The Weekender takes place in the south east coastal town of Mojacar, in the province of Almeria in Southern Spain.
Spilling down the foothills of the Sierra Cabrera on the South East coast of Spain is the beautiful resort of Mojacar. Split into two distinct areas approximately two kilometres apart are the village (pueblo) and the beach (playa). The combination of both makes Mojacar undoubtedly the most cosmopolitan area in the region.
The Mojacar beach front is some 5km long ranging from fine white sand to the coarser variety. It has a good mix of both busy spots and secluded coves which extend into the distance reaching as far as the edge of the Cabo de Gata National Park. The busier beach areas have been considerably developed to serve the many visitors who return year after year, and are scattered with hotels, apartments, restaurants, cafes and bars, providing accommodation and refreshments for all. A defensive fortress from the 18th century known as the Macenas Tower acts as the gateway separating the main beach area from the beaches reserved for naturalism. Leisure activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling, and for those who enjoy an adrenalin boost, the thrills of ultralite flybys, jet-skis and parachuting are all available on Mojacar beach.
Mojacar Pueblo is an elevated mountain village, Arabic in appearance with quaint streets and terraces. A magnificent view of the coastline can be seen from the highest point in the village, the Mirador Castillo, but by far the best way to see the village itself and its medieval architecture is to abandon the car and take to your feet. In the main square, in front of the church of Santa Maria is the statue of the Mojaquera, a lady wearing typical head-covering dress and carrying a water container. Going down another level, takes us past the old cemetery which leads into the street which originally provided a binary wall, protecting the upper part of the village. In this area there is a good selection of shops, bars and street cafes where you can relax and watch the world go by.
The local bus takes you all around Mojacar and the Pueblo and during the season runs every 15 minutes or so for a nominal fee of just 1 euro.
The Weekender takes place in two or three separate venues. For details of the venues click on the links below: