You can easily access the long relaxing naturist sandy beaches from our apartment. You will also find a friendly welcome within the naturist tapas bars and chiringuitos along the beachfront. However, locally, there is also a great selection of non naturist bars and restaurants.
Another very poplar area to visit, is at the edge of the naturist urbanization’s. and is known locally as “hotel street” . Here, you will find a far bigger selection of English and Spanish Bars & Restaurants to welcome you, along with Adult themed bars and clubs.
This popular area is within an easy 10 minute walk from our apartment.
Also, For all your day to day essentials, there’s a large branded supermarket (Consum). Which along with a pharmacy, and also a new shopping complex (The Vera Plaza) located just next door. You can really spoil yourselves, whilst visiting locally within the same area.
At the back of the Consum Supermarket Car Park, is an enormous Water theme park. complete with slides, drops, and water chutes. its perfect for you to cool down with, on those lovely hot days, However, because this is both a family and a couples/Singles attraction, it should keep everyone amused for hours.
Around Vera Playa are the towns of Garrucha and Mojacar and Puerto Rey and also Palomares and within a very short drive, the village of Villaricos and its amazing Sunday produce Market and non naturist beaches. (excerpts from Wikipedia)
The nearest small towns, all have several amenities, including restaurants, and a seriously wonderful varied Night-life.
Garrucha is a fully operational port, and has a large marina. along with major banks, large branded shops, and supermarkets, and also a varied selection of restaurants and Spanish takeaways. (that really are exceptional). Also on Friday Mornings, you will find a traditional Spanish Market.
The traditional Andalucian “white” village of Mojácar Pueblo. is nestled neatly into a mountain side. Also a Natural Free Spring for fresh Drinking Water is there (So don’t forget to bring your containers) !!! however, It also has a selection of tapas bars and restaurants and most of them with stunning scenic views of all the surrounding areas. (Most importantly, don’t forget your camera)
Many recent big movies have been filmed in and around the desert area known as Cabo de Gata. This area is roughly an hour’s drive away from Vera Playa, (Heading south). and has a specialised movie theme park. However, Its designed for all ages to visit, and is known locally as the Mini Hollywood. It’s really worth a full days visit. (Maybe you could even get involved in a gunfight)
Should you travel deeper into Cabo de Gata, you could be lucky enough to spot some famous stars that maybe filming. (even David Beckham’s Been !!!).
A bus service serving Vera town, Garrucha, Mojácar, Palomares, and many other localities is available, However, you can also save money by purchasing a cheap day return ticket. (Every little helps).
The local bus service tends to operate more frequently in the summer season. The latest Bus timetables, are located in our apartment should they be required.
Vera Playa has been officially recognised Since 1990, as probably the largest naturist/nudist area in Europe . Vera Playa is a rapidly developing major centre for naturism.
There are several naturist apartment urbanisation’s, including:-
More importantly, there are many apartments available to naturist holidaymakers, and certainly, that’s including ours.
The tourist area’s are open to visiting naturists, Therefore, parking facilities are readily available. Also, a dedicated 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) area of beach has been reserved especially for naturists use.
In Vera Playa, a Guinness world record was set On the 21st July 2013 with 729 skinny dippers entering the sea at El Playazo beach. At 12.00 noon, the previously set record of 506 from the previous year in New Zealand was broken.*
The event was arranged by a local online forum called the Vera Playa Friends.
The Vera Town Mayor “José Carmelo Jorge” called the mass nude swim a “tremendous success”. and was organised in association with Vera Town hall and the Tourist Office.
The Spanish Naturist Federation was also involved in the record attempt, and the day chosen was called the “day without swimsuits” . and hundreds of Spanish naturists flocked to the beach and viewed and participate in the event.
*(However, this Record has now been beaten by 2500 women in Ireland during a charity event for cancer).