I love Macenas Castle Beach because it's a place where you can escape from the crowds on the beaches and enjoy the spectacular views of nature with the huge rock that leaves you filled with wonder. It's a unique place that's definitely worth seeing with your own two eyes. I also enjoy going out at night to snap a few pictures while taking advantage of the moonlight, giving the shots, I think, a more special touch.
Essential place to visit for many reasons: it is one of the birth places of the "hippie" movement, where you can still breathe some air, and if you like the world of photography, you can lose yourself in every corner of the town or its beaches. A true joy.
Macenas Tower, eighteenth century defense battery, serves as convenient access to a dirt track. Go along this route at sunset, it's a pleasure. Along the way we found ourselves surrounded by volcanic rocks, cliffs, sea. The track leads to Bordenares beach. From there towards Sombrerico beach - used in many movies - and eventually Manacá beach. If you get up early, you can enjoy a spectacular sunrise like I did ....
Mojacar, as many already know, is a village that is on top of a hill, so you'd usually have beautiful viewpoints. The views of the surrounding dry, brown area are a little sad due to the lack of life and vegetation but this is the height from which to really see the town and make it interesting. From up here you can survey the distance, you can see very far if you bring a pair of binoculars and, needless to say, it's always nice to have as great a view as you'll find here. You just have to search around town in order to find these viewpoints.
It is a retail park like no other. Arab-styled where they serve you as if you were at home; you'll like your purchases, its colonial style is great. Within the retail park there are many shops of all types. There are two nice maintenance people that serve you wonderfully, they are really nice people. Just tell people that if they go by Mojácar, stop by this place, you'll have a great time.
This small and charming town hall is located in the middle of the village on the main side of a cool piazza. In the square there are a couple of cafes that liven the area and a few leafy trees that give shade and cool down the plaza. A little further up is the "over-ambitious" castle that the council itself reformed a few years ago. Getting here is easy, with a simple little walk whilst being entertained by the pretty doors, windows and balconies which tend to make my day in every corner of Andalusia.
The rake of Mojacar is a market held every Sunday morning, not Saturday. It has caused much confusion and many visitors come to our office thinking that the rake is on Saturday. It has always been on Sundays and it is located around the Multipurpose Center in the first roundabout with people coming from the Mojacar coast.
Within the town of Mojacar is this small castle, which is cute, little and surrounded by plants, columns and with pretty, whitewashed and well-maintained alleys surrounding it. The villagers don't have a high opinion of the castle as they believe it has been refurbished "over-ambitiously" and with the sole purpose of making money, something very common in almost all municipalities in the country. Anyway, boosting tourism, it's a rest area after going up and down the hills that are plentiful in Mojacar ...
Right at the top of the town, around the square where the Saturday market is held and behind Santa Maria church, is an area of bars and pubs. Although at the time I took the photos it was not very lively (it was noon), it is true that at night it gets very cool, with tapas over here and beers and mojitos over there, accompanied by a salad of "gyris" with tacos "Andalusian" and "spanish people" "pá mojá". We had a super, fun night here with one another. A Cool Zone with open and cute nooks for everyone. Don't hesitate to spend a little time here if you stop by Mójacar.
In April 2012 this trail was officially opened, after being conditioned and signposted, by the City of Mojacar. It is part of the Rural Development Programme for Andalusia 2007-2013 and received help from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. This is a circular route of approximately 10 km, that runs along the sea, at the foot of Sierra Cabrera. The Board has a number of spots and beaches for many years were the best kept secrets in the Almeria coast. Then there is a path through the foothills of the Sierra Cabrera that, thanks to its privileged position that gradual gains height, means that you not only to enjoy the sea and the coast but splendid open landscape views of exceptional beauty. This natural beauty, and its rich environment, has ensured that this tour has gradually gained traction and increasingly more people walk it during much of the year, leveraging the benefits of the climate of the area.
Every June (during the weekend closest to the 10th), the Fiesta de Moros and Christians is celebrated in Mojacar. Everyone in the village is associated with groups called Kabila and parade around town with colorful costumes inspired by the Arabs, Christians or Goya, the groups commemorate the peaceful, negotiated surrender of the Villas de la Comarca a los Reyes Católicos in the late fifteenth century.
Mojacar in general terms is an area that still hasn't been invaded by hosts of holidaymakers, offers clean, quiet beaches and enough beach bars so you can eat comfortably and stress-free. At night it also has its charm and, if you fancy a drink, there are several dens which are atmospheric and peaceful.
Each camel is named. They perform three rides in the morning, go to lunch and then do three more in the afternoon. They handle it by continual training throughout the year (except holidays) and I suppose it also has something to do also the Mediterranean diet they enjoy. Their best friends bring them bread or fruit and they appreciate a gift!
The Marina de la Torre beach in Mojacar, despite being an urban beach, has few people and is ideal for relaxing. In its crystal clear waters fish can be seen wondering through the seabed. Nights with a full moon are truly spectacular. Just sit down one night and the memory of Mojacar will stay forever.
The town of Mojacar is part of the 'Most Beautiful Villages in Spain' network, a Spanish association created in 2011 to promote, encourage, and preserve cultural, natural, and rural heritage. In this village you will find wonderful monuments for sightseeing and can enjoy the beautiful nearby beaches, which are one of the many attractions in Mojacar.
Things to do in Mojacar include visiting the parish church of Santa María, which was built in the late sixteenth century, probably on the site of an ancient mosque. Another major Mojacar attraction is the Statue of Mojaquere. It is located on the church square, is made of white marble, and is one of the best things to see in Mojacar. Other places to visit in Mojacar include the Plaza del Parterre, which is one of the most historic sites in the village as it is believed to be an old Arab necropolis; some of the remaining relics face Mecca.
If you're still questioning what to do in Mojacar, then take the time to enjoy the excellent views from the Mirador de la Plaza Nueva, from which you can see the Valley of the Pyramids and the mountains of Cabrera, Bedar, and Almagrera as well as all the neighboring villages. There are many Mojacar activites, but if you organize yourself well can see them all. If you're wondering if there's more stuff to do, remember that you can visit the beach.
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