We set off down a track near the hotel and past an interesting example of a very old Spanish farmhouse.
In the grounds is an old noria- waterwheel- which would have drawn up water for the fields, using mules to power it.
Further along, we walked through a grove of ancient olive trees which had been heavily pruned and with new growth sprouting from the tops of the gnarled, twisted trunks.
Instead of retracing our steps, we took a path towards the coast hoping for a circular walk and soon arrived above the sea.
The path petered out, but we scrambled up a hillside and down through another olive grove with bee hives, eventually finding another track back to our car.
All along the walk there were beautiful views of the mountains in the afternoon light.