Vera Playa is situated only about 13 kms from the
Autovia del Mediterraneo - the Mediterranean Motorway - a free motorway,
which provides a fast link to the airports which serve the area
and to other parts of Spain.
Most Spanish visitors to Vera Playa come by car -
the journey from Madrid is less than 5 hours. Almeria, the nearest
large town, is approximately 90 kms or an hour and quarter away,
Murcia is approximately 140 kms or one and three quarter hours.
Most visitors from Northern Europe fly, either to
Almeria airport (90 kms or 50 minutes) or to Alicante (215 kms or
two hours fifteen minutes). Almeria airport is generally uncrowded
and pleasant to use, but flights are limited in number especially
in the winter months. Flights to and from Alicante at any time of
year are plentiful and cheap. There are now some flights to Murcia
airport which is at San Javier on the shore of the Mar Menor. Murcia
airport is small and quiet and very pleasant to use. By the direct
coastal road through Cartagena it is 142 kms from Vera Playa, but
by motorway via Murcia it is 187 kms (around 2 hours 15 mins.) The
final possibility is Malaga, though this is around 300 kms and 4
hours away. Car hire is available from all the airports (see our
facilities page) at very reasonable rates, especially in winter.
Package holiday operators arrange transfers by coach,
minibus or taxis depending on the numbers of their clients. Visitors
can certainly save money by making their own travel and accommodation
arrangements, but, of course, many people like a tour operator to
suffer the stress of making arrangements instead of them!