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El Ejido - Almería, Spain
The town of El Ejido is 33 kilometres from the provincial capital Almería, situated between the 27 kilometres of its meditarranean coast and the Sierra de Gádor, which confers on it a stable climate with a midday temperature of 27 degrees in the summer and 15 degrees in the winter, with 3,000 hours of sun annually and an atmosphere clear and free of contamination.
It is known throughout the world for its fruit exports and it is one of the most agriculturally productive regions of Europe. Its more than 10,000 hectares of greenhouses are an important part of this very interrelated and regionalized economy which is always called llamó Campo de Dalías, now an indispensable part og the Andalucian economy.
Its 27 kilometres of coast are formed by unspoilt beaches with crystalline waters, amongst others being Poniente Beach and Levante Almerimar Beach, Balerma Beach, Guardias Viejas Beach and those situated within the Paraje y Reserva Natural de Punta Entinas Sabinar.
Punta Entinas Sabinar. is a Meditarranean subarid ecosystem in which the combination of coastal and land biotypes stand out, located on the east coast of the province of Almeria on a coastline which extends from Punta de Entinas to the salt marshes.
Amongst visits of interest the following stand out: funeral monument of Daymún from the end of the 3rd century, located next to the main road to Berja; the Fortified tower of Balerma, used to defend the coast from pirate attacks; and the Guardias Viejas castle, which was destroyed by the English and later rebuilt with private funding.
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In the urban centre of El Ejido you can find the Ciavieja archaeological site, which, although not a recommended visit due to its current state, it is recommended to visit the Sala Museo de Historia Local (C/Colombia, nº 16), which offers a sequence of exhibitions and explanatory panels surrounding the Roman mosaic found in Ciavieja.
On the other hand in the Leisure Harbour of Almerimar, with more than moorings for boats up to 60 metres in length and it is possible to sail, windsurf, dive, play tennis, fish and horse ride here, amongst other activities.
Lovers ofgolf can also enjoy this sport in El Ejido with an 18 hole course located in Almerimar which was designed by Gary Player.
As regards the festivals in the district some of those deserving of a mention are Carnavales (the last Saturday before Ash Wednesday); the Fiesta de San Marcos (the Sunday closest to the 25th of April); the cruces de Mayo (the 3rd of May); and the Fiestas de San Isidro Labrador, with a multitude of cultural, sporting and musical activities, amongst others.