Firstly, it’s probably useful to say that Mojácar is pronounced more like “Mo-ha-ka”
To get your bearings, Mojácar is in the South East of Spain – click the link to see additional maps to locate Mojacar. The south of Spain has superb climate, pretty much all year round! Whilst in January it might not be quite warm enough to get your bikini out – you’ll probably be able to stroll around in short sleeves. It’s ideal climate for cycling; walking; golfing and diving.
2 parts of Mojácar
There are 2 main areas of Mojácar:
- there’s the beach area (Mojácar Playar) – which stretches for 7k. It’s mainly low rise buildings, set back from the beach. There’s a walking and cycling promenade which looks over the beach. See walking for more information.
- there’s also the old town area of Mojácar Pueblo – or “Mojácar on the hill”. Of the two, Mojácar Pueblo is the more historic. Dating back to before the romans, it has some great walks, fantastic views and is only a short drive, (uphill) walk, or bus journey away from the beach area.
Mojácar has been described by The Telegraph as on of the world’s top 20 places for the good life
The image below shows the coastline around Mojacar. The arrow shows the location of our apartment in La Mata, slightly north of the central area. To the north is Garrucha, a port and fishing village – known for its red prawns (and its apple pie – but I’ll save that for blog!).
Mojácar seems to attract families with younger children as well as being a destination for the retired. If you’re travelling with a baby, take a look at my tips.