"Vera Virgins" - review & photos from Vera Playa first-timers Mr & Mrs D of Wales
What a super surprise! Our lovely guests 'W&P' left us this houseplant as a gift and told us that this was...
"the best holiday we have ever had in southern Spain."
One of the reasons for this was that they loved the urbanisation but said it was the apartment (Almodóvar) that really made it special for them.
They've already booked for next year and we certainly look forward to seeing them both again!
They gave us seven stars? We give these lovely guests seven stars!! See you next year!
P&L 2017 Almodóvar guests
'Thank you both for such a lovely stay, a tonic for me, and I so really enjoyed the peaceful garden apartment, sun and au natural days. Feeling good arriving back to London, heading into a wintry week with a tan is good!
Thank you both for all your care and attention and help to settle me in.’
An email from James H – 2017 Almodóvar guest. Read his full Google review
'Thanks again for all your hospitality and help during our stay it was a great holiday made even better by your efforts. We both hope that your company continues to thrive and you achieve your dreams'
An email from Robert Burley - 2017 Mediterráneo guests. Read his full Google review
'Thank you very much for your warm welcome and your lovely apartment! We’ll often think again at the wonderful time we had here, being able to leave the building wearing nothing but a smile J
You were amazing!'
I&G - 2017 Mediterráneo guests
Diane painted us these beautiful pebbles and wrote a lovely Facebook review
'Thank you so much for helping to make our holiday wonderful, we both had a lovely time. We miss the peacefulness of Vera Playa already...and the weather!'
S&L - 2017 Almodóvar guests.
'Just a note to advise that we are back in NY after a great trip. The two of you were wonderful and we just loved the apartment and Vera Playa. You were so gracious and provided everything we needed. Thanks. We hope you have a great summer and enjoy every day at VP as we certainly did'
Fran and Joe - 2017 Almodóvar guests.
'We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at the Mediterráneo apartment of Vera Playa Vacations.
As naturists we accept the fact that on some previous holidays we have had to pay higher prices for basic accommodation just for the chance to follow the “au naturel” lifestyle. Not so here. The apartment was wonderful. Spotless, tastefully furnished, well equipped and in a super location right by the beach with a lovely terrace and balcony to enjoy al fresco breakfasts and evening drinks and dining.
Steve and Chris were exceptional hosts right from the guided tour of V.P. the day we arrived, the opportunity to visit their other lovely apartment on changeover day, the suggestion to send a small shopping list for them to get for us (arriving on a Sunday all the shops were closed) to the sad farewell and promise to return the day we left.
So if you fancy a visit to Vera Playa we can highly recommend contacting them to book a holiday, we are confident you won’t be disappointed. We can’t wait to go back again next year.'
R & R - 2017 Mediterráneo guests.
'Thank you both for being fantastic hosts, never been treated so well before on holiday. Will defo be recommending you to others'
S&S - 2017 Mediterráneo guests.
'Thank you again so much for a wonderful stay and for your generosity and advice. Hope very much to see you again before long'
A&C - 2017 Almodóvar guests.
'We cannot rate Vera Playa Vacations highly enough. Steve and Chris are the most amazing hosts and they go that extra mile to ensure guests have the best time ever. On arrival we had a tour of the area where the boys showed us where the supermarket was located and the restaurants etc. They collected us in their camper van on arrival at the meet up point, to transport us to the apartment and then collected us to return us there so we could get the transfer bus to the airport. Instead of rushing off Steve and Chris waited with us and waved us off as we left. It makes a huge difference to have people who genuinely care about their guests!
The apartment was spotless (as a Nurse I have high standards haha) and well equipped with everything you could need. The location of the Almodavar apartment is fab and only a few minutes from the beach and five minutes stroll to the main restaurants.
We didn't need to hire a car and actually it was great because the buses provided a service to all the main towns and villages. Mojacar is a must see if you get chance.
We will be returning again (and again and again) for sure. Thank you Steve and Chris for being stars. ️Xx'
Diane Evans and Simon Wood - 2016 guests. Read the full Facebook review
'Wonderful chilled out week in Miró apartment which began with a warm welcome from owners Steve and Chris, who helped us get settled upon our arrival.
Comfortable apartment with all that was needed for our holiday.
Sun throughout the day, breakfast on the terrace is a must. Lovely surroundings and highly recommend this property. Would definitely return.'
