Small in area, strong in gradient, The Cape offers frequent scenic changes over short distances, ideal for walkers. Twin volcanoes, Los Frailes dominate a morphology of craggy crater walls, volcanic debris mounds, ramblas, barrancas and old field terraces. This engenders a theatrical spatial experience of sometimes vivid colour and gradient contrasts. On the coastline small intimate coves alternate with sandy bays of clear water. It is photogenic and in this respect you should visit www.jeannechevalier.com Jeanne, a highly respected professional photographer with an international reputation, has been creating and publishing her enjoyable and poetic images of the area for a long time.
Some old Morisco cortijos and their reverting terraced fields remain in use. More in our ECOLOGY pages.
Los Frailes in autumn after summer’s drought
Campillos de los Genoveses in autumn
Campos de Rodalquilar & Playazo in midwinter
Who could fail to love such land deeply? Developers and politicians with an eye to big revenues? Summer holidaymakers perhaps? In all its moods a sublime sense of stability prevails. Its hills and valleys partition space to human scale yet anticipate a wider sense of place beyond skylines, engendering profound comfort and contentment.