This sleepy settlement sits in a fertile valley that stands out as an oasis of green amid dry hills. Past the town itself, at the end of a nausea-inducing and seemingly endless series of hairpin curves, you reach pretty Playa de Alojera.
This place is no secret, but it’s rarely crowded. The sweeping, silty black beach is ideal for swimming – at least when there’s no swell; if a big swell is running, keep well away from the water. Cliffs, rock formations and natural pools offshore lend a sense of drama here.