The allure of Mojacar

Is Mojacar spain's most beautiful village?

The sun setting over Mojacar. Credit: csh3d/

Mojacar captivates from afar, with its splendid display of white houses gracefully wrapping around the Sierra de Cabrera’s foothills.

To the traveller, this sight is a commanding presence. Further exploration reveals its intimate charm of narrow streets lined with vividly coloured flowers stark against white walls and the vivid blue sky. Every corner reveals a discovery, echoing its Arabic past, no wonder it is often celebrated as ‘One of the most beautiful villages in Spain.’

Mojacar has been a magnet for diverse cultures over the ages, sought after for its strategic position. The village’s elevated location, mild climate, and high standard of living make it highly sought after.

Here, winter is barely noticeable, passing as if it were spring, with sea temperatures often exceeding those on land. The unique climate makes Mojacar’s winters mild compared to southern Spain. Summer evenings are perfect for moonlit strolls along the beach or through village streets.

Exploring the sierras and hills through various tracks offers unforgettable views. The countryside is scented with rosemary and thyme, amid broom and esparto grass.

Mojacar’s 17-kilometre coastline, from Marina de la Torre to Carboneras, features both secluded and bustling beaches alike, with Blue Flags signifying their quality.

Marina de la Torre, bustling with family-friendly activities, fronts the old Marina Palace and a luxurious 18-hole golf course. El Cantal, the most frequented beach, offers a wealth of services and easy access, marked by an intriguing stone outcrop.

Mojacar’s culinary scene reflects its rich heritage with dishes like ‘gurullos’, meatball stews, and ‘migas’. The town’s competitive catering college and skilled chefs help preserve and further innovate its traditional cuisine.

Experience the enchanting allure of Mojacar for yourself. Whether you’re seeking tranquillity or vibrant cultural festivities, this picturesque village promises unforgettable moments and warm welcomes.

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Written by

John Ensor

Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina. He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.