T&G - 2016 guests
'We want to thank you both for letting us use your apartment we really enjoyed it, and most of all meeting you both, and making our holiday such a wonderful time.'
AG - 2016 guests
'Thanks again for your nice relationship and perfect coordination. This was a big point to become our vacation in a good manner.'
Hansjoerg & Maria from Austria - 2016 guests
'We are just back from our second trip to Vera Playa and it was the most amazing relaxed holiday as well as being value for money.
We stayed in a fully equipped one bedroom apartment with its own small garden, which is in a beautifully maintained naturist complex with a large outdoor and indoor pool and less than 5 minutes (naked) walk to the beach.
There are naturist Chiringuitos (beach bars) where you can relax with a beer and order a meal while watching families enjoying the beach until the sun goes down around 8pm.
We always stay with Steve and Chris of Vera Playa Vacations who have a choice of naturist apartments close to the beach. They are extremely friendly and helpful hosts and provide loads of information to make sure you make the most of your visit.
We have already booked again for 2017 - we are hooked on Vera Playa!'
Returning guests Tony and Val – excerpts from a letter to the editor of the SANNA Newsletter (South African National Naturists Association) 2016
'I had a great week in VP, although after just a few days back in work it already feels like a lifetime ago. The apartment was fantastic. A well layed out space with everything that's needed, and presented spotlessly clean. It was great to meet both of you. From my first enquiry to the day I left, I felt that nothing was too much trouble and you would do whatever you could to accommodate my needs. I would highly recommend you, and will definitely be back myself.'
Les Jones - 2016 guest
'Thanks for a lovely week in a lovely part of the world, can’t believe the beautiful weather we had. The apartment was very functional and comfortable and the pool and surroundings had a relaxing and homely feeling. Thanks again for your hospitality and friendship, we hope to get over there again one day.'
M&C - 2016 guests
'Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, we really enjoyed our stay in Vera.'
Alison & Ian – 2016 guests
'This was our first time visiting Vera Playa. Steve & Chris couldn't have been more helpful. Took us on a tour of the naturist zone, pointing out all the naturist bars. Apartment was perfect with everything we needed. Also were a great help when my partner ended up with toothache and recommended a dentist even giving directions on how to get there. Got excellent dental treatment as well. Can't wait to return next year.'
Sue & Cliff – 2016 guests. Read the full Facebook review
'We enjoyed our stay in your lovely apartment in the landscaped grounds and fab pool - a stone's throw from the beach!'
Jean & Jeff – 2016 guests
'Many thanks for allowing us to rent your naturist apartment, we had a fantastic time made more enjoyable by your friendship and attention to detail.
We look forward to renting one of your apartments in the near future and hope to meet up with you again.'
C&S – 2016 guests
“The hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful, driving to the next town to meet us when we were lost and offering to carry our shopping when bumping into them midweek on the way back from the supermarket. The apartment is very well located, close to the beach and with the shops and restaurants in easy reach. It is very comfortable, well equipped accommodation.'
Cathy and Jeff – 2016 guests
'Our holiday in Vera Playa was super. You were really good to give us information from the beginning of booking and to the end of the holiday. Another thing is that you were very good to help us to instruct us about the apartment and about the surroundings (where to do what) and so on.
We found Vera Playa and the apartment very nice because you can get sun back and in front of the house, and you don’t need to wear clothes even if you go to the beach or want to go to the café. We did use the swimming pool very often.
The café is only 200 meters away, and we did love to get our meal there.
Superfast WIFI – very important for us, because I’ve got my own firm in Denmark, so I need to be in contact with my customers.
In total – a lovely holiday for sunbathing !!!
Thank you very much for giving us some super days in Vera Playa'
Kurt and Helle – 2016 guests
'Thanks for all your help had a wonderful chilled time'
Mark - 2016 guests
'We were very pleased with your apartment… home from home, everything we needed.'
Anita & Ken - 2015 guests
'We had a wonderful time. All was great with the apartment, thank you so much. We are intending to come back next year.'
H&D – 2015 guests
'We had a very nice stay in your apartment. We did not want to come home!'
I&T- 2015 guests
'Guys, thanks a million for being just as we expected in your friendly and happy approach to us, made for a special holiday to remember always.'
Wendy and Baz - 2015 guests
'Thanks again for the use of your apartment when we said it was the best trip so far to Vera we really do mean that…
Thanks again for making our holiday so good'
N&V - 2015 guests
'We loved our time there, the comfort of your apartment and especially your friendship. Thank you!'
