Castle Viewing Point

The highest point of the locality is known as the Castle Viewing Point.  This site became a guarantee of security since it allowed for the anticipation of any invader, especially when in the 14th and 15th centuries the number of incursions by pirates from North Africa multiplied.

 One can make out a good part of the municipality of more than 7,000 hectares and the 17 kilometres of coast, as well as the charms of Mojácar Pueblo’s white houses and narrow streets.

A major earthquake in 1518 destroyed both the castle and the fortification, which in the initial decades of the relocated Mojácar had served as a lookout.

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Today, the castle viewing point allows one to deduce there were few raids by pirates, since the height and the prudent distance of the village from the coast gave the population time to protect themselves. Of that grand fortification, the water cistern remains (currently municipal spaces), and the structure of the military grounds.

In that epoch a person walked the streets of the locality who would make history. Little is known about their origins and education. It was not odd that in olden days many people walked up to 50 leagues to see a doctor, but the surgeon was Ginesa Marín, a woman, and this made her unique. For certain she looked out from the viewing point at the 17 kilometres of coastline and never imagined the future of the area.

From here one can make out Mojácar Playa’s new complexes, which completely respect in height, design and colour the traditional form of the village houses. Strict planning rules have been established, aimed at the development of a sustainable tourist destination, and respecting popular architecture. White is the predominant colour, which undoubtedly contrasts with the surrounding blue.

One of the locality’s main attractions is its beaches, many of them awarded year after year with quality stamps such as the Blue Flag, and which offer the visitor the comforts and infrastructure necessary for leisure and sport, as well as the chance to lose themselves at rarely visited coves and protected for the practice of naturism.

The coast offers 10,000 hotel places, golf courses and sports courts and grounds, as well as a growing network of hiking and cycling routes.