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Frequent Questions about the Spanish Land Registry January 23, 2021

 

What is the content of a nota simple or a certification?

In general, both should contain the description of the property, the ownership and any encumbrances. The former is purely informative. The certification is the only means of reliably accrediting the content of the Register and, as it is a public document, it is signed by the Registrar.

 

Does the right lapse once registered?

No. Definitive registrations do not have a time limit. Once registered, the right lasts forever and does not need to be renewed.

 

What are the opening hours of the Land Registry?

The Spanish Land Register will be open to the public for all purposes, including the filing of documents, from Monday to Friday from nine o'clock to seventeen o'clock, except during the month of August and on 24 and 31 December when it will be open from nine o'clock to fourteen o'clock.

 

How much does it cost to register in the Spanish Land Registry?

It is not a fixed amount, the cost of registration will depend on the type and number of operations to be carried out, and the taxable value of the same. Registration fees are calculated in accordance with the rates approved by the Government and published in the Official State Gazette. Royal Decree 1427/89, of 17 November 1989, regulates the tariff for Property Registrars' fees (B.O.E. No. 285 of 28 November 1989).

 

How do you obtain publicity from the Spanish Land Registry?

There are two instruments of publicity: the nota simple and the certification. Requests for publicity can be made either in person at the Land Registry or via the website of the Association of Registrars.

 

Is it compulsory to register a property in the Spanish Land Registry?

No. Under Spanish law, registration is voluntary. But it is highly recommended.

 

Is the Land Registry in Spain public?

Yes, but only for those persons who have a legitimate interest in knowing the registry status of a property, an interest that will be assessed by the Land Registrar who, in each specific case, is responsible.

 

Do foreigners have any special regime for registering their rights in the Spanish Land Registry?

The legislation treats nationals and foreigners in the same way.

 

What is the purpose of the Land Registry in Spain?

The function of the Land Registry is to publicise the entries and annotations that are made in its books, favouring the security and protection of legal real estate transactions.

 

Why is it convenient to consult the status of the properties in the Spanish Land Registry?

Because through the publicity offered by the Register we will obtain guarantees regarding the legal-registry situation of the registered property, and the ownership and encumbrances that apply to it.

 

Can you tell me in a land registry in Spain who has rights over a property and whether it has mortgages, liens or other types of encumbrances?

Yes, by requesting publicity, either a simple note or certification. However, the Spanish Land Registry will only issue such publicity if the applicant justifies that he/she has a legitimate interest, an interest that must be assessed by the Registrar.

 

What is the risk if a property is not registered in the Land Registry in Spain?

The legitimising effects provided by registration will not be acquired.

 

What are the risks if you do not consult the Register?

If you are interested in buying a property, it is essential to obtain registry information, in order to be certain about who appears as the owner of the property or holder of rights, and about the possible encumbrances that may be on the property.

 

What is registered in the Land Registry in Spain?

Documents that refer to the acquisition of real estate, rights in rem over real estate such as mortgages or easements, and judicial or administrative decisions that may affect it, such as seizures.

 

What kind of documents can be entered in the Register?

In general, access is granted to public documents, both notarial and judicial as well as administrative, and only in cases provided for in the regulations in force, private documents may be accessed, such as, for example, distribution of mortgage liabilities among several properties, inheritance awards of sole heir, cancellation of usufruct, cancellation of resolutory condition...

 

What are the advantages of registering in the Land Registry in Spain?

Registration offers preventive legal security. Once registered, ownership and rights are under the protection of the courts and what is registered is deemed to be true.

 

What does the Notary in Spain for you? January 23, 2021

 

The first step is nothing less than choosing the right property in Spain. Therefore, it is a decision that you should take calmly, assessing various factors, both personal and economic.

Once you have chosen the property in Spain of your choice, the purchase and sale operation begins. Before the public deed is drawn up by the notary, there are those who decide to sign a preliminary document, popularly known as "arras" or "contrato privado de compraventa". This document is not obligatory, but the law considers it to be a valid contract and, from the moment you sign it, you will be obliged to comply with it.

It is important that you inform yourself properly before signing any agreement.

 

 

What is the Spanish "arras" or private purchase contract?

 

They are the amount that the buyer gives to the seller as a deposit on account of the price. The most common are the so-called confirmatory ones: they are given as a sign of the perfection of the contract and on account of the price. If agreed, the deposit can also be "penitential". If the agreement is broken by the buyer, you will lose the deposit, and if it is the seller's fault, he will have to return double the agreed amount. The "arras" agreement does not always exist, although it is very common.

 

 

Private Contract or Public Deed in Spain?

 

The time has come to purchase your property in Spain and the first thing you will have to decide is how you are going to pay for the property, whether in cash or with external financing. If you pay in cash, you will be able to agree the form of payment with the seller as you wish, always respecting tax legislation. If you choose to finance the purchase of a property in Spain, the most common option is to take out a long-term loan.

With cash payment and without financing, you can close the purchase by means of a private purchase contract or directly to a public deed in a Spanish Notary.

As you can see, the public deed is not compulsory. However, it is highly advisable because it will guarantee that your agreement is legal, irremovable and one hundred percent secure. The actions of Spanish notaries, who are civil servants, provide the transaction with extra information and give greater legal security to the contracting parties.

 

 

Why a Public Deed instead of a Private Purchase Contract?


- The public deed is irrefutable. It is proof that both parties agree on the purchase and sale of the property and that they express their willingness to comply with what they have signed. The Spanish notary certifies this commitment in the deed so that neither of the parties can deny to the other what they have stated because they are protected by the authenticity given to them by the Spanish notary. The public deed is privileged evidence before the courts.

 

- The public deed provides legal certainty. In addition to attesting to the transaction and its conditions, the Spanish notary verifies and verifies that the aspects included in the private document (earnest money contract) are true and comply with the law.

 

Thus, before and during the signing of the public deed, the notary:

 

Checks:

- The identity, capacity and legitimacy of the buyer and seller.

- The seller's title and records the sale on the same title.

- Whether or not it is the seller's habitual residence, since if it is the seller's habitual residence, both spouses or, on occasions, the members of the unmarried couple must sign.

- The payment of the community fees.

- If the property has the certificate of habitability, required by some autonomous communities.

- The means of payment: in the deed there is a record of how and when the property has been paid for, the account numbers where the money has come from and where it has been deposited in the case of a bank transfer.

 

Informs:

- In the case of being an Official Protection Housing (VPO), so that all the obligations and limitations of this type of property are fulfilled.

- On the tenancy status. The Spanish notary will require the seller to state in the deed whether or not the property is free of leases and occupants.

- To the seller, of the risks that occur in the case of deferred price and of the guarantees that he may have to avoid these risks.

- To the contracting parties, of their legal obligations and of the fiscal duties derived from the sale.

 

Explains:

- The state of the charges that weigh on the property in order to inform the buyer if there are mortgages, embargoes or any other encumbrances.

 

Requests:

- The energy efficiency certificate from the seller.

- Proof of payment of IBI (property tax) and the cadastral reference number of the property to check its correspondence with the seller's title deeds.

 

Identify:

- The Real Owner in the event that a commercial company is involved, in compliance with the Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering.

 

Describe:

- The distribution of the payments of the transaction between the parties.

 

Manages:

- If the parties so request (highly recommended), the payment of the different expenses and taxes involved in the public deed, as well as its presentation at the Land Registry. All electronically and securely.

 

 

Powers of attorney in Spain January 22, 2021

 

What is a power of attorney and what is it for?

 

A power of attorney in Spain is a public document authorised by a notary that allows a person to appoint another person as his or her representative, so that he or she can act on his or her behalf in certain legal acts. In order for such acts to be effective, the representative must prove that he/she is the attorney-in-fact by showing the authorised copy of the power of attorney given to him/her by the person giving the power of attorney.

 

 

Who can grant a power of attorney in Spain?

 

Any person of full legal age and of sound mind. You only need to go to the chosen Spanish notary with your NIE number.

 

 

How many types of power of attorney are there in Spain?

 

- General powers of attorney: The principal grants powers to the representative to act in all or some areas, in general, which must be specified in the power of attorney.

 

          The most Spanish common powers of attorney are:


          - General power of attorney, whereby the attorney-in-fact is granted broad powers, including powers of disposal over the entire estate, including the purchase and sale of real estate and the mortgage of the same.

          - Power of attorney for lawsuits, when a solicitor or lawyer is empowered to appear in a lawsuit on behalf of another person.

          - Power of attorney to administer property, which allows the attorney-in-fact to manage the assets of the principal, but normally excludes acts of disposition, such as purchase and sale or mortgage.

 

- Special powers of attorney: The attorney-in-fact is empowered for a specific type of legal act to which the action relates (purchase and sale of an asset, acceptance of an inheritance, making a transfer, collection, contracting a marriage, etc. ....).

