This is a region full of villages that has acquired countless stories and attracts the attention of millions of tourists from all over the world. This area is also called the "Plastic Sea", since it is covered by greenhouses
and is considered the "orchard of Europe".
Its fauna and flora are also famous and attract not only curious national and international tourists, but also experts in the area of environmental studies.
Between the Sierra de Gador
and the Mediterranean Sea is the municipality of El Ejido
; the ancient Roman city of Murgis. It is famous for turning arid lands into one of the most fertile and productive areas of the whole continent, so it is considered a kind of miracle among the inhabitants.
With almost 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, El Ejido
is recognised for its reliable sunny climate throughout the year, so it is a genuine attraction for lovers of this coastal location. In addition, it incorporates the “Cañada de Las Norias” and the Punta Entinas-Sabinar Natural Park
, located between the municipalities of El Ejido
and Roquetas de Mar
Another of the outstanding villages of this region is Berja
, which is characterised by its mining operations. In the 19th century, the cultivation of grapes emerged as an economic source, which enabled the local people to export to other countries very easily, thanks to the development of the port of Almeria. Then in the 80s, greenhouses
were established, which at present is the main activity that sustains the population.
Roquetas de Mar
In antiquity, two civilizations passed through this municipality: the Phoenicians and Romans, who took advantage of the resources of the area, which were later used by the Arabs. There is certain evidence of the presence of Phoenicians in the municipality.