Hotels in Vera
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Apartamentos Marina Rey II
Vera 307 yd from city centre
Situated just 150 m from Vera Playa, this is the ideal place for a family to stay. Vera is a quiet Mediterranean village...
Vera 636 yd from city centre
This popular beach hotel is located in the tourist centre of the town, just across the promenade from the nearest beach....
Apartamentos La Menara
Vera 227 yd from city centre
These apartments are located just 200 m from the beach, in garden grounds, in an area reserved solely for naturists/nudists....
Advise Hotels Reina
Vera 272 yd from city centre
The Advise Reina is located in a quiet tourist area of Vera (Almería) just 3 minutes from the best beach in the municipality...
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Sun and sand await in this coastal paradise in the heart of Almería. The village itself has a lot of history, with Roman and Moorish ancestry evident in its spectacular old chapels and buildings. Some five beaches are found in this area with Blue Flag approval.
You can choose from a wealth of affordable hotels in Vera, both inland and by the beach.
Neighbourhoods of Vera
Explore Vera’s alluring neighbourhoods:
- Old Town: Vera’s town centre is found inland and consists of a number of delightful historic buildings and plazas, including Plaza Mayor and Convento de los Padres Minimos. You’ll also find the local tourist office among a number of delightful cafes and restaurants.
- Puerta de Vera: The Puerta de Vera area consists of a number of residential buildings, supermarkets and hotels. You’ll find the historic bullring, Plaza de Torris, here, as well as a number of expat cafes.
- Playas de Vera: The beachfront area is the most popular tourist spot, home to many long and sandy beaches, including a naturist section (Vera Playa). If you want to avoid this area, stick to the south beach. There are also plenty of entertainment options, including water parks, shopping centres and water-based excursions, as well as plenty of chiringuitos (bars).
What to see and do in Vera
The historic town centre contains a number of fine attractions and sights for when you're not soaking up the sun on the beach. Plaza Mayor is one of the town's most important squares, home to charming centuries-old architecture and cosy cafes. The 16th-century church, La Encarnacion, is a particularly beautiful sight, made up on imposing fortified towers meant to protect its residents from Moorish attacks. The 16th-century Ayntamiento (town hall) is also unmissable and home to an archaeological museum detailing the town's past. Then there's Plaza de Torros, the town's 19th-century bullring which offers guided tours and a small museum. By the beach, you can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea on the spot where Hannibal landed his elephants in Ancient Roman times. The water park, AquaVera Parque Acuático, is also perfect for little ones.
What to eat in Vera
Vera has a delicious local food scene offering everything from sumptuous locally-sourced specialities to beach-bound comfort food. Stand-out regional dishes include gurullos con conejo (a type of pasta with rabbit), plato alpujarreño (potatoes, eggs and black pudding), olla de trigo (wheat stew), caldo pimentón (fish stew) and ajo colorao (garlic soup). You’ll find a number of indulgent desserts and sweets like tortas de pellizcos and torticas reales (tarts made with raspberries and blueberries).
Typical events and festivals in Vera
Vera celebrates a full calendar of festivities throughout the year. These include Cabalgata Reyes Magos, the Three Kings procession, in January, San Antón and Carnavales in February and Semana Santa (Easter). More unique festivities include Fiestas Patronales en honor a Nuestra Señora la Santísima Virgen de las Angustias in June, Romería de la Virgen de las Huertas in early-September, Feria y Fiestas en Honor a San Cleofás in late-September and Romería de la Virgen del Cisne in October.
How to move around in Vera
Vera has a local bus network which connects the beach, town and park areas, as they are not walkable. There is no train network, however, and guests may prefer to rent a car for convenient airport transfer. This will also allow you to explore the Almería region at your own pace.
The climate in Vera
Vera has a Mediterranean, semi-arid climate with warm summers and mild winters. You can expect averages of 26 °C in summer, with highs over 30°C. Winters see low temperatures of around 11°C. The rainiest month is November.
More interesting facts about and sights in Vera
Vera is close to many pretty towns and villages which are rich in history, including Antas, Los Gallardos and Cuevas del Almanzora. If you have a car, the deserts of Tabernas area must-visit as the only European desert.