LA SELLA GOLF CLUB is
situated in Denia, around 30 minutes from Moraira and is 18-hole, par 72, 6,029 m. Opened in 1991, the
course was designed to "use all the clubs in the bag".
absolutely flat it has many trees and water obstacles (canals and lakes -
which provide the irrigation).
The course is set in the prestigious La Sella Urbanisation with numerous
other facilities including tennis and squash clubs, a riding school and
Although a private club with restricted membership, the public are allowed
to use the very well appointed clubhouse, and holders of handicap cards from
their home club may play on payment of a green fee.
Driving range, putting green, motorised trolleys, club house with club bar,
lounge bar and restaurant. TEL: 966 454 252
CLUB DE GOLF 'DON CAYO'
- Built in 1976 near Altea and also within 30 minutes drive of Moraira, was designed by the famous team of Gregorio Sanz & Pedro Barber Lloret, this is a very strenuous par 72, 9 hole, course
of 3,078 metres which has superb views with plans to extend into the hills
making it 18 holes with a cable car link from the existing course.
Facilities include a magnificent clubhouse with bar and restaurant, social
club, Billiards, Bridge lounge, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf classes,
caddie-cart/buggy/club hire, putting green, practice ground and golf
Other Golf Clubs on the
Costa Blanca, close to Moraira -
Cartegena & Alicante, 18 holes, 5,830 m, par 71
Busot & Muchamiel, 18 holes, 6,308 m, par 72
'LAS RAMBLAS DE ORIHUELA',
Orihuela, between Cartegena & Alicante, 18 holes, 5,914 m, par 72
Orihuela, between Cartegena & Alicante, 18 holes, 6,132 m, par 72
'EL PLANTIO', Partida
del Bacarot, between Alicante & Elche, 18 holes, 6,148 m, par 72
Rojales & Guardemar, 18 holes, 5,844 m, par 72
Bowling in the Moraira Area
At the time of writing, 11 bowling clubs in the area
affiliated to the Costa Blanca Bowls Association.
Foreign clubs interested in playing here should contact the Costa Blanca
organiser c/o the Benitachell B C, Tel: 649 31 51
THE BENITACHELL BOWLS CLUB
is a private club, close to Moraira and run by the members on a non-profitmaking basis. No
facilities are available to the general public but visiting clubs are made
THE JAVEA GREEN BOWLS CLUB
is also close to Moraira and run within a commercial enterprise. There are 6 rinks with artificial
grass, a comfortable clubhouse with bar and restaurant AND a very friendly
atmosphere. For non-members there is a charge which includes the hire of the
woods and dress is optional.
The adjoining INN ON THE GREEN restaurant provides a special Saturday night
and Sunday lunchtime Carvery and "pot-luck" lunches during the week. Closed
Tel : 577 15 53.
Sea Fishing in Moraira -
The Spanish Mediterranean coast, on the whole, has been
"plundered" for years by the commercial fisherman. Fortunately now this is
better controlled and there can be some quite good sport with bass and
conger for the beach-caster, especially at night.
There are some quite good Grey Mullet particularly in Calpe harbour and in
Javea the fishermen allow anglers to fish off their moored boats in the
Fishing is prohibited in Moraira marina.
Freshwater Fishing close to
Moraira, on the Costa Blanca
interior of Spain boasts a wealth of waterways, mainly mountain rivers and
streams and gigantic reservoirs. There is some very good sport for the trout
angler but the best fisheries are controlled and day permits are required.
All of the reservoirs contain the coarse species Carp, Tench, Barbel, Black
Bass, Zander, Pike, Eels, Golden Orfe and Koi Carp.
Locally the reservoirs of Villajoyosa (30 mins drive), Guadalest (1 hour)
and Beniarres (1 hour) offer reasonable carp fishing with specimens up to 30
lbs but with the average fish being about 4 lbs.
The two rivers of the Pego Marshes (3/4 hour) contain carp to 15lbs, barbel,
black bass and the occasional sea bass. Unfortunately the locals have
constructed "puestos" (-platforms) in the best swims and visitors are not
allowed to use them.
Please note that a permit is required for fresh water fishing for
each autonomous region.
that is required is your signature on the form and a photocopy of your
passport. Licences can be obtained by any gestor but take about a week to
arrive. You can go to the offices of the water authority in Alicante
yourself and obtain one immediately or make prior arrangements via your Tour
Operator or Rental Agency. The penalty for being caught is a stiff fine and
confiscation of all tackle.
Other Sports and Pastimes
in Moraira -
is a Go-Kart racing track located close to the Font Santa in Moraira ( Tel: 574
14 69) and another operates for the children (with tiny two-stroke engines)
at the back of the beach - during the Summer season only.
Javea and Benidorm also have Go-Kart Track
There are numerous Tennis
Courts in Moraira, mostly attached to residential developments, and
some allow non-residents to hire for a small fee. There is a tennis club at
the SOL PARK URBANISATION ( Tel: 574 06 12) and Teulada Town has a
MUNICIPAL SPORTS CENTRE with a stadium and there is an outdoor centre at
The facilities include swimming pool, basket ball, handball, tennis,
badminton and five-a-side football and there is, of course, a MUNICIPAL
FOOTBALL PITCH - for all enquiries about these municipal sports
facilities contact the Town Hall on 965 740 158.
At the DON PEDRO APARTOTEL
there is a Squash Club ( Tel: 649 03 51) and at Tabaira there is an
open-air squash court with "natural" air conditioning.
There is horse-riding
at La Sella Complex in Denia, and the La Paz stables in Lliber.
Rugby is played at
Villajoyosa and, if you enjoy exploring the countryside, then the MORAIRA
CLUB have regular walks.
There is a clay pigeon
shooting club on the Cabo between Javea and Denia, Tenpin Bowling
in Benidorm and Javea and roller skating in Javea.
delicate subject to broach with so much international feeling against the
savagery of the "Corrida de Toros". However, no guide to Spain would be
complete without a mention for those who wish to see and judge for
themselves this traditional Spanish spectacle. There is a very touristic
"Plaza de Toros" in Benidorm and a very Spanish one in Ondara
where "Corridas" are held on most summer Sundays and fiestas. Both
Alicante and Valencia have their bullrings the latter attracting
the top bullfighters in the world for the week of fiestas in August.