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La Mamola is a tiny Spanish village that sits at the eastern end of the Costa Tropical overlooked by the 16th Century Torre de Cautor. The beach, leading to the calm, clean, azure blue waters of the Mediteranean Sea, stretches the length of the village and has several jetties from which to fish.  A regular sight in the bay around La Mamola are the dolphins who frequently come close in search of food.

Being an agricultural area, much of the local workforce is concentrated on the production of fruit and vegetables that are destined for European supermarkets. Apart from that and the usual bar jobs, there is little else in the way of employment in La Mamola, meaning that many young people leave the area to find work in the larger towns. On the plus side, La Mamola suffers very little from traffic and parking problems, thus keeping pollution to a minmum, and crime is almost non existent.

Despite being small, with a population of approximately 900 inhabitants, La Mamola boasts a variety of amenities, such as supermarkets, bars and restaurants serving delicious, locally caught produce, a tobacconist, a doctor's surgery, a chemist, a bank and a weekly street market.