MOJACAR PLAYA (BEACH)
Mojacar enjoys over 3,000 hours of sun per year. With 17km of coastline and 9km of unspoilt, blue flag beaches it is the perfect location for a family holiday. For the more adventurous, take the road out of Mojacar down one of the many tracks and discover isolated coves. Or stroll around the cosmopolitan shopping centre (Parque Commercial).
In the evening, enjoy the rich nightlife on offer; Mojacar Playa is home to an endless array of beach bars (chiringuitos), restaurants, cafes, tapas bars and nightclubs. For further information visit the Choose-Almeria website
Mojacar Pueblo is a majestic mix of white houses, swirling and hanging on the last spur of the Sierra Cabrera mountain range, offering stunning views over the Mediterranean coastline and across to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the winter months.
Stroll through the cobbled streets to find hidden treasures in one of the many boutiques and tapas restaurants. Mojacar Pueblo is steeped in history, with the ancient Moorish fortress and Arabic architecture.
The local market is held on Wednesday's in front of the Municipal swimming pool.
Garrucha is a traditional Spanish fishing village situated along the coast from Mojacar with a picturesque seaport and working harbour.
With fishing still a major part of life in Garrucha, the evening fish market, where the fisherman auction off their daily catch, is definitely worth a vist. And naturally there is an abundance of seafood restaurants scattered along the sea front and around the harbour, offering the finest seafood platters around, including the local large red prawn, which is a famous speciality in the area. Don´t forget to take a stroll through the bustling market, every Friday.
Sandwiched between the Sierra Almagrera mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this quaint little fishing village, has a beautiful promenade with a small marina at each end. A favourite destination for scuba diving schools, there are some excellent snorkelling opportunities in Villaricos, including the ruin of the old cargo bridge from the ancient silver mines that once occupied the local area.
The local market on Sunday offers a wide variety of choice from fresh fruit to local cooking spices.
A thriving town, sat at the foot of the Sierra Cabrera mountain range, Turre has a wide selection of cafe - tapas bars. At the centre of the village, the square (Plaza) is ideal for winding the long summer evenings away, with ample space for the kids to play.
The local market takes place every Friday morning.