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8 of the best things to do in Mojácar

Sometimes we decide to get away from the Costa Blanca and explore other areas in Spain, and the region of Andalucía is a beautiful part of Spain. One of the best places in Andalucía to visit is the beach town of Mojácar.

We’ve visited Mojácar in Andalucía a couple of times now, it’s only a couple of hours drive from Alicante and is a lovely place to visit for a short holiday in Spain. There are plenty of things to do in Mojácar to keep you amused whether on a short weekend break to Andalucía or a longer holiday.

Where is Mojácar?

Mojácar is a municipality in the southeast of Almería province in Andalucia, southern Spain. Located approximately 90km from Almería, Mojácar is a white washed mountain village, known in Spanish as a Pueblo Blanco. There is also a beach resort to the south of the town, called Mojácar Playa.

What airports are near Mojácar?

The closest airport to Mojácar is Almeria airport, approximately 95km away. To get from Almeria to Mojácar you can take a taxi which costs around €120.

You can also rent a car at Almeria airport or try carpooling to Mojácar.

Is Mojácar worth visiting?

With the combination of a beautiful white washed Spanish town and lovely sandy beaches, Mojácar is definitely worth visiting. Mojácar is a fantastic base if you want a beach holiday in a traditional Spanish town, as well as having good access to other parts of the coast. If you choose a holiday in Mojácar you won’t be dissappointed!

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If you’re planning a trip to the Andalucia area, here are some things to do in Mojácar plus some suggestions of places to stay at the bottom of the post…

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Wander around Mojácar old town

The Pueblo Blanco in Mojácar is one of the beautiful many white washed villages in the Andalucian region, and well worth a visit. Set high up on the hill looking down towards the coast, the village is made up of winding streets of white buildings, with bars, restaurants, gift & craft shops, and boutiques.

The viewpoint at Plaza Nueva, flanked by bars, is perfect for a drink and tapas, and has spectacular views out over the surrounding area.

A few must stops as you wander through the old town are the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, pretty Puerta del Pueblo, and Plaza Parterre with it’s ancient arches.

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There are plenty of restaurants in Mojácar pueblo, so if you are looking for something to do of an evening we recommend heading up to Mojácar village for dinner and drinks.

Spend time on the beach

Mojácar Playa is a 17km long beach, alongside a street full of bars, restaurants, shops, and hotels. This is where you’ll find some of the best bars in Mojácar if you’re looking for a night out!

Mojácar beach itself is a little bit stony in parts but has beautiful, clear water perfect for both swimming and paddling. There are lots of beach bars to choose from, where you can have a cocktail and some tapas while looking out to sea. For things to do in Mojácar with kids, you’ll also find play parks on the beach and an area with crazy golf and trampolines.

Eat, drink & dance

There are so many restaurants in both Mojácar old town and Mojácar Playa that you will find it difficult to choose where to go! As with most tourist destinations, every type of food is on offer here.

If you like to party you won’t be short of places in Mojácar Playa. There are lots of bars and discotecas along the main strip, including some great cocktail bars with DJs and live bands.

Don’t forget to check out the Mojácar restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor before you visit.

Take a trip to Cabo de Gata

If you are looking for places to visit near Mojácar, a trip worth taking is to the spectacular Cabo de Gata. Just a short drive from Mojácar takes you to this rocky cape located to the south facing the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the most southeastern point of the peninsula and is part of the natural park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar.

As well as being home to some beautiful natural beaches, you can find some amazing lookout points with views out over the sea, plus old watch towers that were originally built to guard the coast against Moorish invaders.

The viewpoint Mirador de las Sirenas is one of the most popular areas to take in the views. Located next to the Cabo de Gata Lighthouse it’s a great place to enjoy the views of the turquoise water, reef, and the spiky rocks jutting out of the water. The coastline here is very different to what you’ll probably be used to seeing in Spain and definitely worth taking some time to check out.

You can also rent a jet ski to sail to the island of San Andreas and explore the coves around the Cabo de Gato area.

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Shop at Mojácar market

The street market in Mojácar is held on Wednesdays in the heart of Mojácar Pueblo, in the Plaza del Rey. This weekly market has all the usual stalls you expect from a Spanish market including fruit & vegetables, meat & fish, flowers, handicrafts, clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, homewares and lots more.

Spanish market stall

Visit the Casa de la Canana Museum

Why not spend some time exploring the Casa de la Canana Museum in Mojácar, a well-preserved house from the early 20th century. Here you can learn more about the history and culture of Mojácar, and explore authentic period objects.

The Casa de la Canana Museum is open Monday – Sunday from 10:30am – 4:30pm. Entry is only €3.50 per adult with concessions for seniors and children.

Visit Pirulico Tower

Off the beaten track and located around 20 minutes from Mojácar, Pirulico Tower ( known locally as Torre del Pirulico) is a round coastal watch tower dating back to Nasrid times in the 13th century. Perched on a rocky outcrop the tower has a tunnel at the base and a mural staircase that can be used to climb to the top of the tower. From here you’ll have some amazing views of the coast and the beautiful clear waters.

Pirulico Tower Mojacar

Explore the Tabernas Desert

Did you know that many of the old Spaghetti Westerns were filmed in the Tabernas Desert in Almeria?

If you’re looking for fun things to do near Mojácar with children, why not make a visit to Spain’s very own Wild West. Europe’s only desert, the Tabernas Desert covers an area of 280 km² and the sun shines here for over 3000 hours a year with rain virtually unheard of.

As well as some amazing views that you won’t find anywhere else in Spain, there are a few Western and Cowboy themed amusement parks, with one of the most popular being MiniHollywood. You can even go on a horse riding tour of the Tabernas Desert.

If you don’t fancy one of the theme parks, check out the Oasis de Lawrence de Arabia, which was originally designed for the famous Hollywood epic film Lawrence of Arabia. This area and that around it looks like something straight out of Jurassic Park with palm trees, mountains, and caves.

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For more things to do in Mojácar, pop over to Mojácar Life to find more activities and ideas. Mojácar Tourist Information offices can be found at Frontón Square and Playa Villazar, for help finding more things to see in Mojácar or to grab a map of Mojácar.

Where to stay in Mojácar

If you are looking for hotels in Mojácar, or apartments to rent in Mojácar, here are some of the best accommodation options…

Hotel Best Indalo

Set in gardens, Hotel Best Indalo is on the beachfront in Mojácar, with an outdoor pool and hot tub, children’s playground, an entertainment programme for adults and children, and buffet restaurant.

Find out more and book here.

Mojacar Pueblo Traditional Village House

Located in Mojácar Pueblo, 2.6 km from El Descargador Beach and 2.8 km from El Cantal Beach, this traditional village house in the old Jewish Quarter offers air-conditioned accommodation with 2 bedrooms, patio, free WiFi, and mountain & sea views.

Find out more and book here.

Parador de Mojácar

Situated on the seafront of Mojácar Playa, less than 2km from the town center, this modern Parador offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Set in charming gardens, the hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool, 2 padel courts, a restaurant, and sun terrace.

Find out more and book here.

Stunning apartment in Mojácar

Just 800 m from Macenas Beach, this stunning apartment in Mojcar has an outdoor swimming pool, WiFi and 2 Bedrooms plus sea views and free private parking.

Find out more and book here.

Have you been to Mojácar before? If you have a trip planned, we hope you found this list of things to do in Mojácar useful!

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