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About Mojacar & Mojacar Playa


Situated in the southeast corner of Andalucia
in the Province of Almeria, Mojácar sits on a hilltop, facing the shimmering Mediterranean and overlooking miles of sandy uncluttered Blue Flag beaches, with the majestic Cabrera Mountains as a backdrop.

Mojácar is the jewel in a cluster of villages among which is the old fishing port of Garrucha, which now boasts a marina and dozens of fish restaurants.

Mojácar is about as far south as you can go in mainland Spain. It's easy to reach (serviced by 3 airports; Almeria, Alicante and Murcia). Having been occupied by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and finally the Moors, Mojacar has created a culture of its own, and once visited, will capture your heart. Its Moorish history continues to influence its architecture.
You can feel its past as you walk the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets full of Moorish style dwellings. The superb restaurants, boutiques, charming squares and intimate bars add to the town's magical quality. Its captivating charm and tranquil atmosphere are intoxicating.

Situated where the south and the east of the Iberian Peninsula blend together, Mojácar is a few kilometres away from the motorway and Autovia system which was constructed to meet the needs of the millions of visitors to the Olympic Games in Barcelona and the World Fair in Seville. Consequently Mojácar is within easy reach of the French border via Barcelona, Santander and San Sebastian ferries to the UK, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Malaga and Gibraltar. A few hours' drive will put you in reach of the most famous and historical cities in Spain and Almeria and Alicante airports to the rest of the world.    

When foreigners began to discover what Mojácar had to offer and began to settle, the village elders took the decision that Mojácar would not be allowed to develop into another Benidorm or Marbella. You won’t find the beach and the sea hidden from view, neither will you see platoons of high-rise apartment blocks or hotels. Residential buildings are limited in height, and the town hall remains strict with builders around future development. Mojácar has therefore been able to retain its essential charm. It remains part of what is called "The real Spain."

Mojacar is known throughout the country as ‘El Rincon del Embrujo’,
or ‘The Village of Enchantment’. When the sun finally decides to bid its farewell for the day, it dips behind the village and then the mountains providing an awe-inspiring display of colour, which never loses its attraction however many times you see it. Like a fire in the sky it turns slowly from bright yellow to orange to red and gradually fades into shades of purple before disappearing ready for the next evening's show.

Enjoying such wonderful all year weather, Mojácar is a place for all seasons. With every sport and recreation facility available both on land and sea one need never be bored. The World Sea Fishing Championship is held at nearby Agua Dulce (Sweet Water), and other events include the European Cross Country Championships. With three Equestrian centres, superb golf courses, tennis, squash, swimming, scuba diving, sailing, wind surfing and of course the many arts courses, Mojácar offers a great deal more than Sunshine, Sangria and the Sea.

The Mojacar region is able to boast 3 blue-flag beaches along its stretch of the coast, whose waters are among Spain’s most sought after for scuba diving. In addition, its excellent golfing facilities will soon be increased to 5 courses, with a spectacular Links course planned. In the winter months, despite the sun shining in Mojacar, there is the added attraction of the Sierra Nevada skiing resort around 2 hours drive away.
Other nearby places of interest include an excellent water park; together with activity parks such as ‘Mini-Hollywood’ and ‘Texas-Hollywood’, where many of the spaghetti westerns were filmed. Quaint villages are also in abundance within the vicinity, and larger centres such as Almeria and Grenada are within easy reach.

The area is illuminated by the sun, and boasts the most hours of yearly sunshine in the whole of Spain, making it the best spot for sun worshippers. It glows for around 3,000 hours every year and means that the average temperature is about 20 degrees Centigrade.
In Mojácar winter is almost non-existent, enjoying the best climate in Europe, where the air is bright and clean. It is so light and clear that it has attracted painters and sculptors along with writers and musicians from the four corners of the world. It has become a Mecca for artists.  

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