Family tourism with Marco Topo Mojácar offers an interactive game for everyone.
As a family tourism destination, and with the aim of covering all the needs and demands of this segment of the market, Mojácar offers its youngest visitors an interesting novelty which will be available in a few weeks’ time.
Mojácar will be the first municipality in Almería province to offer the charismatic game called “Marco Topo” to make tourism visits more attractive to families with children.
Marco Topo is an educational game of exploration designed so that families with children aged between five and 12 do self-guided tours of tourist destinations, natural resources and museums. This offer for family tourism is set up in more than 50 destinations and museums throughout the country.
The aim of this interesting initiative is to maintain the interest of the youngest in their cultural visits and make it possible for families to enjoy discovering historic-cultural heritage together.
The Marco Topo adventure is made up of a map of the town with a marked route, a sheet of stickers and a web app on which there are set out different challenges and questions which invite the exploration of Mojácar and the investigation of its cultural, historic and scenic wealth.
Mojácar has chosen ¨Marta Topo¨ as a character in the game. She’s an endearing Mojácar woman who will be the person responsible for guiding the vistors aged from 0 to 100 around Mojácar’s most emblematic corners.
To play Marco Topo you just need to pick up the free map of the adventure at the Mojácar Tourist Office and have a mobile phone with an internet connection. Once the family has the map, they introduce the adventure code (MTMOJACAR) on the Marco Topo website (www.marcotopo.com) and start to play.
The game consists of visiting the places indicated on the map, solving different challenges with the mobile phone and putting in place on the map the sticker corresponding to each test passed. On finishing the game, the participants receive as a prize a diploma, which is sent to the email with which they have registered.
As well as promoting family tourism, the game is also ideal for Mojácar families to rediscover the locality through playing. What’s more, Marco Topo is used for educational visits by school groups.
Near to Mojácar there are Marco Topo games in Lorca and Caravaca de la Cruz in Murcia, and Elche in Alicante. Other places in Andalucía which have the Marco Topo adventure are Úbeda and Baeza in Jaén; Ronda, Estepona, Nerja and Casarabonela in Málaga; Salobreña in Granada; Lucena, Priego de Córdoba, Iznájar, Rute and Cabra in Córdoba; San Roque in Cádiz; Utrera and Carmona in Sevilla.
In the rest of Spain you can find the game in Teruel, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Avilés, Lugo, Olite, Gernika, Zarautz, Castro Urdiales, Nájera, Burgos, León, Palencia, Icod de los Vinos and La Orotava (Tenerife).
Marco Topo is also an educational resource in museums like the Sorolla, the National Museum of Natural Sciences, the Madrid Railway Museum, the Burgos Museum of Human Evolution, the Pagos del Rey del Toro Wine Museum and the Castilla y León Ethnographic Museum.