In reality, there are as many types of Spanish powers of attorney as there are legal acts or businesses that admit the figure of representation, although there are situations in which such representation is not admissible, such as, for example, to make a will (except in exceptional cases permitted by some provincial legislations). All of them require specialised drafting and treatment in accordance with the law. It is therefore advisable to explain to the notary why and for what purpose you wish to make a power of attorney. The notary will give impartial advice on what best suits the needs of the person wishing to grant it, always in accordance with the law.

 

 

Can a power of attorney be cancelled in Spain?

 

Yes, the person who has granted a power of attorney in Spain can cancel or revoke it at any time and before any of the almost 3,000 notaries throughout the country.

 

 

How much does a power of attorney cost in Spain?

 

It can range from 25 euros for a power of attorney for litigation to 50 euros for a general power of attorney in Spain.

 

 

Do Spanish powers of attorney have international recognition?

 

Spanish powers of attorney have international recognition if they are complemented by an administrative requirement called "legalisation" or apostille. An apostille is an annotation on the notarial public document that certifies the authenticity of public documents issued in another country. Specifically, the so-called Hague Apostille allows the legal effectiveness of a power of attorney to be recognised between signatory countries of the Hague Convention, which are now practically all the countries in the world.

 

 

Can powers of attorney be sent between Spanish notaries?

 

Yes, the electronic notarial signature allows all notaries to send authorised copies of powers of attorney to each other immediately and securely by electronic means, without the need to send paper copies. This saves time and costs, and avoids the risk of possible misplacement.

 

 

Right to choose Notary when buying Property in Spain January 22, 2021

 

Do I have the right to choose a Notary in Spain when I buy a property ?

 

The free choice of notary is the consequence of another basic guarantee: the timely provision of objective legal information that is necessary for you to be able to make a safe decision before signing a contract or legal transaction. Impartial information that you must have at your disposal in the initial phase of any process and any negotiation.

 

Who chooses the Spanish notary, the other party or me?

 

If there is more than one party, there are several possibilities:

1.- If the parties agree, they can go to any notary in Spain: the one they choose.

2.- If the parties do not agree, it is up to you to choose the notary who will pay the highest notarial fee.

3.- If one of the contracting parties is a property developer, financial institution or businessman and the other is a private individual (consumer), the right to choose the notary always corresponds to the consumer. This right cannot be waived.

Any notary in Spain may be chosen. Normally, the notary's office is located close to the place where the property is located.

 

What happens if I am not allowed to choose?

 

If you consider that your right to choose a notary in Spain has been violated, there are several ways to assert it:

1.- You can go to the Courts of Justice to complain, to a public consumer protection office or to a consumer organisation.

2.- But we recommend that you first use the tools that the notarial law places at your disposal, such as informing the Spanish notary of your choice of the existence of a conflict with the other party so that he is the one to bring it to the attention of the Notary Association of your Autonomous Community. In this way, the Association itself will contact the notary chosen by the other party so that he refrains from acting.

3.- If you are not sure who you want your Spanish notary to be, but it is not the notary chosen by the other party, you can also go directly to the Notary Association of your Autonomous Community and report the case. The Notary Associations have jurisdiction over the respective notaries of the Autonomous Community to enforce the laws and regulations.

 

 

Moraira Property Market Review 2020 December 30, 2020

 

A review of the housing real estate market for year 2020 in Moraira, Costa Blanca – by Brassa Homes®

 

 

MORAIRA PROPERTY MARKET REVIEW FOR 2020


 

In this review, we must differentiate the year in two parts, post covid-19 and during covid-19.

 

The year 2020 started with a strong demand and it seemed that the real estate market in Moraira and on the Costa Blanca was experiencing an increase. However, in March, due to lockdown and flight restrictions, demand fell behind.

 

Real estate agents have had to reinvent themselves and use new forms of communication such as virtual videos, live videos through whatsapp and other virtual tools.

 

Some owners have decided to sell their properties in Moraira at a reduced price in order to return to their home countries. Creating good opportunities for investors or for those who have seen a good opportunity to buy property in Moraira.

 

From Brassa Homes® we can say that the price of housing in Moraira has fallen by about 20%, according to the sales made during the pandemic.

 

Most experts point to a decline in prices, although they do not agree on the magnitude of that decline. However, Spain is still a country of buyers, so sooner or later it is very likely that both the demand for housing and its price level will return to the usual figures.

 

In any case, there seems to be a consensus among most analysts in the real estate sector about a possible recovery in average house prices for the years 2022 and 2023, where they could reach and surpass the levels of 2019.

 

 

 

THE FUTURE OF PROPERTY MARKET IN MORAIRA


 

Because of the lifestyle and security, Moraira and in general the whole of the Costa Blanca is difficult to beat.

 

Living in Moraira is still affordable, with prices below the European Union average.

 

Spain has an enviable cultural tourism with many cities and towns declared of cultural interest by UNESCO, which is another incentive.

 

Our coast and beaches are very well looked after and our weather is ideal with over 330 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 18º during the winter.

 

Moraira still the most exclusive town in the entire Costa Blanca with an average price of 2.905 €/m2 followed by Jávea 2.423 €/m2, Benissa 2.254 €/m2 and Altea 2.091 €/m2.

 

 

Thanks for reading my blog entry about the Moraira Property Market Review for year 2020.

 

If you are thinking on buying a villa in Moraira, follow the link to view our catalogue.

 

 

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Top 5 Sea View Villas to buy in Moraira December 18, 2020

BEST VALUE FOR MONEY HOUSES & VILLAS WITH SEA VIEWS IN MORAIRA


FINEST SEA VIEW REAL ESTATES IN MORAIRA

 

Brassa Homes® presents the best value sea view villas available for sale in Moraira, Costa Blanca. "Sea Views always add value to your House"

 

Spanish style Villa overlooking "El Portet Bay" in Moraira

Do you picture yourself waking up to these views? Watch the exclusive yachts arriving and drop anchor at El Portet bay or admire the Sunrise from you terrace while having breakfast. The true Mediterranean life is awaiting!

Sea View Villa for sale in El Portet Moraira

 

 

2nd line to Sea Villa at Cap Blanc, Moraira, Costa Blanca

Feel the Mediterranean breeze! Our Villa at Cap Blanc, Moraira offers unobstructed sea views from from every corner of the house, all framed by an exclusive neighbourhood and high caliber villas.

Sea View Villa for sale Cap Blanc Moraira

 

Villa overlooking the Med Sea at Benimeit Hill - Moraira

The Hill of Benimeit and in particular this villa offers stunning 180º sea and coastal line views. These views of the sea will lift your spirits!

Sea View Villa for sale in Benimeit Moraira

 

Villa by San Jaime Golf Club overlooking the Calpe Rock and the Med Sea

Sunsets & Sea Views are guaranteed at our San Jaime villa every day thanks to its great orientation. Sit back and enjoy a glass of cava as the sun goes down behind the mountain!

Sea View Villa for sale in San Jaime Moraira

 

Sea View Villa in Moraira's best Neighbourhood "Pla del Mar"

See the sea and walk to beach from our Villa at Pla del Mar has it all, views, location and uniqueness. What are we doing today? Shall we go to the beach, to the restaurant, shopping in Moraira, or why don't we take the boat and go sailing? All of these are just a few hundred metres away from this wonderful villa.

Sea View Villa for sale in Pla del Mar Moraira

 

 

Those above are just a small selection of villas with sea views for sale in Moraira, view our full catalogue of sea view props in Moraira here

 

Thank you for reading this blog and we hope the information provided was helpful. 

 

 

More questions or would like to buy a sea view villa in Moraira? Contact me!

 

Get in touch with Brassa Homes® and find your ideal villa with sea views for sale in Moraira today!

I am available any time on +34 634 32 46 56.

Or come and visit me at our office in Avda. del Portet, 16 MORAIRA for a friendly chat.

 

 

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La Cometa Moraira - Info about the Area November 17, 2020

 

What to expect

Moraira, services, amenities and beaches at your doorstep!

 

The lifestyle

A unique way of living by the Med Sea

 

Unexpected Appeal

A well established area with beautiful areas and well kept infrastructure

 

You'll fall in love with

The proximity to everything and the friendly atmosphere

 

The Market

No doubt one of the best areas within Moraira with great rental value

 

 


Services and amenities nearby La Cometa

 

A wide range of all kind of restaurants can be found within walking distance, like Kosta Restaurant, the Indian Kathmandu or Chamizo by the sea front.

 

There is a small commercial centre by the beach with Pharmacy, News Agents, Bakery and other shops

 

The nearest beaches are: The sandy beach of L'Ampolla (main beach in Moraira with all kind of facilities) Platjetes beach near the Chamizo Beach Bar or the Algas Beach also including Beach Bars and restaurants.

 

 

 


Safe walk to Moraira

 

A wide and safe pavement along the beach and sea front from La Cometa into Moraira, ideal to walk to Moraira and back to your house. Stunning scenary and beautiful views as well as some shops and restaurants.

 

 


The Weather

Location: La Cometa, Moraira

Coords: 38°41'14.3"N 0°07'21.6"E

Days of Sunshine: 330 days a year

Average Temperature: 18º

 


La Cometa, Moraira - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market price in La Cometa area of Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, making the area of  La Cometa one of the best areas to invest in the Costa Blanca.

