Mojacar is a charming jumble of whitewashed, sugar-cube houses, perched on a hilltop and overlooking a golden-sanded beach. The village itself is an atmospheric labyrinth of twisting, cobbled streets and Moorish architecture, housing hidden cafés and quirky shops. Holidays to Mojacar are ideal if you want a slice of Spanish charm and a beautiful beach on which to soak up some sun. Although the resort is believed to be the birthplace of Mickey Mouse creator, Walt Disney, you won’t find any theme parks in the village: holidays here are low-key, designed to help you leave all the stresses and strains of life behind you. With superb, rustic restaurants and traditional tavernas serving local cuisine and some stunning countryside to explore, you can make your holidays just what you want them to be.
Things to do
An ideal spot for families and couples who want to take things easy, Mojocar offers a wealth of things to see and do. If you can tear yourself from the sun-kissed beach, you can explore the incredible countryside by bike, or even ride a horse along the coast. The old town is the perfect place to take a wander or grab a leisurely lunch in one of the bustling squares. By night, enjoy a cool drink in a taverna and watch the sun set.
Mojacar’s exquisite coast has a 17 km sweep of soft sand that shelves gently into shallow waters, meaning a day at the beach can be enjoyed by the whole family. There are three stunning Blue Flag beaches that are exceptionally clean and well maintained. Thrill seekers can try their hand at a wide range of water sports; choose from jet skis, pedaloes, banana boats and even paragliding. If you want to stay out of the water, recline on a sun lounger and soak up the summer sun and you take in the natural beauty of the golden sand, shimmering waters and mountainous backdrop of Mojacar’s coastline.
History and culture
Mojacar has a vibrant history that dates back 4000 years to the Bronze Age. It‘s rich in Moorish heritage, as Catholic Monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel took the town from the moors in the late 15th century. Mojacar’s name originally stems from the Arabic word ‘Munsagar’ and you’ll still find an element of Arabic culture in its architecture and old Moorish fortress. You’ll be able to explore the well preserved ruins and experience the traditional customs. As you’re exploring, you may come across the Arabic hamsa hand symbol painted on front doors; this superstition warns off bad spirits and protected the homeowner from the evil eye.
Mojacar has a good range of bars and restaurants to enjoy throughout the evening. You could either have a delicious meal by the coast and watch the sunset on the shimmering horizon, or listen to live music and dance the night away in one of the cocktail bars. The nightlife may be a bit too quiet for some as there are only a few places open until the early hours of the morning. If you’re traveling in summer, you may find a substantial amount of evening entertainment organised by your hotel including flamenco performances, karaoke and clubs for teenagers and younger children.