Hill fort steeped in history
Bronze Age Mojacar Pueblo offers characterful panoramic views, while buildings pile up along winding streets. There's a bohemian feel too – various artists settled there in the 1960s and breathed new life into the town. If you're planning a trip in June, don't miss Moros y Cristianos Festival, commemorating medieval conquests.
Laid-back beach resort
Mojacar Playa is just a mile from the Old Town and shares its easy-going feel, with a party atmosphere and all the convenience you'd expect to welcome holidaymakers. Pick your spot on the 17km of sand and discover the Laguna del Río Aguas, a natural lagoon and protected wildlife sanctuary.
Sport symbolises cultural identity locally. Get stuck into manicured 18-hole golf courses and tennis courts or try out horse riding and water sports. For something different, take a boat trip to the enchanting Cabo de Gata Natural Park.