LOCATION

The town of Vera is situated on one of Spain’s most beautiful coasts: the Costa de Almeria. Vacationing in Andalucia gives visitors ample opportunity to explore this diverse province. There are so many options: enjoying unspoiled, protected beaches, hiking in Cabo de Gata – Nijar (one of Europe’s largest nature reserves), visiting Spanish villages, golfing, and enjoying the local gastronomy.

Beaches
The Costa de Almeria offers you the choice of different beaches. There are wide, sandy beaches with beautiful boulevards and great restaurants and bars. For example: the beaches of Vera stretch over 6 kilometers! Then, there are also many small bays where, sometimes, you will have the beach to yourself. Or treat yourself to the most beautiful beach of Spain: the Playa de los Muertos, just a 25 minute drive away.

Hiking
Mountains, hills and beaches form the backdrop of Almeria on the east. The many hiking trails through this unique landscape will surely meet your expectations.

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PARQUE NATURAL DE CABO DE GATA

The Cabo de Gata nature park is one of the largest natural reserves of Spain. The unique native flora and fauna, the mountainous landscape, the quiet bays, the coral reefs and picturesque fishing villages make the trip worthwhile. Cabo de Gata is located about 35 kilometer from the villa, between Mojacar and Carboneras, 

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PARQUE NATURAL DESIERTO DE TABERNAS

This park is located in the only desert in Europe. In the past, it was the background for many “spaghetti westerns” that were filmed here. The remnants of the movie industry, the old movie sets, are now a tourist attraction.
Close by, you will find the 'Reserva Zoológica', a wildlife park with a wide range of animals. Even a jeep safari is possible.  

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PARAJE NATURAL KARST EB YESOS DE SORBAS

The caves of Yesos de Sorbas form an unrivalled underground landscape. The many springs and galleries of stalagmites and stalactites are of special quality. Visit the caves on guided tours.

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MARINAS AND WATER SPORTS

If you like water sports, you will love the region of Vera. Because the beaches and sea are of fantastic quality, it is a great spot for diving, surfing and sailing. Especially the coral reefs in Cabo de Gato are prime
diving locations. Garrucha is the marina closest to the villa, that of Villaricos is just a bit further.

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GOLF COURSES

The region of Almeria boasts some of the best golf courses in Spain, and there is a variety of backdrops that make them interesting. Take the Desert Springs Golf Club in Cuevas del Amanzora: it is the first golf course in Europe in a desert setting. The golf course can be reached in 15 minutes from Villa Vera.

Another golf course in the vicinity of the villa is the Club Marina Golf Mojacar. This course is perfectly located at just 200 meters from the beach in Mojacar with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea during the first 9 holes and equally beautiful views over the Sierra Cabrera during the last 9.  

The Cortijo Grande Club de Golf (in the town of Turre, 15 minutes from Vera) is located at the foot of a mountain and is surrounded by orchards of citrus fruit trees.
The Valle del Este Golf Club in Valle del Este was chosen as one of the top 25 golf courses in Spain. The course is has a higher degree of difficulty, so even the experienced golfer will find it challenging. 

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GASTRONOMY

Garrucha is known for its distinctly flavored red shrimp. Less known, but just as tasty are fish like pargo, mero and gallopedro, caught by local fishermen. They are cooked in the traditional manner, with white wine and olive oil for a rich flavor.

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offers a simple and natural cuisine with typical dishes like tarbinas, crema mojaquera or gurullos.

In Vera, fresh seafood is combined with fresh produce. Vera has several leading restaurants: the best known is Carmona, with a truly Spanish cuisine. One will hardly see any tourists here. A more expensive, more exclusive restaurant is Juan Morero, named after its top chef.

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