Spain is full of pueblos all as beautiful and welcoming as the other; these villages are privileged places to acquire your retirement home or a second home to spend the holidays with your family. 90 km from Almeria and its international airport, let you be surprised by Mojacar, a very pretty village of Moorish origin with its white and cubic houses, perched on a hill. Although it is very touristy, Mojacar has a great charm. Its alleys, most twisted and sloping, do not allow access to cars that makes it a very pleasant and peaceful place to walk.
Mojacar consists of two parts: Mojacar Pueblo (the city) and Mojacar Playa (the beaches).
MOJACAR, A CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ANIMATIONS
The origin of the name Mojacar comes from “Monxacar” which means sacred mountain. Mojacar has gone through several eras and diverse cultures, from prehistoric times to the Arabian kingdom without forgetting the Phoenicians, Celts, Greeks and Romans whom he has welcomed over the years.
Mojacar’s life is therefore often punctuated by various events such as, for example, the Feria de Mojacar, and for several days in August, Mojacar celebrates its patron Saint Augustine. Sports and cultural activities, markets, concerts, parades in traditional costumes, processions … are organized, or even, the Noche de las Velas, a night during which the village of Mojacar turns off all its lights to be lit only by the many candles that are placed in the streets.
BEACHES AT THE PAVILLON BLEU
Come and enjoy the 17 km of virgin and tourist beaches with crystal clear waters, 7 km of which have received the blue flag. Some are even part of the magnificent Cabo de Gata Natural Park.
THE PARADISE OF CYCLISTS
Pleasant climate, low rainfall, roads with little traffic, diversity of terrain allows cycling in all its forms, all year round. Cyclists have different routes with different types of difficulty to practice their sport while admiring the magnificent landscapes of the sea and the mountains.
It is therefore no coincidence that the most important teams in the world (Rabobank, Bouygues Telecom…) come to Mojacar to prepare for the season. The city has been able to adapt and now offers tourist complexes especially dedicated to cyclists.
AN IDEAL DESTINATION FOR GOLFERS
Even climatic observation for our golfers friends, they can play longer in favorable conditions.
The golf courses of Mojacar, oriented towards the sea, have very varied characteristics making the practice of this sport even more interesting.
But also: hiking, diving, sailing, kite surfing, horse riding, tennis, paddle board
AND FINALLY, A LEGEND…
The inhabitants of Mojacar are convinced that the village is the real birthplace of Walt Disney.
According to them, he is the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman. His mother allegedly took him to the United States and abandoned him when he was only a few months before Elias Disney adopted him.
If you are still not convinced, the proof is in the pictures!
MY FAVORITE ADDRESSES:
Mojacar tourist office website: Tourism
A B&B run by a young couple: El Olivar
A tapas bar that I highly recommend for the quality of its products, the homemade cuisine of Marcello and the smile of his wife Marisa in the service: Marcelo Entre Tapas
Bike rental and organized bike trips. Run by José, Franco-Spanish and former elite cyclist: Doltcini
Price Brown Partnership – real estate agency in Almeria to buy or rent: Price Brown
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