El Mojon, Costa Caleda
El Mojon, Costa Caleda Reviews
A real chill out area. May 05, 2011
El Mojon. San Pedro Del Pinatar. Costa Calida. Spain.
At over 70 I am probably looking for a slightly different holiday than the younger generation look for now days. However, I am sure that we all need to get away from it all now and again and look for a place where we can have peace and quiet and the chance to recharge our batteries. I have found that place in El Mojon, a quiet seaside area on the borders of Alicante and Murcia provinces on the Costa Blanca.
Once a village of perhaps a dozen houses, El Mojon has been developed over the last twenty years and now boasts of colourful, one and two story houses, villas and parks with shady seating areas under maturing palm trees. The streets and pavements are clean and tree lined and well lit at night.
There are three main restaurants and several bars close to the beach and a shop that stocks most things but at the moment only open from 10am till 2pm. The beach is silver sand and safe bathing with a Tapas bar for those wishing to have a quiet snack and a drink. There is ample parking within fifty yards of the beach but one should remember that cars get very hot inside so a proper screen sun shield is advised. On the San Pedro side of the village is a conservation area, ideal for bird watching and long walks. On the salt lakes there are White Ibis and Flamingos.
I have mentioned San Pedro, a large sprawling town with bags of character and, at just a mile from El Mojon, well within walking distance. Here you will find banks, shops, super markets, a theatre and many, many tapas bars and restaurants. A visit to the old harbour and the Monday market would be well worth a look. The vegetable and fruit part of the market is second to none as everything comes in fresh from the surrounding farms. Leading up to Christmas in the town square, they have the largest nativity scene I have ever encountered. This is something that has to be seen to be believed.
To the west of the village and inland a good mile is the town of Pillar De La Horadada. Basically one very long street, you will find all the shops you could wish for including the obligatory restaurants and tapas bars. Even though prices have gone up over the last couple of years, most eating places are real value for money and you will still find authentic Spanish cuisine in the small bars in the side roads.
Last of the local towns I want to mention is Torri De La Horadada known mainly for it’s square, surrounded by super restaurants. At just about a mile and a half south from the village it is the ideal place for an evening meal and to chill out. The whole area covering the village and the three towns is dead flat and the only incline you will encounter is up the beach and over the narrow line of sand dunes. Ideal for the older person like myself.
Accommodation is mainly self catering and some very good deals can be negotiated for out of season renting of apartments, town houses and villas. Type in El Mojon, Murcia for more information.
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