From cozy hotels to Airbnb private accommodations and vacation rentals, read on to find out about the best places to stay in Mojacar, Spain.
The ancient town of Mojacar is situated up in the mountains of the province of Almeria, also known as Andalucia, in Spain. The town used to be an important center of several great civilizations but also had its period of decline. When tourism expanded, the town once again grew until this day.
Aside from the whitewashed houses up in the mountains, the town also has a beach resort along the coast in Mojacar Playa. In Mojacar, the weather is almost always perfect with mild winters and sunny summers. Come and enjoy the best of two worlds as you stay in these 10 best places.
Located in an apartment complex near the beach area, Mojacar Playa, staying here means you are only 400 meters (1,300 feet) from the beach. The beach area is where you will find restaurants, shops and a seemingly endless stretch of sand. The apartment complex is situated on a a hillside, which gives each apartment a stunning view of the sea and surroundings. In the complex, you will also have access to three pools and a tennis court. With two bedrooms with balconies, one bathroom, a kitchen and a living area, the apartment can comfortably accommodate up to four people. Its fully equipped kitchen lets you have the luxury of preparing your own meals if you do not want to dine out.
Apartment with stunning sea views
Price: from 78 USD
Number of Guests: up to 4
This Mediterranean style villa is located in the bay area of Agua Amarga, which is 28.6 kilometers (17.7 miles) from Mojacar. Only one section of the villa is rented out to guests, which gives them private access to the house on the first floor of the villa complex. The villa is famed for being the location of a Ben Kingsley film.
The house is spacious enough for large groups. Its three bedrooms can sleep up to eight people, with two bathrooms and two dressing rooms. The house’s decor gives it a Mediterranean feel. Guests who want to cook their own meals can do so in the kitchen, but eating out is possible as well in the beach area of Agua Amarga.
Villa in Agua Amarga
Price: from 169 USD
Number of Guests: up to 8
The bed and breakfast can be found in Cortijo Grande valley of Turre. Turre is a town further up the mountains from Mojacar, a mere 35 minutes away. If you want to stay in a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of Mojacar, this is the place for you. Enjoy your breakfast in a quiet patio or your wine under the stars, while watching the stunning mountain views. There are two bright bedrooms, with comfortable beds good enough for four guests. There are three restaurants nearby offering a wide range of cuisines you can choose from.
Bed and breakfast in Turre
Price: from 120 USD
Number of Guests: up to 4
One recent guest calls it a “dreamy location” as it is situated on a hill which is the highest point in town. He adds, “We were instantly made to feel welcome by our hosts. Favorite thing was watching the sun rise over the Med while sitting in the lovely flower-scented courtyard garden. Would we go back? Most definitely!”
Everywhere you look, you will find spectacular views of the mountain and the Mediterranean sea, so lounging around is a favorite thing to do. The rental has several rooms available - one family suite good enough for five and three double rooms perfect for couples. There are three golf courses nearby, while the nearest restaurants, cafes and shops are only a few steps away. Andalusian decor gives the property a unique and beautiful ambiance.
Charming country house
Address: Plaza el Mirador del Castillo, 04638 Mojácar, Spain (see map)
Price: from 162 USD for a family suite
Right on Mojacar Playa, the town’s beach area, you will find Vistamojacar Apartments. With the beach only 550 meters (1,800 feet) away, a dip in the sea is within your reach. Shops and restaurants are nearby as well, so dining out is an easy option.
Each apartment has a balcony offering views of the sea or the mountains. The living room has a fireplace for winter months, a dining area and kitchen well equipped enough for preparing family meals. A two-bedroom apartment can accommodate up to six people. During the summer months, guests can use the communal pools and the tennis courts. Other nearby attractions include a golf course and the Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve.
Address: Miguel Hernandez, 20, 04638 Mojácar, Spain (see map)
Price: from 101 USD
Pension El Torreon may be small, but most of its guests rate it highly for location and comfort. A recent guest had this to say: “This was a perfect place to stay, An elegant building with high ceilings, an expansive balcony with superb views towards the sea. The highlight though was the owner Francisco who could not have been more welcoming. Highly recommended.”
Rooms are bright and beautifully decorated and most guests don’t mind the shared bathroom. You can watch TV in the shared lounge or better yet, you can watch as the sun sets on the Mediterranean on the property’s terrace. There are many dining options - all you need to take is just a few steps. The property has double or triple rooms.
Pension El Torreon
Address: Jazmín, 4-6, 04638 Mojácar, Spain (see map)
Price: from 112 USD
Hotel Puerto Marina is one of Booking.com’s top picks in Mojacar. And rightly so, because this luxurious hotel with apartment suites right on Mojacar Playa. If you get tired of the beach, you can also take a dip in the outdoor pool. With each apartment equipped with a kitchenette, dining in is a definite option.
If you want to eat out, the hotel has a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner or you can try any of the numerous restaurants nearby. The center of Mojacar is only 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) away. Each apartment has its own terrace where guests can watch the sunrise or sunset while enjoying a drink. Four guests can sleep comfortably in one apartment.
Hotel Puerto Marina
Address: Carretera de Garrucha a Carboneras, Km.9, 04638 Mojácar, Spain (see map)
Price: from 203 USD
This Airbnb rental features a whole apartment that can accommodate up to five guests. What is notable about it is its owner, Irene, is an artist and a long time resident of Mojacar. Her love for art and anything beautiful is reflected throughout the whole house.
A recent guest said: “Her house is architecturally amazing and it was a very interesting visit. The house is loaded with charm and detail! Around every corner of the property there is something interesting to see!”
Located in an area that is not as congested as the center of town, this rental is the best place to get away from it all. A pool and a jacuzzi are available for use and there is plenty of space to enjoy the views all around. The beach and shops are only two minutes away on foot.
Price: from 162 USD
Number of Guests: up to 5
This Airbnb rental is a room in a big beach house. The beach house is perfectly situated for guests who want to be part of the action on the beach. The beach is only 80 meters (262 feet) away and so are the restaurants and clubs. The house itself has a lot of character with a roof terrace, shared kitchen and lounging space. It is perfect for couples who want to have fun in the sun.
One recent guest said: “Great location. Walking distance to the beach and all the shops and restaurants. Lovely house with a lot of character and great sea view. Cool and relaxed atmosphere.”
Room with a view of the beach
Price: from 41 USD
Number of Guests: up to 2
Made in the traditional Andalusian style, this whitewashed house has very modern interiors and attractive decor. With the host living right on the premises, you will have your own private bedroom as well as access to the living room, the kitchen and dining area and of course, the balcony with a stunning view of the ocean. The beach is only three minutes away on foot and so are the restaurants and shops. The neighborhood is quieter compared to staying in the town center or right on Mojacar Playa so it is perfect for a couple'sgetaway.
House on the beach
Price: from 52 USD
Number of Guests: up to 2
Experience Mojacar and Andalucia
Having the best of two worlds - mountain and sea - right at your doorstep is definitely magical. Your vacation could not be more perfect if you decide to stay in any of these recommendations.
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