Overview

This page is intended as a quick overview.  Please let me know what additional information you would like to see on this website.

Mojacar is on the south east coast of Spain.  Take a quick look at the maps showing Mojacar in context of the rest of Spain.  You wouldn’t be alone if you think the Spanish coast to be full of high rise hotels and party towns – sort of Benidorm replicated up and down the coast.  However, Mojacar is a much quieter part of Spain, is more laid-back – and it’s appeared in The Telegraph’s guide to the Top 20 Places (worldwide) for the good life.

What to do in Mojacar

Take a look at the Mojacar Good climate guide to get an indication of average monthly temperatures and rainfall.

High season in Mojacar

HOT HOT HOT:   Forgive me if this is stating the obvious – but I should mention that it does get VERY hot in that part of Spain in July & August.

It’s a bit too hot for me – but Spaniards and Brits alike (plus other northern Europeans) flock to the Mojacar coast.  There are Mojacar’s blue flag beaches for swimming and paddling, or gently strolling along.  You can take it easy, topping up your tan on the beach, or watching the world go by in local cafes.

What to do in the low season in Mojacar

There is pretty much year round Good climate – not sunbathing weather all year – but for most of the year for us Brits it’s “shorts & t-shirt” weather – and certainly great for outside activities: cyclingwalkinggolfing and diving.  One golf club is within walking distance of our apartment.

If you want to read more about the history / geography / geology of the area, a book called  Flamingos in the Dessert gives an overview – there is a copy at the apartment – but it’s not much use there for planning your visit!

There’s a port & marina at Garrucha – a couple of miles up the cost – opposite direction to Mojacar, which you could probably hire a yacht.

The Calle La Mata Urbanisation

An urbanisation is the term for a group of apartments, perhaps a better term would be “complex”.

The complex has a good sized swimming pool with a life guard in high season – and the beach is just a few minutes walk in the other direction,  take a look on Google Earth “Calle La Mata, Mojacar”.  The complex is slightly to the north of the main part of Mojacar, but there are several bars and restaurants within a 5 minute walk, and the “centrum” or center of Mojacar is only a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute walk – although it does continue the other side too.

There are a few cafes / bars within a short walk, and then the main part of Mojacar is either a longer walk or a short drive away.  I can send you a list of some of our favourites.  I believe there are a couple of water parks close by – but as yet – I’ve never had cause to find them!

Our Apartment at Calle La Mata

In summary, there are 2 bedrooms, the master and a smaller twin room.  Plus a lounge / diner / kitchen.  More information, including pictures can be found on Calle La Mata .   The apartment does have aircon (although not in the smaller twin room – just a ceiling fan at the moment), is built into the side of a hill and has marble floors – so does stay reasonably cool – although the latest I’ve been out is 7th July – so not sure I can speak with true authority on the temperatures in mid July / August!

Perhaps 2 bedrooms isn’t quite enough …  The lounge at our apartment has a sofa bed although probably not ideal for a fortnight.  If you did want more family to come over many of the other properties on the complex are available to rent in high season – I can point you to a few links if you’re interested.

Airports close to Mojacar

To get to MOJÁCAR, personally I prefer to fly into Almeria airport – as the drive is only about 40 mins, it’s a small and easy to navigate airport – but I realise that the choice of UK airport is also a consideration – and we fly from Gatwick – which is not so much fun for everyone – especially as the flight is an EARLY one.  For more information see the page:  Getting to Mojacar

Car Hire

A couple of years ago, we repeatedly had bad experiences of booking car hire from the UK.  We tried different companies, but when we got to the car hire place they’d say that we have to pay for additional insurance – not an ideal way to start holiday.

HOWEVER we’ve started emailing GOLDCAR at Almeria directly – and have had brilliant service – nothing payable until we arrive – so if you do go to Almeria – I can give you their email address – and can probably find the contact for Murcia too.  I’m not sure that I should share this nugget – but as you’ve read so far down (thank you) – the one “upgrade” we tend to pay for is the “priority” queue at the car hire place ….. so lovely to be off the plane last – and then jump to the head of the queue …. but I guess it’s a bit different for us as we tend to only be in Spain for a couple of days at a time – rather than a fortnight, so a long queue really feels like it eats into our holiday!

 

Let me know what else you want to know ….


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