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Mojácar Accommodation

Mojácar has a good range of accommodation to suit most tastes and budgets. There are plenty of hotels along this stretch of coastline, hundreds of self catering apartments and villas, low cost Spanish "hostals" and several campsites.

One of the most up market hotels in the area is the Government owned Parador, on the outskirts of the town with lovely views of the Mediterranean. The Arab style architecture of the building was designed to complement the ancient Moorish pueblo. But facilities at this four star hotel are thoroughly modern with satellite TV, a bar, restaurant, pool, tennis and children's play area. Each room has a terrace with sea views.

The cuisine in the hotel restaurant relies on fresh local produce with a strong emphasis on regional fish and rice specialities. Try the Garruchera rice or Garrucha prawns from the fishing village just north of Mojacar.

The three star Hotel Indalo is right on the beachfront on the Paseo Mediterraneo promenade. The hotel is ideal for a family holiday when the kids have tired of the beach you can relax by the pool bar while they entertain themselves in the playground or kiddies' pool. The Indalo has good leisure facilities including a jacuzzi for 40 people, a gym, Turkish bath, sauna and tennis court. Water sports, golf and horse riding are all nearby.

If you prefer to be in the old town, try the three star El Moresco this large, modern and well equipped hotel is right in the centre in Avinguda D'Encamp. It's two kilometres from the beach but the hotel runs a regular bus service to and from the seafront. There are good entertainment and leisure facilities here including a billiards and games room, pool and organised excursions and evening activities. In the summer months guests can enjoy al fresco buffet meals on the terrace.

At the cheaper end of the market you'll find numerous Spanish style hostals and pensions where the facilities may not be extensive but you'll get clean and comfortable accommodation at a very reasonable price. There are plenty to choose from both in the pueblo and down at the beachfront. Most hostals have en suite facilities and good restaurants serving home cooked regional dishes.

Self catering holidays are popular here with numerous tour operators offering a range of apartments and villas for rent, most with access to either a private or communal pool.

One of the biggest apartment complexes is Pueblo Indalo, at the beachfront three kilometres from the town centre. This is a self contained holiday complex where you can enjoy the freedom and comfort of a self catering apartment combined with an excellent range of entertainment and facilities on your doorstep. The Moorish style "village" has been built around a picturesque central square with a tiled fountain.

Everything is provided on site two pools, a beach restaurant, pizzeria, buffet restaurant, two pubs, shops, tennis courts, mini golf and a wealth of watersports. Local reps organise a full programme of sports and leisure activities by day and nightly entertainment. There are flamenco shows, clubs and live music throughout the summer.

Local camp sites include El Cantal at Mojacar Playa where there are 114 pitches and good facilities including a bar, restaurant, supermarket, laundry and car wash.

Other registered sites with equally good facilities can be found at Camping El Quinto on the Mojacar Turre road and Camping Torreon on the Carboneras coastal road at Pedania de Sopalmo.

The mild winters here enable camp sites to stay open throughout the year.

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