We are celebrating! Cala del Moraig, the wonderful cove in Cumbre del Sol, has earned one of the 696 Blue Flags that have been awarded to Spanish beaches this summer. The Blue Flag is an award given annually by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and marinas which meet its environmental and operational standards. This year, the Valencian Community has been awarded the most flags with a total of 146, and Alicante province achieved the top spot with 68 beaches receiving this seal of approval.
At the foot of Cumbre del Sol, protected by cliffs that are over 100 metres tall, is Cala del Moraig. This unique natural setting can be accessed along the General Playa road, signposted from the entrance of Cumbre del Sol. Its crystal-clear, deep blue waters stand out for their cleanliness and high quality, making this an ideal place to swim. The 250-metre stretch of beach is covered by pebbles and sand, and surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty.
One of the many attractions of Cala del Moraig are water sports such as sailing, snorkelling, and scuba diving, which attract many visitors to its shores every day. It’s an ideal place to discover the marine nature and underwater life of the Costa Blanca and is surrounded by unique hiking trails which offer walkers the chance to visit natural caves, and lead to other nearby coves.
It’s not just the area’s natural beauty and high-quality waters that have earned Cala del Moraig its Blue Flag, it’s also the first-class services offered here. Cool off with a cocktail or some delicious tapas in the cove’s beach bar or sunbathe in comfort on the sunbeds that are available to hire. The cove has a lifeguard, a car park, a cleaning service, and Pedalo hire to ensure a fun day for adults and children on one of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca.
The terrain in Benitatxell is made of limestone which has been shaped into cavities and beautiful geological formations. One of these is the “Cova dels Arcs”, a natural wonder and gateway to the underwater route at Cala del Moraig. “Cova dels Arcs” is a chamber formed by three natural arches and is the outlet of an underwater river, perfect for scuba divers and speleologists. Up to 1000 metres of underwater tunnels have been discovered, going to a depth of 62 metres. Through them, the underground river Riu Blanc runs into the sea.
Cala del Moraig is not the only cove in the area: very close by we also find the Cala dels Testos and Cala Llebeig, small bays hidden away at the foot of the “Morro Falquí” cliffs, which can be accessed along a trail or by sea. The beaches near Cumbre del Sol are a true paradise on the coast, perfect for enjoying the Costa Blanca’s warm weather and the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
At Cumbre del Sol, you will have these Mediterranean coves on your doorstep. Cala del Moraig, with its Blue Flag, is the closest to the residential resort and so for us, the most special. Enjoy each stroll along the shore and every swim in the sea knowing that it’s a truly unique place!