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Alongside the beautiful mountains, fabulous beach resorts, sunshine filled days and balmy Mediterranean nights, you will never be short of things to do. As in addition to the on-site facilities at Villa Mariana, there are an abundance of other exciting things to do in the area, with just a few listed below.

What To Do

Near and far.

What To See

Out and about.

Where To Eat

Delicious food.


Just a few minutes by car, down the road in Garrucha is a karting circuit for old and young to enjoy.

Quad Biking

Organised treks or for hire to explore the hidden areas.

Mini Hollywood

Experience the areas where many of our well known westerns were filmed and enjoy a great day out.


Great for cyclists where everything can be bought or hired locally.


There are many courses nearby including, Desert Springs, Cortijo Grande, Valle del Este.

Trekking & Walking

Either in the mountains or along the beaches there are some wonderful areas to explore.

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Beaches and Beach Bars

The local beaches are 10 minutes away and have numerous beach bars where you can relax and while away some time.

Garrucha Marina

Explore the hidden gem with yachts and fine fish dining on the shores of the Med.

Moors and Christians

There is no doubt but that Mojácar´s biggest fiesta, anticipated keenly all year long, is the “Moors and Christians”. The entire town, together with many adopted residents, divide themselves into various guilds, called cábilas, who will parade through the town dressed in costly eyecatching and colourful costumes as Arab or Christians soldiers and captains. This event is held to remember the peaceful and negotiated surrender of Mojácar and the surrounding villages to the Christian King at the end of the 15th century.


Very close to the villa,is the famous Pueblo de Mojacar. Birthplace of Walt Disney and location of the Moors and Christians fiesta every year.

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Adelena Restaurant in Turre

Great selection of meat and fish dishes plus a lot more besides. Popular with British and Spanish alike. Friendly staff and speedy service.

Aku Aku Beach Bar on Mojacar Playa

Aku Aku is our favourite restaurant in Mojacar. We have been visiting this restaurant for the last 5 years and have never been disappointed. Definitely the best Paella we’ve had which is just one of many wonderful dishes they serve. The location right on the beach enables parents to have a relaxed dinner, whilst the children can play on the beach a few steps away. The staff are particularly welcoming and friendly ensuring a relaxed dining experience for all. The fact that so many Spanish eat at this restaurant is a true testament to the quality of the food.

Levante Restaurant on Mojacar Playa

Really good service best milkshakes ever we didn’t eat there but the looked and smelt lovely and plates empty nice atmosphere very relaxed and views of sea/ sunset

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