Located in the northwest of the administrative region of Camp de Morvedre, in the Palancia River Valley. The river divides the municipality into two halves, with the urban centre to the right. The highest mountains in the municipality are “Picaio” (388 m.), “La Costera” (261 m.) and peak known popularly as “Muntanyeta de l’Hermitage” (229 m.), at the foot of which lies the village.
The climate is Mediterranean. The mountainous area of the municipality (365 hectares) is covered with pine forests, which are owned by the municipality; there is thyme, rosemary and some esparto. The village can be reached from Valencia via the A-23, taking the CV-327 after passing through the nearby village of Algimia de Alfara.
The vegetation is typically Mediterranean. Both dryland (almond, carob and olive trees) and irrigation (especially oranges of different varieties) farming is carried out in the municipality. Mention may be made of the winter months, during which the orange trees offer their fruit with an explosion of orange hues. Due to the absence of invading forces, the village of Alfara de la Baronia retained its Roman character up to the arrival of the Moors. James I of Aragon conquered the hamlet of Alfara, which came to form part of the Barony of Torres Torres. In 1270, the Barony was gifted to Betrá de Bellpuig, before being passed on to other noble families. The most important was the Vallterra (1445-1760), and the last lords were the Castellví, who held the village until the extinction of the noble estates in 1780.