Day: Wednesday Time: 9 a.m. Prices: 33 € / adult and 26 € / child (3-11 years)
Information about the itinerary:
Departure at the indicated time from Roquetas de Mar with destination Mojacar. On our trip we cross the northern part of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. We drive through the village of Carboneras which in the sixties was the setting for different films, amongst others as the city ofAqaba in the film Lawrence of Arabia. In Mojacar we visit the Old Town: Plaza Nueva, the statue of La Mojaquera, the church of Santa Maria,Parterre Square… Then we will continue towards Garrucha, an old fishermen village where we will have free time to have something to eat and to make a walk through the harbour or along the seafront. In the afternoon we will drive back towards the hotels. Arrival at Roquetas de Mar and the end of our service.
Incluided in our prices:
- Transport by bus
- Accompanying guide during the whole excursion.
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons.
Carboneras lies at the foot of the mountains Sierra Cabrera, directly at the sea, with a beach of 14 kilometers long. At the same time it is the eastern entrance to the Natural Park Cabo de Gata – Nijar and 78% of its territory lies inside this Natural Park. It still keeps the charms of a typical fishermen village and nearby we can see the rough and arid landscapes as well as the green riverbeds and regions where there used to be agriculture. Carboneras is famous for its Beach of the Dead and the Festivities of Moors and Christians. Nearby we can find the largest desalination installation of Europe.
Mojacar is one of the most charming villages on the east coast of Almeria. The popular architecture of white houses, the beaches and the environment are the best publicity for this little village. Mojacar lies on a hill at the foothills of Sierra Cabrera. The village center is of Arabian origen and still keeps its peculiar structure of terraces, small streets and typical corners. At the foot of the village lies a strip of more then 5 kilometers of beautiful beaches.
The Moorish Fountain with twelve springs, at the foot of the village, the fortress-church of Santa Maria, built as from the middle of the 16th century onwards, the water-reservoir of the old Nasrid Castle, the Gate of Luciana and the Gate of the City (which leads to one of the most beautiful corners of the village) are worthwhile to be visited. It is difficult to indicate where to look, as in Mojacar you will find one beatiful corner after the other. There is no other advice then to wander through the little streets, where you will always find something to admire.
Garrucha is the fishermen village par excellence of the Levante Almeriense, as well as a touristic center, which is perfectly capable of combining the typical structure of the village with beautiful beaches, the marina, an exquisite gastronomy based on fish from the area and all the necessary services to enjoy a pleasant holiday. During the 19th century it was an important industrial region, and in memory to the mining a Chimney, an old foundry. Everything smells after sea: from the old saltmines or Afoli, from the period of Al Andalus, nowadays the Town Hall, to the Castle of Jesus of Nazareth or “Escobetas”, built during the government of Charles III to the defend the coast, of course with a splendid view over theMediterranean Sea.