Majes is located in a valley west of Arequipa. The valley is part of a large irrigation project where an abundance of agricultural products are produced. Nearby are rivers and interesting geological sites, including old ruins and petroglyphs. One of the world's largest collection of pertroglyphs is the nearby Toro Muerto site, located west of Majes. The originators of these petroglyphs remain unknown, as do the message they carry.