Its name comes from the Al-hawan Arab, that means water location. It is one of the coastal populations especially in Nijar.
Still, it maintains part of his fishing tradition, although it coming to be a great tourist center of the coast.
However, It´s a very quiet place where its citiciens enjoy the care of small gardens and orchards. Also it´s very interesting for its geology.
The urban nucleus is formed by a group of simple, white houses, and some hotel facilities next to the sea; ideal to rest and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.