Teulada-Moraira is in the swim

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TEULADA-MORAIRA and Benitachell have a swimming pool for every two registered inhabitants. 

According to statistics released by Spain’s tax authority, Hacienda, that were quoted recently in El Pais, this situates the two towns amongst Spanish municipalities with the highest ratio of pools-to-people.

Averages apart, Javea has 8,461 swimming pools – more than any other Marina Altea municipality – followed by Denia with 4,948.


Overall, Spain averages four swimming pools for every 100 members of the population while Alicante province has the highest ratio of nine for every 100 inhabitants.

Most are located in Marina Alta properties, with Teulada and Benitachell at the head of the list, followed by El Rafol d’Almunia and Benissa.

Hondon de las Nieves in Medio Vinalopo on the other side of the province comes fifth.

These figures apply only to residents registered on a municipal padron and do not take into account pools in second residences, leading statisticians to suspect that there are many more than those cited by Hacienda.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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