Mojácar and the sea
Mojácar’s 17 kilometres of coast stretches from Marina de la Torre ( in front of the golf course) on the border with Garrucha, to the Granatilla dry river bed in the impressively pretty outlying Sopalmo, just a few kilometres from the beginning of the Cabo de Gata – Nijar Natural Park, next Carboneras the municipality of. Visitors can enjoy virgin beaches, ideal for the most solitary, as well as more touristy beaches with numerous services.
Awarded European Union Blue Flags or immersed in quality plans, the fine sandy beaches are the most popular with families, where there is the offer of a range of leisure activities and all services are available: The beaches of Marina de la Torre, El Descargador, El Cantal, Cueva del Lobo, Las Ventanicas and Venta del Bancal, among others. Along the road to Carboneras is the tranquil Macenas beach, looked over by a defence tower erected right next to the sea and presided over by its castle, from where one can see the Peñon Cove and Sombrerico beach.
The southern zone of Mojácar allows for the more adventurous and natural enjoyment of the coastal paradise formed by coves such as Bordenares, El Lance or Cala Granatilla. Protected for practicing naturism, they are immaculate, unspoilt coves with abundant marine life.
Mojácar and the mountains
One of the best ways to get to know Mojácar Is to go up into its sierras and hills via tracks and paths, from where there are views which stay imprinted on the eye due to the special light, the contrast of the hundreds of shades of the blue of the sky and the sea, along with the white of the village’s buildings, with their eastern flavour. The scenic value of Mojácar is incalculable.
Its nature is alive, rich and diverse, as much from the botanical as the zoological point of view, and is where we find birdlife in the wetlands of the lagoon at the mouth of the river Aguas, as well as the Mora tortoise, a protected species which is found in lowlands with scarce vegetation. Mojácar’s countryside smells of rosemary and thyme, side-by-side with broom and esparto grass, and vegetation only found in this area and of great scientific importance, such as Limonium Estevei (known as Ever Living Mojaquera).
We cannot forget Mojácar nestles in the foothills of the Sierra Cabrera, with its irregular profile of crests. Standing out are its diverse and rugged landscapes, which range from dry river beds to oases of vegetation, forming weird and wonderful volcanic shapes running down to sea level.