2+1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 6. Wi-fi. A/C. Beautiful beach and sea views!
- english, spanish
About Christian Bungard
Born in the UK, my family moved to Southern Spain when I was a small child, where I grew up and have spent all my life. Married to a beautiful Spanish lady and a father of two lovely bilingual children, you could almost say I am 100% Spanish myself. My job in international sales in the wine business has given me the wonderful opportunity to travel all over the world and, honestly speaking, I would say that there are only a fistful of places where life can be enjoyed so much as here. I have also travelled all over Spain, a fascinating country full of contrasts and diversity, where places like Mojácar are totally unique. I regularly live between Mijas (Málaga) and Valladolid, north of Madrid, but we try to escape to Mojácar everytime we have the chance.
Christian Bungard purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Christian Bungard chose Playa Macenas
Back in 2005 we came across this project and fell in love with it. Since I visited Mojácar the first time, twenty five years ago, I felt it was like going back in time. It was the real Andalusia; bleached white houses full of blossoming buganvillas by the glittering blue sea, great food and ambience at a much lower cost than most other destinations. To this date, Mojácar hasn't changed much, remaining as authentic as it was back then and offering visitors a unique experience of what the old traditional coastal villages used to be like in the past, but with all the frills you would expect from a fun filled modern destination. Situated very near the amazing Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, the possibility to discover some of Spain's most beautiful beaches is part of the fun. This side of Andalusia is also one of the warmest and sunniest regions of all the country, pretty much assuring good weather any time of the year.
What makes this Apartment unique
Playa Macenas was conceived as a very ambitious development where several residential areas and villas, and is the only development next to a 1km long beach. The views are amazing. The architecture, a modern version of the traditional Eastern-Andalusian style, is extremely attractive. Autochthonous vegetation, palm trees, hanging gardens, fountains and secluded pools, are all part of what you will enjoy. Underground parking assures the streets are clear of cars. And, of course, the Beach Club with its exclusive infinity pool. For me, there are two moments of the day that are memorable; one, waking up early and watching the sun come out over the blue Mediterranean sea from either the sitting room, the terrace or even the main bedroom. And, second, breakfast and dinner on the quiet terrace, where nothing will interrupt your view from the sea or the surrounding architecture -all bellow our apartment.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This property is a nice, comfortable flat in a large development slightly separate to the the main 'strip' in Mojacar; this suited us very well and we have a very pleasant stay. It is very well equipped and in good order. There is a handy underground parking space. The resort development is slightly curious in that is not a golf resort, there doesn't seem to be a course, and there is no central admin or amenities. Otherwise recommended.
We had an excellent stay in Mojácar, Christian has been an excellent host and would throughly recommend his place to anyone
Just what we wanted! Breathtaking views and tranquil atmosphere.
We wanted a relaxing holiday away from the crowds and this property was perfect. Set in a breathtaking location, with a very long quiet beach in front, breakfasts and dinners on the terrafe were wonderful. Communication with Christian, the owner, was timely and helpful. The apartment has everything you need to make your vacation perfect. Most recommendable.
Lovely relaxing and quiet, great facilities
Wonderful winter retreat under the sun :)
We stayed at this beautiful property for just over two months, between February and April. It is spacious and the views of the ocean from the living room and bedroom are spectacular. Sun facing during most of the day, we only used the central heating a couple of times. We even enjoyed breakfast on the terrace many mornings! A quiet retreat in winter, the 24h guarded entrance was comforting and walks on the beach were a must. The apartment is very well equipped and communication with the owner was easy and effective, solving any question we had promptly. Access to the underground parking space by lift was very convenient. Most recommendable. We have a wonderful time and will definitely go back.
Although a car is mostly needed to move around, there is a regular bus service between Playa Macenas and Mojacar, with stops along the Mojacar Costa area.
The area in which Playa Macenas Beach Resort is located offers a wealth of natural and cultural attractions. The Cabo de Gata Natural Park, which is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, the beautiful unspoilt beaches, truly unique and amazing, or such exceptional places as the Tabernas Desert, which is like being in another world. The desert is unique in Europe both because of its ecological diversity and because of its semi-arid climate. Sunrise and sunset in the desert, with their vivid spectrum of colours, are particularly spectacular.
In the area around Playa Macenas you can go horse riding, walking or cycling in the Sierra de Cabrera hills or the Cañada de Aguilar. Almería’s traditional gastronomy, which features an endless variety of typical dishes that combine fresh, natural products of land and sea, is a local delicacy.
Other Activities: Visiting the stunning Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar
Valle del Este, Desert Springs, and Cortijo Grande are some golf courses in the area that you can enjoy.
Ski: Check out Sierra Nevada's website to see what you can enjoy only two hours away:
I was a ski teacher in Sierra Nevada in the past, so please feel free to ask me any questions about the resort, the slopes, the ski-schools and the access. If you plan to go, be very careful with the weather forecast; in Sierra Nevada when it snows it can be well over a metre before it stops!! ;-) Remember that Pradollano, the town, is located at 2.150 mts above sea level, and Borreguiles, the central lift distribution point, is at 2.750 mts. The season starts beginning of December and ends as late as mid May, but the quality of the snow varies enormously as the winters can be quite mild at times.