Mojácar is full of small and hospitable shops which specialize in hand-made goods. Theses stores are scattered around the narrow cobbled streets which wind between the whitewashed walls of the village. These small traders sell all kinds of hand-made curiosities, including the most traditional jarapas (a kind of colourful rag rug), esparto-work, ceramics, leather and iron-ware… which are all vivid reminders of the ways of the past, when masters of these products lived their simple but artistic lives. on Wednesdays, being the traditional Market Day (see Gastronomy), there is even more choice.You will find a rich and heady mixture of cultures and races from all over the world and from this crucible of varied colours and ripples, you can be sure to find almost anything you like, at a good price!
The regular social ritual of getting water from the fountain continues in Mojácar, as it has for centuries, from time to time when the fountain, known as Fuente Mora, Moorish Fountain was the site of the surrender to the Catholic Kings of the local townships in the fifteenth century. This site has always been the gathering place and social centre, for our town’s folk, and still today some housewives will still wash laundry here in keeping with the old traditions.