Holidays in Mojacar – A mix of modern and traditional
Mojacar is a tranquil little resort that is a firm favourite with families and couples looking to enjoy a relaxed Spanish atmosphere and plenty of modern facilities. Old Mojacar is an enchanting hilltop village of white washed stone houses that rise above the modern beachside resort. The village is heavily influenced by past and present artists, and the winding little streets, art galleries and traditional tavernas still exude a bohemian atmosphere. The beach at Mojacar is a 7Km stretch of golden sand and is actually many different beaches; Mojacar beach itself has been awarded the European Blue Flag status.
Although Mojacar is the place for relaxation there are plenty of watersports activities including scuba diving and windsurfing. There is also a nearby golf course or why not try horse riding through the spectacular Sierra Nevada National Park. Mojacar features plenty of bars and restaurants and can be a lively place during the summer evenings.
When to go to Mojacar
Mojacar is popular during the hottest summer months from June until the end of August and also during the school holiday periods. The low seasons are when great deals can be found, especially during early spring and late autumn. Mojacar is blessed with a warm climate all year round and is still warm and sunny even during the winter months. If you enjoy plenty of sports or exploring the many natural parks in this area then a spring or autumn holiday will provide the ideal warm weather for these activities.
The weather in Mojacar
Mojacar is located in Costa Almeria, a region known as having the best climate in Spain; an annual 320 days of dry sunny weather is the norm. Due to its elevated location the summers in Mojacar are hot with daytime temperatures of over 31C during August and warm 21C evening temperatures. Rainfall and humidity levels are low all year round and even the winter months are warm at 15C. Spring and autumn are ideal if you prefer warm weather of around 20C to 25C and swimming is still an option during these seasons.
Getting the best deal in Mojacar
Mojacar is a very popular holiday resort for families, and school holidays such as summer, Easter and Christmas will bring peak prices. Avoiding the school holidays and choosing the low season periods during months such as April, May and September through to early December will mean big discounted prices on accommodation and flights.
Prices in the restaurants and cafeterias and for activities and excursions are low all year round but can be discounted further during the low seasons. Take advantage of our last minute offers and best holiday prices below for affordable holidays in Mojacar.
Airport and transport need to know
There are direct, year round flights from the UK to Almeria Airport (LEI) from most cities including London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol. Flights are approximately four hours or under depending on which airport you fly from. Almeria Airport has a full range of facilities including duty free shopping, cafeterias, a bar and restaurant. Transfer time from the airport to Mojacar should take 50 minutes. Almeria airport has a taxi rank with metered taxis and transfer price will be 75 euros (£61) per taxi.
There is also bus service from Almeria to Mojacar with a transfer time of approximately one hour; prices are 7 euros (£5). Buses run every two to three hours and can be booked online and private transfer cars can also be booked independently in advance. Driving yourself is an economical option and hire cars can be booked independently online; the roads are safe with driving on the right.
The best beaches in Mojacar
Mojacar takes its place among the many stunning beaches located in the Costa de Almeria. The coast is famous as home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The golden sands are typical of this area and there are many hidden and secluded beaches and coves to explore. From the virgin sands of the national parks to the huge private resort beaches there is never a problem with overcrowding in this area, even during the busy summer months.
Mojacar Beach is one of the more peaceful beaches and is the ideal place to simply relax under the shade of an umbrella covered sun lounger. The warm sea water is shallow and safe for small children to play and is excellent for snorkeling. There are many beach restaurants where you can enjoy fresh fish grilled on an open fire. The seafront is also the place to enjoy a night out in the many traditional and modern bars and restaurants. Mojacar can become busy during the peak summer months but due to the beach size will never become crowded.
Playa Cueva del Lobo is a popular and busy Mojacar beach featuring fine sand that shelves into shallow waters. This beach features several nearby bars and is a popular place for canoeing, windsurfing and banana boat riding. Playa Cueva del Lobo does become busy during the peak summer months but the size of this beach means there is plenty of space for everyone.
The Cabo de Gata Natural Park is just a short trip from Mojacar and features some of the most dramatic scenery and isolated beaches in the Mediterranean. The park boasts miles of unspoilt beaches, many can only be reached by footpaths located alongside volcanic cliffs. This is the perfect spot for complete isolation and a day trip or two is advised.