Mojácar is a picturesque enclave located on the coast of Almería. A coastal corner that combines Andalusian charm in its historic quarter – with its whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and flowered balconies – and beautiful beaches and leisure and relaxation services for those looking for a holiday getaway or a life by the sea. In this post, we tell you what to see and do in Mojácar. A 100% Mediterranean destination.
What to see in Mojácar: tradition and fun in equal parts
Mojácar is one of the most versatile towns on the Almería coast. With corners for peace and enjoyment of the open air and a multitude of options for fun, it is the ideal seaside destination.
Mojácar Old Town
The old town of Mojácar is a must-see. Set on a hill, it is a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and shady squares where time seems to have stood still.
Full of life and colour, you can find local craft shops, small bars and restaurants with terraces and stunning views of the coast and surrounding mountains. Despite its fame, the town of Mojácar has managed to retain its authentic personality beyond tourism.
Don’t miss the Church of Santa Maria, which dates back to the 16th century, and Mojacar Castle, an impressive hilltop fortress.
Mojácar’s beaches: golden sand and crystal-clear waters
The beaches of the Costa de Almería are renowned not only in Spain, but also beyond our borders. And Mojácar’s beaches are no exception. This town in Almería has 17 kilometres of coastline, 7 of which are golden sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters.
From the best known, Playa de Mojácar, awarded with a blue flag, to the quiet Playa Marina de la Torre and the endless beaches hidden along the coast of Cabo de Gata, perfect for a time of rest and disconnection. There is no shortage of options!
Cabo de Gata Natural Park: pure nature
A few kilometres from Mojácar is the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, a natural oasis that has hardly been modified by humans. It is not for nothing that it is the first maritime-terrestrial park in Andalusia and one of the largest and best preserved protected natural spaces in the Mediterranean.
With more than 63 km of coastline, the park has stunning beaches and coves, volcanic rock cliffs, and a seabed with a great variety of fauna and flora. It is also an environment especially valued by lovers of outdoor activities and sports such as hiking, diving, kayaking and many others.
Enjoy the local gastronomy
Mojácar’s gastronomy is a mixture of Mediterranean and Andalusian flavours. For this reason, the protagonists are fish and seafood, as well as fresh vegetables. You must try the grilled or wood-fired sardines, the grilled fish with olive oil… and, of course, the Andalusian gazpacho.
El Olivar restaurant, on Mojácar beach, is known for its mixed paella, fresh fish and seasonal salads. Arriba restaurant, in the old town, has an amazing rice with lobster, as well as roast lamb. Plus, you can eat while enjoying views of the sea and mountains. And for a more formal dinner, Cabo Norte is perfect (the bluefin tuna carpaccio is spectacular).
Leisure for everyone
Mojácar is also known for its multitude of leisure options. From a vibrant nightlife, especially in summer, with a wide variety of bars and discos where you can dance until the early hours of the morning, to water sports, golf courses and activities for all the family.
Nature lovers will enjoy trails such as La Mena, the Rambla de Aguas or the Ermita de la Virgen del Rosario. You can also go windsurfing, paddle surfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, snorkelling…
In short, Mojácar is a destination for all tastes!
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