Keen to book an active holiday with rustic charm? Head to the picturesque resort of Mojacar on the Costa Almeria. Located in the Sierra Cabrera Mountains, Mojacar is really popular with couples and families looking for a sunny escape to Spain with no shortage of memorable things to do.
Mojacar enjoys a Mediterranean climate with temperatures reaching between 30-40°C in the summer, but if the heat gets too much, you can cool down as you stroll through the alleyways, and explore the small shops and tapas bars. The Old Town overlooks part of Mojacar's 17km stretch of golden beaches, and is where you'll find the Neoclassic Plaza Nueva, the Parish Church of Santa Maria and the Castillo. Speaking of the beaches, you can also get involved in a wide selection of water sport activities if you're feeling adventurous - the crystal-clear waters on the Blue Flag beaches are ideal for jet skiing, water skiing, diving and snorkelling. Just take your pick!
If you're keen on having an extra special adventure on your holiday to Mojacar, head to the magnificent mountain coastline of the Garbo de Gata Natural Park for the secluded beaches. Film fans will love visiting the Oasys Western Theme Park and Zoo - set in the stunning Tabernas desert landscape, it's an unmissable chance to see part of cinematic history, as it's where Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns and Indiana Jones were filmed!
When it's time to sample the local Spanish cuisine, you won't be short of options in Mojacar. Choose from beach bars for good value meals or go to English and Spanish bars and restaurants for traditional food - we recommend that you try local dishes such as fish stew, meatballs and stuffed peppers! Mojacar certainly isn't a sleepy resort either; after you've enjoyed a delicious dinner, stroll down Mojacar's seafront promenade for live music and entertainment in the locals bars and hotels and party into the early hours of the morning.
If Mojacar sounds like your perfect destination for your next Spanish break, call Hays Travel today to plan your memorable holiday with us! We have over 37 years of experience in booking unforgettable holidays and have been voted the UK's Best High Street Travel Agent, so you can trust us to plan a Mojacar getaway that ticks all of your holiday boxes.
Things To Do
Holidays in Mojacar centre around the beaches, whether you want to relax and sunbathe or enjoy the abundance of water sports on offer. Fishing, canoeing, hiking, quad biking, horse riding and golf are also available in the area. Perfect for a family day out is the Parque Acquatico Vera (waterpark) with its waterslides, pools and wave machines. A visit the Oasys Western Theme Park and Zoo set in the desert landscape of Tabernas is a must for film fans. Youll find the liveliest nightlife down at Mojacars seafront promenade where you'll find live music and entertainment in the bars and hotels until the small hours during the summer months. Mojacar village itself has bars with a more authentic Spanish flavour. Some of the hotels and apartment complexes in the resort have their own entertainment programmes with flamenco shows, karaoke, bingo, clubs for young teens and games for kids. If you're visiting Mojacar in June you'll be able to enjoy one of the biggest local fiestas of the year the threeday Moors and Christians celebrations, when the streets of the old town become a riot of colour, music, dancing, street parades and late night revelry.
Food & Drink
Youll be spoilt for choice of where to dine in Mojacar. The beach bars (chiringuitos), open all day during the summer months, offer good value for money especially the "menu del dia". You will also find many English run bars and restaurants and Spanish restaurants serving local fare such as try the caldo de pescado (fish stew), pelotas (delicious meatballs wrapped in dark green cabbage leaves) or pimiento rellenos (stuffed peppers). There are several Chinese, Indian restaurants and a handful of Italian's for pizza and pasta lovers. A short trip to Garrucha you will find many good fish restaurants serving a fresh catch. A glass of local wine or traditional sangria or cava make a pleasant accompaniment to your meal.