 

 


Properties & Villas for sale in La Cometa Moraira, Spain

 

Brassa Homes® invite you to take a look at our selection of Villas for sale in Moraira La Cometa and we are at your disposal for any further information.

Our portfolio of La Cometa Moraira villas for sale, has been previously checked to ensure you a stress-free buying process. Enjoy going through it!

 

History of Moraira - Part 1 November 10, 2020

 

Partition of the Castell de Calpe district and delimitation of the Calpe, Benissa and Teulada-Moraira districts

 

     The document you hold in your hands, which is the cause of the commemoration we are holding today, represents a transcendental milestone in the history of our peoples. In the first place, it represents the rupture and disappearance of the administrative Muslim division in force in our area, and secondly, it marks the territorial boundaries that will remain from its origin, at that time, until the present day.

     Let's forget about the urban population of the Valencian taifas and focus on the rural world. This, during the Muslim period, showed a different structure to that typical of the medieval Christian world. Except for the large cities, which had a concentrated population within their boundaries, in the rest we find farmers in a habitat, not completely dispersed, but settled in farmhouses, which in that period were small centres of population, what we call today villages, depending administratively and militarily on a larger entity, the "castle". This, as Guichard states and we can see by the numerous archaeological remains existing in our country, presents several types, of all of them we are interested in one in particular, not the one that includes a series of complex constructions, where the stately residence with a permanent military garrison is found, but that other model that simply consists of a wide defensive enclosure, with walls and taking advantage of the incidences of the land, being in its interior a great cistern and perhaps some isolated construction that serves as a grain store, or of residence of a tiny garrison.

     This type of castle, which has its influence on an important area populated by scattered farmhouses, is the so-called "Castle of Calpe", which will serve as a refuge for small towns in times of danger.

     Therefore, we must imagine an agricultural world gathered in small population centres, the farmhouses, which in case of threat are momentarily abandoned, and whose inhabitants, together with their most precious and earned belongings, are concentrated in the castle.

     Therefore, when before and after the Christian conquest we find denominations such as the castle of Pego, that of Gallinera, Alfandech, Penáguila or Calpe, the sources are referring to that defensive enclosure and its term that includes a certain number of small towns or villages.

     This denomination of Muslim origin, which is a characteristic form of settlement, was maintained for a long time after the incorporation into the Western world by the conquest of Don Jaime I.

     The "Castle of Calp" or "district of the castle of Calpe" encompasses a geographical area, in which during the 18th and part of the 14th century we only find farmhouses such as Teulada-Moraira, Benissa, Canuta, Lomber, Benimanyunt, Lleus, Albinyent, Senija, etc. All in the same circumstances more or less. With time some disappeared, like the case of Lomber, Paratella, etc..., others lost their population but have remained in the memory as rural areas, such as Canor, La Canuta, Benimanyunt, etc... And finally, the lesser ones, either because of time, or because of their geographical location, or the interest of the nobility or their inhabitants, will evolve into relatively important population centres. This is the process that Calpe, Benissa and Teulada-Moraira underwent from the second half of the 14th century onwards.

 

 

     The only attempt at a new settlement, created by the wishes of the monarchy and then the lords, which took place in "Calpe Castle", failed miserably; we refer to Ifac.

     The gradual increase in population and the complexity of society led to the need for a territorial division. The "district of the castle of Calpe" was somewhat too vague for the needs of the time. Calp, Benissa and Teulada-Moraira would need, for their good development, their own municipal government and a well-marked territory belonging to them. As a logical consequence of progress, the need to divide up the "district of the castle of Calpe" was raised. This is a slow process, initiated several years before its last chapter, the one we commemorate today.

     We have already commented on the failure of various attempts to achieve a stable population in Ifac. In year 1. 344, due to the insecurity of the time due to the continuous attacks by Muslim pirates and its proximity to the coast, a large part of those who had houses and estates in Ifac abandoned them, and chose to look for safer places, moving away from the coast, some in Calpe, a little further away from the coast although the majority of the former inhabitants of the Rock went to settle in the Benissa village, a fact that will allow the latter to take off and later develop by considerably increasing its population in relation to the other villages in the district. From that moment on, Benissa became the most populated centre of the "Castillo de Calpe".

     In the middle of the 14th century, specifically in 1355, the "district of Calpe Castle" became part of an important lordship, both because of its size, the County of Denia, which included the two Marinas, and because of the lords who held its domain, the son and grandson of the Infante Pedro, Count of Ribagorza, fourth son of King Don Jaime II.

      Don Pedro received from his father Dénia and Gandía, to which he soon added the territories that had been under the lordship of Admiral Bernat de Sarriá. In this way, all the lands from Dénia to La Vilajoiosa y Callosa were under his power, except for a small territory, which was precisely that of "Calpe Castle", which was in the hands of the heiress of the other great Admiral Roger de Lluria. By a post-mortem donation, the goods of Doña Margarita de Llauria passed to the Crown, that is, to Don Pedro el Ceremonioso. The latter, who was extremely grateful to his uncle, at that time his main advisor, despite the provisions of the Countess of Newfoundland's will, arranged the matter so that these domains passed to the infant too, but the latter had already decided on his future, which was to abandon the Court and his assets in order to join the Franciscan Order.

     Before he entered religion, Don Pedro divided his many possessions among his children. Thus Don Alfonso, the first-born of the Infante, was paid for the services rendered to the Monarchy by his father. Pedro the Ceremonious named him Count of Denia, including within its boundaries the "castle of Calpe", with all its villages and belongings.

     Don Alfonso of Aragon, the first Count of Denia, became one of the most powerful feudal lords of the Catalan-Aragonese crown, firstly because of his status as a member of the Catalan Royal House, grandson and cousin of kings; and because of the great extension of his domains. Don Alfonso had inherited from his father the County of Ribagorza, Gandía, Dénia, Ayora and Cortes. Due to his marriage to Doña Violante de Arenós, he incorporated the Barony of this name into his estate.

     The Count of Denia actively participated in the Castilian civil war in support of Enrique de Trastamara. In Nájera, Don Enrique's troops suffered an important defeat at the hands of Don Pedro el Cruel's allies, the English and Burgundians. Don Alfonso was taken prisoner and after complicated negotiations, he obtained his freedom in exchange for handing over his son Don Alfonso, known as El Jove (Junior), as a hostage to differentiate him from his father. Alfonso el Vell (Senior). Finally, Don Enrique was awarded the Castilian crown and thanked the Count for handing over the Marquisate of Villena.

     Alfonso El Joven (Junior) remained in the hands of the English and Burgundians for more than 20 years, waiting for his father to reach an agreement and make the payment of the ransom finally fixed between the two parties. This fact would greatly affect the inhabitants of the paternal domains, since systematically and throughout the period, all the places belonging to Alfonso, would have to face the payment of special contributions destined to the payment of the heir's ransom.

     In parallel to the problems of the nobility, the very dynamics of the new Christian society, with its concentrated population, together with the many internal and external problems that characterised the 14th century, favoured the change that the region was experiencing. The many Muslim populations that existed at the time of the conquest had reduced their numbers, and the Christian population, which was slow to arrive and was initially in the minority, sought to counteract their smaller size through unity and concentration.

     From 1350-1360 we find in the documentation that the centres that will later ask for territorial division are already perfectly developed and with a majority of Christian population. From this point onwards there is a clear differentiation between the "places" of Calpe, Benissa and Teulada-Moraira and the rest of the districts, which in most cases appear to be anonymous. The three towns seem to have divided up the functions of protection and control over the other districts. In the year 1368 the maximum civil authority of the district resides in Benissa, and orders that the juries of the district come to this place to fulfil the obligation of advising it in court.

     Once the court of justice is installed in Benissa and having the municipal officials and also anyone who has administrative problems go there, it seems that Benissa becomes the centre or capital of the "termino del Castillo de Calpe". There the auctions, purchases and sales will be carried out, the problems of rent will be solved, etc... It could be thought that the logical evolution of the situation would be that the "termino del Castillo" would become the "termino de Benissa", but Teulada-Moraira and Calpe also grew up and at the moment it seems that they are not very interested in the administrative world, as they accept by good disposition the Justice of the term. Their sights are set on another matter. Both monarchs and lords, in most cases, when it came to collecting taxes and rents, opted for the quickest system, although this always meant a loss of capital; this consisted of renting out the taxes to be collected. One person, the lessor, advanced the calculated amount and took charge of it after collection. Thus, the rights of the third tithe, the salt mines, etc., are rented by the residents of Calpe and Teulada-Moraira in the majority of cases. During these years the mill and market in Calpe also underwent improvements.

     Despite this, friction between the three peoples was continuous, as was the lack of agreement on common obligations, as in the case of the surveillance of the coast, which the division and subsequent lordly regulations failed to resolve.

