Situated in the Levante area of the province of Almería, the municipality of Mojácar (pronounced: mo-hacker) is comprised of two distinct areas: Mojácar Pueblo (town) and Mojácar Playa (beach), located about 2km apart.
The town’s dual identity: part quiet hillside village and part lively beach resort gives overseas property buyers the ‘best of both worlds’, as they needn’t chose one type of location over another. And it’s this diverse appeal that is making the town an increasingly popular choice for house hunters.
Mojácar Pueblo is a picture book village of little whitewashed houses and Moorish-style “cortijo” farmhouses flanking narrow winding streets, nestled in the olive and almond grove dotted foothills of the stunning Sierra Cabrera mountain range.
This romantic old town is steeped in a history that stretches over 4000 years and, like much of Andalucía – it’s its Moorish influence that dominates the culture, cuisine and architecture of the area. Mojácar Pueblo also boasts gorgeous panoramic views across the region and directly overlooks its other half – the beach resort of Mojácar Playa.
Mojácar Playa, with its 17 kilometres of uncrowded shoreline and 11 sandy beaches bordering the Mediterranean Sea – has enough appeal to suit all tastes and temperaments. Although the resort has many buzzing bars and eateries and boasts an impressive nightlife – great for buyers who like to be amongst the hustle and bustle, there aren’t any high rises there and the area still has some lovely hidden surprises and quieter areas. One of the jewels in the Mediterranean crown: the Cabo de Gata Natural Park can be found nearby, with its dramatic volcanic landscape and sweeping bays regularly voted as among the best in Spain.
The simplest way to get to Mojácar from multiple locations in the UK is by air. The town is served by Almería airport, which is about an hour’s drive (90km) away, or will cost you €75 by taxi. Mojácar provides a central location for all the attractions that Almería has to offer, which makes it a good choice for second home owners looking for properties with rental potential.
Where to Buy Property in Mojacar
As mentioned, Mojácar itself is a ‘hotspot’ within the Andalucían province of Almería, which is one of the most beguiling and captivating corners of Spain. Property here tends to range from beach front apartments in the ‘Playa’ part of the town to hillside villas, traditional countryside “cortijos” and golf resort properties in and around the ‘Pueblo’.
Homes in the ‘Playa’ tend to be newer builds and pricier than those in the old town; however, those in the ‘Pueblo’ offer more traditional style properties at attractive prices - with apartments from €60,000 and villas for as little as €120,000.