Best Things to Do in Mojacar

Last Updated on December 7, 2022 by Helen E. White

Best Things to Do in Mojacar: In the province of Almería, in the region of Levante Almeriensese, is the town of Los Indalos, Mojácar. Its old town full of white houses and colorful flowers and its nearby beach makes it one of the most beautiful towns in Spain that cannot be missed on a route through Andalusia. We tell you what to see in Mojácar in one day.

Things to Do in Mojacar

The town is divided into two areas: Mojácar beach (full of restaurants, beach bars and lots of nightlife) and Mojácar town, which we are going to talk about now. Let’s start!

A Little History…

The history of Mojácar dates from before the 3rd century, this is known thanks to the archaeological sites that have been found in the town. Between the 5th and 8th centuries, populations from the Late Roman period settled, located exactly in Las Pilas and La Alcudia. Already in the 13th century, the lands of Mojácar were handed over to Diego Lopez de Haro by the Catholic Monarchs.

In 1787, Mojácar was considered the second largest city in the Kingdom of Granada, but the droughts in the lands caused emigration to other parts of Spain and Europe. Around the 1950s, the artist Jesús de Perceval linked the symbol of the Indalo with Mojácar, and this was incorporated as a symbol of Almería by the artists of the Indaliano Movement. Since the last third of the 20th century, Mojácar has become a tourist town on the Costa de Almería.

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Best Places to See in Mojácar

We arrived in Mójacar by car, we parked in a free car park on Avenida París, very close to the tourist office, and we began to walk around the town.

We only had a few hours to visit it as we visited it on our way back from Frigiliana and we didn’t have any more vacations, but although a few hours are enough to visit Mójacar, we recommend spending several days there to enjoy the town, the beach and its surroundings.

1. House of the Holster

After walking through the narrow streets we approached the Casa de la Canana, an old restored traditional house that has been converted into a museum, where you can appreciate what life was like for the inhabitants of Mojácar at the beginning of the 20th century.

2. Middle Street

We continue walking until we reach Calle de Enmedio, our favorite street in Mojácar.

This cobbled street is lined with colorful flowering plants, making it a very Instagrammable spot.

They say that this is where Walt Disney was born because according to legend he is the son of a woman from Mojácar who emigrated to the United States… is it true?

3. Parterre Square

Next to Calle de Enmedio, you will find the curious Plaza del Parterre, an Arab necropolis. Currently, it is porticoed and is next to the walls of the church.

In a corner of the square, there is an exact reproduction of one of the scenes of the Reconquest.

4. Church of Santa Maria

The Church of Santa María was built at the end of the 16th century, on top of an old Arab mosque. It seems that it was also used as a fortress.

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When we went it was closed, so we could not visit its interior, which houses the images of San Agustín and the Virgen del Rosario.

5. Barrio Del Arrabal, One of the Most Picturesque Places to See in Mojácar

We start by visiting the Arrabal neighborhood, the old Jewish quarter of Mojácar. The labyrinthine streets of the Arrabal are a pleasure for the eyes and the nose, as its white houses are covered with colorful bougainvillea and other plants. Without a doubt, it is one of the essential places to see in Mojácar.

In some of its houses, you can see the Indalo, the quintessential symbol of Mojácar, which is placed on the door of the houses to protect them against the evil eye. It is a kind of doll with open arms and a bow on top, whose origin is found in a prehistoric painting found in the nearby Cueva de Los Letreros.

6. Mojacar New Square

We walk towards the upper part of Mojácar until we reach the Plaza Nueva. There we find a viewpoint where you have beautiful views of the entire valley.

If you spend the night in Mojácar, in this square you will find a lot of restaurants where you can dine and have a drink.

7. Mojacar Beach

Another of the things to see in Mojácar that you cannot miss is its beach, located about 5 minutes by car from the old town.

Along the entire coast of Mojácar, you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, so it is worth spending several days visiting them if you have time.

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What to See in Mojácar and Its Surroundings

If you are going to spend several days touring Almería there are a couple of places to see near Mojácar that you cannot miss:

  • Cabo de Gata: The Cabo de Gata Natural Park offers virgin beaches perfect for diving, snorkeling or simply enjoying the sun and beautiful landscapes. The Beach of the Dead is one of the most recommended.
  • Tabernas Desert – This Almeria desert is one of the most famous deserts in the world, having been the setting for numerous Hollywood movies. There you will find the Oasys Mini Hollywood theme park, where you can feel like the protagonist of a Western movie.

Where to Stay in Mojacar

In Mojácar town you will not find many accommodations, but in Mojácar beach you have them for all tastes and prices.

  • The viewpoint of the Castle: it is located on a hill in Mojácar. It offers a shared outdoor pool, sun loungers and views of the sea and the town.
  • Botaniq Hotel Boutique has a restaurant, bar, garden and seasonal outdoor pool in Mojácar. It also has a terrace and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom and a balcony. Serves continental breakfast.
  • Jardines de la Mata Boutique: it is located 500 meters from the marina of La Torre. It offers a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor pool and a bar

We hope you liked our post and that you are encouraged to visit Mojácar. If you have any questions or suggestions you can write us in the comments.

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