Vera Playa, located in southeast Spain, is warm and sunny and attracts tourists all year round. It is most famous for its status as Europe’s only all year round naturist resort and indeed, with its 2km of excellent naturist beach and a naturist residential area, it is the place to go if you want to let go and enjoy your holiday the natural way. The residential zone is made up of 2000 privately owned apartments, a beautiful 4-star hotel and a number of very nice bars, restaurants and shops. The lovely thing about Vera Playa’s naturist area is that it is not exclusive and is not owned by any club or company. It is completely accessible to the outside world and has public streets and a lovely promenade too.
Rather unique, this resort is a very special place to visit, boasting a vibrant, friendly atmosphere and a relaxed laidback feel. Of course with all that fresh air au naturel you’ll be looking for a good meal at the end of your day so we’re offering you a couple of our personal restaurant recommendations in Vera Playa.
The Blue Parrot
Some may say that this is one of the best-kept secrets in Vera Playa and we would agree. Serving fabulous homemade food all day, The Blue Parrot never seems to be closed. Children are very welcome here and there is a pool table and a dartboard too. The speciality dish has to be the beer battered fish and chips that you can enjoy on the large terrace where there is also an outside bar area. On Wednesdays there is a quiz night here and there is plenty of other entertainment throughout the week too. We think this place is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a relaxed, fun and delicious place to eat.
This is our favourite tapas restaurant in town and when you see the huge selection of freshly prepared offerings you are bound to agree. Served in the comfort of a typical Spanish bar, these tasty morsels of traditional fare will keep you going all afternoon. You can also enjoy a menu of the day here if you prefer. Spanish beers and wines are served and there is free Wi-Fi should you need it. This place is very popular though so if you want to eat here you may need to book to avoid being disappointed.
There are so many restaurants and bars in and around Vera Playa that you will be spoilt for choice. This is a lovey place to wander at night too: the balmy air and the safe atmosphere make it a pleasure to stroll gently back to your hotel after your meal.
How to Get to Vera Playa
Shuttle Direct offer a convenient and competitively priced transfer service from Almeria airport to Vera Playa. Most tourists arrive by plane and Almeria receives flights from most of the major European cities. Why not make your journey complete and book a transfer with us at Shuttle Direct straight to your accommodation in or around Vera Playa? Our driver will meet you at the airport and whisk you to your final destination in style.
The transfer takes around 1 hour and you can choose to book a private service or a shared one. Booking in advance is easy too and means that you have nothing to think about when you arrive. Let us take the stress out of getting you to your hotel from the airport and leave you free to look forward to a great holiday.
Where to Stay
Apartahotel Puerto Rey – Located very close to the beach in Vera, Apartahotel Puerto Rey is a great budget option if you are travelling with children. With a good-sized outdoor pool and plenty of green space for kids to play, this apartment complex is ideal. Breakfast is served in individual apartments, every one of which is light, airy and boasts a private terrace. Some apartments have a hot tub and sun terrace and there is a bar and restaurant on site too.
Hotel Adaria Vera – For a good middle of the price range option Hotel Adaria Vera is our choice. Here there are three swimming pools and a very good restaurant. Close to Puerto Rey beach, the hotel boasts rooms with air conditioning, terrace, minibar, TV, private bathroom and complimentary toiletries. The hotel also has a bar, lounge and games room, and it offers entertainment too. With easy access to many local attractions and Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve, Hotel Adaria Vera is a great option.
Infiniti Beach Resort – Infiniti Beach Resort, only 200m from Playazo de Vera Beach is a complex with two good-sized swimming pools and bright, spacious and air conditioned apartments, each with lovely views. Every apartment has a modern style kitchen and there is free Wi-Fi in all of the public areas. The reception staff are on hand 24 hours a day to offer advice, recommendations and organise excursions too, and any guests staying here for the golf can get discounted fees at several of the courses close by.