Senes clings to the edge of a valley at a height of more than a thousand feet above sea level. Almond trees are planted on terraces that occupy every possible part of the steep slopes, and when they are in blossom it seems as if the village is surrounded by pink clouds.
This is the southwestern side of the Sierra de Filabres and the scenery is very beautiful. Dark crags rise up immediately behind the village, the houses are built with a dark grey slate stone, and the roofs are covered with large flat stones from which tall chimneys rise, proclaiming the fact that even the climate is different in this part of Almeria.
The mountains up behind are dramatic and stark, but nearby pine woods and the vegetation that flourishes in this cooler, damper area soften the landscape.
When the almond blossoms fall to the ground, the spring flowers begin to bloom and make Senes an ideal place to visit for anyone who appreciates natural beauty.
From the village you can look down two valleys which open out the panorama towards the desert of Tabernas, only a short drive away. Senes has a delightful little square in front of the Mudejar style church which was repaired when the village was repopulated in the 16th century after the expulsion of the Moors.
In the proximity of the village there is important archaeological wealth in the depopulated mountains. The ruins of great houses exist with Arabian inscriptions, the foundations of the large patios that characterized their houses and the remains of ceramics pots, jugs and bowls.
Descendents of families forced to emigrate to seek a better living are now returning to this village. The potential for rural tourism is obvious and some of the houses that have been charmingly renovated are available for people to rent in order to enjoy this captivating village. Although Senes is situated high in the mountains it is not far to the town of Tabernas, and, via the new dual
carriageway from Tabernas within easy reach of the provincial capital of