The old lady looks fabulous!

WHITE BEAUTY: Mojacar can be proud of its charm and beauty

SHE might have been around for at least four millenniums, but looks fashionably good today.

The positive reports keep flowing in. So many friends I have met over the years return for the summer pilgrimage pronouncing rave reviews.

They are all astounded how well the lovely Mojacar looks, both village and beach. The older friends well recognise the hard work that went into making the transformation.

The new arrivals smile unexpectedly and enjoy. “Wow, what a wonderful job fixing up the beach.”

I had nothing to do with it… still can’t vote either. But, it does look good, white and clean.

Must be the cleanest village in all of Spain. And, in any case they all will be back and bring more friends.

Maybe next year all those that show up will spend money in the bars too and not just the supermarkets. From all accounts it hasn’t been a profitable season for the bars and restaurants.

If someone charged for parking, fortunes would be made. Parking appears to be the Achilles tendon for all of Mojacar, above and below.

There is never enough and consequently the locals cannot visit their favourite eating places or watering holes without taking a massive hike or prolonged death march.

It is a real problem that will need a well thought-out approach to solve and keep the merchants and locals content.

In the meantime, let us all enjoy the greenery along the front, the paseo walks and drive the clean streets.

Some even question whether they are still in Spain because as you well know, Spain has always been a partial project in progress – forever – threatening to complete the task mañana (which, like free beer, never comes).

Mojacar sparkles, glows and is most liveable, most likeable and easy to share. But it hasn’t just been just a cosmetic facelift but also clamping down on the drunken hen parties that started to take over the town and the streets on the beach.

Turning the town into another Magaluf ruled by the teen mentality and rowdy as they want to be. Furthermore the town hall has offered a summer list of worthy events to attend, flamenco shows, art exposes, ceramics, philharmonic orchestras.

All culturally beneficial and informative. The cultural building is getting well-used and enjoyed by all. Hats off and a standing applause for Mayor Rosa Maria and company. Making Mojacar somewhere special and award-winning.

I hope the new rules to come don’t become too Draconian.

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