Mojacar (Costa de Almeria)
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Mojacar is an engaging, beautiful and romantic corner of Spain, perched high on a hill white washed houses, cool courtyards and cobbled streets overlooking the sea and long sandy beaches. A focal point for artists and writers throughout the ages, Mojacar with its Moorish appearance and commanding views will fascinate, beguile and completely captivate you.
Whether it is sailing, fishing, bowling, tennis, golf or watersports that take your fancy or simply relaxing on an uncrowded beach soaking up the sun, you will find it all and more in and around Mojacar.
Bordered by the Tabernas Desert with its dramatic landscapes and warmed by the Mediterranean, Almeria is flavoured with unrivalled average hours of sunshine and high temperatures all year round. Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, majestic coastlines and whitewashed mountain villages bring you the taste of Spain.
The beach resort is low-key, attracting the middlemarket and family-orientated, with plenty of tourist amenities. It's also popular with geology students attracted by its wealth of mineral deposits. Mojacar village is better suited to quiet-seeking couples, though its steep slopes could pose a challenge for some visitors.
There is a good selection of hotels, apartments and aparthotels along the coastline, most of these are good-quality, middlemarket options and the larger ones offer a wide range of facilities. A number of large-scale developments have sprung up at the fringes of the resort.
Mojacar is situated in the south east of mainland Spain, in the region of Almeria (1¾ mls inland from the Mediterranean Sea, 60 mls E of Almeria airport). The Mojacar beach resort occupies a long strip of land sloping up from sea and continuing up a steep hillside, site of a mainly residential area. About 1¾ miles in from the coast, atop a high hill, is Mojacar village; the gentle folds of the Sierra de Cabrera Mountains rise in the background.