Mojácar Pueblo

I'm already six days into my holiday in Spain - I can't believe how quickly it's gone by! The extreme heat has meant that we've been relatively laid back so far, spending most of the time lounging by the pool, but I've been able to go out and do a bit of exploring too (which is one of my favourite things to do on holiday!). One of the best places I've visited here so far is Mojácar Pueblo. 

one of the lovely narrow streets in the village

one of the lovely narrow streets in the village

This is probably going to be pretty confusing (I've only just got my head around it!) but there are two Mojácars! Mojácar Playa (by the beach) and Mojácar Pueblo (on the hill). The one by the beach is probably a bit more modern but it's very touristy - there are loads of massive apartment complexes, etc.. I prefer Mojácar Pueblo as it's a bit quieter and much more interesting with the design, etc.. Check out this website for more info about the two villages. 

 

From a distance it doesn't look that big at all - we actually ended up driving through it three times on our first visit! The main road only runs past the side of the town and the whole village is piled up higher so it's hard to see from the car. 

the view from nearly the top of Mojacár Pueblo

the view from nearly the top of Mojacár Pueblo

On Tuesday evening we visited Mojácar Pueblo to have dinner at Napoli Ristorante Pizzeria. We shared garlic bread for starters and I had the vegetariana pizza (minus the mozzarella). My brother James then had an awesome waffle topped with chocolate ice cream for dessert (luckily I managed to take a quick shot before it fell over!). 

my vegetariana pizza with tomatoes, aubergines, mushrooms, olives, artichokes and rocket leaves (minus the mozzarella)

my vegetariana pizza with tomatoes, aubergines, mushrooms, olives, artichokes and rocket leaves (minus the mozzarella)

James' warm waffle topped with chocolate ice cream, waffle shards, whipped cream and a chocolate sauce

James' warm waffle topped with chocolate ice cream, waffle shards, whipped cream and a chocolate sauce

The food was fab but even better was watching the sunset as we sat on the rooftop terrace eating our meal. The terrace was slightly wonky so it did feel a bit daunting sitting with my back facing a steep drop, but I took loads of photos of the sunset and managed not to drop my phone or camera over the edge!

the sunset in the distance from the rooftop terrace of the restaurant

the sunset in the distance from the rooftop terrace of the restaurant

one of the lanterns on the railing protecting me from falling over a steep drop!

one of the lanterns on the railing protecting me from falling over a steep drop!

After dinner we wandered back to the car last lots of lovely little shops and I bought a new pair of boho trousers which I absolutely love! They're a brilliant light material (which helps to stay cool in the heat) and I love the pattern too (blue and white with elephants and other fancy designs!). Most of all the boho trousers are really comfy and they look fab too!

my new boho trousers as I looked over at the lovely view from the top of Mojácar Pueblo (photo credits to James)

my new boho trousers as I looked over at the lovely view from the top of Mojácar Pueblo (photo credits to James)

The following day we had an early start to go to the Mojácar Pueblo market which is every Wednesday morning in a car park. The fruit and veg stands were amazing (you should've seen the size of the watermelons!) and all of the other stalls were pretty good too, selling swimming costumes, jewellery, fake designer clothing and dried fruit, etc.. 

some of the fruit and veg being sold at the market

some of the fruit and veg being sold at the market

the view of the market as we climbed up to the centre of Mojácar Pueblo

the view of the market as we climbed up to the centre of Mojácar Pueblo

After the market we climbed up many many steps to the main town area. The streets were really narrow and twisty but the design was absolutely beautiful. There were loads of lovely little shops (a pottery shop was even playing Boney M's Rasputin!) and both my mum and my aunt bought loads of stuff. 

another of the streets in the village (I particularly love the rounded edges of the building in the distance)

another of the streets in the village (I particularly love the rounded edges of the building in the distance)

We wandered through the streets for quite a while, me in my new boho trousers which were super cool and comfortable! There were great viewpoints and way more restaurants and cafes than we realised! I don't think I went five minutes without lifting my camera to take photos!

the view from the highest viewpoint in Mojácar Pueblo (in the distance you can see Mojacar Playa)

the view from the highest viewpoint in Mojácar Pueblo (in the distance you can see Mojacar Playa)

The village is absolutely lovely and I'm hoping to go again before I leave! It's definitely worth a visit (even if it is a bit tricky to find in the first place!), particularly if you love shops, cafes or simply the lovely views and architecture!

my dad posing on one of the many sets of stairs we climbed up - definitely my favourite picture of the day!

my dad posing on one of the many sets of stairs we climbed up - definitely my favourite picture of the day!

Have you visited any lovely little villages on holiday?