      The problems seem to have reached their peak in the year 1377 between Benissa and Teulada-Moraira. A definitive solution was needed and this was taken somewhat indirectly. On the 7th of April Arnau Ivars and Bernat Feliu appeared before the Count as representatives of the Benissa community on the one hand, and Ferrer Banyuls and Jaume Ivas on the other hand, from the University of Teulada-Moraira, asking the Count to decide on the issue facing them.

     The people of Teulada-Moraira wish to build a church and for this they have the permission of the Bishop of Valencia. As they had collaborated in wages and money to the construction of San Pere de Benissa, they consider that it is an obligation of their neighbours to collaborate in the same way, something with which the people of Benissa seem to disagree. Dono Alfonso, after listening to both parties, is inclined to favour the Benissa residents, as he considers that they are not obliged to collaborate in the construction of the church of Teulada-Moraira. 

     Together with the aforementioned matter, Teulada put a much more important one on the table by requesting to have justice, juries and other municipal officials of their own, so that they can exercise their own jurisdiction, avoiding the interference of Benissa's officials, arguing that this would be the best way to avoid the numerous expenses caused by the lawsuits held between the two places. For their part the representatives of Benissa seem to agree with the request.

     If the answer of the Count was negative in the matter of the church, he answers in the affirmative to this request.

     Adding that if the gentleman or his solicitor considers it necessary to call a council for the whole term, they are all obliged to go to this parliament which will be held in Benissa.

     The aforementioned document informs us that in the year 1377, Benissa, apart from being the official seat of government for the whole term, has its own Council, that is to say, a municipal government of its own, whose functioning must be followed by the new authorities of Teulada-Moraira.

     A similar process took place in Calp. We cannot give the exact date when they got their own Council or municipality from the lordly power, but it is perfectly logical, that either before, after, or at the same time as Teulada-Moraira, and by the same route they will achieve it.

     A few years later, specifically from 1382, the existence of the juries of the place of Calp is documented, which implies the presence of an autonomous municipal government. In the same year, Pere March, the local procurator, had to go to Benissa to try to solve the perpetual problem of the guaitas marítimas for the umpteenth time. There it is stated that the inhabitants of the "termino" must take care of the surveillance of the coast between the port of Altea and Moraira. Before taking any decision, the representative of the town gathers information from the justices, juries, etc. of the whole "term", i.e. Calpe, Benissa and Teulada-Moraira, as the decision to be taken will affect the whole "term". Finally, the decision will be made to maintain the obligations that were customary in the past, with each town taking charge of a specific area of the coast, which more or less coincides with the current coastal limits of each municipality.

     We are facing a new situation. In the "Calpe Castle area" three municipalities have emerged, Benissa, Calpe and Teulada-Moraira, with an undivided municipal area and therefore common to all three. This situation was impossible to sustain for long. A division of the territory was necessary and this took place in the year 1.386, between the 7th and 16th of February.
 

Coat of arms of Teulada-Moraira in the year 1.386

     The partition of the towns has come to us through copies.  The originals, as each village kept a document, have disappeared along with the historical archives of each village. Thanks to the fact that this division was registered in the Civil Court of Justice in Valencia, we have been able to learn about the facts.

     In the year 1.563 and due to the poor state of the parchment in Benissa's possession, the local university asked for a copy of the document to be made. The notary in charge of making it doubts, since the original is found with abundant holes, which prevent the reading of some pieces. The Civil Justice is approached and this orders that the copy is made, leaving blank the areas where the deterioration prevents its reading and that the notary, when he proceeds to validate the new document, points them out, ordering that the copy be registered in the books of his court.

     We have one of the copies in front of us, in which we see that this last episode starts before the dates indicated by the document. On 7th February 1386, before Don Alfonso, Count of Denia, the representatives of Calpinos and Teuladinos, Nicolás Cabrera and Pascual Banyuls respectively, handed over a letter referring to a previous request, made by the inhabitants of the three villages together, in which they asked that these places belonging to the "district of the castle of Calpe" be separated from each other.

     Nicolás Cabrera and Pascual Banyuls asked the gentleman to appoint a representative, either in the person of Pere March, his attorney general, known to all and father of the poet Ausias March, or any other person, to proceed on his behalf and point out the landmarks of the new territories.

     Don Alfonso, considering the request reasonable, since everyone thinks that the division will solve many of the problems that have arisen between the three communities, orders Pere March, his general procurator in all his Valencian domains, as soon as he is able to appear in the area and in full freedom and before the leaders of the three communities, to give each of them a territory.

     Once the preliminaries had been resolved, on 15th February, Pere March, in the company of the notary Francesc Fiscal, the representative of Benissa Arnau Ivars and that of Teulada Bernat Cortés, and on the ground, proceeded to separate the territories of both, acting as a witness to the act Domingo Jorro and Domingo Cabrera.

     Later, on 16th February of the same month and year, Pere March and Guillem Buigues, from Benissa, with the approval of the Calpinos, proceeded to divide Calpe and Benissa, in the presence of the aforementioned notary and the same witnesses.

      Once the separation had been carried out on the ground, the document was drafted, witness to the event, in the presence of the Council of Benissa and the representatives of the Calpe Castle district, all of them gathered in the Church of Benissa.

     The "Termino del Castillo de Calpe", of Muslim origin and depending on the needs of a particular historical moment, had lost its raison d'être.

     From before the definitive division, the defence of the coast and other administrative and military obligations were organised by the three most important centres of population, which extended their protection over the closest farmhouses, which from 1,386 onwards would form part of one of the three municipal districts. At the beginning of the 15th century, the "district" included the towns of Calp, Benissa and Teulada-Moraira, together with the alquerias of Benimaraig, Lleus, Albinyent, Senija, Canor, Benimanyull, all of which had a Muslim population, while the towns were totally dominated by the Christians. In fact, before the end of the 14th century, Benissa and Teulada no longer had an Islamic population within their walls, while Calpe had a raval or morería (this was a neighbourhood where the Moorish population lived in a Christian town in the Middle Ages).

     The stately administration had been founded in the Muslim organisation of the "municipal district of Calpe", that is, a single municipality that had various population centres of the same category. The new situation created from 1,386 onwards could cause numerous problems for the county officials with regard to jurisdiction and the collection of duties and taxes.

     To avoid problems, the county administration kept the figure of the "baile" (this was the main seigniorial official, in charge of the care and government of the county's assets, and was therefore the permanent representative in the "district" of Don Alfonso or his procurator; as such, he was responsible for delivering the taxes collected jointly.) of the "district of castle"

     Pere March did not forget the possible problems that could arise from the new situation, and in the same partition document he dictated some rules to be followed.


     "The peita" was the main tax, at least the most abundant. It was levied on real estate, and therefore its distribution should not cause major problems. The municipality paid the sum of 1,500 salaries together. From 1,386 onwards, each municipality paid according to the value of its territories. 

     The territorial division did not alter the cadastral value, but a new situation arose for the inhabitants of these places. It could happen that a neighbour of one of them had his land in the municipality other than his own, and the doubt arose as to where he should pay "the peita". The solicitor established that "la peita" would be paid in the municipality where the property was held, whether or not the person lived there.

     The same problem arose with the 1,000 annual salaries they paid from a census (a debt security, guaranteed by a mortgage with a retro agreement, which gives the creditor the right to a fixed income until the capital is repaid). The amounts will be distributed in the same way as "la peita", obliging equally the foreigners, neighbours and property owners of each place. The jurors will be responsible for collecting the money, and on the dates set for payment.

     Any holder of property in one of the municipalities, even if he does not reside there, will have to contribute to the common expenses caused by the payment of the salaries of justice, juries, etc. Likewise, unforeseen and unspecified expenses will be regulated by the Council of each place before determining the amounts to be paid.

     The partition of the territory was the solution to a series of problems and the facilitation of others, since it involved a decentralisation of the communal government. But some issues that caused previous friction continued. Cattle and the use of communal pastures were the cause of numerous disputes between the new communities over the centuries. Likewise, the so many times mentioned defence of the coast, which had been highly regulated since ancient times, was the cause of continuous stately interventions due to the lack of agreement regarding the burdens of each town.

     The administrative division created a new problem, perhaps the most spectacular, due to the amount of ink spilled and its uselessness. The dispute between Calpe and Benissa over which of the two was the capital arose.

     Despite all this, the division carried out by Pere March was never called into question, nor did it ever cause any kind of problem or dispute, as occurred in other places, where territorial boundaries were the cause of lengthy disputes and even armed confrontations.

     What we cannot hide is that the three communities, linked to each other by lordships and by various final clauses of the partition, had to share the same historical path. Real life moved by interests led to disputes and lawsuits which we hope to be able to bring to light soon. However, despite the domestic disagreements between the three municipalities, we must recognise that the substance of the document of 1386, i.e. the limits of each term, never caused any confrontation. Therefore we conclude, in the words of the Councillor for Culture, that the division of Pere March was a well done and therefore lasting work. Time has demonstrated this.

 

 

 

Alcasar Moraira - Info about the Area November 08, 2020

 

What to expect

A beautiful spot with a countryside feel, unspoiled views and excellent insfrastructure.

 

The lifestyle

Pure Mediterranean, relaxed way of living and a great community

 

Unexpected Appeal

Established area where the houses are integrated with the nature.

 

You'll fall in love with

The proximity to all services and amenities, as well as the views and its South-West orientation to enjoy the Sunsets from your house.

 

The Market

Increasingly competitive, with great value still available.

 

 


Location, location, location

 

El Alcasar, a top urbanisation in Moraira yet to be discovered by many! Located on a gently sloped hillside, ideal to enjoy the views on offer, the urbanisation has many services close by.

 

 


All year round services

 

Along the Moraira-Benitachell road, where Alcasar is located, we can find the main Supermarkets, several bars and restaurants and all kind of shops. All those are on you way out or back to your house and offer easy parking.

 

 

For the sport lovers, near Alcasar we can find the Sol Park Tennis Club, as well as several trekking routes, which are ideal for walking with the dog.

Other services close by are a private hospital and pharmacy 

 

 


What's coming next in Alcasar Moraira....

 

The General Urban Plan of Moraira contemplates a new urbanization in the area of Alcasar, connecting by means of an illuminated boulevard, the area of Alcasar with the centre of Moraira

 

 


How is the infrastructure in Alcasar like?

 

One of the best infrastructures in Moraira, which was developed in the 1980s by one of the best developers "Urbeco" back those days, including wide roads with pavements and street lighting as well as mains drainage. The villas are located on large plots of land, for greater privacy.

There is only one way in and out for extra security.

Large number of stone walls, which give a characteristic and warm aspect to the urbanization. 

 

 


How are the views like from Alcasar Moraira like?

 

The top part of Alcasar enjoys sea views including the Calpe Rock, the vineyards fields and the Bernia Mountain range where the Sunsets are just stunning.

 

 

The lower part has the same views except the sea views.

Unspoiled panoramic views are guaranteed as Alcasar faces a vast protected area with vineyard fields 

 

 


Distance from Alcasar to Moraira

 

 

Distance from Alcasar area to Moraira Town

Segment Stats

Distance: 2,9 km

Elevation change: -39 m

Min elevation: 43 m

Max elevation: 82 m

 

As show in the graph above the distance from Alcasar to Moraira is 2,9 km and flat profile.

 

 


The Weather

 

Location: Alcasar, Moraira, Spain

Coords: 38°42'40.6"N 0°08'24.1"E

Days of Sunshine: 330 per year

Average Temperature: 18ºC

 

 


Alcasar Moraira - Statistics

 

The evolution of the housing market price in Alcasar area of Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, making the area of Alcasar, Moraira one of the best areas to invest on the Costa Blanca.

 

 


Properties and Villas for sale in Alcasar Moraira, Spain

 

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Paichi Moraira - Info about the Area November 07, 2020

 

What to expect

An established and sunny area not far from services, the beaches and more...

 

The lifestyle

Pure Mediterranean Living in probably the best town on the Costa Blanca

 

Unexpected Appeal

Great mix of nationalities, all living together in harmony.

 

You'll fall in love with

It's South-West orientation and its proximity to services and the Sol Park centre with sports facilities.

 

The Market

Paichi is a good spot in Moraira, within a short drive to everything you may need. Beautiful Spanish villas mixed with contemporary properties.

 

 


Services and amenities nearby Paichi

 

There is no doubt that Paichi enjoys an excellent enclave, located close to everything. A 5 minute drive from almost everything, the centre of Moraira, its beaches, bars, restaurants, sports and leisure areas.

 

Would you like to play tennis or paddle today? The tennis courts in Sol Park are very close, and the paddle courts in the centre of Moraira are also close by.

 

Thinking on spending a day on the beach? The main beaches of Moraira (El Portet, L'Ampolla or Platjetes) can be reached within no more than 5 min drive.

 

Would you like to do some shopping? There are 3 shopping centres very close to Paichi with all kinds of shops 

 

A romantic dinner or with friends? There is a wide variety of restaurants, bars and taverns with live music of all kinds and styles nearby.

 

 


Safe walk into Moraira

 

Paichi is located on the road from Moraira to Benitachell, and recently a wide illuminated pavement has been created to allow people walk into Moraira.

 

 


The Weather

Location: Paichi, Moraira

Coords: 38°42'09.8"N 0°08'12.3"E​

Days of Sunshine: 330 days a year

Average Temperature: 18º

 


Paichi, Moraira - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market price in Paichi area of Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, making the area of Paichi one of the best areas to invest in the Costa Blanca.

 

 


Properties & Villas for sale in Paichi Moraira, Spain

 

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Pinar del Advocat Moraira - Info about the Area November 02, 2020

 

What to expect

A sunny area close to the village, beaches and services.

 

The lifestyle

Living in Pinar del Advocat Moraira, means enjoying the Sun all year around thanks to its orientation.

 

Unexpected appeal

A well kept area with a Mediterranean feel and great athmosphere.

 

You'll fall in love with

The proximity to Moraira and beaches, Pinar del Advocat is a great place to live in.

 

The market

Perhaps not as know as the areas of Pla del Mar or El Portet, but no doubt Pinar del Advocat is as good as those.

 


Services

Within Pinar del Advocat there are several places for the entertaining, like Gastro Bar21 or the traditional Spanish "Ca Pepe" Restaurant. There is a garden center and the shops and services at Milla de Oro Commercial centre along the Moraira-Calpe road, just in front "Platjetes beach" are close by.

Also worth mentioning the Swiss Hotel and the restaurant.

The telephone and Internet connections are excellent.

 

The main type is detached villas on plots starting at 700 square meters, but also bungalows with communal pool and gardens can be found, like for example in "Florida Park" or in "Els Pins Park"

 


New Urbanisations

Some of the most well known urbanisations in Pinar del Advocat are for example:

El Bosque, which is within stones thrown to Moraira and beaches. It is an urbanisation developed in year 1995 with all modern facilities like wide roads, street lighting, pavements, underground cables and main drainage, amongst others... The sea views from the mid to high part are just stunning.

Club Moraira, an urbanisation developed in the 70's, next to the Swiss Hotel.

There are two new urbanisations coming soon "Moraira Palms" which consists of 40 beautiful plots in a modern community, and "Residencial Monteminod", a gated community of 20 semi-detached villas, in modern style with private pool. The villas enjoy panoramic views and a great location 15 min walk to Moraira and beaches.

 


The Weather

Location: Pinar del Advocat

Coords: 38º 41' 37.3" N 0º 07' 09.3" E 

Days of Sunshine: 330 days per year

Average Temperature: 18º

 


Pinar del Advocat - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market prices in Pinar del Advocat, Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase. Pinar del Advocat, the little gem in Moraira.

 


Villas for sale in Pinar del Advocat, Moraira, Spain

 

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Moraira Urban Plot Taxes & Responsibilities October 05, 2020

 

Where the buyer of the plot is an individual there are two options, depending on the nature of the vendor, which is to say:

 

-          If you buy a plot and the vendor-builder subsequently builds a house for you, you are liable for 10% VAT on the development.

 

-          If you only buy the land (without any obligation to build on it) you are liable for 21% VAT if the owner is a Company and 10% if the owner is an individual. In addition, you are liable for 10% VAT on any new construction on the property.

 

Other expenses to bear in mind when buying a plot are Notary and Land Registry fees (both approx 0.5%)

 

We should also clarify the differences between your legal position in one case or another:

 

         If you buy a finished house (plot & build) you are legally considered a buyer-user and thus covered by Law 57/1968 which obliges the developer to guarantee, either by bank guarantee or insurance policy, all monies paid on account.

 

-          However, if you buy a plot and then build a residence on it you are considered an auto-developer.

 

This is an important point because both the obligations and the responsibilities of buyer-consumers and auto-developers are quite different.

 

-          If you buy a finished house (plot & build) from a Company you are considered the end user and therefore not responsible for obtaining  licences, permits, certificates of first occupancy etc... or indeed issues that may arise thereafter due to urban planning regulations. Simply put, you have no other responsibility but to pay the developer the agreed sum.

 

-          However, if you buy a plot and then build on it as the owner you are considered an auto-developer and, as such, are liable to third parties to comply with urban planning regulations, obtain licences and certificates of first occupancy etc... It should be noted that this also includes structural issues such as cracks, subsidence and damp. With regard to structural issues, if you sell the property to a third party you become legally liable to that person as, being an auto-developer, you are considered equally responsible  as those involved in the construction (builders, architects, surveyors etc)

 

Where the buyer of the plot is a Company, said Company can deduct the VAT from the price of the land and the cost of building the house.

 

The Company must however work as a building company and carries a series of duties and responsibilities such as registration with IAE, quarterly VAT, Company tax statements etc.

 

This guide is intended as a brief resumé of general information and does not constitute legal advice.

 

You may be also interested in reading about our Basic Guide and Regulations to Build in Moraira.

 

San Jaime - Info about the Area October 01, 2020

 

What to expect

A great mix of nationalities living together in a strong community orientated neighbourhood.