A&F - 2015 guests
'Well we've just arrived back home!!...hating it already lol...already missing VP & all it has to offer!!
'Thank you to you both for making our holiday special. You went above what we expected!
'Thanks again guys…here's to the next time!!!'
Vicky & Steve – 2015 guests
'Thank you for the best holiday we've had. Would give anything to be back there. Take good care and enjoy the sun xx'
C&M – 2015 guests
'We had a fabulous relaxing time thanks .. Apartment is brilliant .. Pool fab and beach amazing !!! Well done to you ... Thanks again for the wonderful holiday . Great to meet you both. Hopefully see you in a few weeks.
Enjoy that sun, rain here again ...'
T&E – 2015 guests
'We loved the apartment and resort, perfect for our first naturist holiday and we will definitely return. The apartment is in such a great position and really well equipped, a home from home in the sunshine!'
C & D, London – 2015 guests
'The apartment is immaculately kept by Steve & Chris and very well appointed - I haven't experienced lots of naturist places but this was a very big cut above the standards I've been used to. I will freely acknowledge that my high opinion of the place is partly due to enjoying the company of Steve & Chris [although they are really busy they do make time for their guests].
'The local countryside is quite dramatic and I gather there are other less crowded beaches along the coast plus interesting towns and cities - so if there were the odd poor weather day there'd be plenty of other things to do.'
Stuart – 2015 guests
'Fantastic apartment spotless and fully equipped with everything we needed. Great location with 2 mins’ walk to the beach.'
Cliff and Annie Day – 2015 guests
I've just got back from a short break to Vera Playa and had to let you know just how fabulous it is! Vera Playa is not far from Almeria (about an hours’ drive) and has the reputation for being the warmest and driest part of Europe (the local golf course is Europe's only official desert course). Vera is the main town and then Vera Playa a large zone that's fully naturist (public streets, naturist residential zone, naturist hotel, a beach promenade, bars, restaurants and 2 kms of sandy naturist beach).
I flew out from Stansted… when you book the apartment you can also book a shuttle bus that will take you practically to the front door (and at 36 euros return it's excellent value).
I was met by Steve & Chris (wonderful couple who own the apartments) and escorted to the very well appointed apartment. They have 2, one on the complex they live on and the one I rented, a stone's throw from the beach. The apartment is very well appointed - there's a good sized lounge area, kitchen (with all you need), bathroom, bedroom with double bed and a sun-terrace that gets the sun most of the day - security is also taken care of with lockable bars iron gates covering the patio doors and heavy locks on the doors. Looking out from the apartment you can see the Med and sitting on the patio it's most soothing to listen to the waves breaking gently (it really is that close!). The complex has a beautiful naturally heated pool which is nicely lit in the evening and pleasant gardens to walk around.
I had the chance to look around the other apartment/complex and they're every bit as nice as the one I stayed in with the added benefit of a larger outdoor pool and good sized, heated indoor pool also available.
Walking out of the apartment complex you have a walk of no more than 250 yards to get to the beach (it may be less, I was never good at distance...) and being a naturist environment you don't need to worry about dressing to get down there. The beach is a mixture of sand with some shingle so flip-flops are worth wearing; as you walk onto the beach there's two very nice bars both of which manage a number of sunbeds on the way down to the sea (5 euros/bed/day - very reasonable). Both bars do very reasonably priced food and drink and from my experience the food was very good (the wine was too for that matter...). As it was May the sea hadn't fully warmed up yet with only the slightest of gritted teeth I was soon in and it really wasn't that cold (it didn't have a detrimental effect on my manhood if you get what I mean...). The beach itself is very family friendly and there really was the whole range of ages, shapes & sizes; at the time of visiting the majority of people were Spanish but there were plenty of other nationalities, including other Brits. Inevitably there's a volleyball court and pétanque area (what is it about naturism & pétanque ?!) both of which seemed popular.
Vera Playa caters for every naturist taste but everything has its own place so families can feel comfortable and those wishing a little more 'excitement' (ahem...) can find it.
As for my hosts, Steve & Chris, they couldn't be more accommodating and work tirelessly to make sure your visit is everything you could want. At the end of some breaks it's nice to get back home, at the end of really good breaks you don't want to go back home. I didn't want to go back home!
If you want a great break/vacation in an area that's focused on naturists and has something for everyone, then you simply MUST consider Vera Playa and if you go, you'd be mad not to check out Vera Playa Vacations.
