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.
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.
There are more than 10 mls of coastline with coarse sandy beaches shelving gently towards the sea and varying from wide to fairly narrow, with rocky outcrops in places, becoming rocky to the NE towards Garrucha Village. For the most part, it is less developed than some, with plenty of space to enjoy, though small clusters of sun loungers and shades dot its length. The new development tends to be clustered around the wider sections.
beach resort has a wide array of attractions for shoppers, from souvenirs, beachwear/beach gear, handicrafts, quality home ware, furniture, ceramics and shoes to designer shops. There is a pharmacy and a couple of larger shopping complexes, one with a well-stocked supermarket.
During the daytime activities include the ancient cave paintings at Cuevas de Almanzora, the fishing village of Garruch. There are deserted beaches and spectacular views near Carboneras, also bowling greens, a 9-hole golf course, minigolf, go-karting and fishing. There are sports centres, gyms, and the possibility of flying microlight aircraft. There is also Sea fishing along the shoreline.
The nightlife here boasts a handful of discos along the beach, with more lively ones at a couple of places of accommodation. There are many bars, more plentiful along the beach front. Mojacar
village itself has bars with a more authentically Spanish flavour.
beach resort has a good choice of restaurants along its length, with a large number of British and Continental restaurants. One can still manage to find a good Spanish restaurant or two serving local dishes and tapas. There is plentiful fresh seafood on offer, also a variety of French, Chinese, Cantonese, Mexican, Irish and Indian.
Mojacar (Costa de Almeria)
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