Playa Macenas is a 5* Beach and Golf Resort built within the Cabo de Gata national park in Mojacar, Almeria. Mojacar itself offers several kilometres of unspoilt Mediterranean beaches to explore. This tastefully fully furnished apartment within the Resort offers families, friends and couples the ideal holiday location and venue from which to enjoy and explore Almeria throughout the year. There is the option of a beach holiday in the summer and skiing in the Sierra Nevada less than 2 hours away during the winter months and golf throughout the year. The Resort is modelled on the original old town of Mojacar (3km away) which is perched high on a hill made up of whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets. It looks down on Mojacar Playa with its vast array of bars and restaurants. As well as the luxury of Playa Macenas and its stunning scenery there is fun for all of the family at Vera Water Park and nearer Almeria is Mini Hollywood, a world of adventure for everyone.
The Resort and surrounding area of Mojacar offer something for everyone from just relaxing at the beachclub to a round of golf on site or the adventures of the local waterpark. The Playa (Pueblo) and Mojacar old town offer several shops and boutiques to browse and purchase local goods and gifts from whilst the many bars and restaurants offer the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing drink and savour the local food. This is a real gem of a location and one worth visiting time and time again.
The nearest airport is Almeria, approximately 45 minutes from Mojacar with flights available from most major UK airports. There is a new toll road from Murcia making travelling from Murcia airport (approximately 1hr 45 minutes from Mojacar) quicker and easier. Murcia Airport also has daily flights from most UK airports. Daily flights are also available from most UK airports to Alicante and Malaga.
This is a 5 star apartment with 5 star services and 5 star communication with the owner. The pictures do not do the apartment justice, a perfect place to stay for a wonderful holiday. And the views - amazing! We have looked at booking another holiday for this year, elsewhere, but Mojacar and the apartment are too perfect to resist, so we are booked in for this summer and I honestly cannot wait!
We stayed in early April the complex was very quiet main pool was not open.
The apartment was finshed to a high standard and well equiped we particuarly enjoyed the panaramic sea views from lounge and patio area. The Macenas complex is well situated for some lovely beaches and coast turn left (east) to the beaches alongside the Playa shops and bars, turn right and you find some more isolatated beaches.
The local agent was helpful. Local restaurants I would recommend are Brazillian Steakhouse and Neptunas specializing mainly in fish.
We enjoyed visiting the Friday morning market at Garrucha followed by Zac's fish and chips.
Mojacar old town is also worth visiting particularly at night . We hired a car through Gold CAR which was no hastle despite scraping car on a pillar. All in all a relaxing holiday in the spring sunshine.
This is the perfect getaway - my partner and I have two different idea's of a fantastic holiday. I myself love to be able to relax and enjoy the sun, forget time and enjoy being pampered - where as my partner loves to explore the sights of his new surroundings - We found just that!
Feel free to enjoy the stretch of beach Playa Macenas has to offer as well as local amenities for everything you need.
We found that you can escape to the old town to have a taste of real spanish culture, just a short drive away with some of the most incredible views!
My partner found an information centre near town with a friendly, helpful member of staff who recommended various local sights and attractions including Sierra Nevada for anyone who loves to ski. We enjoyed driving up to the snowy mountains of Granada and to the very top of Sierra Nevada. The price for a days skiing pass plus renting ski's, boots and poles was very reasonable.
The villa is beautiful - stunning views from the bedroom and living room, the luxury of having peace and quite while you sit and enjoy the sunset from you're patio.
All the kitchen furniture and equipment had been cleaned to a high standard.
The villa also included a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and electric oven.
In the resort there's a bar, restaurant, gym and golf available all year round (except the restaurant - only closed in winter) as most of the resort is quiet.
We recommend hiring a car for this trip, it gives you more freedom to explore Mojacar and the surrounding towns. (Gold Car is friendly and the price's are very cheap)
We hope to be out later in 2013
We stayed here in mid september '12 and it was just the break we were after! The apartment is clean and spacious with stunning views over the med. We went at a fairly quiet time, but the layout of the resort is such that the apartment feels very private.
Just a short walk to the main swimming pool and pool bar with really friendly staff and very reasonably priced drinks and meals. Mojacar old town is worth a visit or two as it is perched up on a hill with lovely views all round! The commercial area has several coffee shops & little boutiques – all worth a visit. The 1st level has a cheaper coffee shop and interesting jewellers/precious stones shop. Hire a car for getting around. Pick up from Almeria airport and it is a very straightforward 1-hour drive to the resort. If you haven’t driven abroad before, this is a good place to change that, people drive sensibly and the roads are well laid out with good sign posts. Also recommend the Brazilian steak house on the road between the commercial and the apartment. All in all, very family friendly and we will definitely consider going back again next year! Had a great holiday!
Nick, Lottie & Baby Sofia. Reading, UK
You will be hard pushed to find a better apartment with the same range of amenities! The newly completed resort & apartment boasts 1st class pools, bar and restaurant & caters for all ages.
The apartment really is excellent, fully air conditioned with amazing panoramic views of the beach from both living room & balcony. It is immaculate & very well proportioned with everything you need including dishwasher & 2 well appointed bathrooms. We were very pleasantly surprised. The website description really does not do this apartment justice!
The Playa has some excellent restaurants and bars & good value for money. I can recommend the Brazillian Steakhouse!
Old Mojacar is not to be missed with its winding streets & for eating tapas up in the old square with outstanding views of the local terrain & coastline! There is a golf course on resort & a large no. of great places to explore within close proximity.
Overall 5* - I may well be back next year!
My family stayed in this accommodation at the end of July 2012.
We had never been to this part of Spain before so didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised and this is a great family holiday destination.
The apartment was beautifully appointed, finished to a high standard and very clean.
Much of the furniture and many of the appliances were brand new. We particularly enjoyed the sea views from the terrace and the serenity of the open patio space at the front entrance.
The owner was very helpful with the booking, providing directions from the airport and key pick up arrangements. The local agent was also very friendly and knowledgable.
Membership of the Macenas club was a real asset and allowed use of the main infinity pool, bar and restaurant on site.
The Macenas complex is ideally located at the end of Mojacar Playa with direct access to the beach. It also provides direct access to the coast road for exploring the wider area. The old town of Mojacar is very 'Spanish' is well worth visiting and is only 3km away.
This property and resort has everything you need, golf, beach, bar, gym restaruant and a wide selection of bars and Restaruants within 1 km. You can also walk down the beach to the playa if you feel energetic!
We are looking forward to returning in 2013.
The rates include full use of the resort facilities and cleaning and laundry charges, private parking, security service and maintenance.
Payment can be made in either GBP sterling or Euros ( daily rate of conversion to be applied)
Confirmation of arrival is required 3 days prior and the apartment will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure