Mojacar travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: Average of 30°C in the height of summer.

Best time to go: While sun-worshippers will appreciate the high temperatures between June and August, spring is a popular time to visit if you prefer to sightsee in a cooler climate.

With long hours of sunshine for over 300 days a year, the weather is perfectly Mediterranean. Expect hot, dry weather in July and August, which regularly peaks in the thirties. From September until November, the mercury hovers in the mid-twenties. With little rain, this is ideal for visitors who prefer things a little less sweltering and with fewer crowds.

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Families: The beach is dusted with golden sands and the shore shelves gently into sapphire-blue seas. There are waterparks nearby, where the kids can cool down and burn off some energy.

History buffs: Mojacar houses some excellent examples of Moorish architecture, with some of the oldest dating back as far as the 8th century.

Scenery lovers: One of the greenest parts of Almeria, it’s surrounded by some truly spectacular scenery, including the Sierra Cabrera mountain range.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken is Spanish. While most of the locals have a god grip of English, the occasional ‘por favor’ and ‘gracias’ can go a long way, so pack a phrasebook or download our handy language app.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Euros, before jetting off.

Local time: Mojacar is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Almeria Airport. The transfer time to Mojacar is 1.5 hours. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Mojacar is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further 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.

Holiday destinations related to Mojacar:

  • Roquetas De Mar
  • Getting around

    On foot: Walking is the best way to soak up all of Mojacar’s old-school Spanish charm. Among the twisting, narrow streets, you’ll find busy squares, unique shops and plenty of Moorish architecture. There are guided walking trails available, both in the town and in the surrounding countryside.

    By bus: The town is within walking distance of the beach, although it’s 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.

    Events

    August weekend: During the last weekend in August, the town holds a fiesta in honour of its patron saint, Augustine. The sleepy village transforms into a hive of activity, with sporting events, live music and dancing, and a colourful procession in which the women wear traditional Mojacar dress and carry water-pitchers overflowing with flowers.

    Medieval parade: Book your holidays to Mojacar in June and you might catch the Moors and Christians festival. A highlight in the local calendar, this marks the expulsion of the Moors from the village, celebrated with villagers dressed in fabulous medieval costume and sporting muskets and sabres. Expect a dazzling re-enactment of that crucial battle, complete with fireworks, flashes and bangs! However, it doesn’t stop there: after the firework finale the locals party, dance and drink long into the night.