My name is Shaun and I`ve run the Expat in Mazarron YouTube channel since arriving here in Spain in 2015. It’s all about me living in Spain, where I live (Camposol), places of interest, property, going out walking and many more things about Spain. I’ve set up a group called Camposol Explorers which is about exploring once a month in the Murcia Region and beyond. If you want to join, please contact me on my FaceBook group Expat in Mazarron.

First location: Mojacar in Almeria (Google Sat-Nav ‘Parking Mojacar’). Hour and a half from Camposol along the coast. Beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. We drove to Mojacar Pueblo, town on the hill. 

The carpark is free and there is plenty of parking, best to arrive early as there are many coach trips to the town.

Brief history: over 4,000 years old, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks and the Moors lived here. Under the Moorish rule, Mojacar really began to flourish. The castle was built and as the town grew the castle walls expanded. There are no remains of the castle now but there is a castle view point which looks over the town and sea.

We had about an hour and a half to walk around the narrow streets, view the shops and also have a drink and a snack. We all met up again at the viewpoint and headed back to the carpark. There is a lift which helps, cutting out all the steep steps when walking to and from the main part of the town.

Last location: the beach (Google Sat-Nav ‘Aparcamiento Playa Puerto Marina’ ) for our picnic. Some brought along their bathing costumes or just sat in the sun. No dogs on the beach so we were able to park next to the beach, as one of the couples had brought their dog along. We stayed a couple of hours before returning home but we managed to find one last stop for a drink to break the journey.

Our next outing will be on 10 June to the Fort at San Juan, an amazing viewpoint looking out over the sea, also a Watch Tower and some beach caves. Please check out the videos on my YouTube channel “Expat in Mazarron” and for up to date videos on new places and where else we are exploring in 2022 on “Camposol Explorers” YouTube channel.