Our Vera Playa gallery features photos of local attractions, restaurants and Vera Beach.
It is strange to realise that the unique nature of the Naturist Resort of Vera Playa appears to have developed slowly rather than to a predetermined tourist plan.
The large scale development of Spanish coastal areas in the 1960's and 1970's did not reach the beaches near Vera. Indeed until the 1980s the beach between Puerto Rey and Villaricos was practically undeveloped. There had for many years been a naturist camp site and the naturists had the run of the deserted beach.
Gradually, the area became more popular and in 1989 the first Naturist Hotel in Spain, The Vera Playa Club Hotel, opened. Since then many naturists from all over the world, but especially Northern Europe, first visited the area by staying at the hotel.
As visitors to the hotel and camp site looked for their own properties to buy, to extend their use of the area beyond a two or three week summer holiday, various naturist urbanisations were built to satisfy this demand. The first of these were Natsun, Vera Natura and Vera Luz apartments, when development ceased in the mid 1990's.
In the early 2000's developmemt restarted and the remaining naturist areas were developed.
Subsequently, textile development started in earnest such that the naturist area is now bounded by textile urbanisations but still leaving us with a sizeable naturist area that provides a unique environment for naturist living.
Here is a list of places to see and things to do in Vera Playa.
The beach is about 2-4 minutes walk from the apartment. The zone of the naturist beach stretches for about 2.5km.
The Playa el Playazo is just about as good as beaches get. It is in a way a fairly wild beach even now when there is development running its full length and there are fine views of the surrounding mountains from the beach.
To find out more about what the beach has to offer please click here
The Aqua park is about 5 minutes drive - 15 minutes' walk - from the apartment and is a great day out for adults and children alike.
The Parque Acuatico Vera features a variety of different swimming pools, water slides and amusements including pool, table football, air hockey and much more.
For more information on rates and opening times, please click here.
In the evenings a popular way to sight see and visit other bars and restaurants is by the 'tourist train'.
It goes to Garrucha every hour and costs 4 euros return.
You can catch it hotel street which is about 2 minutes' walk.
There are almost too many restaurants to mention. However our favourites are:
- "Tiggers" - Lunch time beach bar
- Balconcito - friendly bar that serves excellent tapas and set meals
- "Bonitos" - favourite of the ex-pat locals - good value for money
- Wok En Fu - an all you can eat Chinese restaurant
- Lenos y Carbon - Argentina steak restaurant
You may already be aware of Granada and the Alhambra Palace as being one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Alhambra is a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. This mighty compound of buildings stands at the foot of Spain's highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada.
It is located about 2 hours' drive away from the apartment.
Villaricos is a lovely fishing village located about 10 minutes' drive away, or a very leisurely 25 minute cycle along the beach path.
On Sundays they have a typical Spanish market in the centre. There is a collection of bars, restaurants and scuba diving shops.
It has particularly attractive paved marine walk-way.
There are many golf courses within 30 minutes' drive of the apartment, situated in the heart of the Vera Countryside. The closest ones are:
Desert Springs Golf Club - Click Here for more information
Valle del Este Resort - Click Here for more information
There are many scuba diving shops around the area, the ones we have experienced with are based in Villaricos (the closest) and Carboneras (slightly more exciting).
For more information on Carboneras - click here.