Mojacar is truly spectacular - an absolute must see. It's an ancient Moorish fortress town that stands on a huge rock overlooking the pristine beaches and sparkling waters of the Mediteranean.
Apparently, Walt Disney was born here, Back in the 1960s Mojacar was like a ghost town. Most of the area's inhabitants had moved to Barcelona region and further afield to find work in the factories. In an effort to attract new residents, the town?s mayor gave land away to anyone who promised to build on it. Within a year the town became a thriving art colony.
Later, the tourists followed. Visitors from all over Europe and beyond flocked to Mojacar, drawn by its stunning naturalbeauty, excellent beaches and rugged charm. The years that followed saw the development of Mojacar's shoreline, with many hotels and villas being built. Nowadays, most of its foreign residents come from Europe; the majority are British.
Although, Mojacar has now become the largest tourist resort on the Costa Almeria, thankfully it still retains most of its original character. Don't miss the Moorish fortress called El Torreaon or the Arch of Luciana; both fantastic structures, which will literally transport you back in time. There's a maze of narrow, whitwashed streets that all seem to lead you to an amazing view out over the sparkling Mediterranean below.
There's two parts to Mohacar; the old town (Mojacar Pueblo) and Mojacar Playa (the modern seafront resort). While Mojacar Pueblo offers a wealth of history, culture and archtiecture, Mojacar Playa has some of Andalucia's most spectacular beaches, like Playa de los Genoveses and the Playa de Monsul.
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