Mojácar Things to Do

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  • Jeep Safari 4x4

    by mez64 Written Nov 18, 2006

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    Discovery 4x4 Tours Mojacar...WOW. This was a great part of my holiday. We wanted to see the real Spain and we sure did that!
    What makes this company so good is they even sat down and asked us what we wanted from our trip...they did say they could be more flexable in winter months and would try and include places we wanted to see. We took their 4hr tour into the mountains (there are so many to choose from like horseriding BBq's and snorkelling) the views were fantastic, their knowledge of the area vast. we saw scorpion and little owls.
    even if you have a car its worth doing because you won't be able to go the places we went!.....but do a tour at the begining of your holiday because not only will they show you the area we were told of all the other places to visit and also some great places to eat...and unlike some trips we've done where the agent only takes you to places where they are getting free meals or done deals etc. this was not the case here. we tried tapas lovely even though at first we wasn't sure what we had ordered but with a little encougement ok it didnt take much we went back for seconds. we found them by chance but booking by phone 0034 661233890 is best or you can make bookings at the scubajive (bookit) or complete holidays. They have a website but I think they are making changes to it at the moment

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  • jeep safari into cabrera mountains

    by tplatts Written Sep 9, 2005

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    Please, if you visit mojacar, book a trip with Discovery Tours. They take jeep safaris into either the cabrera mountains or the beda mountains. the trip we took was fantastic. our guide was mary, who runs the company as well. she was brilliant. we saw loads of wildlife. including cicadas, which i had heard but never seen before, and HUGE spiders, bee eaters, birds of prey, crickets etc etc. we ate figs and grapes growing wild at the side of the track ( you wouldn't call it a road ), we stopped at little villages, and mary stopped when ever we wanted her to or when she found something interesting to look at. we stopped in a village for drinks, and a meal if you wanted to, and expected to be ripped off, but the food was fantastic (moroccan) and really reasonable. she told us her life story and i am so jealous of where she lives and what she does for a living! the views from the mountain sides are breathtaking, and more than a little scary!!!
    do it!!

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    Mini-Hollywood

    by barbskie Updated Feb 21, 2007

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    A wild-west town set deep in the mountains near Tabernas . This town is where many of the great "westerns" such as "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" filmed in the 1960s. A great day out for all the family with shows and fun. This place reminds you of the Wild Far West! Nowadays you will recognise it as the town where David Beckham's recent Coca Cola advert was filmed!
    Wonderful shows everyday except mondays at
    12 and 17 h

    Services
    Snack-Restaurant and Bar
    Souvenir shop
    Children's playground

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    MINI HOLLYWOOD

    by binnie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    NO INDIANS HERE

    THIS IS WHERE THEY FILMED THE SPAGHETTI WESTERNS, LIKE FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, THE GOOD , THE BAD AND THE UGLY AND QUITE A FEW MORE.

    IT'S SET IN THE DESERT AND CAN GET VERY HOT. TAKE PLENTY OF WATER WITH YOU.
    THE SCENES ARE STILL THERE, THE BANK, THE BARS WITH CAN CAN GIRLS. THERE'S EVEN A ZOO.

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  • Mojacar village

    by chrisiex1 Updated Nov 23, 2003

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    The marble floor top os mojacar village

    This is a really beautiful white village in the mountains, if you are staying in the area it is better to go by bus then drive up. There is a car park but if the markets on its really difficult because most of the spaces are taken by stalls.
    From the bus stop or car park you walk up windy small cobbled lanes, which lead you to the top of the village, where you find small restaurants and shops. If you do have someone that cant walk very far or up hills, you can drive to the very top, drop them off and drive back down to the car park.
    There are a couple of very Spanish restaurants, one has seating under trees. It serves a local drink that is made from coffee, cream and I think brandy, and of course heaps of sea food.
    From the top is a huge patio made of marble, from there you can see all the way out to the sea in the distance.
    The town reminds me of the 1960s cult series “the prisoner” because of its amaze of little small cobbled alleys. If you read books about the village it talks about its link to witch craft in the 15th century. Reading this made the village seem even more mysterious. I also read it is where Walt Disney was born. May be that is where his magical imagination steamed from.

