This summer, Candice Johnson
spent a month in Moraira on La Costa Blanca, the South East coast of Spain, in the region of Valencia. The town is a small and charming Mediterranean fishing village. Candice grew up in Belgium and spent all of her summers in Moraira. They spent their time this summer walking around the streets, eating ice cream and churros con chocolate, drinking zumo de naranja at the beach cafe, went exploring at the port, swimming and snorkeling in the sea, boating, and enjoying local foods at the farmer’s market. A dreamy summer by the sea.
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The images with the rocky beach and yellow fins were taken at Playa de L'ampolla. It's the perfect spot to look for little crabs and fish.
The pictures at the beach with the white building in the background and where the little boats are is called El Portet. The beach is not rocky, and has soft sand and clear water. Its perfect for little kids, as the beach sits in a cove. The boys loved splashing around. It's also a great place to kayak. Being on that beach feels like living in a postcard.
We walked around the town of Altea. It's another charming town not too far from Moraira. This is where we came across this beautiful painting studio by a local artist named nuño. Landon was over the moon as he loves artists and arts. What he creates is beautiful. His instagram is @tallerdeartealtea. After seeing the movie Luca, the boys realized that there were Vespas everywhere in Europe. So they looked for as many Vespas as they could find whenever we walked around.
Every Friday there is a market in Moraira where you can find fresh fruit and veggies, clothes and all kinds of other things, including churros.
We started every Friday with breakfast at the churreria for some delicious churros. It's the best!
We spent our summer having fun at the beach, spending time with family (the boys grandfather lives in Moraira) exploring different small towns and eating lots of good food and really taking advantage of the siesta.