2. Alcoutim

The blue ribbon of the river framed by the cool green of the river vegetation, the fertile orchards and the vegetable gardens. The dark ocher of the hills, as round as rolled pebbles, speckled with rock roses, holm oaks and the occasional olive tree. Houses with walls of slate or burnt clay with the light of lime, huddled in hamlets, lost in the hills. Such contrasts can be found in Alcoutim and the surrounding community, where even in the middle of winter thousands of almond trees bloom in pale pink flowers. There are open spaces whose natural beauty remains untouched, where a variety of wildflowers can be found and a fascinating variety of bird species can be observed.