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Mojacar, Spain: What to do
This resort on the Costa Almeria coast in Andalucia offers activities for everyone. Whether you are looking at a family getaway, needing a fun break with your friends or planning a romantic trip for you and yours, there are many things to do and see. Here are a few ideas to help with planning your trip to Mojacar!
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Mojacar is split into two sections, Mojacar Pueblo and Mojacar Playa. Beach bums and watersport lovers will want to hit the latter as quickly as possible. The sand stretches for 11 miles reaching all the way to Cabo de Gata National Park. The busiest beaches tend to be Playa de la Cueva del Lobo and Playa del Cantel so you might want to avoid them. There are also many other smaller beaches to choose from if you are looking for more privacy. In regards to water sports, the choices are plentiful. You can sign up for everything from scuba diving and snorkeling to windsurfing and sailing.
Those that are active but want to avoid the water in Mojacar Playa then you can avail of plenty of rock climbing and trekking in the mountains. You can also go horse riding or rent a mountain bike and do your own exploring across the beautiful countryside. Parque Aquatico Vera and Ozone Bowling are two great stops for families with children in tow with an arcade and other fun games for the children. It is a clean and fun place where the kids can have fun allowing you to relax knowing they are safe.
The Church of Santa Maria is a must see. This elegant white 16th century church is tucked away in a village which situated in the foothills of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains. The breathtaking interior painting mixed with the serenity of the church make for an unforgettable experience. Parking is hard to come by, so try and head there early and you should find space in Plaza Nueva.
To experience the local culture of Mojacar up close and personal, head to the street market that happens every Wednesday near the town hall in Mojacar Pueblo. You can practice your bargaining skills in Spanish as you browse fresh fruit and souvenirs. One unique place to see is the Fuente Publica de Mojacar where locals gather to collect free spring water, relax and chat. It is located at the bottom of the hill in Mojacar Pueblo and if you have any trouble finding it then just use those Spanish skills from the market to ask a local for directions. It makes for a great place to take children too to experience community.
If you have a bit of flexibility on when you can travel to Mojarcar then try and arrive during their big fiesta "Moors and Christians". It takes place in June and consists of parades, fireworks, historical costumes and loads of fun. The nightlife is great in Mojacar as well. You will find an abundance of nightclubs with Mandela Beach, Maui and Zen being solid choices for a good night.