This morning, in blustery autumnal weather, we walked from Rodalquilar to Cala del Carnaje. You can start this walk from the Hotel Naturaleza. Take the track up through the valley to the coastal ridge of mountains from where there are spectacular views looking towards Rodalquilar and the mountains inland.
This track eventually forks. The main path leads up to Torre de los Lobos, an old lookout tower from which to scan the horizon for marauding pirates.
We took the other track that leads through some old olive trees down to a stony beach at Cala del Carnaje.
The palm trees, set against the sea sparkling in the sun, made a dramatic picture, and there are also good views along the coastal cliffs, where there appears to be a path.
As this is not shown on our map we retraced our route back, but next time we take this walk we will attempt a circular route by diverting from the main path and go down to El Playazo and back along the valley.