Vera is a prosperous town 6km from the coast that has much to offer with many shops rich in handicraft and restaurants with tempting traditional cuisine, including Spanish Tapas – little dishes of local foods and delicacies. Playas de Vera, as the name suggests, is along the coast and offers a huge range of activities with lush golf courses and exquisite club houses, an aqua park with whirling water rides and slides, charming shops and, naturally, white sandy beaches complete with sea grass umbrellas, palm trees and sparkling seas.
There are many more attractive beaches and interesting coves to find as well as pretty towns and villages, both coastal and inland, to be explored.
Puerto Rey, Marina de la Torre, Villaricos, Albox, Cuevas del Almanzora are but a smattering of towns and villages waiting to be discovered by you. For example, along the coastal drive from Garrucha to San Juan , there is a little village of Villaricos that houses a beautiful harbour with pebbles beaches that have striking similarities to those found in Cornwall . A little further along lies the remains of a disused silver mine, complete with old aqua ducts used to transport the silver from the mines in the hills to the waiting ships in the Mediterranean – these ghostly images of a lifestyle long past add to the charm and uniqueness of the Almeria area.