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The First Local Women’s Association is Presented in Mojácar and the Local Council Restores a New Area of Tourism Interest

The first women’s association of the locality has been presented in Mojácar, and which with the name “Mariquita La Posá Women’s Association, got underway with a public act at the foot of the cave around which was formed one of the municipality’s most famous legends.

A presentation which had a double character as Mojácar Council had for the occasion renovated this enclave and the surroundings for its incorporation into the already existing places of tourism interest and as an added value to the numerous points of interest in Mojácar’s cultural offer.

The event was attended by Nuria Rodriguez Martin, Mayor of Berja and Equality Deputy; Yolanda Fernández, Director of the Equality and Family Department; Francisco García Cerdá, Councillor Attached to the Mayor’s Office in Mojácar Council; the association’s governing board, as well as many members of the public, among whom were Mojácar Mayor Rosa María Cano and members of her governing board.

When it came to the speeches, Francisco García Cerdá wanted to thank the Almería Provincial Council for the support received for this initiative of Mojácar women, pioneers in the locality, as well as the municipal enhancement of another attraction of the municipality’s heritage, in this case a magical place recovered from tradition. For his part, from the local council, Francisco García Cerdá publicly offered the support of the local authority so that they continue with their activity.


Raquel Jiménez, Secretary of the association, highlighted the union, strength and creativity that arose thanks to the Ferrero Rocher Christmas award, “a magical Christmas that we intend to extend throughout the year”, and from which stemmed the idea of the association’s creation.

For her part, the Mariquita La Posá President, Ginesa María Montoya García, after thanking the local council for their unconditional collaboration and the Provincial Council for their support, expressed her satisfaction towards the members making up this association: women dedicated to rescuing the Mojácar traditions, “their customs and the extensive cultural heritage of the village that will only be possible “with everyone’s support.” An association that was born “open, participatory, apolitical, open to dialogue and independent.”

Despite its short life, they have been in charge of decorating the indalos distributed around the old town, giving them themes, according to the occasion, and they have recovered the age-old custom of the Christmas bonus and the carnival masked parade, among other performances.

At the same time, Mojácar Council has proceeded around the cave to recover the vegetation, creating a small garden, installing iron benches at the higher points, lighting and installing large old photographs in which young people can be seen in the cave and a sign explaining the legend, underlining its beauty and its magic. 


The legend of Mariquita la Posá (or the newly-wed), tells a story from many years ago in which an old alchemist lived in the mouth of a cave, located on a slope that puts us at the Plaza Nueva viewing point. An epidemic of plague that was devastating the population of Mojácar was the reason why María, Mariquita, a beautiful young local woman, bravely decided to marry the old sorcerer who possessed the infallible remedy that would alleviate this evil. After the marriage, the alchemist, fearful of his wife’s flight once she had got hold of the “secret”, day after day put off giving María the remedy for the village’s suffering. The woman, eager to free the population, one night when the sorcerer was sleeping, steeling herself with courage seized the pot which contained the life-saving liquid, thus exorcising the village from its terrible punishment. Fearing the revenge of the magician upon waking up and knowing the truth, she poured the liquid inside his mouth in order to rid herself of him for good. Due to impatience and enthusiasm, on shaking the jar, a drop of the concoction fell on her right hand, leaving a hole, and casting a spell on her forever. And they say that the two are still there, “bewitched” … and that on the nights of a full moon you can see Mariquita prowling around the streets of the village lamenting her ill fate… The people of Mojácar, grateful, on passing by the cave used to sing: “Come out, come out Mariquita la Posá, the one with the “pierced” hand, and if she didn’t have it the whole village would perish.”

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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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