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Holidays in Mojacar
A crowd of dusty white villas winding down to the ocean, Mojacar is a beach destination with a difference. Spend days exploring the fascinating old town with its real Spanish charm, and then head out into lush countryside that serves as its backdrop. You’ll fall in love already - and that’s before you’ve even reached the picture-postcard beach. White-gold sand as fine as powder and a gentle tide of clear water, it’s the perfect environment for soaking up that Mediterranean sunshine on your Mojacar holiday.
Spring is a popular time to visit, before the weather gets too hot.
Almeria Airport, around 40 minutes from the coast.
In need of guaranteed sunshine this summer? Book your Thomas Cook holiday to Mojacar and look forward to long, hot days and balmy evenings spent gazing out across the Mediterranean.
Make the most of the morning sunshine and get out into Mojacar’s rolling landscapes, where the whole family can explore by bike or even ride a horse along the coast. Head up to the old town to look for a unique place for lunch and a cold drink, and lose yourself in the labyrinth of streets looking for the perfect gift to bring home. When you’re in need of a little rest, grab a sun lounger and soak up the last of the rays on Mojacar’s golden beach, then watch the sun dip low over the glistening sea.
Down the hill from the old town is Mojacar’s newest attraction – the beach. A change of pace from its historic neighbour, the beach resort is perfectly equipped for a modern beach break. The lively promenade is lined with modern shops, cafes and restaurants, running parallel to the stretch of golden sand and turquoise ocean. The peaceful beach is the best place in Mojacar to make the most of the sunshine, with plenty of loungers and umbrellas to go around. When you feel like stretching your legs, take a stroll up to the waterfront and grab a cold drink.
A former artists’ retreat, the old town of Mojacar (known as the pueblo) to this day has an intriguing bohemian flair. An interesting place to explore on foot, you can hunt out the shops, galleries and see the pastel buildings nestled amongst winding cobbled streets. If you were hoping to bring back a special gift or souvenir, this is the place to find it. Many of the best attractions in Mojacar are up in the pueblo. You’ll find buildings and landmarks that date back centuries, including the majestic Moorish fountain, La Fuente Moro.
The glorious Mediterranean sunshine is responsible for more than just good beach culture – Mojacar’s surrounding countryside is lush, green and perfect for year-round outdoor pursuits. There are lots of things for kids to do out in Mojacar, with bike rides being one of the most popular ways to get around and enjoy the scenery. For something a little different, try exploring by horseback instead, or go further with a 4x4 excursion. If you want to stick to the coast, get a crash course in sailing or scuba diving, or wander the pretty walking trails while Dad has a round of golf at one of the local clubs.
Families: On the beach, in the town, at the nearby water parks – kids of all ages can enjoy Mojacar.
History buffs: Explore every corner of the old town’s historic streets and museums up in the pueblo.
Scenery lovers: One of the most beautiful resorts on the coast, Mojacar is surrounded by green hills offering panoramic views.
Language: The language spoken in Mojacar is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Mojacar is the Euro (€)
Local time: Mojacar is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Almeria Airport, around 40 minutes from the coast.
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further Mojacar tourist information can be found at www.spain.info
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Mojacar.
Temperature: Average of 30°C in mid summer.
Best time to go: Spring is a popular time to visit, before the weather gets too hot.
With long hours of sunshine for over 300 days a year, the weather in Mojacar is perfectly Mediterranean. Expect hot, dry weather in July and August, which regularly peaks in the 30s. After that, the temperature holds at a slightly cooler mid-20s, meaning the best time to go to Mojacar is spring or autumn.
On foot: Mojacar is a wonderful place to explore on foot, with its hilltop old town a maze of steep, narrow streets with hidden treasures around every corner. Guided walking tours are on hand to help you learn more about the town, in addition to walking trails in the surrounding countryside.
By bus: The town is within walking distance of the beach, although it is uphill, so you may prefer to use the regular bus service to shuttle between the two.
By taxi: Taxis are also on hand, although parking in the town can be difficult if you wish to hire a car.
August weekend: During the hottest month of the year, Mojacar holds a fiesta in honour of its patron saint, Agustin. Generally the last weekend in August, locals dress in traditional costume and present flowers to the church.
Medieval parade: Even more elaborate, visitors to Mojacar in June can witness the Moors and Christians Festival, which locals spend all year preparing for. An exciting event to witness, the weekend involves medieval markets and costumes, horse riding, parades and fireworks into the early hours.