LOCATIONThe 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.
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,
PARQUE NATURAL DESIERTO DE TABERNASThis 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.
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.
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.
GOLF COURSESThe 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.
GASTRONOMYGarrucha 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.