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  • discovery tours trip to secluded beaches

    by TP1 Written Apr 26, 2007

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    We visited Mojacar again in august 2006, myself, my hubby, my two teenage daughters, and two of their friends. I tried my best to keep them happy with shopping trips, days at the beach, as much nightlife as you can find in Mojacar etc, etc (it wasn't easy). We booked another trip with discovery tours (through e.mailing Mary who runs the show), and decided on a trip to secluded beaches. We picked the worst day in the history of Almeria, weather wise. It was windy and spitting with rain early on. Mary gave us the option to cancel and rearrange for later in the holiday, but we decided to go ahead. We set off through the mountains, which was fantastic. We drove through tiny villages which you would not normally see. We stopped and chatted to an old bloke on his donkey (which was 21 years old!) and then stopped for tapas and a drink, which Mary paid for, in another small village. We then trecked on, and saw a cave with paw prints from a large cat, along with a variety of beetles, tiny owls, and various birds. Mary did her best to find us a scorpion, but they were shy!! We reached the coast, and visited some of the best beaches I have ever seen. Some of them were nudist beaches, which was quite hilarious with the windy conditions!!!!!!! Food, wine, beer and pop were provided. We wanted for nothing, and were constantly asked if there was anything we wanted to do, or anywhere we wanted to go. When the holiday was over, I asked the girls what they had liked best, and all four said the Discovery Tours trip. DO IT!!!!!!! When we visit Mojacar again, I will defo book another one.

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    Go to Market - and a pottery/painting class?

    by ranger49 Written Mar 8, 2008

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    The weekly market is held on Wednesday mornings up in the Mojacar Pueblo. If you can walk there or get a bus, do so, because Parking can be a problem.

    It is a busy full market with just about everything on display that anyone could ever want or need.

    We were attracted to a ceramics stall displaying not the usual highly coloured mediterranean "pots" but all kinds of domestic and decorative wares in the more subdued colours of northern Europe. We bought several items from the stall and discovered it was run by an Irish couple - Roger Walker and Breda Lowth.
    Because our Welsh ceramicist friend was with us we got into conversation and were invited to visit them at their home Cariatiz, near Sorbas.

    They offered pottery and painting courses at their home and if you should come across them and feel like a day at the Potter's wheel or with a paintbrush in your hand I think it would be a day to remember.

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    Dive, quickly!

    by solopes Updated Aug 3, 2011

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    A few minutes before arriving in Mojacar, passing in Sorbas, we were stopped by road works. We had no air conditioned, and the dust was so strong, that we had to keep the windows closed all the time. The temperature inside the car went over 60º C, for sure, during... I say almost ten minutes, Fernanda says... half an hour!

    Doesn't matter! We were so coocked, that seeing the ocean, we start undressing straight away in the car, stopped... anywhere and... jumped to the water. Only afterwards, looking behind, we noticed that it was a rough pebble beach, and the car... needed to be parked.

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    Out and about

    by ranger49 Written Mar 8, 2008

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    In spite of the oppressive over development that has taken place in the last few years you can still seek out the real bits of Mojacar.
    Coffee on the beach.
    Street Art exhibition
    Water from the fountain
    Village streets
    THe Village Balcon next to the Square ( Old Town)

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    Maghrebian Look

    by solopes Updated Aug 3, 2011

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    White houses climbing the hills, compose an unspoilt image of Mediterranean architecture, with a taste of Maghreb.

    We were so "cooked" that, after a swim, we left quickly to a milder place. But, next time, with air conditioned in the car, we will stop and look around.

    We did! Nothing much to add, unless... apartments. many!

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  • Cycling in Mojacar

    by oakley27 Written Mar 3, 2010

    We have been cycling for years and noticed a lot of teams use Mojacar as a base for the winter training camps, if its good enough for the professionals then its good enough for us. We rented two high end road bikes (MTB are available too) from rockroadnsurfadventures situated on the playa, they took us on the first day on a guided tour of some local routes and they next four days we headed out on our own, we also got invited out on there club rides. Well the cycling was fantastic! The road to Carboneres is awesome, hard work to climb the mountain but the views are amazing! All in all one of the best places I have cycled, people and other riders where so friendly and the beach bars are a great place to relax after a hard days riding.

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    Beach

    by solopes Written Sep 8, 2010
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    It is not a nice beach, but... it's a beach.
    The sand is dusty and hard, the sea was rough when we were there (red flag), but the weather is hot, hot, hot.
    The heavy construction in the area shows that a lot of people loves it.

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    The white cake

    by doptee Written Oct 11, 2007

    Mojacar has 2 parts, the old spanish/arabish part with white houses in it on the hill, and the modern tourist village on the beach. Both are great, however the beach part is similar to other spanish beach villages. But the old Mojacar is something special. You will find a lot of small and kind streets in it with small and kind shops. From top of the village the view is breath-taking, you can see the only "Western style" desert in Europe. Really, it is a must to go there.

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    The white cake

    by doptee Written Oct 11, 2007

    Mojacar has 2 parts, the old spanish/arabish part with white houses in it on the hill, and the modern tourist village on the beach. Both are great, however the beach part is similar to other spanish beach villages. But the old Mojacar is something special. You will find a lot of small and kind streets in it with small and kind shops. From top of the village the view is breath-taking, you can see the only "Western style" desert in Europe. Really, it is a must to go there.

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    The Beach Front at Mojacar Playa

    by binnie Written Jul 10, 2004

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    The beach stretches for miles without hardly a soul on it. it is lined with little beach bars, some have live music, and food and drink.

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