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.
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.
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!).
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!
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!
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..
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.
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 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!