 

The lifestyle

Living in San Jaime means enjoying the Spanish relaxed way of living under the Sun, socialising with its inhabitants.

 

Unexpected appeal

A little paradise that retains its character and charm bathed with a fresh Sea Breeze.

 

You'll fall in love with

The urbanisation itself is very well kept and tidy. The green areas and Golf Club is the perfect place for entertaining.

 

The market

No doubt San Jaime is one of the Top 5 areas in Moraira, and keeps its value, making the area a great location to place your investment.

 


Ifach Golf Club

The Club House is available to members and visitors alike. The "cafetería" has a spectacular terrace, partly covered "riu rau", from which you can see much of the countryside and enjoy one of the best views of the Valencian Community, the Med Sea and the Rock of Ifach in the background.

The social club has an extensive range of facilities to members, changing rooms, showers, lockers, cafetería service, umbrellas and sun beds, amongst other services are all at your disposal.

 

Restaurante Masia San Jaime

Specialist in Mediterranean cuisine the restaurant occupies a rustic farmhouse, keeping all its aesthetic and retaining much of the original features. It has spectacular terraces, barbeque deck, large rooms and a courtyard of spectacular beauty. You can arrange hosting events at their facilities. It is managed by the Masian San Jaume Restaurant and it's oepn from 10 am to 8 pm depending on the season.

 

San Jaime Golf Club - Moraira

 

The Golf course facilities

A family athmosphere & 9 holes to challenge you.

A Golf Academy and kids golf school runned by a PGA professional member.

Since 2015 has an agreement been in place with Moraira's Town Hall to bring the sport of golf to everybody.

Offers a good all year round competition calendar.

Ifach Golf Club also offers three tennis courts to their members and visitors. Users of these facilities have changing rooms, shower and lockers.

 

The Swimming Pool

The Club offers to its members and visitors a swimming pool with spectacular views of the Rock of Ifach.

 


Services close by to San Jaime

Worth mentioning Pepe La Sal Supermarket with a wide range of national and international products.

 

Pepe La Sal Supermarket - Moraira

 

There is also a Bus Stop that goes regularly to Moraira and back.

Recently the Town Hall of Moraira created a 3,5 km cycle path that extends from the roundabout in the lower part of the San Jaime urbanisation to the town centre of Moraira, with a fairly flat profile, offering the possibility of going to Moraira in just under 10 minutes.

A new petrol station is located at the entrance of San Jaime, just next to Pepe La Sal Supermarket.

 

Petrol Station in San Jaime - Moraira

 


The Weather

Location: San Jaime

Coords: 38º 41' 13.7" N 0º 06' 28.5" E

Days of Sunshine: 330 days per year

Average Temperature: 18º

 


San Jaime - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market prices in San Jaime, Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase. San Jaime is one of the best areas to invest in the Costa Blanca.

 


Villas for sale in San Jaime, Moraira, Spain

 

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Moravit Moraira - Info about the Area September 29, 2020

 

What to expect

A sunny and vibrant spot, close to amenities and beaches, ideal for holidays or for all year living.

 

The lifestyle

Pure Mediterranean lifestyle, beach, friends, good food and a relaxed way of living.

 

Unexpected Appeal

Your house close to Moraira's most lively area "The Algas Beach" with a great athmosphere.

 

You'll fall in love with

The people, the weather and it's proximity to Moraira, beaches and services, as well as the Golf Club.

 

The Market

Location, location, location Moravit enjoys a privileged location, ideal for holiday lets. The area will always be one of the most in demand within Moraira.

 


Services

A wide range of services are on your doorstep, to enjoy the Spanish lifestyle!

There is a Bus Stop that goes regularily to Moraira and back.

The telephone and internet connections are excellent.

Pepe La Sal "Supermercado" on the Moraira-Calpe road stocks a wide range of national and interntational produce. Other excellent services on this road include a petrol station, pharmacy, bank, newsagents...

 

Moraira Yacht Club

 

Worth mentioning Moravit is close to San Jaime, where the Golf Club is located, and only 15 min drive to the Yacht Club in Moraira centre.

 


Algas Beach Bar & La Cabana Cocktails on the Beach

Moraira's most fashionable place for entertaining and to have a good time. An international athmosphere by the beach, ideal in the evenings to relax and watch the sunsets.

There is a little stone beach ideal fro snorkling, which is close by to the bar with ample parking and excellent restaurants.

 

 


Bicycle Line

Recently, the Town Hall of Moraira created a 3,5 km cycle path taht extends all along the Moravit urbanisation to the town centre of Moraira. A fairly flat profile, offering the possibility of going to Moraira in just under 10 minutes.

 


The Weather

Location: Moravit, Moraira

Coords: 38º 40' 58.3" N 0º 06' 44.3" E

Days of Sunshine: 330 days a year

Average Temperature: 18º

 

 


Moravit, Moraira - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market price in Moravit area of Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, making the area of Moravit one of the best areas to invest in the Costa Blanca.

 


Properties & Villas for sale in Moravit Moraira, Spain

 

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Cap Blanc Moraira - Info about the Area September 28, 2020

 

What to expect

Stunning sea views in the most Southern point in Moraira and impressive view to Calpe Rock.

 

The lifestyle

Relaxed quality way of living by the Mediterranean Sea with family and friends enjoying long sunny days.

 

Unexpected Appeal

One of Moraira's most exclusive neighbourhoods, overlooking the Med Sea. Just feel the breeze every day!

 

You'll fall in love with

It's proximity to amenities, beaches, services, the golf club and the great athmosphere.

 

The Market

Location, location, location, Cap Blanc hosts impressive properties, both residential and holiday homes.

 


Cap Blanc Insight & Overview

"A balcony to the Mediterranean" (says it all, doesn't it! Cap Blanc is one of the safest places to live in as there is only one way in & out for the hole area.

Cap Blanc or "Punta Estrella" is also not far from Cala Baladrar where, there is a great Beach Bar with a stunning terrace under pine trees overlooking the sea.

 

Front line to the Med Sea at Cap Blanc Moraira

 


Services

San Jaime Golf Club is only 5 min drive and within walking distance of the Pepe la Sal Commercial Centre with supermarket, pharmacy, shops, hairdressers, restaurants and coffee shops amongst others, along the Moraira - Calpe Road.

 


The Hidden Beach

Only a few prople knows that a little and remote cove is located under the cliffs of Cap Blanc, the access is not easy but tranquility is guaranteed. To get there, there is a little path that goes almost unnoticed..... It's a cave where locals used to go for fishing and some still do. Worth visiting at least once!

 

The hidden bach at Cap Blanc Moraira

 


The ifach Golf Course facilities

Cap Blanc benefits from being close to the San Jaime Golf Club, only with 9 holes and a social Club, it's the ideal place for socializing and meet new people in a friendly athmosphere.

During all year a really good competition calendar to challege yourself!

The Golf Club also offers 3 tennis courts as well a restaurant, wehre have a drink or eat with friends.

The members have access to changing rooms, shower and locker.

 

San Jaime Golf Course, nearby Cap Blanc area of Moraira

 


Top 5 Reasons why People lkes Cap Blanc

The Sea Views

The Sea and coastline view with Calpe Rock in the background are an absolute delight for the senses.

Exclusive Neighbourhood

The international residents of Cap Blanc enjoy a privileged lifestyle.

Proximity to Services

Beach, Golf, Coffee by the beach, Shopping today? All close by!

It's South facing aspect

Enjoy Sunlight all day at your pool terrace at Cap Blanc, thats to its South orientation.

Bycilcle lane

From Cap Blanc there is a flat level bicycle lane along the shops and the coast line up to the village of Moraira.

Upmarket area

Many of my clients say Moraira is the little Saint-Tropez on the Costa Blanca, that says it all, doesn't it? Moraira is one of the few towns allong the Spanish coast, which has not been un-spoiled by overbuilding. There are no high buildings in our town.

 


Cap Blanc, Moraira - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market price in Cap Blanc area of Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, making the area of Cap Blanc one of the best areas to invest in the Costa Blanca.

 


The Weather

Location: Cap Blanc, Moraira

Coords: 38º 40' 30.2" N 0º 06' 50.8" E

Days of Sunshine: 330 days a year

Average Temperature: 18º

 


What People says about Cap Blanc - Moraira

 

 

"Very nice"

Another coastal gem in the Moraira area. This is yet another beautiful beach, lovely scenery surrounding the crystal clear sea. Another must see.

 

Reviewed March 19, 2019

629 stuarty, Swansea Country, United Kindom

 

 

"Hard to find but worht it"

I was hard to find the beach but one we dit it was perfect. Quiet and private and stunning views to Calpe. This has become a favourite of ours in the heat of the summer and also a great place for a flask out of season. Great for those who enjoy snorkelling.

 

misay66 wrote a review March 2018

County Durham, United Kindom

 

 


Properties & Villas for sale in Cap Blanc Moraira, Spain

 

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El Portet Moraira - Info about the Area September 26, 2020

 

What to expect

El Portet enjoys being one of the most privileged areas of Moraira. It offers its inhabitants a relaxed retreat but is also within a short walk along seafront promenade into the village.

