Here’s the inside scoop on our most recent trip to Spain! In the newsletter you’ll find links to where we stayed, what we ate, what we did, & what I wore!
WHERE WE STAYED
We stayed in an INCREDIBLE Airbnb located in Moraira, Spain! It was about a 15 minute walk into the town and an 8 minute walk to the beach. This place was divided into 3 parts. The main house had a kitchen, two living rooms, a dining space, primary bedroom with walkout patio and marble tub, and an additional bedroom and loft upstairs. The main house also had a giant wall of glass doors that opened up to the pool. By the pool there was also a small casita containing two additional bedrooms. And lastly near the front of the house there was a path that took you through a garden to another casita that contained two bedrooms, another kitchen, living space, and patio! This place was an absolute dream! Highly recommend visiting, it is perfect for larger groups!
THINGS WE DID
One of the days we decided to rent a sailboat for 4 hours! Moraira has an amazing marina full of a few places you can rent boats for the day! We rented ours through The Boat Experience and got a sailboat that could fit 11 people and included a skipper for the day! We got to sail up the coast and also anchor to swim and snorkel too.
One of the nights we hired a Private Chef (Harrison Catering Costa Blanca) to come and make us a meal at our Airbnb. They made us Tapas, Paella, and Key Lime Pie for dessert! The Couple that cooked for us was actually very affordable we paid around 40 Euros per person for this meal. This was my favorite meal we had the entire trip! It was truly an unforgettable experience.
I didn’t get any photos of this experience but one of the days we went Kayaking on the Mediterranean. The place to rent them is located on the beach that is an 8 minute walk from the airbnb. We paid 35 euros for a double kayak and went for an hour! It was a super fun activity and the water was incredibly teal and clear! They also had stand up paddle board options as well.
WHERE WE ATE
One of the best views in Moraira and amazing food! This was my favorite place we ate at on the trip!
Cute atmosphere and yummy food! Their sangria was my favorite that I had all trip!
CLUB NÁUTICO MORAIRA
We ate here after our day on the boat it is located right by the marina. Amazing views and delicious food!
This place was INCREDIBLE. If you are in Valencia you MUST go!
HORCHATERIA DE SANTA CATALINA
The perfect place to try authentic churros, hot chocolate, and horchata in Spain!
We stopped by here for a late lunch in Alicante! Super aesthetic on the inside and located in a very cute area as well!
MY NEW CAMERA
I finally caved and purchased the Canon G7X Mark iii before this trip and let me tell you, my only regret is that I didn’t get it sooner! This camera is AMAZING for on the go photos. I love shooting on my DSLR but sometimes it is just too heavy for me to lug around and I am never happy with how iphone photos turn out. This camera is the perfect in between. Creates beautiful photos and videos. I love shooting with the flash to add a film feel.
PLACES WE WENT
This is the town that we stayed in! It is an hour from Alicante and 1.5 hours from Valencia.
This city was amazing! We did a day trip here and had the best time sightseeing. So much to do and see here, definitely a must visit!
This is the city we flew in and out of! We didn’t get to explore much but did spend a few hours in the city before getting picked up by our transfer.
Here is a quick breakdown of our actual itinerary from this trip incase you are interested in doing something similar:)
-Flight departs from IND at 12:30pm EST (we had a layover in NYC and in Madrid before reaching our final destination)
-Land at the Alicante Airport at 8:35am (local time)
-Took the C6 bus to downtown Alicante and had them drop us off in front of the train station
-Dropped off our luggage at a luggage locker before exploring the city
-Explored Alicante, grabbed lunch, and went grocery shopping before getting picked up by our transfer. (We couldn’t check in to our Airbnb until 5pm so we decided to explore in the meantime!)
-3:30pm we were picked up by our transfer outside of the train station (we booked ours through My Transfer)
-5pm arrived at our airbnb for check in
-Cleaned up and walked down into the town for dinner
-Walked into town for breakfast
-Did some more grocery shopping
-Group dinner at night
-My husband made us a group breakfast
-Private chef for dinner
-Dinner at the Club Náutico
-Dinner at El Chamizo
-8:30am transfer to Valencia
-Full day exploring Valencia
-6:30pm transfer took us back home
-Out to a local club in Moraira to celebrate my cousins Bday
-Last day at the pool
-Dinner at La Cena
-Packed up & cleaned our house
-5am pick up from our transfer to Alicante airport
-9am flight home
-Land and 7:30pm in Indiana
And that was our trip!