A walk along Macenas

The hills above Mojacar are enchanting. They have an arid, volcanic, dry and dusty appeal that from afar appears alien, strange and inhospitable; but once you are amongst them, in the dust and dry, they lure you in, with promises of easy walks that quickly become exhausting dry struggles to the top of the mountain. “No more” you promise yourself as you grab another bush and haul yourself over another thorn tree, “I’m going home”… Continue reading A walk along Macenas

11 aerial units battle fires in Levante this morning

11 aerial units continue to patrol the skies controlling the three fires which started last night in the Levante. According to the authorities, last nights storm caused over 2,000 lightening strikes which set off three major fires in Turre, Mojacar and Huercal Overa. Overnight in Huercal Overa, three units of 28 firefighters supported by environmental agents fought the flames in the dark, and the hamlet of El Saltador was evacuated. In Mojacar, a similar number Continue reading 11 aerial units battle fires in Levante this morning

Pulpi to Carboneras road gets go ahead

The road from Pulpi to Carboneras (part of the ambitious Llano Central plan) is being signed off today. It consists in improving and upgrading the Garrucha to Pulpi coast road (double carrageway in places), a new bypass from Las Bouganvillas, Garrucha, to the current Mojacar – [Garrucha-Los Gallardos] crossroads, then continuing past the Mojacar petrol station roundabout behind Mojacar Playa to Carboneras. Should be nice. No doubt the residents of La Parata and similar will Continue reading Pulpi to Carboneras road gets go ahead

Restaurant Sopalmo

Posted: 07:46@06.12.06 Bar Restaurant Sopalmo Sopalmo, Mojacar Many, many years ago, during the Arabian ownership of Al Andalus, Mojacar was known as ´Muxacar´, and, indeed, was located on the hill in front of where it currently is. Indeed, during the ´Reconquista´ of Al Andalus by the Catholic Kings, the capture and holding of Vera and Muxacar was considered to be an important victory for the army of Maestre Felipe de Aragon, the victorious son of Continue reading Restaurant Sopalmo