Välkommen till Vera & Vera Playa
Vera is a walled city 10 kilometres inland of the Vera Playa, which together make up a municipality in the Levante to the Eastern side of the Almeria Province in Andalusia.
Vera is a town of romantic Renaissance architecture, cobbled streets and open squares near a coastal strip of three beaches and urbanisations catering for a diverse mix of people.
After an earthquake felled the original city site, legend has it that Queen Isabella I climbed the hill and fired an arrow, ordering the rebuilding of Vera where it landed. The central Plaza Mayor is dominated by the 15th century Inglesia de la Encarnación, a fortified church with four towers built to fend off invaders. The 16th century town hall hosts the Ethnographic and Archaeological Museum. Then stretching down towards the coast there are a large number of new developments connecting the town to Vera Playa.
Vera Playa splits into three beaches; Playazo, Las Marinas and Puerto Rey. Playazo is one of the most popular naturist beaches in the world because of the numerous facilities in the large urbanised zone around it catering to naturist philosophy, not to mention the year-round sunshine. Traditional Spanish chiringuitos serving food and drinks line Las Marinas and Puerto Rey and there is a beach long walkway stretching along the sand to the bordering town of Garrucha.
If you move to Vera town, the population is mainly Spanish. There are also urbanisations in the centre and south of the beach. However, if you want to live in Europe’s first naturist resort, look at the urbanisations towards the North of Playa Vera.
Natsun, Vera Natura, La Menara, Bahia de Vera, Torremar Natura, Parque Vera, Marina Natura, Armoni Natura, Vera Luz are some of the urbanisations exclusively for naturists. Puerto Rey, Vera Mar 6, Playa de Baria, and Mirador de Vera are all ‘clothed’ areas. Much like their owners, they all vary in terms of size, shape and age!
Vera itself is a bustling town with all the necessities you could need. From hairdressers to vets to pharmacies, it’s all there. The beach areas are also well provided for and you’ll be able to visit both ‘clothed’ and ‘naturist’ venues.
Vera is about 90 kilometres away from Almeria Airport and 130 kilometres from Murcia International Airport. Regular bus services run between Vera Playa, Garrucha, Mojacar and Vera town.
Centro De Salud Vera on the Calle San Cleofas and Dental Company Vera on the Plaza Tomás de Haro are recommended. The closest hospital is Hospital Público Comarcal la Inmaculada, Huércal-Overa, just a 25-minute drive inland.
Cost of Living
This area of Spain is usually good value and Vera is no exception. It’s less expensive than nearby Mojacar. The further inland you go, the more space and land you’ll get for your money.