Vera as we know it today was built in the 16th century, 5 minutes from the apartment this prosperous town has a great variety of shops.
The local cuisine ranges from classy restaurants to traditional tapas bars.
Saturday is market day, the town is taken over by local traders, grab a bargain.
This is the oldest bullring in the province of Almeria.
Built in 1879 with money generated from the local mines. Its Mudejar in style and can be enjoyed either by visiting the museum or during the fighting season.
Garrucha is a beautiful and lively fishing town that still retains much of its original charm. Its this charm that has made Garrucha a popular tourist destination over the last few years.
The town is famous for the quality of its large, locally caught
' Gambas rojas ' (red prawns)
There is a great selection of fine seafood restaurants and bars serving a wide range of fish dishes, as well as great tapas.
A palm tree lined promenade (approx 2km) is perfect for a lovely evening stroll around the bay.
As in nearby Vera, market day (Friday), is very popular.
Spanish Fiesta's are a must, 16th of July sees the celebration of Virgin del Carmen, she was the protector of the fisherman and so a very important part of this working port.
During the Fiesta, roads are closed and street partys are set up, with food, drink and music in abundance.
Mojacar is an engaging, beautiful and romantic corner of Spain. Perched high on a hill, whitewashed houses, cool courtyards and narrow cobbled streets, overlook the sea and long sandy beaches.
A focal point for artists, writers and musicians throughout the ages. Mojacar with its Moorish appearance and commanding views will fascinate, beguile and completely captivate you.
For 3 days during June there is a Moors & Christians festival, that celebrates the expulsion of the Moors from the region.
Wednesday is market day, the narrow streets come alive with colourful chaos as Spanish housewives flock to stock up on fresh fruit & veg.
One of Mojacar's greatest claims to fame is the hotly disputed assertion that Walt Disney was born here. The story goes that he was the illegitimate son of a beautiful local washerwoman who fled to America to escape the disgrace and to seek her fortune. Unable to provide for him, she gave him up for adoption to Flora and Elias Disney of Chicago.
The tale can neither be proved nor disproved as his birth registration record has never been found, either in Chicago or in Mojacar (where all records were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War).
Just 2km from Mojacar Pueblo is the playa. The long uncrowded sandy beaches stretch for 17km, with a large part being designated an area of natural beauty. Only 7km have been developed and they consistently earn European Blue Flag awards for cleanliness. The beach resort has been developed sympathetically over the past 2 decades, it is now a lively resort with many beach bars, local & international restaurants, discos, hotels & shops.
Once you have experienced the unique charm of Mojacar, it will remain with you,