Mojacar is a fabulous choice if you’re looking to escape the busy working life and relax in a warm, tranquil setting. Families and couples alike will be able to enjoy the stunning coast and whitewashed houses that decorate the beautiful countryside. Spend your holiday relaxing on the soft sand and sipping on a refreshing cocktail under the warm Mediterranean sunshine.
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.