Parador de Mojacar

Andalucia

Features

  • Airport: 80km Almeria
  • 4-star Parador
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Coastal location
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool

With an average temperature of 20°c, Mojacar enjoys one of the best microclimates of Spain.  Situated in the south east province of Almeria, it is a charming town filled with narrow streets and alleyways and has 17km of coastline, making it an ideal location for outdoor activities throughout the year.   

Mojacar old village, with its cluster of white houses, sits picturesquely on the lower foothills of the Sierra de Cabrera Mountains, whilst coastal Mojacar is where you will find the town beaches and the Parador.  Perfectly situated, here, at the Parador, you can enjoy beautiful views over the Mediterranean Sea from one of the terraces.  Rooms are light in colour, comfortable and tastefully furnished.
There is much to see and do here, including the Almedina Gate (the original entrance to the city, rebuilt in the 16th century); the Church of Santa Maria which dates from 1560; the 18th century chapel of Los Dolores, located in the main square; the Plaza Nueva (New Square) viewpoint which has a view over the valley below; the former Jewish Quarter of El Arrabal; the old toll house ‘El Torreon’ which is now a guesthouse; the two statues of La Mojaquera (Mojacar women); Castle viewpoint, the highest point of the city, once the site of a watchtower and fortress, from where you can admire the coastline; and the public fountain, mentioned in Old Arab text.  Popular festivities include a Carnival in February, the Moors and Christians festival in June and the festival of St Augustine in August.

Nearby (20 minutes drive), the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Reserve has 50km of well preserved coastal cliffs which lead down, steeply, to some wonderful beaches and secret, out of reach coves.  Head west to Almeria, which is where you will find the largest citadel in Spain, built by the Arabs; or head north to the famous site of Letreros Cave, with its prehistoric cave paintings, and where you can see the ‘indalo’ – a stick person painting which is the symbol of Almeria.  Garrucha (5km) is well known for its promenade and Almanzora caves as well as the locally caught red prawns.

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