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Great Easter Week in Mojácar

The tourist season is underway in Mojácar and Easter Week generated very high occupation figures, from Easter Friday to Easter Monday, with figures of 100% on the bank holidays. Global occupancy figures that have surpassed the best year recorded pre-pandemic in 2019.

Over these days the Mojácar Municipal Tourist Office dealt with 1,951 enquiries in person at its offices in the village and on the beach, to which must be added hundreds of phone calls and other indirect enquiries via social media, Google etc.

The markets of origin of the visitors, according to the records kept by the Mojácar Council Tourism department, were mainly national, those with the greatest volume of people being Madrid 23%, Valencia 14%, Andalucía 7.5% and Catalonia 7.3%. Despite this, the British market produced figures of 5.5%.

Clients staying in some of Mojácar’s establishments and who visited the office produced very similar figures, as 31% came from Madrid, 20% from the Valencian Community, 13% from Andalucía, 9% from Cataluña, 8.25% from the Basque Country, 7.22% from Castilla la Mancha, 6% from León and 3% from Murcia.


The total average stay was 5 days, and in the general calculation of those surveyed, the profile of visitors gave us figures of 44% family tourism, 41% couples, 6.9% seniors, 4.3% groups of friends, 2.6% young people and 1.3% singles.

Of those interviewed staying in Mojácar, 58% made their reservations online via the internet, 26.42% directly with the accommodation and 15.57% with their usual travel agency.

Also assessed has been accessing the Mojácar web portal looking for information, which increased in the 28 días prior to Easter by 75.4%, in 85% of cases using a mobile phone.

The greatest number of accesses to the QR audio guides installed in the old town was over Easter Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Visitors to Mojácar village were able to enjoy not only the beautiful and meaningful processions in an incomparable setting but also the fantastic beaches, where a rescue and lifeguard service was provided from the 1st to 9th of April on the main urban area beaches such as the Venta del Bancal beach (in front of Hotel Indalo), Lance Nuevo beach (in front of Pueblo Indalo) and Marina de la Torre beach.

Also being applied this year is the extension of the validity period for the exploitation of the seasonal services from 2nd to 9th April and from 1st May to 15th October on the Marina de la Torre, Descargador, Piedra Villazar, El Cantal, Lance Nuevo, Venta del Bancal, Las Ventanicas and Punta del Cantal beaches, which means that seasonal services (sunbeds, umbrellas, etc.) can be installed for their exploitation on the aforementioned beaches, which undoubtedly results in a higher quality offer for visitors and an improvement in the competitiveness of the destination.

This Easter on the beaches of Mojácar there was the first opening of modules on several. In addition, more than 75 metres of concrete walkways have been added, on top of those installed last year. These more resistant walkways are of a special totally accessible width, more efficient and therefore more sustainable.

Mojácar, recently declared Tourism Municipality of Andalucía, is pleased with this 2023 tourism campaign, when the good weather has accompanied the thousands of tourists who have enjoyed all of its heritage and natural offer, showing once again that it is a tourism reference point in Almería province, not only due to the very high occupancy rates on these dates in its hotels and apartments and the high average stay during these festivities, but also due to the thousands of visitors staying in other areas who come for the day to visit both the village’s old town, one of the prettiest in Spain, and to enjoy its excellent and varied gastronomic, commercial and leisure offer.             Mojácar has open at this time 47 tourism accommodation establishments (26 hotels and aparthotels, 11 hostels, 4 campsites and 6 rural houses), to which have to be added 1,454 properties registered for tourism purposes.

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Mojacar Council Will Invest Nearly One Million Euros in Infrastructure Improvements in the Municipality

The plans laid out by Mojácar Council to improve the municipality’s infrastructure and replace road surfaces, as well as upgrade sanitation and water supply networks, are crucial steps toward ensuring the sustainable development and efficient management of resources in the area.

With an allocated budget of 930,000 euros for these improvement works, Mojácar Council aims to address the essential need for reliable drinking water supply and to mitigate potential losses in the water distribution network. By checking and repairing damaged pipes, they are taking proactive measures to conserve this increasingly scarce resource and maintain the high quality of life enjoyed by residents.

Furthermore, the focus on road surfacing improvements in urban areas reflects the council’s commitment to enhancing mobility, accessibility, and safety for both residents and visitors. By incorporating elements for water management and preserving water quality alongside these road works, Mojácar Council demonstrates a holistic approach to infrastructure development that considers environmental sustainability and aesthetics.

Ultimately, these planned works not only aim to enhance services for citizens but also contribute to the overall tourist development of Mojácar by providing a sustainable and high-quality environment for visitors to enjoy.

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Barcelona Basket Wins Again, for the Second Consecutive Year, the National Basketball Tournament U13 “Ciudad De Vera”.

