Mojacar is the most visited tourist resort on the Costa Almeria in Spain. With a great modern beach area known as Mojacar Playa and the old Moorish town 2km away (Mojacar Pueblo), this town has something for everyone.
Or does it?
What about people who like to party and hit the town at night?
In this article we examine whether Mojacar might be too quiet, after all there are plenty of beach resorts in Spain famous for nightlife such as Benidorm, Magaluf and Puerto Banus to name just a few.
Where to Fly Into
Approximately a two and a half hour flight away from the UK, tourists and locals usually fly into Almeria Airport which is a only about 1 hours drive away, or alternatively some fly into Murcia Airport if there are some really cheap RyanAir flights available, this takes 2 hours drive.
Mojacar is an attractive resort with many hotels to book into or choose the more popular self catering route of renting a villa with a swimming pool for a week or two or an apartment on a complex with a communal swimming pool.
Mojacar is considered to be a family friendly resort with a few nightclubs which are open until the early hours but really this isn’t the resort to come to if you are looking for great nightlife. There are however enough bars for most people to be happy enough and note that Mojacar is much busier than nearby Vera Playa, Garrucha and Carboneras.
People who have booked their vacations in apartment complexes and hotels will find that there are ample organised evening activities, which is great for families with children as the parents can relax and children are kept entertained.
Try visit in June to coincide with the biggest local fiestas of the year – the three-day Moors and Christians celebrations. As Mojacar was occupied for hundreds of years by the Moors this is especially important to this town. There is plenty of costumes, parades, battles, music and drinking.
Nightclubs in Mojacar
Where is THE best club in Mojacar?
In our opinion…
In the best tradition of the Miami Beach clubs comes the Mandala Beach Club in Mojacar. Simply stunning and comparable to similar-styled clubs such as Nikki Beach and the Ocean Club in Marbella.
You can eat there at the restaurant by day and then at night it’s DJ’s transform the club into a lively club with big events happening in the summer.
During the day you can relax on Balinese styled sun loungers with an exotic cocktails.
Themed parties such as ‘I Love Mondays’ and VIP rooms add to the extras that gives Mandela Beach the edge over the other bars and clubs in Mojacar.
Mandala Beach Club & Disco, Playa El Cantal, Mojacar Playa.
Open from 12:00 until 17:00
Tel: +34 902 442 420
Bars in Mojacar
Get down the beachfront and you will most of the bars. Literally get on the beach and enjoy the beach bars known as chiringuitos. These hut-type structures are usually just erected for the summer season and then taken down again. Many do decent food too and often have a DJ at night or even live music.
Tito’s is the best-known – find it at the end of Playa de las Ventanicas.
Tel: 950 61 50 30
The video below shows Titos with footage of Mojacar back in 1978 – it looks so different!
Bbme Beach Bar
Also worth a visit is the Bbme beach bar (chiringuito) – see the video below.
This is a fantastic place to chill out on the beach. They have beds with canopies where you can literally fall asleep. Quite handy when you have eaten a delicious lunch in their restaurant.
Although a beach bar this is not some shabby hut serving burgers and chips but instead a sophisticated look with good food believe it or not although not much here for vegetarians except for salad.
During July and August this is packed and if you don’t book for lunch you are liable to have to wait until about 4pm.
El Cid Beach Bar
This has a history dating back to 1978 and is run by Lloyd Dean and Tish from California.
“This chiringuito may not be the trendiest beach bar on the strip but it’s certainly one of the friendliest and is very popular with locals and visitors alike. They all do a great trade at this time of year and standards are pretty high in all of them. During late July and August, there seems plenty of business to go around and they come into their own later in the evening when the heat has gone out of the day and that wonderful cool sea breeze takes over.
They serve the usual fare of fish, meat and pasta dishes with a good selection of freshly made veggie meals and great salads served every day from lunchtime onwards until late. El Cid is yet another relaxing place for us to chill out by the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.”
El Cid Beach bar, Mojcar telephone number 950 472 063
Maui Beach Club
While we rate Mandalas as the ultimate, Maui is also a great chiringuito/beach bar serving good quality food as well as beers, cocktails and spirits.
It is one of the earliest beach bars to open, usually as early as March.
Try the paella here although if you have fussy kids then there are plenty of hamburgers and pizzas to choose from.
Saturday afternoon is party time when the music gets turned up to attract the younger crowd.
Here is a video shot at the Maui Beach Bar showing one of their summer opening parties:
Other beach bars worth a mention are Lolas, Neptunos, Moma and the Lua beach bar.
Liquid and Zen are also well-known.
Most Spanish seaside resorts have at least one Irish Bar and this is the original one in Mojacar. You know exactly what you are going to get with plenty of familiar food such as Sunday carvery and fish and chips.
For something different try their sister restaurant next door – the Shamrock which serves fresh fish and Argentinian steaks.
Well-located right on the beachfront next to Beachcombers restaurant. Lots of live Sky Sports showing the football and live entertainment most nights.
The Loft Lounge Bar
Paseo del Mediterranean No.237
Telephone: 0034 950952929, mobile 0034 634301457
Type of Business: Lounge bar
Front line sea views
Show all major sporting events on Sky sports, BT sports, be in sports Sunny terrace Comfortable lounge seats Darts, pool and table football
Friendly bar on the playa, open all year round.
Choice of 3 draught beers, local and international, draught cider, good wine, Guinness etc.
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