish auctions where, for a very reasonable price, you can buy fish freshly caught in Moraira Bay, a treat for your palate.
The Itinerant Market is one option for spending your day in a different way and discovering one of the traditions of the Costa Blanca towns. The market visits Teulada on Wednesdays and Moraira on Fridays.