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Location

How to get there

By Air : Nearest airport : Almería 65 Km. By Road : The easiest way to the resort from Almería is by car. When you leave the airport, take the main road to Murcia. Take the exit sign posted Vera and then follow signs for Garrucha. (If arriving from Alicante, take motorway direction Vera and then Garrucha.) After approximately 7 km, turn right at a roundabout towards Mojacar. After approx 2 km turn left and then right and follow the road that runs besides the sea until you get to a Centro Commercial and the turning right for `Mojacar´ village. Follow this road up to the village, after the first few shops and bars carry on upwards and the resort is on the left had side. Park in the car park and walk up the steps, past the swimming pool to reception. The Vista Natalia apartments are situated at the entrance to Mojacar Pueblo. It is the kind of vacation spot you would expect to see on a postcard. A fairytale town, with its cluster of white sugar cubed buildings clinging to the side of the hilltop. For visitors, the old town is a delightful place to explore, where you will find charming trinket shops, IMG_3232restaurants, bars and terraces. The town is a browser’s delight. Arty shops beckon with their bits and pieces hanging from walls and make shift stalls. The winding streets lead you past smartly renovated houses decked out with potted plants and flowers and hole-in-the-wall shops selling everything from trendy clothing to locally made souvenirs.Look out for the great value hand woven rugs, jarapas and the famous Indalo Man. Where to go, what to do At the heart of the mountaintop town is the Plaza Nueva where you stand on what appears to be a marble dance floor overhanging the side of a mountain. The views of the unexpected green carpet of agriculture land surrounding the town and Sierra Cabrera Mountains and coast line are magnificent. For those with the energy, further spectacular views await at the Mirador Castillo, which is the highest point of the town. Often called the ‘Corner of Enchantment’ Mojacar Pueblo comes to life in the evenings, when visitors and residents alike can be found relaxing on the numerous outdoor terraces, eating, drinking or just watching the stunning sunset fall behind the mountains. You’ll find a variety of different restaurants and bars, from those that cater for mums, dads and kids to those that offer a more romantic setting or international menu. Mojacar has a long history with remnants of the Bronze Age being found near the foot of Mojacar. In 1488 the Moorish fortified town fell to the Christian which is still celebrated every year in June with the fantastic ‘Moors and Christians’ fiestas. The festival is a 3 day event where key historical events and mock battles are re-enacted by two groups dress in elaborate costumes, urged on by the crowd. As with most Spanish festivals it takes place against a background of music, fireworks and explosions. IMG_3101Beautiful untouched beaches Mojacar Playa, just a short drive away has several kilometres of unspoilt beaches, which even in the height of summer are relatively uncrowded. At present Mojacar has two ‘Blue Flag’ recognized beaches. Due to some recent expenditure the local council has installed four new children’s play areas. Some with basket ball courts and football pitch. Playa Cueva del Lobo is one of Mojacar’s more popular beaches. The sand is fine and the sea partly protected by a breakwater, ideal for kids. There are several beach bars and you can hire a canoe, windsurfer or ride the banana. A very short car ride or up hill walk will take you to Playa Macenas which popular with fishermen and divers. If you continue along the dirt road here you pass an old watch tower and onto Playa El Sombrerico, two separate beaches one with a good beach bar (chiringuito). A great place to sit in the sun or cool off in the clear blue sea. If you care for some fun at the beach you can drive down to the popular Mojacar Playa. Other towns close by are Garrucha, known for it’s delicious prawns and Vera.