Mojacar, map and handy guide to Mojacar Spain, a town on the Costa Almeria.
Map and Guide to Mojacar Spain
An ancient Moorish town and now one of the Costa Almeria's best known resorts, Mojacar is situated between Garrucha and Carboneras, about 90 kilometres north-east of Almeria itself.
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Mojacar Spain Factfile:
Location: Almeria Province, Andalucia, Spain.
Mojacar Postcode: 04638.
Overview: These days a popular tourist destination, Mojacar has a long and interesting history, stretching back to the Bronze Age, when Phoenicians traded along the surrounding coastline. In recent years a popular area for relocation and the purchase of holiday homes in the sun, Mojacar together with it's coastal limb, Mojacar Playa, has developed as a holiday destination with superb, sandy beaches, a golf course and a good range of facilities.
Mojacar Map: To the right you can view a useful Mojacar map, showing the exact location of the town on the Costa Almeria coastline. Using the controls you can zoom right in to get a road map of Mojacar or pan around to view other areas. There are also controls to view Mojacar in satellite and terrain modes.
Also shown on this Mojacar map are the towns of Garrucha and Turre, and the areas of Las Marinas de Vera, El Palmeral and Vista Los Angeles, as well as the golf course at Marina Golf Mojacar.
Mojacar History: Settled since the Bronze Age, Mojacar was visited by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks, the Greeks called it Murgis Akra, though the later Arabic name of Muxacra was closer to it's present name.
Mojacar's period of greatest importance was during the Moorish occupation when it was ruled from Cordoba, and it's castle and fortifications were built. These were further reinforced during the 14th and 15th centuries as the struggle with the Christian crusaders increased in intensity.
The fortifications did not however succeed in protecting the population, as the entire town was put to the sword in 1435 after a fierce battle. The Moors finally submitted to the Christians in 1488.
Despite these conflicts, Mojacar continued to grow up until the 19th century, when a period of decline occurred due to a severe drought.
The late 20th century saw the arrival of tourism and a new period of prosperity to the area, with property development especially near the coast providing jobs for the local populace.
Mojacar Tourist Information Office: Mojacar Municiple Tourist Office. Address: Plaza Nueva, Mojacar, 04638, Almeria, Spain. Telephone: 0034 950 615 025.
Mojacar Fiestas: There are a number of Mojacar fiestas and festivals held throughout the year, many are well worth a visit if they are taking place while you are there, among the most popular with visitors are the Three Kings (January), Semana Santa (Easter), Romeria de San Isidro (May), the Moors and Christians (June), San Juan Hogueras bonfires (July), San Agustin (August), and the Virgen del Rosario (October).
Mojacar Nightlife: While Mojacar is a pretty tranquil place there is some nightlife to be found in the town, especially along the promenade where a number of bars and clubs vie for the tourist trade. Some of the most popular hot spots are Badger's Bar, the Irish Rover, the Beachcomber Bar, Waikiki, the Shamrock, and Smugglers.
Mojacar Markets: The weekly Mojacar street market is held on Wednesdays, visit to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables and buy some gifts to take home with you.
Mojacar Shopping: If you are in need of some retail therapy whilst in Mojacar, you might need to hire a car and head for Almeria, as Mojacar is not really a centre of excellence as far as shopping goes. In the narrow streets of the old town you will find a few interesting little gift shops.
Mojacar Beaches: The beaches of Mojacar are of course among the biggest attractions of the resort for holidaymakers, and there are plenty to choose from with around 16 kilometres of coastline, most are barely used and the most popular are in the area of Mojacar Playa.
Mojacar Tourist Attractions: Among the attractions worth visiting whilst staying in the Mojacar area are the old town of Mojacar, with it's narrow cobbled streets, visit the fortified church of Santa Maria in Plaza Nueva, or take the kids to the Aquatic Park at Vera.
Mojacar Golf: There are a number of golf courses within driving distance of Mojacar, the nearest is the 18 hole Marina Golf Mojacar course, this par 72 course benefits from wonderful sea views and is located within the Marina de la Torre estate.
Mojacar Camping: There are a couple of possibilities for camping in the Mojacar area, you could try the Solpalmo site which is around 14 kilometres from Mojacar itself.
Mojacar Hotels: There are a decent choice of hotels in Mojacar if you are seeking accommodation in the town, among the best known are the Best Indalo Hotel Mojacar, the Parador de Mojacar Hotel, the Puerta Marina Mojacar Hotel, the Mojacar Playa Hotel, the Best Oasis Tropical Mojacar, and the Club Pueblo Indalo Hotel Mojacar.
Featured Mojacar Hotels:
Mojacar Playa Hotel - Paseo del Mediterráneo, 30, 04638 Mojacar, España. Telephone: 950 472 602.
Parador De Mojacar - Paseo del Mediterráneo, 339, 04638 Mojacar, España. Telephone: 950 478 250.
Hotel Mojacar Beach - Address: Calle del Lance Nuevo, 4, 04638 Mojacar, España. Telephone Number: (0034) 950 478 002.
El Moresco - Avenida del Encamp, 15, 04638 Mojacar, España. Telephone: 950 478 025.
Mojacar Self Catering Accommodation:
Apartamentos Mar Azul - Paseo del Mediterráneo, 297, 04638 Mojácar, Spain. Telephone: 950 478 336 (self-catering apartments).
Mojacar Accommodation: Apart from hotels there are plenty of apartment complexes, and privately owned villas, houses and apartments for rent in the Mojacar area, so whatever your accommodation choice, you should find something to suit for your stay.
Things to do in Mojacar Spain
- Laze on the beach and enjoy the wonderful Mojacar weather.
- Play a round of golf at Marina Golf Mojacar.
- Test out the Mojacar nightlife at one of the popular bars in Mojacar Playa.
- Visit the Mojacar street market held every Wednesday.
- Stroll around the old town and explore it's narrow cobbled streets.
- Take the kids to the Aquatic Park in Vera.
- Hike along the rugged Costa Almeria coastline and find a secluded cove.
- Take a coach trip or drive to Granada and visit the Alhambra Palace.
Mojacar Weather: Located in one of the driest areas of Spain, the weather in Mojacar is generally dry and warm throughout the year. Enjoying well over 300 sunny days each year, Mojacar is 'the' place to head for if you are looking for a beach style sunbathing holiday. Check out today's weather in Mojacar here: Mojacar Weather.
Mojacar can be accessed from the A-1203 and Mojacar Playa from the AL-5105, it is about 90 kilometres from Almeria and around 5 kilometres from Garrucha, the nearest airport to Mojacar is Almeria International Airport which is approximately 80 kilometres from the town.