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Written by fionademp on 23 Feb, 2007
Mojacar Puebla is a white city that sits high on a hilltop overlooking Mojacar Playa. The views are amazing and the intricate, winding streets make a charming town. The Playa offers beaches, restaurants, and accommodation. There is a plaza offering high end shopping, especially women’s…Read More
Mojacar Puebla is a white city that sits high on a hilltop overlooking Mojacar Playa. The views are amazing and the intricate, winding streets make a charming town. The Playa offers beaches, restaurants, and accommodation. There is a plaza offering high end shopping, especially women’s clothing, shoes, and accessorises. We drove up to the town but there are buses from the beach. It’s a long walk so only attempt it if you are prepared for a long walk up steep hills. Parking is quite difficult, but if you continue driving after reaching the town, until you start going down the other side, there is a car park by the football pitch that normally has spaces available.
The town has lots of bars, restaurants, and shops. Some of the restaurants have amazing views so look out for places with rooftop views or views across the hillside. There are some lovely trinket shops selling great gifts and some more expensive shops selling handmade local goods. It’s a buyer’s paradise. The Plaza Nueva offers the best views and there is a café on the plaza serving food and drinks. The places really come to life at night and I would recommend visiting in the evening.
There is a market on Wednesdays by the football pitch. We were in town for the Moors and Christians festival, which some locals told us about. It is well worth visiting. The streets are lined with market stalls, musical entertainment, and mock enactments. It gets really busy so head early to eat or you might have a wait. There are some good stalls on offer, check out the chocolate stall. I thought some of the re-enactments were a bit scary but that might just be me. If you walk past the market there is a second square where a music event starts later in the evening but if it's too late for you there are lots of other little things going on in the night. Parking can be a bit of a problem but they make extra allowances and if you go past the football field there is parking all along the hillside. To top off the evening there are fireworks. The festival lasts for 3 days and normally takes place around May/June time.