 

The lifestyle

Calm, community orientated and unpretentious. Afternoons spent leisurely shopping in the little cobbled streets or strolling along the beach.

 

Unexpected Appeal

An unspoiled area framed by the Mediterranean Sea and greenery.

 

You'll fall in love with

The easy way you will feel at home. Dining out and blending in with the local people, feeling you have lived here forever.

 

The Market

Increasingly competitive, with great value still available.

 


It has it all! Below we point the top reasons why El Portet is the preferred area for, well-to- do Spanish families as well as for international residents from all over the world.

 

Location, location, location


No doubt El Portet enjoys a privileged location, that offers its inhabitants a relaxed retreat within a short walk along the seafront promenade to Moraira village. Moraira’s Yacht Club is also found within a short walk from El Portet, so let’s enjoy it!

 


El Portet Beach

 

The crystal clear waters of El Portet sandy beach are ideal for diving or to have fun with your family and friends.

This beach has been awarded by the coveted Blue Flag award year after year, for its clean waters and variety of services like public toilets, parking and lifeguard service.

 

El Portet Beach - Moraira

 

Since ancient times, El Portet inlet has been a natural shelter from the storms of the east, which is one of the predominant winds in the area, as shown on the navigation chart of the Spanish navy's hidrographic institute. It is a paradise throughout mos of the year.

In year 2018 due to storms the beach had to be reconditioned and now has more than 20 m wide area, which along with its transparent waters and in this idyllic environment is a place that has nothing to envy to the beaches of the Caribbean.

 

The sandy beach of El Portet, Moraira, Costa Blanca, Spain

 

 

The crystal clear water of El Portet sandy beach are ideal for diving or just splashing around in the sea having fun. The beach is very popular in the summer season and has been awarded the sought after Blue Flag year on year for the clean waters and excellent services such as public toilets and liefeguards.

Christmas Day morning is a fun morning on this beach. Locals, both Spanish and Europeans arrive early wearing Santa hats with bottles of champagne to celebrate Christmas some even taking a swim before leaving for Christmas lunch.

 


Walking to Moraira

Walking along the coastal road a few hundred metres you can go into the municipal gardens just off the main promenade and will definitely appreciate the incredible scenery on the way to the Marina.

 

The coastline from El Portet into Moraira

 

The photograph above shows the view that awaits you there! If you carry on, you can walk along the coast to Calpe, although there isn’t a coastal path the whole way some parts will be along the road and other parts along the coastal path. It is a beautiful walk suitable for all ability levels.

An easy walk of around 1 km, then you will reach the town of Moraira. Walking along the coastal road a few hundred meter you can go in the municipal gardens just off the main promenade and will definitely appreciate the incredible scenery on the way to the Marina.

If you carry on, you can walk along the coast to Calpe, although there isn't a coastal path the whole way some parts will be along the road and others parts along the coastal path.

It is a beautiful walk suitable for all ability levels.

 


All year round services

There are three beach bars/restaurants serving ice cold beers, coffees, tapas or even a three course lunch if you require.

You are literally meters from the sea. On the main road around a five minute walk is a mini-market and a pharmacy. There is also a large parking area away from the beach.

The excellent Le Dolphin an affluent top tier restaurant and is an exciting place for a specila evening. Situated slightly higher than the walkway and overlooking the beach. Looking out at the twinkling lights of Moraira in the distance you will be enchanted.

 


Train from El Portet to Moraira

During the summer months when it is too hot to walk there is a Tourist Train from El Portet to the village. This exciting little ride takes you along the coast road from one end of Moraira to the other. The driver toots everyone he passes for passengers to get a wave from people walking along.

 


The Weather

Location: El Portet, Moraira, Spain

Coords: 38º 41' 15.5" N 0º 08' 46.8"E

Days of Sunshine: 330 per year

Average Temperature: 18ºC

 


El Portet - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market price in El Portet area of Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, making the area of El Portet, Moraira one of the best areas to invest on the Costa Blanca.

 


Properties and Villas for sale in El Portet, Moraira, Spain

 

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Benimeit Moraira - Info about the Area September 22, 2020

 

What to expect

A great mix of nationalities living together in a strong community, oriented neighbourhood.

 

The Lifestyle

Living in Benimiet means enjoying the Spanish relaxed way of living under the Sun, socialising with its inhabitants.

 

Unexpected Appeal

A little paradise that retains its character and charm bathed with a fresh Sea Breeze.

 

You'll fall in Love with

The stunning Sea and Coastal Views from Benimeit are an absolute delight.

 


Services nearby Benimeit

Tabaira Shopping Centre with access to some restaurants, bars, a supermarket and hairdressers, offering ample parking.

There is a new petrol station and a commercial centre close by, including more Supermarkets and Shops.

The historical town of Teulada is within a 10 minute drive through beautiful countryside.

The A7 motorway is a 15 minute drive.

The Ca La Iaia Restaurant, is a beautifully presented restaurant with Mediterranean cousine.

 


Golf Club Nearby

The Golf Club offers a Club House to members and visitors alike.

The "cafetería" (coffee shop) has a spectacular terrace, partly covered "riu rau", from which you can see much of the countryside and enjoy one of the best views of the Valencian Community to the Rock of Ifach in the background.

It also has a terrace, which affords greater peace and privacy.

 


Why choose Benimeit to live?

The tranquillity that the area offers, yet only 3 kms from Moraira, beaches and amenities, Benimeit is the ideal place for your retirement. It's mild microclimate, Moraira has one of the most healthy and favourable in the world.

An exclusive neighbourhood with high calibre properties, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

 


The Weather

Location: Benimeit, Moraira, Spain

Coords: 38º 42' 01.0" N 0º 06' 25.3"E

Days of Sunshine: 330 per year

Average Temperature: 18ºC

 


Benimeit - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market price in Benimeit area of Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, making the area of Benimeit, Moraira one of the best areas to invest on the Costa Blanca.

 

 


Properties and Villas for sale in Benimeit, Moraira, Spain

 

Brassa Homes® invite you to take a look at our selection of villas for sale in Benimeit Moraira, and we are at your disposal for any further information.

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Sol Park Moraira - Info about the Area September 21, 2020

 

What to Expect             

Sol Park is a great retreat destination within Moraira, which offers tranquillity and a relaxed athmosphere.
 

The Lifestyle                  

A relaxed and healthy atmoshpere under the Spanish Sun, with all year around services and amenities at your doorstep.

 

Unexpected Appeal       

An immaculate presented community very well kept and periodically cleaned.

 

You'll fall in Love with     

Sol park is like a small village within Moraira, with a great mix of nationalities.

 

The Market                        

One of Moraira's top locations, with high calibre villas, which keep their value.

 

 


Services nearby Sol Park

Sol park has a pharmacy (open 09:00 - 19:30 Monday to Friday) and (from 09:00 - 14:00 Saturdays), a bank and a small hotel.

All the named supermarkets such as Carrefour, Mercadona, LIDL, Mas y Mas and Pepe La Sal can be found within 2km from Sol Park.

A local bus stops several times a day, Monday to Friday to take people into the centre of Moraira.

If you prefer a walk - Sol Park is 2.1 kms to Moraira. It will take you around 25 minutes you can walk along the pavement, which is lit up by street lighting at night, passed the vineyards fields to the centre of town and the beaches.

Recently, the Town Hall of Moraira created a 3.5 km cycle path that extends from Sol Park Commercial Centre to the town of Moraira, with a fairly flat profile, offering the possibility of going to Moraira in just under 10 minutes.

 

 


Tennis Club at Sol Park

This fabulous Tennis Club has seven artificial grass courts and is floodlit to enable members to play at night.

The Club offer a wide range of activities including individual and group lessons, competitive leagues, club tournaments and "round robins" where members can just turn up and get a game.

The tournaments often end with a lively evening dinner afterward being held in the club house.

Whatever you desire in your game you will be able to find your level here. Whatever age you will always be welcomed to play, join a tema or even create your own team. With the mild climate in Moraira being one of the best in Europe you can play tennis all year around.

 


The Weather

Location: Sol Park, Moraira, Spain

Coords: 38º 42' 16.9" N 0º 07' 59.3"E

Days of Sunshine: 330 per year

Average Temperature: 18ºC

 

 


Sol Park - Statistics

The evolution of the housing market price in Sol Park area of Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, as shown in the graph below, making the area of Sol Park one of the best areas to invest in the Costa Blanca.

 

 


Properties & Villas for sale in Sol Park Moraira

 

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Pla del Mar Moraira - Info about the Area September 07, 2020

 

What to Expect             

An immaculate presented community with green areas and a great Mediterranean feel.
 

The Lifestyle                  

Living in Pla del Mar means Moraira and all services and amenities on your doorstep.

 

Unexpected Appeal       

A quiet and sunny urbanisation on the outskirts of Moraira village and the Yacht Club

 

You'll fall in Love with     

Its location, the Mediterranean Coastline views and a great mix of nationalities living together.