  • The Catalans won in the final with a resounding score of 77 – 64 to Real Madrid.

Vera, May 05, 2024. FC Barcelona Basket has been proclaimed, for the second consecutive year champion of the VI National Basketball Tournament U13 “Ciudad de Vera”, by defeating Real Madrid by 77 – 64 in the final, in a very close game until the last stretch of the game, where the blaugranas distanced themselves on the scoreboard with several consecutive three-pointers and knowing how to take advantage of the failures and nerves of the rival, especially in the last quarter.

The players coached by Eduard Perea, who are leaders of their league with two games left to finish the championship, have solved all the games of the tournament with convincing and bulky victories against their rivals, being fair winners of a tournament that every time has a higher competitive level and that has become on its own merits one of the most important and best organized nationally, in the field of grassroots basketball. For the Catalan team this has been the last tournament before facing the final stages of the Catalan Championship.

In the match for third and fourth place, the Next Hoops won 77 -60 against Unicaja de Málaga. The fifth place went to Club Joventut Badalona. UCAM Murcia was sixth and Real Betis settled for seventh place. The local team, UPLA, closed its participation in the Veratense tournament in eighth place.

All the games were broadcasted by Canal Basket Cantera, the largest basketball training platform in the world. The event, held at the Blas Infante Pavilion in Vera, brought together the best national basketball quarries throughout the weekend and had hundreds of spectators who packed the stands during all the games.

The MVP of the Tournament was for Kristians Martinsons, young promise of the Barcelona youth team that has caused a very pleasant impression among the fans who have attended the tournament. The ideal quintet of the tournament was composed by Kristians Martinsons (Barcelona), Ilian Montero (Next Hoops), Aitor Cugat (Unicaja),
Biel Mas (Barcelona Basket), Airam Alonso (Real Madrid).


The mayor of Vera, Alfonso Garcia, thanked the Diputación de Almería for its support to the sporting event as well as the collaboration of the City Council of Los Gallardos, which has also been sub-host of the tournament, and whose councilor, Andrea Ramos, attended the final of the tournament and participated in the trophy ceremony. The mayor veratense has highlighted the role of all sponsors and partners “because thanks to them and their contribution has been able to consolidate the tournament in Vera as a national benchmark, where all the big teams show their interest in coming.

Garcia has put in value “the great work of UPLA in organizing the tournament that year after year makes the town in the capital of basketball at the national level”. Garcia has highlighted “the great projection that this competition provides the municipality to promote throughout Spain”.

Diego Franco, president of UPLA, the organizing club of the Tournament, commented that “the level of play of these games has been excellent, we have lived great sporting moments, with a team that has stood out above the rest as has been Barcelona Basket”.
“We have had the opportunity to see the best youth basketball at national level in the Pabellón Infante de Vera,” concluded Franco.

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Vera Will Once Again Be the Epicenter of National Grassroots Basketball, With the Vi U13 Tournament!

The mayor of the City Council of Vera, Alfonso García Ramos, and the Councillor for Culture and Heritage, Sports, and Youth, Antonio Jesús Soler Castaño, accompanied Juan Francisco López Fernández from the board of CB Upla to present the VI U13 tournament. The mayor expressed that the tournament would bring the best basketball to Vera, with the participation of top youth teams from across the country.

From May 2 to 5, the Blas Infante Pavilion in Vera will host the tournament, featuring prominent teams like Real Madrid Basketball, Barcelona Basketball, Joventut Badalona, and Unicaja Basketball. The tournament is organized by the Basketball Club Union of Peoples of Levante Almeriense (CB UPLA), with support from the City of Vera, the Provincial Council of Almería, and the Unicaja Foundation and Basket Andalusia.

For CB Upla, hosting the VI tournament is an honor, as it has become a significant event in the national youth basketball scene. The City Council of Vera has collaborated closely with CB Upla to ensure that everything is in place for the tournament, welcoming basketball enthusiasts, athletes, and families to Vera.

Antonio Jesús Soler, the Councilman of Sports in Vera, emphasized that the tournament not only has a significant sports impact but also contributes to tourism, attracting families to Vera to enjoy its climate and sports facilities. He highlighted the tournament’s national recognition, which strengthens both the sports and tourism sectors of the community.


The tournament will kick off on May 2 with a game between CB Upla and Ucam Murcia, followed by matches on May 3, 4, and 5 featuring various national youth teams. The highlight of the tournament will be the match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on May 3, with semifinals on May 4 and the grand final on May 5.

The VI U13 Tournament promises intense emotions and unforgettable moments for sports and basketball enthusiasts, providing a platform for young talents to showcase their skills and passion for the game. It will be an exciting experience for all involved and a unique opportunity to witness the future stars of basketball in action.

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