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Mojacar

Mojacar incorporates one of the more popular seaside resorts in Almeria, whilst also boasting one of the prettiest villages in Spain. Located on the eastern coastline of the region, it is made up of a village (Mojacar Pueblo) and a seafront (Mojacar Playa).

Mojacar
Mojacar Pueblo

Location and General Mojacar Information

The resort is accessible from Almeria airport within an hour or so, and has plenty of holiday accommodation available whether you are seeking an apartment or a luxury villa with stunning sea views. If you do get the latter, make sure you are up to watch the sunrise as it appears over the Mediterranean.

The “pueblo” is a very pretty village, with typically Spanish whitewashed houses all clustered together, complimented by narrow quaint streets… most of which are steep and cobbled, and many of those are adorned by colourful window boxes.

The “Playa” contains a little around 17 kilometres of coastline and beaches… adding just one more reason that it is popular with visitors.  Located at the lapping edge of the Mediterranean, it enjoys a gentler weather pattern to many other areas of Spain. It is popular with a real mix of nationalities who enjoy the beaches, walking and cycling.

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Restaurants, bars and clubs in Mojacar

There is all manner of gastronomic fayre to choose from, British, Spanish, Indian, and Moroccan… to mention just a few.  Indeed we have a number of friends from up here in the Almerian hills that travel to Mojacar on a regular basis to enjoy the numerous places to eat in Mojacar.

There are a number of bars dotted about so you can always grab something cool and cheeky. Wanting something a bit British? Then Beachcomber Bar & Restaurant will scratch those itches… and we hear the food is pretty damn good too! This popular bar and restaurant has plenty of events on during the evenings with something to suit the whole family.

For those wanting to stay out a little later or have a boogie… head to Club Maui or Mandala on Paseo el Mediterraneo (seafront) or to Loro Azul in Calle el Frontón up in the Pueblo. Loro Azul has jazz, blues and more.

Business, leisure and clubs in Mojacar

The main industry on both the pueblo and the coast is tourism, so most businesses in Mojacar are geared towards supplying visitors, or supplying the suppliers.  Visitors head to see the quaint town and to dine with views of the sea.

Golf, cycling and a number of other outdoor sports are available, and there is always something to do, be that a party or a formal celebration. There is even a bit of “Ten Pin”, if you fancy it, at Ozone Bowling.

Shopping in Mojacar

The main street market is held on Wednesday mornings, and well worth a visit.Here you can buy everything from fresh vegetables to handcrafted goods. Handbags, flowers, shoes and much more are available. It is held at the base of the village by the school.

Sundays are host to a flea market, with all manner of second hand goods available. Head to “La Fuente” area for that.

Looking for a souvenir? Then worry not, as there are around 20 gifts shops available with all sorts of trinkets and goodies.

There are also a few supermarkets in Mojacar for stocking up on the essentials. Mercadona, Consum and El Arbol are reasonably sized… whilst Thomas’s is great for emergency items.

Festivals and fiestas in Mojacar

  • Carnival. Just before Lent
  • Burial of the Sardine. Ash Wednesday
  • Andalucia Day. 28th February
  • Dia de la vieja. First Thursday during Lent
  • Holy Week
  • Pilgrimage of San Isidro. Sunday closest to 15th May
  • Moors & Christians. Weekend closest to 10th June
  • Sopalmo fiestas. Early August
  • San Agustin festivities. 28th August
  • Dia de la Patrona – Virgin del Rosario. 7th October

Trivia

There is a generally accepted school of thought that Walt Disney was born here. The story goes that he was born there, before travelling to the United States where he was adopted and renamed. Stories tell of two American men traveling to Mojacar to research the birth certificate of José Guirao Zamora (Walt Disney). Marc Elliott, who wrote Walt’s last autobiography included a whole section about the trip.

SpainBuddy tips

  • Head to La Parata Restaurant and try the pate – divine!

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Useful Links

Useful numbers

  • Emergency services – 112
  • Centro Medico – 950 475 105
  • Aeropuerto de Almería – 950 29 37 35
  • Puerto de Almería – 950 23 60 33
  • Taxis (Almoriac) – 671 41 71 21

Tourist Offices:

  • Frontón Square. Tel. 902 57 51 30
  • Playa Piedra Villazar

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