 

The Market                        

Pla del Mar has always kept its value and it's one of the most desired areas to live in.

 


The Moraira Yacht Club was founded in year 1975 as a non-profit sports association with the aim of promoting the practice of nautical-sports activities. Moraira Yacht Club at your doorstep!


One of the exclusive harbours on Costa Blanca and the pioneer in obtaining the Blue Flag of the Clean Seas of Europe, a distinction awarded by the European Foundation for Environment Education to those marinas that stand out for their respect for the environment around them, and meet the highest standards of quality in their port services.

It has 900 members and 740 moorings and has all the accommodations that a harbour should have like 24 h , 365 days a year service, boat ramp, trave-lift, woodworking, stainless steel, mechanics and painting workshops. It also has an accessory shop within its facilities inside the harbour area.

For the entertainment, there are a couple of restaurants and chill-out areas with stunning sea views to Calpe Rock and D'Or Cape at El Portet.

The Yacht Club Organize a wide variety of saling events throughout the year:

- Different coastal races and long distances

- Dinghy sailing competitions

- Rowing, Stand up paddle

- Various competitions for children, from fishing, snorkeling, drawing...

- Fishing competitions in the bay to deep-sea fishing competitions in conjunction with the IEO Spanish Institute of oceanography to mark the Mediterranean Blue fin Tuna, the most valued culinary species in the world.

 


Reasons why People likes Pla del Mar

 

Pla del Mar enjoys a South-West facing orientation ensuring plenty of Sunlight hours in the winter time and a lovely breeze from the Mediterranean Sea on the hottest months, thanks to its proximity to the Sea.

Experts from thee World Health Organization declared Moraira has a unique microclimate, as one of the most healthy and favourable in the world.

 


Pleasants Walks

 

From Pla del Mar there are several routes to walk along the coast towards El Portet beach along the coastline, or to the Circle Park which is ideal to take a relaxing walk. You should definitely follow the route from this park along the beach and the stairs. Views to the Ifach are incredible!

The Moraira Dog park is also close by and located by the sandy beach at Ampolla. The area is cleaned periodically by Moraira Town Hall.

 


The Weather

 

Location: Pla del Mar, Moraira, Spain

Coords: 38º 41'22.9"N 0º 08'24.5"E

Days of Sunshine: 330 per year

Average Temperature: 18ºC

 


Pla del Mar - Statistics

 

The evolution of the housing market price in Pla del Mar Moraira, during the last 5 years has been stable with a slight increase, making the area one of the best to invest in on the Costa Blanca and Spain.

 


Houses for sale in Pla del Mar Moraira

 

Brassa Homes® invite you to take a look at our selection of villas for sale in Pla del Mar Moraira, and we are at your disposal for any further information.

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TOP 10 Reasons why People Love Moraira August 25, 2020

 

Why is Moraira the best area to Invest or Buy Property on the Costa Blanca North?

 

Top 10 Reasons why people love to Live in Moraira, Costa Blanca: Quality of Life,  Climate, Cost of Living, Food, a Secure place to Invest on Property and more...

 

Moving abroad can be exciting but at the same time represents a big change in your life and a bunch of unanswered questions come to your mind.

In this article I point to the “Top 10 Reasons why to buy property in Moraira”.

 

Do you picture yourself living here?

 

 

1.- THE CLIMATE

Most clients I have asked, who invest  or are thinking to buy another property in Moraira and live here, have pointed to the mild climate of Moraira as the no1 reason for living in our beautiful town. 

Experts from the World Health Organization have declared Moraira has having a unique microclimate’ and is one of the most healthy and favourable in the world!

Enjoying an average temperature of 18º and more than 2.800 hours of guaranteed Sunshine a year. - the Sun turns your mood in to a positive one!

 

2.- COST OF LIVING

The charges of living in Moraira is 18.2% lower than in the UK and main European cities, according to the world’s largest database of information on the cost of living.

The average UK pensioner can enjoy a superb quality of life and live the desired golden retirement you have been dreaming of!

Ask anyone who lives here the difference in reduced expenses and savings that can be made. As an example: 1 kilo of oranges in the UK is priced at approx. £1.11, while here can be found in the streets markets for approx. €0.79.

 

3.- QUALITY OF LIFE

Relax, we take care of you and yours! Spain and in particular our area offers a great quality of life with low crime rates and non-polluted fresh air. 

We are ranked second as the safest country in the EU.

Moraira public school is open to families of expatriates, and there are two private International Schools nearby.

Regarding the Health System, Moraira has a clinic which serves residents as well as expats. 

The main hospital is located in Denia, only 25 minutes drive. 

Everything at your dispossal to enjoy your investment property in Moraira, Costa Blanca!

 

4.- MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

Our gastronomy is rich in flavours and internationally recognised as one of the healthiest in the world.

There are many local recipes that will spoil your appetite.   You will be very surprised!

From the popular Paella with all its different varieties it is the very best kept secret of the local inhabitants.  

Fresh fish and seafood recipes that for sure will make you feel special!

Eating out in Moraira is affordable, and big part of our culture. Don’t forget our weather cries out to socialise and share good times with family and friends.

 

5.- SOUGHT AFTER AREA

Many of my customers say Moraira is the little Saint-Tropez of the Costa Blanca, that says it all, doesn’t it?

Something we take for granted living in Moraira is that, it is one of the few areas along the Spanish coast, which has been not been spoilt by overbuilding. There are no high buildings in our town. Thank Goodness!.... therefore our residents choose to live in a beautiful small town where they are surrounded by mountains and the sea and Moraira is considered to be ‘The Place to Live’, therefore a safe place to buy your villa to invest.

If you are looking for a typical Spanish resort with Nightlife, then Moraira is not for you. 

Our clients choose Moraira because of its tranquility and our main focus is to keep it that way.

 

6.- A SECURE INVESTMENT

We are very privileged to be working with International clientele.

We have a clientele that know the value of investing their money into property and how hard is to earn that capital. We are very aware of that! We are always looking for our customers to achieve total satisfaction when purchasing a property, making sure they acquire only the very best.

We can not offer everything but, for us ethics come first  If we consider something is not good enough for us then it will not be enough good for you. We couldn’t be more crystal clear. 

Moraira is one of the top areas to invest your capital.  Property here has always held its value due to demand of clientele wanting to live in Moraira. There are so many reason why people want to be here, these are a few of the basics:

-  Well kept and not overdeveloped. Probably one of the most important factors, from my point of view, is that building in Moraira is limited. There is no excess of land for sale, unlike our neighbouring villages, and that’s a key factor when thinking about investment. There is more demand than product…

 

Moraira has an exclusive status, thanks to the non-aggressive development strategy . Not allowing the building of tall apartment blocks, which attracts a clientele that wants to reside in a peaceful town and that also encourages a different type of tourist wanting a quiet, restful holiday.

 

Moraira Costa Blanca the best town to invest on the Costa Blanca

 

7.- PEOPLE ARE WARM & FRIENDLY

Many expat residents keep falling in love with Moraira. The locals are warm, friendly and very welcoming to everyone who comes. Their hospitality, their family appointed culture and easy-going way of living are very attractive to everyone. 

 

8.- THE SPANISH SIESTA

After a nice lunch, what better than a Siesta'.... The siesta is probably one of the most famous aspects of Spanish life. 

There are several good reasons to take a siesta: 

Enjoy a long lunch, avoid mid-day heat and have a healthy afternoon.

The siesta time consists of a short period of time, usually between 15-30 minutes, and experts recommend it as helps with digestion, and will lift your mood!

 

9.- THE TRADITIONS AND FIESTAS 

Let’s face it, we love traditions and fiestas as forms part of our life-style and culture.

Colourful and effervescent, Moraira-Teulada fiestas and traditions are an explosion of happiness.  A great way to meet local people or expats from all countries in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Just to point a few: Probably the most popular amongst the tourists is the “Moors and Christians” in June.

Also the festivities of San Vicent Ferrer Teuladas patron, which takes place in April.

In July The Festivities of the Patron Saints of Moraira Mare de Deu del Desamparats.

The Moscatell Festival is becoming popular and takes place in August in Teulada.

Moscatell is a sweet wine, the grapes for this wine are grown locally.

 

10.- TRAVELLING  -  CONNECTIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Many Airlines in the UK and main cities in EU offer direct flights on a daily basis to Alicante and Valencia airports at affordable prices. Some UK flights during the low season can be as little as £ 25pp one way

 A direct flight from London to Alicante airport only takes 2 and a half hours.

 The main route to Moraira is by car, bus or train.  Car hire is available from the airport. Buses are directly from the airport.  For train travel, a local bus to Benidorm then a train.

 

I trust this blog entry has been a useful resource providing you with an accurate impression about living in Moraira. 

I’m always available for a friendly informal chat to share my living in Moraira experience with you!

Or why not just take a look at our selection of villas availabe to buy in Moraira, Costa Blanca.

                                                                                                                           

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