Mojácar and its white colors

Mojácar is a municipality and city in the south east of the province of Almeria (Andalusia) in southern Spain, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is 90 km from the capital of the province, Almería. It is an elevated mountain village displaying the traditional white color from its earlier days. There is also a tourist resort to the south of the town, on the coast, called Mojacar Playa.

It’s a popular part of the Costa de Almería of the Mediterranean resorts of Spain.

Interesting fact: Mojácar has the highest GDP per capita in the whole of Andalusia.

Since January 2013, Mojácar has been part of the network The most beautiful towns in Spain.

Main attractions

The church of Santa María is a Catholic church located in the upper area of the town. It has been an Asset of Cultural Interest since 1993.

Cuisine and restaurants

The traditional dishes still found in Mojácar denote the rural nature. Amongst its plain cuisine, the most well known dishes are: Gurullos, Pelotas, Gachas, Migas, Ajo Colorao, and Pescado frito.

Beaches

The main beach is Playa del Descargador. It owes its name to an old mineral loading dock, which has now completely disappeared. Next to it there are a line of barsand restaurants, as well as a children’s area and basketball.

Services:

Blue flag. Lifeguard and first aid station. Toilets and changing rooms. Showers and footbaths. Parking. Rental of umbrellas. Bus stop. Playground and sports area for children.

Length 300m. Width 70m. Sand of medium grain and greyish color.

How to get to?

From Almeria 1 hr 5 min (98.1 km) via A-7

From Seville 4 hr 50 min (478 km) via A-92

From Madrid 5 hr 25 min (550 km) via A-3

Main information

Area: 71 sq. km (municipality)

Coordinates: 37°08′25″N 1°51′05″W

Population: 6 800

Languages: Spanish

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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