Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Cabrera, Mojacar is a whitewashed village that’s a stone’s throw away from the beach resort of Playa Mojacar. Its charismatic streets are clustered with architecture exhibiting a distinct Moorish influence and shops selling local handicrafts.
Things to do in Mojacar
Wander through the atmospheric streets of Mojacar, stopping to admire La Fuente Moro fountain, which has been a source of village water for centuries. Photograph the 15th-century Puerta de la Almedina and the fortress-like Iglesia Santa Maria, then explore the historically-rich streets of the old Jewish quarter.
For the best views of Mojacar, follow the walking trail that leads from Plaza Nueva to the Mirador del Castillo, winding through cobblestone laneways to the highest point in the village. From here you’ll find magnificent views of Mojacar towards the Mediterranean coastline in the distance.
Want to pick up some unique souvenirs? Mojacar is packed with shops selling locally-made rugs, ceramics and leather goods. Keep an eye out for Indalo charms, with this stick-figure talisman recognised as the village’s good luck symbol and an emblem of Almeria.
If you’re travelling with kids, head to Aqua Park Vera, which boasts a range of water slides, swimming pools and a lazy river. Challenge your family to a game of mini golf or be entertained in the amusement arcade, then let off some steam on the “super jumper”.
Getting around Mojacar
Mojacar is just over one hour’s drive from Almeria Airport, with buses connecting the village to destinations along the coastline. Mojacar is small enough to explore on foot, but having your own vehicle is best for visiting the nearby beach resorts.