Where to find a Vera property for sale in Spain
Vera and Vera Playa are popular spots in the increasingly popular province of Almeria in southern Spain. Buyers are heading there for a mix of authentic Andalusian life, but also affordability when held up against the Costa del Sol.
Almeria sits in south-east Spain and is one of the driest corners of the country - with 320 days of sunshine a year it’s officially a desert region so there are no worries about rain stopping play there. It’s full of wonderful hilltop white villages, or pueblo blancos, backed by the Sierra Nevada and looking down towards the Mediterranean sea.
It’s rather a Marmite kind of area - you love it or you hate it - and the result is that prices can be very tempting. Mojacar is the fashionable hot spot of the area, but nearby Vera and Vera Playa are not far behind. These locations are 45 minutes from Almeria airport by car, and although flights are not as frequent there to the UK than Alicante, there is also the option of Murcia’s San Javier to the north (75 minutes).
Vera is the inland town, whilst Vera Playa, as the name suggests, is the beach area 8km away. The Renaissance town is walled and an important commercial centre in the region. The church in the main square, Plaza Mayor, was built to fend off Moorish attacks, and there is some beautiful architecture in this prosperous town. There are also good restaurants, tapas bars, supermarkets, medical centre, and a great Saturday street market. It appears as it’s less developed than nearby Mojacar.
Meanwhile, Vera Playa boasts unspoilt Blue Flag beaches (one a council designated naturist beach!), two supermarkets and plenty of beach bars and restaurants, as well as the area’s only water park, Parque Aquatico, complete with water flumes and slides. For a nice lunch, head five minutes away to the small fishing town of Garrucha that is renowned for its seafood restaurants - especially El Rincon De Juan - and is actually nearer than Vera town. There are also four golf courses within a 15-minute drive.
Property prices are modest - from around €45,000. You can get two-bedroom apartments from around €70,000 (there’s a lot for sale in Vera Playa), or two-bed townhouses or penthouse apartments from around €90,000 to €100,000.
The two Veras is a popular pair, but you need to do your research to find out if they are for you. Glitzy bars and five-star hotels are hard to find, but that’s exactly why you might like it.
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