Why Mojácar?

Mojacar by the beach The original, old town of Mojácar nestles between the foothills of the Sierra Cabrera mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, not far from where Andalusia gives way to the autonomous region of Murcia.

Mojácar was slower than many regions in Spain to develop it´s tourism industry due to being well off the beaten track. One of the great benefits of this was that the town hall decided early on that they would limit the height of buildings and this has given the town a very different look and feel to many of the towns on the coast.

The village sits a kilometre back from the coastal strip and there is a clear divide between the two. The winding streets and whitewashed houses have changed little over the years and the incredible view from the main square takes in the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the bay that stretches to the Costa Calida of Murcia. The village has many small restaurants offering predominantly local cuisine along with small boutique shops selling original clothes and jewellery. Look out for the Indalo man, a stick figure holding a rainbow over his head which has been the symbol of the town for many years. At the bottom of the village is the Fuente area. This is an ancient fountain where water is continuously gushing out of the mountain in huge quantities and where in the old days the locals would get their drinking water and do their washing. Today many people still get their drinking water from here and there is a lively scene with various local bars and shops.

View of Mojacar at Night Down on the beach, often referred to as the Strip or Mojácar playa, is where most of the construction has gone on over the past 40 years. There is a small shopping centre which is the hub of the beach life. Housing a large supermarket, half a dozen cafes and all the shops needed to keep a population of roughly 6000 happy, along with banks, post office and a medical centre. This area is lively both in summer and winter months. Mojácar Playa stretches along 7 kilometres of beaches from Las Ventanicas beach down at the southernmost tip, up to the Marina de la Torre golf resort bordering on the next municipality of Garrucha town. There are plenty of international restaurants, bars, and beach bars to choose from all year around.

People looking to relocate permanently, find that Mojácar has a cosmopolitan feel with all kinds of different cuisines and nationalities, yet without the expenses and trappings of a city. It is an attractive option for those looking to buy a second home or looking for an investment option; holiday rentals are popular in this desirable location and do well both in season, as well as out of season, accommodating those looking for a winter getaway. The Cabo de Gata nature reserve is a short drive away with its protected marine life. Granada city and ski resort are only 2 / 2.5 hours away. Almeria city is an hour away and has an international airport; Murcia and Alicante airports are a little further but offer more destinations and the high speed train will soon be arriving in Vera. These are just some of the reasons that Mojácar provides such an ideal setting for buying a property. Come along for yourself and see!

Mojacar Estates has been running successfully as an independent property sales and holiday rentals agency since 1982 offering properties in a 50 km radius of Mojacar. Our dedicated team has gained a lot of experience working in this industry over all this time and provides a professional and knowledgeable service to our clients in fluent Spanish, English and German.

By Tomasina Hawker of Mojacar Estates