Information & Facts
Along the beachfront are various operators offering horse
riding, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and Scuba diving in the
surrounding area. There are currently 11 excellent golf courses
around Mojacar, three of which are championship quality. The old
town of Mojacar Pueblo is well worth a visit for the old buildings
and cobbled streets, while the waterpark in the nearby town of Vera
is a fun family excursion.
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
This is a laid-back resort town with limited entertainment
options for those wanting to spend their holiday in the town
itself. The old town is accessible only by steep and narrow roads
and is therefore unsuitable for people with mobility issues.
The area on the Mojacar Playa known as the Brit Strip has
numerous pubs and British themed eateries. The best selection of
Mojacar bars can be found along the sea front, which is lined with
good beach bars, offering happy hours, free tapas and splendid
beach views. The larger hotels have lively bars and are worth
visiting on weekends for those seeking a big night out.
Mojacar's restaurants consist of a varied selection of
international eatery which complement its excellent Spanish tapas
bars and local seafood restaurants. Restaurante El Antler in Calle
Enmedio has been getting great reviews for over 25 years. Children
are always welcome in Mojacar restaurants. Famous local dishes
caldo de pescado(fish stew) and
pelotas(meatballs wrapped in dark green cabbage leaves).
Visit the nearby town of Garuccho for their locally-caught red
The Commercial Centre is a large mall complex in the centre of
town with every modern convenience. Adventurous and inquisitive
tourists prepared to wander through the small alleyways of Mojacar
will be richly rewarded. Many of the narrow streets have hidden
treasures and for dedicated shoppers - small boutiques as well as a
variety of holiday souvenir shops.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).