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Beautiful, not too touristy, miles of sandy beaches, lots of bars and restaurants. Something for everyone.

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Country house in Mojácar

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Villa in Mojácar (Mojacar Playa)

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Apartment in Mojácar (Mojacar Playa)

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Mojacar
Mojacar is located in the Spanish province of Almeria on the Costa de Almeria. The Moorish old town of Mojacar is perched high on a hill looking down on 17kms of unspoilt beaches. From a distance the town looks like a traditional Andalusian sugar cube village clinging to the sides of the hilltop.

Sandwiched between the mountains of the Sierra Cabrera and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, Mojacar is the largest and most popular tourist centre of this south-eastern corner of Spain.

The captivating town with whitewashed ancient buildings, labyrinth of winding cobbled streets and alleys and romantic courtyards. The old town affords magnificent views to the mountains, sea and Taberna desert.

History
The history of Mojacar actually dates back 4000 years to the Bronze Age around 2000BC, however the name Mojacar derives from its Moorish occupation and the Arab word "Munsaqar". The moors defended the town against the Christian armies for hundreds of years until King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel reclaimed it in the late 15th century.

Mojacar remains true to its Moorish legacy with its old Moorish fortress and the Mudejar architecture the area still evokes an Arabic aura. Under a law passed in 1987, the Arab architecture here will be preserved for posterity and for the joy of visitors who are enamoured with its ambience.

When visiting the old town of Mojacar you will notice a symbol painted on many of the homes. The symbol is that of the Indalo Man, an icon of the province of Almeria, which depicts the Neolithic painting found in the caves of Letreros in Velez Blanco. The icon is said to be a man holding an arc with magic powers that protect the area against storms and the ‘evil eye’. Superstition has made it the custom for people to paint this symbol on the Arabic ‘Hamsa’ symbol on their front doors.

Local Festivals
Each summer the locals honour their Arab ancestors with a spectacular Moors and Christians festival, complete with extravagant costumes, Arab sabres and mock street battles.

Beaches
Mojacar Playa situated below the ancient village provides a completely different atmosphere; a modern lively resort town which has been tastefully developed in keeping with the traditional feel of the area, boasting 9 kilometres of sandy beaches and great facilities – restaurants, traditional bars, shops, villas and apartments line the seafront.

The area provides plenty of activities for the foreign holidaymaker whilst retaining its traditional Spanish charm and character.

The other local beaches stretch along 17 kilometres, much of which is unspoilt and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are no less than three Blue European Flag Awards on the beaches for cleanliness. There is a good range of beach and watersport facilities available – sailing, fishing and golf, to mention a few.

Mojacar Gossip
One of Mojacar’s greatest claims to fame is its hotly disputed assertion that Walt Disney was born here. The story goes that he was the illegitimate son of a beautiful local washerwoman who fled to America to escape the disgrace and seek her fortune. Unable to provide for him, she gave him up for adoption to Flora and Elias Disney of Chicago. The tale can neither be proved nor disproved; his birth registration record has never been found - either in Chicago or in Mojacar (where all records were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War).

Climate
As the Costa Almeria is known to be the hottest, driest region of Spain with over 3,000 hours of sun each year, it makes for the perfect destination for tourists looking for a guaranteed sunshine holiday.

All in all Mojacar town and Mojacar Playa offers a fantastic combination of the traditional Spanish town with a lovely modern beach resort. A great place to relax and soak up the local ambiance and culture.

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Beautiful, not too touristy, miles of sandy beaches, lots of bars and restaurants. Something for everyone.


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Beautiful area of Spain will definitely go back.
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Love the area and old town


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Many options of beaches easier ually if you have a car and in the border of the national park
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Family friendly


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A little limited in options other than beach/eating drinking


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Beaches a bit stoney
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friendly , Spanish, laid back welcoming with , im happy to say , few expats


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Gorgeous
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Fell in love with this beautiful place and a visit to the old town is a must.


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Beautiful beaches, loads of bars & restaurants.
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Fab coastline with a wealth of great shops bars and restaurants


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Beautiful unspoiled area.
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Beauty place with plenty to do. Stunning beaches and views. Wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants. Very clean


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Very clean. Beautiful beaches. Stunning, unspoilt scenery. Friendly locals.
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It is a beautiful place, very safe, flat ground by the beach making it easy to walk a good distance with refreshing stops along the way. Very clean and tidy. Highly recommend


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One of the nicest parts of Spain I have been two.


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Lovely clean beaches.
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