Mojacar lies in a unique position high on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea on the Costa Almeria. Lying ninety kilometres from Almeria it has a transfer time from the airport of a little over an hour. When first approached, Mojacar delights the eye as it sits atop a steep hill, whitewashed houses huddled together as if clinging on for dear life and offering wonderful views in every direction. Mojacar is two kilometres from its long sandy beach where the waters are clear and blue and offer a variety of water sports. Here there are hotels and villas offering good quality accommodation. A Mojacar holiday offers relaxation in stunning surroundings.
Why Go To Mojacar?
A Mojacar holiday promises dawn to dusk summer sun and warm Mediterranean seas combined with an authentic Spanish atmosphere. The unique beauty of the village and the surrounding countryside attracts many artists. The accommodation by the beach is ideal for families with small children.
Who Is Mojacar Popular With?
A Mojacar holiday appeals to couples of all ages as well as those who enjoy beach life. Although the village itself is unsuitable for those with walking difficulties as all roads lead uphill, there is suitable accommodation at the beach resort.
When To Go To Mojacar
Although Mojacar is a year round holiday destination, the summer months are the most popular time to take a holiday with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. Many visitors however, leave behind the dark dreary days of a typical British winter and come to Mojacar to sample the warm winter sunshine.
Mojacar - The Place
Mojacar is beautiful town perched on a hill with stunning views in every direction. Its great defensive position is the reason it was chosen as a settlement four thousand years ago. Its narrow cobbled streets and stairs are lined with quaint houses decorated with wrought iron window grills and balconies. There are many shady courtyards filled with pots of vibrant blooms and trailing blossom. It is an exceptionally beautiful place and it is no surprise that so many artists and writers have made their homes here. Water played an important role in the rise and decline of Mojacar. The nineteenth century brought long periods of drought and the town was almost depopulated. It wasn’t until the mid-twentieth century, when the government gave away land for building and the tourist boom began, that Mojacar fortunes changed. A source of spring water dating back to the Romans is still present in the town. La Fuente Mora is a Moorish fountain which remains in use today. Sightseers will be interested in the many old buildings including the Santa Maria Church from the fourteenth century, the old customs house and the city gates. Visitors gather in La Plaza Nueva which offers the best views from the town.
The coastal resort, Mojacar Playa, two kilometres from the town has wonderful sandy beaches and sheltered coves offering a degree of privacy. Even in the height of summer, the beaches are rarely over-crowded. A range of water sports are available including sailing and fishing. There are also tennis courts and a choice of golf courses nearby. Remember to bring your handicap certificate as this is sometimes a course requirement.
Mojacar’s hotels, villas and apartments provide high quality accommodation and cater for most budgets. Its diverse restaurants accommodate most tastes and its shops provide holiday provisions as well as gifts and souvenirs.
In order to make the most of your Mojacar holiday, car hire is recommended.
Mojacar nightlife is low-key with evenings spent wandering through the narrow cobbled streets enjoying an evening meal or a drink in the company of friends. There are some lively bars along the waterfront and some of the larger hotels provide their own entertainment.
Mojacar‘s narrow cobbled streets have some delightful small shops and galleries where gifts and holiday souvenirs can be purchased.
Mojacar has some fine restaurants serving traditional Spanish dishes as well as international cuisine. Menus include local dishes where fish is a prominent ingredient. A good way to sample Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home. Spanish wines are pleasing to both the palate and the pocket.
Children are always made welcome in Spanish restaurants.