The municipality of El Ejido is situated in the western part of the province of Almeria and covers an area of 240 km2, limited by the Sierra de Gador on the North and the Mediterranean Sea on the South. El Ejido and its villages mainly spread on a plain with small elevations and valleys. Its original vegetation is composed of bushes like hawthorns, wild olive trees or mastic trees. The climate is fair, with an average daytime temperature of 27 ºC in summer and 15 ºC in winter, with 3,000 hours of sunshine that encourages enjoyment of its 27 km of Mediterranean beaches throughout the year.
Located in a strategic geographical area, bordering northward with the village of Dalías, eastward with Roquetas de Mar, La Mojonera and Vícar, and westward with Berja, El Ejido’s entry into the tourist market has managed to offset the drawbacks of former models of tourism to becoming an example of the new trend in holidays. It wagers on a diversifying and differentiating form of tourism and the town opens its doors to tourists, hoping they will find the perfect holiday destination or business venture.
El Ejido and its villages
El Ejido is the ideal destination to enjoy a wide range of activities thanks to its climate. You might enjoy its beautiful beaches, five of them awarded with the Blue Flag or the Spanish “Q de Calidad” prize. You might also discover the Nature Reserve of Punta Entinas – Sabinar and observe migration birds like flamingos or visit our main monuments, like the Castle of Guardias Viejas, the Fortified tower of Balerma, the Daimún and the Archaeological Site of Ciavieja..
Almerimar Almerimar offers you the possibility to enjoy its beautiful beaches. Tourists may lodge by the sea, taste international food in restaurants, play golf or practise nautical sports. Almerimar is a village with all kinds of services and infrastructures. Its golf course, a real natural beauty, combines water and palm trees obstacles with wide fairways, spreading over an approximate area of 802.000 m2.
Balerma is a village with a deep maritime tradition, as well as an important intensive agriculture centre. The sea is still the common denominator in its gastronomy. Bars and restaurants offer a wide diversity of fresh fish and seafood. The main symbol of Balerma is its fortified tower, built up in the 18th century in order to defend the coast from Berber corsairs.