Mojacar Travel Guide
Overview Undoubtedly the most romantic and picturesque holiday beach
resort town in southeastern Spain, the white-washed houses and
cobbled streets of Mojacar are sprinkled atop a hill overlooking
pristine sandy beaches, washed by the warm Mediterranean. The
unspoilt ancient Moorish fortress town of Mojacar has been a
favourite with artists and writers for many years, and now attracts
holidaymakers who fill up the hotels and villas which have
proliferated along the nearby stretch of beach, fortunately not yet
to the detriment of the town's appearance or beguiling atmosphere.
The village centre is honeycombed with narrow casbah-like cobbled
alleyways, which hide many quaint surprises, like a Roman fountain
pumping fresh spring water and the unusual fortified church of
Santa Maria. Mojacar is the picture-perfect location for a beach
holiday in Spain.
Shopping The Commercial Centre is a large mall complex in the centre of
town with every modern convenience. Adventurous and inquisitive
tourists prepared to wander through the small alleyways of Mojacar
will be richly rewarded. Many of the narrow streets have hidden
treasures for dedicated shoppers, including small boutiques as well
as a variety of holiday souvenir shops.
Restaurants Mojacar's restaurant scene consists of a varied selection of
international eateries which complement its excellent Spanish tapas
bars and local seafood restaurants. Restaurante El Antler in Calle
Enmedio has been getting great reviews for over 25 years. Children
are always welcome in Mojacar restaurants. Famous local dishes
include caldo de pescado (fish stew) and pelotas
(meatballs wrapped in dark green cabbage leaves). Visit the nearby
town of Garuccho to sample their locally-caught red shrimp.
Nightlife The area on Mojacar beach known as the Brit Strip has numerous
pubs and British themed eateries. The best selection of Mojacar
bars can be found along the sea front, which is lined with good
beach bars, offering happy hours, free tapas and splendid beach
views. The larger hotels have lively bars and are worth visiting on
weekends for those seeking a big night out.
Activities Along the beachfront are various operators offering horse
riding, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and scuba diving in the
surrounding area. There are currently 11 excellent golf courses
around Mojacar, three of which are championship quality. The old
town of Mojacar Pueblo is well worth a visit for the old buildings
and cobbled streets, while the waterpark in the nearby town of Vera
is a fun family excursion.
Negatives This is a laid-back resort town with limited entertainment
options for those wanting to spend their holiday in the town
itself. The old town is accessible only by steep and narrow roads
and is therefore unsuitable for people with mobility issues.