Vera Playa – Naturist Village

Vera Playa is a naturist village on the Costa Almeria in Andalusia Spain. It is the perfect all-year-round get away boasting over 320 days of sunshine per year with the lowest levels of rainfall in Europe.

In 2013 the Guinness World Record for the largest ever skinny dip was achieved at Vera Playa, with 729 naturists entering the sea.

The summer sees scorching temperatures of 28 to 30 degrees with 12 hours of sunshine per day and rarely any rainfall. During the autumn months September (av. 28 degrees) to November (av. 19 degrees) it is a great place to get away as the colder temperatures set in throughout northern Europe. Winter temperatures reach a minimum average of 14 degrees, and although wetter during this time, rainfall is comparably low throughout December, January and February until the spring season (March to May) that sees the return of long hours of sunshine, perfect for an early Easter get away to start working on your tan.

Vera Playa has long stretches of beautiful naturist beach and a perfectly relaxed atmosphere. Within this naturist village, you will find the usual amenities you would find on other resorts, including supermarkets, restaurants and bars.

Vera Playa is originally a tourist settlement extended from the town Vera which is a commercial centre approximately 6.2 miles inland from the coast. The north of Vera Playa established itself as a naturist area in 1990 and has a number of apartment complexes (urbanisations) and even a naturist hotel.

The nearest airports to Vera Playa are Almeria Airport (approximately an hour), Murcia Airport (1.5 hours away) and Alicante (2 hours away).   

Things to see and do:

  • Plaza de Toros de Vera: this is one of the oldest bullrings in the province of Almeria and one of the 10 oldest in Andalusia
  • Plaza Mayor de Vera: in the town of Vera, the Plaza Mayor is surrounded by the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación and the Town Hall. It is the nerve centre of the town and one of its main squares.
  • Parque Acuatico Aquavera: the Aquavera water park is just an hour’s drive from Almería and just half an hour from tourist areas like Mojácar. It has fun attractions such as black holes, kamikaze, multitracks, maze of slides, adventure river, wave pool, lake pool and children’s pool . It can also be enjoyed in the mini golf, playground and recreation room.
  • Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion : the church of Our Lady of the Incarnation is located in the town of Vera . It is a fortress church built in the 16th century.
  • Cerro del Espiritu Santo: the hill of the Holy Spirit sits on a hill affected by erosion, west of the town of Vera.

Where to Stay:

Casa Vera: Beautiful ground floor apartment on the Bahia de Vera urbanisation, newly refurbished at the start of 2019.
Sleeps 4 in two separate bedrooms one king size bed and two single beds. Air conditioning in all living rooms. About 250 metres from the naturist beach and beach bars. Bahia de Vera has 3 pools 2 outdoor and one indoor heated pool. The urbanisation has well manicured gardens with a large sunbathing area around the outdoor pool. The urbanisation is located close to a major brand supermarket and numerous bars and restaurants.public transport bus service is adjacent to the supermarket. Book Casa Vera

El Ricon del Sol: Fabulous one bedroom penthouse apartment in secure naturist complex, Bahia de Vera, 5 minutes from the naturist beach with stunning views from its large private terrace. The complex itself has both outdoor and indoor heated pools with Jacuzzi. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and is minutes from great naturist friendly bars and restaurants. Book El Ricon del Sol

M&A Apartments: First class apartment with all your usual home from home facilities with a five star Trip Advisor rating. M&A is a very private and secure facility and is only a very short walk away from full naturist beaches. Book M&A Apartments

La Menara: This fantastic, well equipped and large 2 bedroom naturist apartment is in the naturist resort of Vera Playa. Book La Menara

There are many accommodation options within Vera Playa including beautiful apartments with the best selection listed on Secluded Escapes (www.secludedescapes.com).

Our journey has just begun

It has only been two-and-a-half months since we launched our online marketplace, Secluded Escapes. In this article we talk about our journey so far, our experiences and where we are heading.

We launched Secluded Escapes in March 2019 to help people like us find their perfect private and secluded holiday accommodation, making it simple and easy for property owners and holiday makers to connect and book with confidence. With the properties we list being private and not-overlooked, or on a naturist resort, we are clearly operating in a special and niche area.

We are ploughing our own path, determined to define an area of the market that sits between traditional villa websites and naturist only websites. We are appealing to people who simply want privacy on their holiday and those who enjoy naturism, a unique position that combined with our traditional naturist values, can create mainstream awareness of naturism by bringing these two markets together.

Since starting our new venture, we have engaged with so many people. It has taken us truly by surprise the amount of support we have received from naturists, some of whom are property owners themselves. Their spirit and belief in promoting naturism is truly warming, genuinely showing us support with our journey. Naturists are such genuinely nice people it reminds us that we are part of a very special community – this continues to drive and motivate us on our journey.

“Naturists are such genuinely nice people it reminds us that we are part of a very special community.”

With the start of our new blog, upcoming features in magazines, growing site traffic and growing social media channels, we’re spreading the word and looking forward to where this journey takes us.

Wherever this takes us, we’re certain we will get to know more and more great people and as we love what we do, we’re going to enjoy every minute of this journey.

At Secluded Escapes we list holiday accommodations such as villas and properties on naturists resorts. If you would like to try your first experience in the privacy of your own secluded villa or would like to try naturism abroad, you can find your perfect holiday rental accommodation with us (www.secludedescapes.com).

Naturism and your first experience

Some people grow up in naturism and others find naturism later in life. Regardless of when you discover it, there is always a first time.

Your first experience of naturism can be a daunting one. Whilst you may be comfortable being naked in your own surroundings, being naked in the presence of others and taking that first step can be a nail-biting experience.

In my previous role as the Youth Officer for British Naturism, I have introduced so many people to naturism helping and supporting them to overcome those initial nerves. Ironically, being the only clothed person in the presence of other naturists can equally be an unsettling feeling, which itself helps with motivation to take that first step.

What goes through a person’s mind at that moment?

It can be a variety of reasons and are individual to each person. For some it can be the unfamiliar sensation of being naked outside, the thought that others may stare at you, or maybe the anxieties from beliefs about body image and appearance may take hold.

Whatever the cause of the initial apprehension, once that step has been taken, in so many cases these feelings of anxiety are replaced by elation and then ease and relaxation. So many people look back and can’t believe the worry they felt in the lead up to their first experience ,wishing they had tried it sooner. Soon after it becomes so normal and a natural way of life. Such experiences are made easier with so many naturists being genuine, understanding, caring and accepting people – these traits run throughout true naturism and is what makes our way of life very special and unique.

What is the best way to start?

Having introduced so many people to naturism and helping them with their first experiences, I’ve learnt what can help. I’ve found the best way is to join a group of naturists at a social event (clothed), such as the pub. Getting to know a group of naturist friends first and by finding how nice naturists typically are, this can help allay some of those jitters and your first naturist experience will be amongst new life-long friends. Remember, everyone is unique, and all bodies are natural, yours is no different and naturists do not stare or judge.

I can promise that once you have taken your first step you will never look back.  

At Secluded Escapes we list holiday accommodations such as villas and properties on naturists resorts. If you would like to try your first experience in the privacy of your own secluded villa or would like to try naturism abroad, you can find your perfect holiday rental accommodation with us (www.secludedescapes.com).