Originally a farm, Cortijo Grande boasts orange, lemon, almond, fig and palm groves. With the introduction of a golf course and residential villas came taller architectural trees plants such as conifer trees together with gorgeous flowering vines. Rosemary, thyme and lavender cover the hillside and these, together with orange blossom and pine, make walking in the valley truly a feast for the senses.
Click here to watch a video made in the 1970's that talks about the early days
Great supermarket which sells just about everything, fishmonger, shops, cafe's, bars and restaurants, selling everything from tapas to gourmet dishes. Also a weekly market every Friday. Very popular and usually very busy. The town is very Spanish and a great place to get to know the locals. Approximately 5 minutes drive from the Villa Turre's fiesta takes place around the 8th/9th October, and is well worth visiting, with many local traditions taking place throughout the long weekend. Most supermarkets close, but everything else stays open.
Mojacar Pueblo and Mojacar Playa
Mojacar has two sides to it. The "Pueblo" is perched on top of a tall hill and can be seen from far away. Here, there are many cafe's bars and restaurants, most of them with stunning panoramic views. There are also many artisan shops and gift shops galore.
The "other" Mojacar is situated right on the beach, the coastline of which is approximately 26 kilometres. Here, again, you are spoilt for choice with the numerous beach bars, cirunguitos, cafe's bars and restaurants. Great shopping centre with more bars and restaurants. Also good for doctor's and dentists, opticians etc..
In the foothills of the Sierra de los Filabres, the whitewashed pueblo of Bedar rests on the mountainside 400m above sea level with views that reach to the Mediterranean sea.
Combining a stunning rural setting with a convenient location, the main road network and the motorway are just a 10 minute drive down the mountain, the beaches of Mojacar can be reached within 25 minutes and Almeria airport is less than an hour away.
Clear mountain air, breathtaking scenery, peace and tranquillity, and a traditionally Spanish way of life are just some of the attributes that attract both visitors and permanent residents to this picture book village. Great for tapas and more gourmet meals.