Mojacar offers an excellent combination of both pueblo and playa (town and beach); the traditional charm of a place early permeated by various cultures and civilizations, with the modern attraction of beachfront facilities surrounded by unspoilt nature.
Separated only by 3km, these two different aspects of Mojacar complement each other perfectly.
The Old town (or pueblo) of Mojacar is nestled in the hills of Sierra Cabrera at almost 175meters above sea level. Its distinctive white, cube-shaped houses piled one on top of another are visible from a distance. Separated by curved cobbled streets, serpentine ladders and ancient arches, this village offers a surprise on every corner. It still retains much of its original character and has an interesting history that goes back to a period before the expulsion of the Moors from Spain.
A climb to the top of its steep streets gives you a panoramic view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the green-brown hilly mantle of the surrounding landscape and its extensive coastline (and playas).
Despite it being a touristic destination, it is nevertheless on the edge of The Cabo de Gata Natural Park, about 20 minutes from Mojacar, a place of unexplored beauty and spectacular scenery.