Breathtaking Places in Spain - Mojacar

Published on 3/3/2010 in Places of Interest

Mojacar puebloMojacar is in the south east of the Province of Almeria (Andalucia) in southern Spain, close to Costa Calida.

There are two parts to Mojacar - Mojacar Pueblo (town) and Mojacar Playa (beach), which are about 2 km apart

Mojacar the town is really no more than a village on the side of a mountain, which you need a good pair of shoes for and not be frightened of walking.  Parking is free at the bottom of the hill, and your legs do the rest.

At every turn you will encounter incredible views. The streets making up Mojacar are narrow, and visitors get the impression this is a part of Spain which hasn`t changed much throughout the centuries, and it retains much of its Moorish past.  This is a village made for exploring.

One interesting thing we discovered here was that Walt Disney was reputed to have been born here at the pension El Torreon.  Around 1900 it belonged to the local doctor who is supposed to have had an affair with his assistant.  He allowed her to stay in one of the rooms until she had the baby, but the scandal was affecting his business and family so he paid for her to emigrate to America with the baby.

Mojacar playaAccording to the locals this baby grew up to be the famous movie director by the name of Walt Disney. The five rooms are rented out at a very reasonable price. For approximately 25 Euros you get bed and breakfast. We stayed in the room next door to Walt`s room (if the story is to be believed), and although basic it was very clean and tidy.

This is the old Spain, and although coach loads of visitors do come here it is off the normal tourist beaten track.  If you stay in Mojacar it is not far from the coast where the more energetic will find sailing, fishing and other water sports.

Written by: Geoff Cummings (Mojacar)

About the author:

Geoff writes more about Spain. He has also written about the wonders of Olive Oil

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