Origins and Population
First of all, Almerimar is a population centre. Which is currently due to the project of the Urbanization of Almerimar of 1967.
The project of this urbanization was born under the protection of the law of Centers and Zones of National Tourist Interest of 1963 (CITN). The objective of this law was the tourist planning of the territory of the nation. That is why the idea was to create a Centre of National Tourist Interest.
Also under the protection of the same law, the Urbanization of Aguadulce and the Urbanization of Roquetas de Mar are developed. As well as other urbanizations along the whole coast of Andalusia.
That is why this work enjoyed exemptions and funding for its proper development and its promoter was Agustín González Mozo. Who was a landowner of Campo de Dalías. Because the CITNs of the time in Andalusia almost always had as a promoter a local landowner who saw in these projects the possibility of revaluing his rustic lands.
In 1971, a partial plan began to be developed to develop a total of 281.8 hectares around the San Miguel cove. In which at present is the Lake Victoria. And in 1976 the Centre of Tourist Interest (CITN) “Oasis de la Costa del Sol” was approved. Which was the original name of the Urbanization of Almerimar.
It was a project of 23,000 hotel places for foreign tourists and using as a claim the beach, the marina of Almerimar and the golf course of Almerimar.
But in the mid 80’s only 20 percent of the original project had been developed. That is why the developer decided to change the business model to quality tourism and second homes for inhabitants of El Ejido. To do this, he took advantage of its tourist infrastructure, its low building density and the quality of its natural environment and good condition of the green areas.
A little later, in the 90’s, the Japanese capital came to house Japanese retirees who were very fond of golf. However, the economic crisis in Japan put an end to the initial project and meant the exit of Japanese investors from the project.
At the present time Almerimar has stable population thanks to its equipment and infrastructures and is the main tourist population of El Ejido together with Balerma.
The beaches of San Miguel, also known as Ensenada San Miguel or Ejido Beach, stand out. It enjoys the blue flag and a length of more than two kilometers. It also has all the services and infrastructure such as accessibility and surveillance. In addition, the beaches of Poniente de Almerimar and Levante de Almerimar stand out.
Things to know about Almerimar, as the weather
Almerimar is dominated by the local steppe climate. During the year there is little rain. The climate classification of Köppen-Geiger is BSk. In Almerimar, the average annual temperature is 17.9 ° C. Rainfall here averages 252 mm.
The driest month is July, with 1 mm. Most of the precipitation here falls in January, averaging 36 mm.
The hottest month of the year with an average of 25.3 °C in August. January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 11.5 ° C.
The difference in precipitation between the driest month and the rainiest month is 35 mm. Throughout the year, temperatures vary by 13.8 ° C.
Gastronomy in Almerimar
The gastronomic panorama surprises by the richness and variety of its orchard, here they are cultivated in an organic way, they grow and they gather the best vegetables and with more flavor than one has ever tasted.
It is a field created from nothing, a land in which dust hardly grew, it was transformed by the daily and inexhaustible effort of its people until turning it into an orchard in which they grow, among others, the tomatoes with more flavor than one has ever tasted.
To be able to study and understand each of the seeds that are planted, allows us to enrich them naturally far beyond what nature itself would be capable of doing.
For once man surpasses nature! Plastics that contain a state of the art technology that they study and try to imitate from the rest of the world: ventilation and drip irrigation measured minute by minute; naturally controlled pests with spiders and bumblebees that keep the orchard clean and clinical analyses that help to measure every parameter of the plant.