'Vera Playa Big Thumbs Up,' JW’s BN holiday report – 2015 guest
'We really enjoyed ourselves and it was great meeting you both.
We would like to book your wonderful apartment for next year and are already looking forward to it and seeing you two again.
'Wish we were still out there enjoying the sunshine and your wonderful company.'
Steve & Lynn – 2015 guests
'Thanks for making my stay as pleasant as possible. If all goes to plan this year I am pretty sure I will be back, silly not to but if not, definitely next year. Shame I don't know any other naturists back in the UK as I would definitely recommend your hospitality.'
DP – 2015 guest
'Thanks for the heads-up on the various places to eat out: Mayo was a really great find; we enjoyed two or three visits there.
'The naturist chiringuito -- the one nearest to Vera Natura -- was fine for convenience and the 8 Euro 'super' hamburger pretty good value….
The third chiringuito, the one nearest to the Vera Playa naturist hotel (Natsun Chringuito), had fantastic service, great food… an owner with a tri-lingual menu (Spanish, German, English) which, he tells us, is going to be expanded to include French, seeing as how so many visitors are coming from France nowadays. A great find: we'd strongly recommend it.
'We were so grateful to you for the tip about Mayo -- right on the doorstep -- and then, of course, the twin discoveries of the lovely Natsun chiringuito on the beach and La Dolce Vita in town. (Didn't explore Garrucha, but kept driving lazily through it. Mojácar really enchanted us to the point of not wanting to bother with anywhere else -- well, apart from Mojácar pueblo: we found a great restaurant high, high up at the top, a 3-course menu of the day for less than ten Euro.)
'Once again, many thanks for a great break: everything pretty much exceeded our expectations and yup, we'll definitely be back!'
Howard & Val
'Finally, I should say, thank you very much for allowing us to stay in your lovely apartment. We enjoyed every part of our holiday and were sad to leave.'
T & R
'We had a very lovely time in your apartment. Thank you very much!
We want to come back some time :)'
Rita & Algis
'I had a wonderful time thank you very much! Just the ticket. The apartment is lovely and like you said, is well situated for all of the amenities and beach.
I will most definitely like to visit again sometime in the near future, possibly again this year
Thank you once again, it was lovely!'
'We can't tell you enough how much we enjoyed our time at the apartment - we are looking at flights for next year…'
Di & Mark
'We had a fantastic time… we really enjoyed the complex and very impressed with your apartment, by far the best one we’ve stayed at so like to thank you very much again.'
Dave & Sue
'We had a lovely time and couldn't praise your apartment or the urbanization enough. Everything was very well looked after and in good condition. We found the atmosphere and environment extremely relaxed, facilities (pools, clubhouse etc.) were excellent.'
C & D
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Apartamentos inscritos en el registro de turismo de Andalucia:
VFT/AL/00022 y VFT/AL/00439
Our apartments are registered at the Andalucia Tourist Registry
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"My wife and I have no reservations in recommending this company to anyone planning to visit the naturist haven of Vera Playa...
...Watching the sunrise from our bedroom balcony was just one of the unforgettable experiences we had during our stay. We are determined to return in the future."
Robert Burley - 2017 guest
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"What really stood out and made my stay memorable and special was the genuine and warm welcome my hosts Chris and Steve lavished upon me. They went to every length to make sure I was comfortable and settled into my lovely garden apartment.
Highly recommend, and looking forward to my return for sure."
James H - 2017 guest
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"We cannot rate Vera Playa Vacations highly enough. Steve and Chris are the most amazing hosts and they go that extra mile to ensure guests have the best time ever. It makes a huge difference to have people who genuinely care about their guests! The apartment was spotless and well equipped with everything you could need. The location is fab and only a few minutes from the beach and five minutes stroll to the main restaurants. We will be returning again (and again, and again)"
Diane Evans and Simon Wood - 2016 guests
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"This was our first time visiting Vera Playa. Steve & Chris couldn't have been more helpful. Took us on a tour of the naturist zone, pointing all the naturist bars. Apartment was perfect with everything we needed………….Cant wait to return next year."
Sue Stirk - 2016 guests
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"We visited Vera for the first time last July. Chris and Steve were so helpful, right from the very beginning when we were booking our holiday with them right through until we had to leave to
come home. Everything
Vicky Steadman - 2015 guests
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