Locally to our apartments
Vera Playa has some lovely award winning long sandy beaches and are all located very close to our apartments you will find a very friendly welcome at the naturist bars and chiringuitos on the beach, however there are other Non naturist bars and restaurants available within a very short walking distance.
A very poplar area known locally as hotel street, is located Just outside the complex, there, you will find a far bigger selection of English and Spanish Bars. Restaurants and Adult themed bars to choose from, they are all within a very easy walking distance of both apartments.
There is a large branded supermarket for all those day to day essentials and a pharmacy, and there is also a brand new shopping complex (The Vera Plaza) next to the Supermarket where you can spoil yourselves in whilst visiting the same area.
Other areas to see in around Vera Playa are the towns of Garrucha and Mojacar and Puerto Rey, and you will find within a very short drive the village of Villaricos and its amazing produce Market and beaches.
The nearest small towns, all have several amenities, restaurants, and a seriously wonderful varied Night-life.
Garrucha also has a marina and a working port, and everything you would expect from a similar sized UK town. You will find a traditional Spanish Market held there on a Friday Morning. There are also banks, larger shops, and supermarkets, and a selection of restaurants and Spanish takeaways.
Try a visit to Mojácar Pueblo its a lovely traditional Andalucian “white” village that’s Built around a mountain. that also has Natural Free Spring Drinking Water, (So don’t forget to bring your containers) !!! It also has a selection of tapas bars and restaurants and most of them with stunning high views of all the surrounding areas. (Make sure you don’t forget your camera)
Also just outside the urbanisation, is an enormous Water theme park, with lots of slides, drops, and water chutes to cool you down on those lovely hot days, because this is a large family attraction, and should keep everyone amused for hours.
Many famous movies have also been filmed in and around an hour’s drive away south, in the area known locally as Mini Hollywood Maybe you could get involved in some gunfights. You may also be lucky enough to spot some stars currently filming, whilst there, (even David Beckham’s Been !!!). Vera town, Garrucha and Mojácar, and the other localities around Vera Playa all have a very reliable bus service. However, you can save money by purchasing a cheap day return ticket. (Every little helps).
When in the summer season, The bus service tends to operate more frequently than in the winter. Should you need the latest Bus timetables, there are some in the apartments should they be required.
History of Naturism in Vera Playa (excerpts from Wikipedia)
Vera Playa is now recognised as one of the largest in Europe for its naturist/nudist area, Since 1990, Vera Playa has rapidly developed into a major centre for naturism (nudism).
There are several apartment urbanisation’s, including Natsun, La Manera, Bahia de Vera and Vera Natura, where naturism is officially permitted, and are lived in all year around, as well as some been made available to the many visiting naturist holidaymakers.
The naturist tourist area’s and beaches are completely open, and there are reasonably good parking facilities, however, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) of beach have been reserved especially for naturists.
On 21 July 2013 a local online group called Vera Playa Friends organised a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest ever skinny dip. 729 naturists entered the sea at El Playazo beach at 12:00 noon beating the previous record of 506 set in New Zealand the previous year. Vera Mayor José Carmelo Jorge called the mass nude swim a “tremendous success”. The event was organised by Vera Playa Friends in association with Vera Town hall and the Tourist Office, also heavily involved were the Spanish Naturist Federation and the day chosen was the “day without swimsuits” with hundreds of Spanish naturists flocking to the beach.