Parador de Mojácar
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- Single rooms (9)
- Twin rooms (78)
- Double rooms (11)
- Capacity (187)
- Conference room
- Central heating
- Air conditioning
- Credit cards
- Currency exchange
- EV Charging Station
- Tennis court
- Swimming pool
- Airport (80km)
- Station (80km)
- Port (80km)
Parador de Mojácar - Beach hotel overlooking Mediterranean (4*)
Directly in front of a golden beach and enjoying one of the best microclimates in Spain, this very comfortable, modern Parador is about half way between Almería and Cartagena. As you make your way into the Parador de Mojácar, you pass the beautiful orange and palm trees lining the entrance and as you step inside, you immediately feel at home in a warm and relaxing environment. Extensive terraces and individual garden areas provide more privacy and secluded places to enjoy the sun. The Parador also has all the modern amenities you would expect from a 4* hotel of this standard such as a tennis court, a swimming pool and a children’s play area, making this an ideal holiday destination for families as well as individuals. The Parador also has family rooms which can accommodate up to four people. The Parador’s restaurant offers stunning sea views, making your dining experience that bit more special! Guests may sample delicious local dishes such as Arroz a la Garruchera (a rice dish), Remojón almeriense (a seafood salad) and Pastel de Vera (a cake made with apples, walnuts andraisins).
The rooms are clean, bright and very comfortable. Each of them boasts a terrace, the perfect place to sit, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.
Please note the Parador now has facilities for charging electric vehicles, the cost of which is payable locally.
Superior rooms have balconies or terraces with sea views.
Mojácar has 17km of coastline, and the cosy Piedra de Villazar Beach situated in front of the Parador is continually awarded the blue flag. As one would expect, the beach is busier during the peak season, nonetheless ensures the Parador’s location is ideal for those wanting to be on the coast. As well as enjoying the sand and the sea, guests should also visit the nearby and very attractive whitewashed town of Mojácar up in the hills behind the Parador hotel, a town that traces its origins to Phoenician times, and which, under Moorish rule, was famous for the mutual tolerance of its Muslim, Christian and Jewish inhabitants. There are various viewpoints that we would highly recommend, such as those at Plaza Nueva Viewpoint and the Castillo. These offer wonderful views over the valley, showcasing the early historical perspectives of the town. Also, if you wish to sample some traditional local cuisine, there are some little tapas bars and restaurants hidden away off the cobbled streets which wind round the town at the top of the hill.
Restaurant meal times & typical dishes
Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 11.00 and dinner from 20.30 to 23.00.
It may be possible to arrive up to 22.30 and still enjoy a meal.
The Parador’s restaurant offers stunning sea views, making your dining experience that bit more special! Guests may sample delicious local dishes such as Arroz a la Garruchera (a rice dish), Remojón almeriense (a seafood salad) and Pastel de Vera (a cake made with apples, walnuts andraisins).
The Cafeteria is called 'Piedra de Villazar' and is open from 11am to midnight.
The opening dates for the outdoor swimming pools are yet to be confirmed for 2019 but are expected to be in line with this years date (23 March until 28 October 2018)
Please note the opening and closing dates will depend on the weather and availability of lifeguards.
How to get there
The Parador is located on the Mojácar beach, 1.5 km from the town, 5 km from Garrucha, 16 km from Vera and 18 km from the dual carriageway exit. Coming from Murcia along the Autovía del Mediterráneo, access is by the Vera junction towards Garrucha, and from there along the beach road. From Almería, take the Los Gallardos exit towards Turre and Mojácar. The hotel is located 90 km from Almería, the capital of the province.
Puerto Lumbreras - 60km
Nerja - 250km
Javea - 300km
Malaga Gibralfalo - 300km
Almeria Airport - 90km
Region & Cuisine
The second largest of Spain’s Autonomous Communities, Andalusia occupies a major part of the southern half of the country. The region’s eight provinces extend from the Portuguese border in the west, north to the neighbouring regions of Extremadura and Castilla La Mancha and to Almería, bordering Murcia, in the east.
