The Junta de Andalucia has agreed with Mojácar’s townhall that as the population of the town doubles in summer it should be designated a major tourism town (zona de gran afluencia turística).
This means that opening hours for shops are relaxed for the summer and easter periods. (Not, however, June and December, as the Junta said that there were insufficient tourists around then to permit this).
“These extended opening hours will only improve the tourism experience in our village” said the townhall in a note.
Just imagine – now you can buy tourist tat 24/7, instead of having to wait until dawn!