REASONS FOR COMING
Nature lovers will find a unique space in the Punta Entinas-Sabinar area, which is part of the Andalusian Network of Protected Natural Spaces, classified as a Nature Area and Nature Reserve.
As well as the unique environment it enjoys, it is worth highlighting the presence of a great variety of bird and animal species.
Many peoples and societies have chosen this area of Almería to establish their settlements over the course of its history. They have left their mark in the form of historical remains belonging to the historical heritage that El Ejido proudly displays to visitors. In the Local History Room you can visit the permanent exhibition, which gives you an idea of the town’s history.
El Ejido’s cultural activity is a point of reference not only at provincial level but also within the whole region of Andalusia. Its prime expression is the Theatre Festival, declared an Andalusian Tourist Attraction, not only for the opportunity it gives the townspeople to enjoy themselves with important and up-to-date plays but because it also brings culture to the streets, with theatre, music, dance and concert performances in which both the people of El Ejido and visitors take part.
The town has many advantages when it comes to playing sports, and they are increased by the possibilities the Mediterranean offers for any kind of water sport, which can be practised all year round. The range available also includes golf, riding, hiking and a large variety of sports which make El Ejido a great centre for active tourism.
Coming to El Ejido and letting yourself be carried away by its charms is a wonderful luxury available to any visitor, as the stock of accommodation available varies from a camping site and apartments to a wide range of hotels. In any of these you can spend an unforgettable few days, which are bound to captivate visitors through the goodness of this town and its people.
El Ejido’s cuisine is among the finest in the world, and this is because in one place you can find fresh fish straight from the sea, the traditional gastronomic culture inherited from the Alpujarras, and of course the tastiest and most delicious vegetables in Europe. Products of sea and land complement each other to perfection in a cuisine with a variety of dishes that will delight visitors.
Professionalism, respect for the environment and ability to innovate have made El Ejido a worldwide benchmark in the fruit and vegetable production sector. Its production model has already been exported for years and is one of the reasons why this town is a research centre for agricultural support industries as well as an obligatory visit for international experts who come to El Ejido to learn from its advances.
But it not only welcomes professionals from the horticultural sector; it has also created a new tourist attraction based on guided visits to the production centres, where anyone can get to know at first hand how the fruit and vegetables exported all over the world are produced and grown.