SURROUNDINGS

BIOSABOR is located in the province of Almeria in the village of Nijar, just outside of the Natural Park of Gabo de Gata, a UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve.

The area has a unique landscape with special ecological features which are due to the lack of a winter.  The area is blessed with 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, combined with geological diversity give the crops from the area special, highly-valued qualities.

Cabo de Gata Natural Park was the first costal area to gain special protection in Andalucia. Due to the contrasts between the coastal areas and the terrestrial zone which is home to a huge diversity of species and the original features of one of the driest ecosystems in Europe, the area was designated as an internationally recognised Biosphere and global Geopark.

Cabo de Gata Natural Park is characterised by special ecological features and an unusual landscape all due to the lack of winter.  Its geological diversity with a predominance of volcanic rock formations such as, lava flows, volcanic domes and fossil beaches combine to make a singular landscape in black, red and ochre hues whose beauty captivates the visitor.

Cabo de Gata has 50 km of some of the most wild and unspoilt coastline in Europe. This impressive marine backdrop with jagged cliffs which lead to the beaches of San Jose and Aguamarga; magnificent natural beaches like Monsul, Los Genoveses;hidden and almost inaccessible coves like Carnaje and Enmedio and spectacular volcanic cliff faces and offshore reefs like Punta de los Muertos and Mesa de Roldan.

In addition to the semiarid climate and the scarce rainfall and declining resources of water which lead to poor soil and inhospitable conditions, despite this the area is home to a group of the most unique flora in Europe with more than 1,000 different species. Amongst the flora which can be seen are; Dwarf fan palms, CORNICAL grow along the steep volcanic hillsides, thick growths of esparto grass, rosemary and thorny shrubs cover the flatlands while in early spring sea daisies colour the coastal landscape with a carpet of yellow.  All of these are examples of plants which have adapted to the harsh climatic conditions.

The marine ecosystem stands out as being one of the richest and most diverse.  The coasts have extensive seagrass beds of Posidonia seagrass. The proliferation of this species of sea vegetable, similar to green seaweed makes a true marine forest which is home to a great variety of marine fauna such as; crabs, octopuses and fish.  Perhaps the most outstanding species which can  be found is the nacre or mother-of-pearl, the largest and most protected mollusc in the Mediterranean – a real jewel of nature.

Nestled in the muddy and sandy seabed is the most impressive and varied fauna which although small in size is essential to the optimum development of the ecosystem. In the rocky areas sea life can be found in extraordinary colours and shapes; seaweed, false corals, and a great variety of fish where the grouper stands out at being the ´king of the rocks´.

Doing eco-diving in these clear and crystalline waters is an unforgettable experience.

Our production plant is located at the heart of this area of international importance which increases the quality of our ecological products and gives our authentic, traditional tomato even more flavour.