The former mining village of El Pinar, from where many minerals were mined, is located at an altitude of about 350 meters just below Bedar and is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de los Filabres mountains in the province Almeria, within the autonomous community of Andalucia, on the Costa de Almeria. El Pinar is surrounded by fragrant pine forests and is a tranquil rural haven just 15 minutes from the sandy beaches of Mojacar Playa. Much of the area around El Pinar has been designated as Natural Park due to the indigenous flora and fauna that is located there.
El Pinar is situated within the municipality of Bedar, which is located in the Levante region and spans an area of 46.7 Km². Bedar has a total population 552 inhabitants. Within the historic village of El Pinar there are still a few ruins from the mining days of old that serve as a reminder of what once was. Many buildings within the village have a history including the old school, bakery and Guardia Civil barracks with stables. All of which are now reformed houses, some of which have retained their original “working” names, such as Casa del Horno, the Bakery and Casa Escuela (the school). Nearby towns include; Los Gallardos, Alfaix, Turre, La Serena, Bedar and El Marchal. The new development of El Pinar de Bedar brings with it a Commercial Centre as well as spacious townhouses, linked homes and luxury detached villas with a choice of designs and locations.
El Pinar enjoys an average temperature of 17.7ºC, with a minimal annual temperature of 6.1ºC and the maximum of 31.9ºC. The annual rainfall for El Pinar is about 322 millimetres.