Inevitably, Andalusia will be best known to many people for its beaches, notably along the Mediterranean ‘Costa de Sol’ and the Atlantic ‘Costa de la Luz’, and the coast certainly encompasses a good part of the region’s natural wealth. This is no doubt largely due to the exceptional climate – one of the warmest in Europe – that prevails all along the coastline, with hot dry summers, winters with mild temperatures and many ‘mini regions’ boasting their own microclimates. But it is a mistake to associate Andalusia only with its ‘Costas’, for this is a region that offers the visitor virtually everything in terms of history, art and nature.
Scenically, Andalusia is a land of contrasts. For example, in the province of Granada in winter one can experience 22°C on the coast and travel just 33 km north into the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a temperature of 10°C below zero. Further east , in the province of AlmerÍa, is an area unique in Europe – the Tabernas desert, where many of the ‘Spaghetti Westerns’ were filmed. To the north of Granada is the province of Jaén, the land of the olive with over 50 million olive trees planted and olive oil providing the main source of wealth in the province. Further south, some thirty municipalities form the famous ‘route of the white towns’, a string of picturesque little towns and villages extending across the northern part of the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga and all displaying the same picture- postcard white architecture so typical of rural Andalusia. Over 17% of the region of Andalusia is classified as a protected natural area, with its two national parks of Doñana and Sierra Nevada particularly well known for the preservation of their rich variety of flora and fauna.
Cádiz, Seville, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga – all these historic Andalusian cities display countless examples of the rich architectural and artistic legacy from over eight centuries of Moorish occupation of this region. Pride of place must go to the most emblematic monument in Granada (the capital of Spain’s last Moorish kingdom) – the incomparable Alhambra with its adjoining Generalife gardens, a unique complex of palaces, fortresses and royal quarters making this one of the most fascinating, and most visited, monuments in the world.
An essential feature of Andalusian art, and life, is of course the form of music and dance known as flamenco, an artistic expression of the most deeply rooted Andalusian culture. The precise origin of flamenco is unknown, but certainly it has Moorish influences and many of its most famous practitioners, both past and present, have been of gypsy origin. Wherever you are in Andalusia you are likely to hear flamenco, whether at an organised concert, or coming from inside someone’s house, or simply an impromptu performance in a village square. It’s in everyone’s blood, and it’s delightful.
Given the immense area of this region, gastronomic diversity best describes the cuisine of Andalusia. The so-called ‘Mediterranean diet’, with its basis of olive oil and considered by many experts to be the healthiest in the world, has its origin here. One of Spain’s most famous products, the Iberian Jabugo ham, is produced in Huelva province with the very finest hams reputedly cured ‘in a certain position in a certain room of a certain house in Huelva’. Gazpacho, the cold soup made with tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, bread and garlic originated in Andalusia and is found throughout the region as is ‘ajoblanco’, a delicious variation on gazpacho. Fruit and vegetables grow in profusion along the coastal region: mountains of strawberries in Huelva province; oranges, lemons, tropical and sub-tropical fruit (mango, papaya, banana, avocado) in Málaga and Granada provinces, and many varieties of vegetable in Almería province. In the mountains further inland, game dishes include partridge, rabbit, venison and wild boar, while anywhere near the sea you will find one of the most popular of all Andalusian dishes – ‘pescaito frito’ or mixed fried fish.
Not particularly renowned for the excellence of its wines, Andalusia does however produce the finest sherries in the world (the major establishments can be visited in Jerez de la Frontera) and – especially in Málaga province – several delicious dessert wines.
Please be aware of the following:
- 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night and/or a specific meal basis.
- Age restrictions apply to the 'Golden Days' Offer (for those aged 55 and over) and the 'Young Persons' Offer (for those aged between 18 and 30). All reservations made using these tariffs are checked upon your arrival at the Parador(s) booked to ensure that at least one person in a room qualifies for the restricted tariff. In the case that you do not qualify for the restricted tariff, the Parador will apply the standard rate without exception and you will be required to pay a supplement locally. However only one person (per room) needs to qualify for either of these two reductions.