This area estends to the western extremes of Granada Province. It consists of a rich landscape bordered by the western hills and the Sierras de Tejeda Natural Park, Almijara and Alhama.
The countryside is defined by marked contrasts and a great ecological diversity. The villages have a Morisco character with white houses and narrow streets fitting the landscape perfectly.
The southern part of El Poniente is the nost mountainous an steep part where we find the Tajos de Alhama.
The area of El Poniente is one of the most accessable areas in the whole of Andalucia, the A-92 motorway crossing it from east to west.