Discovering the Best Area to Stay in Mojácar: A Local’s Guide

Planning a visit to Mojácar and wondering where to stay? As a local resident, I’m here to help you through the best areas to stay depending on what you want from your holiday.

Mojácar: A Tale of Two Destinations

Mojácar is essentially divided into two distinct sections – Mojácar Pueblo (Old Town) and Mojácar Playa (Beach). Both areas offer unique experiences, and your choice largely depends on the type of holiday you’re looking for.

Not only that, Mojácar Playa is 4 miles long and each end offers a very different experience.

Mojácar Pueblo: For History and Culture Lovers

Perched atop a hill, Mojácar Pueblo is a picturesque whitewashed town that takes you back in time. The labyrinth of narrow streets, quaint squares, and traditional homes brimming with colorful flowers offer an authentic Andalusian experience.

Staying in the Pueblo is difficult are there’s very few hotels and rentals available, but if you can itallows you easy access to historic sites such as the Santa María Church, the Moorish fountain, and the Plaza Nueva viewpoint. Additionally, the Pueblo’s hilltop location provides spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.

For more detailed information on the rich history and cultural heritage of Mojácar Pueblo, visit the official tourism page of Mojácar.

Personally, if only visiting, I would recommend staying on Mojácar Playa and doing a day trip to the Pueblo. If you haven’t rented a car for your stay, there are plenty of Taxi’s that will cost less than €10 or you can hop on a very regular and reliable bus for around €1.20. Click here for the latest Mojacar bus timetable.

Mojácar Playa: For Beach & Leisure Enthusiasts

Mojácar Playa, extending 4 miles along the coastline, is a modern resort area known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. Accommodations here range from 4-star adult only luxury resorts to family-friendly package hotels and self-catering apartments.

Staying in Mojácar Playa gives you direct access to the town’s superb beaches, numerous bars & restaurants, beach bars (chiringuitos), water sports facilities and plenty of other things to do. You can spend your days soaking up the sun, indulging in water activities or simply strolling along the seafront promenade.

As locals, we divide Mojácar Playa into a north beach and a south beach. Around the Mandala Beach bar area is where I personally like to divide the beach from. South of this area, beach bars & restaurants take over, with endless venues for you to choose from. Everything is in walking distance and it’s the social hub of Mojácar.

North of this area is much more relaxed, with more commercial area such as the Parque Commercial and a Mercadona supermarket. Hotels and rentals this end of the beach are generally much cheaper as they are further away from the busy tourist areas.

To help plan your beach days, visit Trip Advisor, which provides comprehensive guides on the beaches of Mojácar.

Proximity to Activities and Attractions

Regardless of where you choose to stay, both areas are just a short drive or bus ride away from each other. This means you can easily enjoy the best of both worlds.

Additionally, Mojácar’s location in Almería province makes it a great base for exploring the wider region. Discover our top-rated places to explore in and around Mojácar here.


Choosing the best area to stay in Mojácar depends on your preferences. If you’re drawn to historic charm, panoramic views, and tranquility, Mojácar Pueblo is a perfect choice. On the other hand, if you’re a beach lover, enjoy vibrant nightlife, and prefer a more resort-style holiday, then Mojácar Playa is the place to be.

Either way, the diverse range of activities and attractions in Mojácar will keep you entertained. Check out our guide on Things to Do in Mojácar to plan your visit.

Remember, Mojácar isn’t just a destination, it’s an experience that stays with you long after you’ve returned home.


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