Information about the Vera Playa naturist zone - the world's best naturist beach resort - on the Costa de Almeria in Andalucia, south-east Spain
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It's hotting up!
      Spring is a good time to go to Vera Playa - warm days but not too hot, but watch out for the sun, it's getting high in the sky now and can be really fierce, so high factor suncream and take your long lunch break in the shade.
   Summer is definitely hot but the sea moderates daytime temperatures compared with inland Andalucia and evenings and nights come alive in the warmth. Autumn is for many the best time - gentler sun but still warm sea and evenings. Even winter is generally good, but evenings can be chilly sometimes.
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A Unique Naturist Resort - Vera Playa on the Costa Almeria in south-east Spain has a warm, dry near-desert climate - mainland Europe's only all-year-round naturist resort. It has 2 kms of superb naturist beach and a naturist residential zone of over 2,000 privately owned apartments, a major 4 star hotel and bars, restaurants and shops. What makes it unique is that it is not a centre, but a zone - it is not shut away from the outside world and no club, company or other organisation owns or controls the zone as a whole, which includes public streets and seaside promenade.

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latest update -
9 April 2016
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Great places to stay for your naturist holiday:
Click on this heading to go  our listing There is a 4 star hotel (Hotel Vera Playa Club - Senator Playa Hotels) and around 2000 privately owned apartments and a few houses and bungalows at Vera Playa, some of which are available to hire for holidays and can be booked either direct with their owners or through several lettings agencies - see our Where to stay advice page.

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Apt. El Mango
Living room of apt. Miro, Bahia de Vera, Vera Playa
Bahia de Vera
Sunny, spacious garden apartment by naturist beach, indoor/outdoor pool, tennis, WiFi, free parking.
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El Mango - a one bedroom, first floor holiday apartment at Vera Playa
Vera Natura. View from Apt. El Mango, first floor one bedroom apartment. Urbanizacion front line to the beach. Outdoor and indoor pools just 50m away. Aircon. More
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The car-hire cons and sharp practice keep coming!
It seems that every year we have to warn visitors to watch out for sharp practices when they book their car-hire and 2016 is no exception. This year, when you spot apparently bargain basement headline prices (as low as €3 for a week's rental) don't forget there will be a sting in the tail - when you pick the car up you will be told that the full insurance which the online broker said was included in the price is far from full or included and you will be faced with a hard sell of insurance at the car rental company's desk (up to €150 for a week) and you may get fleeced on a number of other scores as well - €1000 deposits which won't be refunded for months, if at all, if you don't take the rental company's insurance offer and other clever ideas like a refuelling charge of €30 or €40, an admin fee for the rental and, of course, a very expensive tank of petrol or diesel - often 50% higher for a tankful than petrol stations charge and, generally, no refund for unused fuel or even if there is one, the refund is subject to yet another admin fee so there is unlikely to be anything left to refund. So an apparent superbargain is, in reality, a weekly rental costing several hundred euros. There seems to be no way to avoid these scams if you want to rent a car, but, a useful tip - an annual car-hire excess policy is available from several UK insurers for around £40 and of course there are alternatives to car rental, especially public transport - a perfectly feasible option from Almeria and even Alicante airports and there are now more airport shuttles at around €15 per person each way (Almeria) and €30 (Alicante).
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Ray - the Yorkshire kiteflyer - photo copyright www.veraplaya.info - all rights reservedRay the Kite Flyer hits the beach
   Yorkshireman Ray and his wife Sheila have journeyed all round Europe and well beyond to fly their kites at kite festivals and just for fun. On the beach at Vera Playa i they were able to kill two birds with one stone by combining their love of naturism with their passion for flying kites. At home in Yorkshire, Ray and Sheila have more than 200 kites, many of them constructed by Ray. Not needing much luggage space for clothes for a holiday at Vera Playa, they were able to bring a few of their kites on holiday with them to fly on the naturist beach at Vera Playa.    
Europe's best naturist destination
 If it's a naturist holiday you're looking for then there's nowhere better than Vera Playa with its long, long sandy beach and open, relaxed atmosphere. There's a wide variety of holiday options ranging from self-catering holiday apartments varying between basic and luxury standard to a 4 star hotel within the naturist zone - or you can stay elsewhere in the area and come to use the naturist beach as and when it suits you. when you have visited Vera Playa for the first time you are quite likely to want to do so time and time again - or even to move lock, stock and barrel to live here - there's plenty of property purchase options available and there has never been a better time to buy property in and around Vera Playa.
THE NATURIST
PROPERTY SCENE
AT VERA PLAYA
To leave or not to leave? That is the question. We are, of course, talking about the BREXIT Referendum.

Commentators seem to be united in saying that nervousness about the outcome of the UK Referendum is putting the brakes on expats and especially Brits committing to property purchases at the moment.

The principal concern seems to be worries that free access to the Spanish healthcare system could disappear or become expensive if the UK was to leave the EU - an understandable concern of older people intending to live full time in Spain.

Once the Referendum is out of the way the generally improving property scene should resume if the UK votes to stay in.

Meanwhile there are undoubtedly bargains to be had so if you are a Contrarian (said to be the most successful stance for any investor) the next couple of months could be your chance.

The Spanish property market has already passed its nadir and prices have been on the up and are very likely to continue in that direction after the BREXIT uncertainty has passed.

For more information visit our property for sale page - click here
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Vera Playa looking south  - June 29 2006 - photo copyright www.veraplaya.info 2006 - Click this image for larger version
Vera Playa looking north 29 June 2006 - photo copyright www.veraplaya.info 2006 - click this image for larger version
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   If you are booking accommodation or have already done so, the hotel or apartment owner/agency or package holiday company you are using should provide all the information you need - ask them!