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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The outlook for this winter and spring
Now that winter is here Vera Playa is quieter but most days the weather is still great for naturist sunbathing and many local bars and restaurants are still open but not crowded. It's one of the secrets of Vera Playa that winter and spring are so good! There can be bad weather and it can be chilly overnight but most days are fine and sunny and the sea will be warmer than in the UK in summer - too cold for Spanish people but great for hardy Brits and other northern Europeans.
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The all blue photo really is the sky at VP!
Slideshow of Vera Playa in November 2009 - photos copyright www.veraplaya.info - if you cannot see the slideshow you need to set your browser to allow javascript/activeX controls
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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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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Book your flights whilst prices are so low!
It may already be too late to grab the best prices for flights from the UK - over the Christmas/New Year period airline Easyjet has been offering prices as low as £9.99 per sector. making it easy to keep the cost for a couple to less than £100 for return flights. Of course you need some flexibility about when you go but if you have some you could save hundreds of pounds on your flights in 2017. So, Happy New Yrear!
and keep your eyes peeled for car rental sharp practices . . .
It seems that every year we have to warn visitors to watch out for sharp practices when they book their car-hire and 2017 is unlikely to break the mould. Some things to look out for: 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 in reality far from full and you will be faced with a hard sell of insurance at the car rental company's desk (up to €150 for a week). 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. Other clever money making ideas include refuelling charge of €30 or €40 which if you want the car you have no alternative but to pay, 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 what looks like incredibly cheap car rental 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).
www.veraplaya.info - 3 January 2017
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
In 2016 the UK shoocked Europe by deciding to exit the European Union. What effect will BREXIT have on property?

As expected the immediate effect was significant with stories of sales being cancelled and, of course, the pound falling against the euro making it more expensive for Brits to purchase property in Spain.

The early signs in 2017 are that properties are on the move already and it could well be a busy year for property sales and purchases. Some Brits may be put off by the fall in sterling compared with the euro but the signs are that there are buyers in 2017 and they are Spanish and of other EU nationalities.

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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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