In the valley of Rodalquilar, behind El Playazo beach, there is an oasis of palm trees.
There must be a good water supply here as the authorities have restored two old norias (waterwheels) linked by a balsa (small water reservoir). These norias were used to draw water from the wells with the aid of mule power.
The mule would be harnessed to a pole attached to the machinery and led around in a circle to turn the wheel.
A month ago, the length of El Playazo was lined with colourful sunshades because the beach is popular with families.
Today, although sunny and warm, it shows a different picture: it is now October and the Levante wind, still with us, is keeping the crowds away.