Benitagla is one of several wonderfully preserved white washed villages at the top of the mountain range, La Sierra de los Filabres, all of which have privileged positions with lovely views, but the best of all the views are found here in Benitagla, where the houses look over deep valleys to the mountains beyond. On one side it has a magnificent view of the Sanctuary of La Virgen de Monteagudo and the mountain on which it sits the Cerro de Monteagudo, on the other side you see the forests of Tahal and the remains of a Moorish watch tower, La Torre de Alhabia.

With a population of only 78, it is the smallest municipal area in Spain by population. It sits at an altitude of 950m above sea level, so you can be sure that no matter how hot it gets in the summer, at night it is going to cool down (and there will be fewer flies and mosquitos than places lower down). Almeria is 64km away but with the winding road it takes about 50 minutes to get there.