Hill fort steeped in history
Bronze Age Mojácar 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
Mojácar Playa is just a mile from the old town and shares its easy-going feel – no high-rise hotels, but all the convenience you'd expect to welcome holidaymakers. Pick your spot on the 7km of sand. 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, and try out mountain biking, horse riding and water sports. For something different, take a boat trip to the enchanting Cabo de Gata – a multitude of tiny islands and coral reefs teeming with marine life.