We've set out the most frequently asked questions about Vera Playa together
with our answers - we hope you'll find this page helpful. If you can't
find the question and answer that concerns you, contact us and if we know
the answer to your question we'll consider putting your question and our
answer on this page. Likewise, if you think one of our answers is wrong,
incomplete or could be improved, let us know. See foot
of page for contact details.
FAQ: Where exactly is Vera Playa? Vera Playa is located
at the south-east corner of Spain, on the Costa de Almeria, near the well
known Moorish hill-top village of Mojácar. Literally, it is
"the beach of Vera" - Vera is the attractive small town around
10 kms away. The municipality of Vera runs down to the beach. More
FAQ: Is it in the back of beyond? No, it is conveniently
close to several small towns (the nearest is the small port of Garrucha
(5 kms), Vera (10 kms) and Cuevas del Almanzora (12 kms) and the fishing
village of Villaricos (5 kms). Regular bus services run to and from Garrucha
(and Mojacar) and to Vera town.
FAQ: What's the weather like? Vera Playa has a superb
climate - the warmest winters in Europe and hot summers which are relieved
by sea breezes, and (generally) very settled weather with dawn to dusk
sun as normal. The dry atmosphere is excellent for sufferers from arthritis
and other complaints which are aggravated by a damp atmosphere. More
FAQ: Is the whole of Vera Playa naturist? Vera Playa means,
literally, "The beach of Vera". Vera is a town of 10,000 or
so population about 10 kms inland but the area of the municipality extends
to the Mediterranean sea and around 5 kms of coast and beach. Until the
1990s much of this coast was undeveloped but now almost all of it has
been developed (and there are plans to develop a vast area roughly equivalent
in size to Madrid - but since the Credit Crunch etc that is not likely
to happen any time soon). Most of Vera Playa is textile but around 2.5
kms of the beach is designated as naturist and there is a naturist "zone"
roughly one kilometre long and somewhat less than half a kilometre deep
where there are 12 urbanizacions (or developments with communal facilities)
comprising a couple of thousand apartments in total, a few individual
houses and a large hotel. Each urbanizacion is a self-governing community
of owners and all the apartments and houses are owned by individuals,
around 80% by Spanish people who use them primarily for long summer holidays
and some of the Spanish fiestas (bank holiday periods). Some properties
are the full time homes of their owners and some are the winter homes
of northern Europeans escaping the colder winters of their homelands (similar
to the "snowbirds" from the eastern states of the USA and Canda
who winter in Florida). Only the beach and promenade and the area where
the naturist urbanizacions are located is naturist - but this is a much
bigger area than any other naturist resort in the World (we believe).
The streets in the area of the naturist urbanizacions are "de facto"
naturist - whether all of them are officially designated as such is unclear
but the local (Vera) and national (Guardia Civil) police patrols quite
happily pass naked people on the promenade even well south of what is
popularly seen as the naturist beach area and in the streets serving and
around the naturist residential urbanizacions. It is worth saying
that one of the reasons why the police are relaxed is because the Spanish
Constitution permits public nudity and secondly because the official naturist
beach is much longer than most people realise.
FAQ: How big is the Naturist Zone? The naturist beach is around 2.5
kms long and the naturist urbanizacions front approx 1 km of the naturist
beach and extend back about 400 metres.
FAQ: Is only the beach naturist? No - everywhere within
the zone is naturist - including the streets.
FAQ: How will I know I am in the naturist zone? In the summer
it will be quite quickly be fairly obvious, but the boundaries of the
naturist zone are not well marked or signed. The naturist zone immediately
adjoins textile residential areas and, quite frankly, it is almost impossible
to say where the exact boundary is. In practice it is no big deal. You
are not going to arrested for straying outside the naturist zone by a
few metres - you'll soon get to know what's "naturist zone"
and what isn't.
It is worth noting that there are two urbanizacions which
appear to be in the naturist zone but which are actually textile (Playa
de Baria 1 and Vera Mar 6). Vera Mar 6 actually has notices now saying
"no nudista" as, presumably, some owners and renters have tendencies
to go naked within this urbanizacion (some naturists who have non-naturist
familes own apartments in Vera Mar 6).
Plan of Naturist Zone - click here
FAQ: If the naturist beach is 2.5 kms long and the naturist zone is
only 1 km long what fronts the remainder? It used to be nothing (salt
pans/desert/scrubland). Now it is textile developments. But the status
of the beach has been upheld (by the Andalucian Ombudsman) as naturist
despite illegal attempts by the local council to sign this southernmost
1.5 kms as textile. So you can use all 2.5 kms of the beach as naturist
- and many Spanish people do just that, whether they are "naturists"
or not. Some of the textile developments have sold themselves partly on
the basis that they have the naturist beach for people to use. Of course,
many textiles use it as well, but there doesn't seem to be the same exclusivity
of either naturists or textiles that seems the case in, say, the UK.
FAQ: Do you have to be naked all the time? No - nudity is permitted,
not required. Most naturist urbanizacions require users of their swimming
pools to do so naked (i.e. bathing costumes are not allowed), but otherwise
many owners and visitors only go naked to sunbathe and to swim in the
sea. It's a good place for first time naturists as there's no pressure
- but most soon discover how good it is to go naked. When the weather
is warm enough you can be naked 24/7 within thenaturist zone - but if
you are staying at the hotel you will be expected to be clothed after
8pm and when using the restaurant.
FAQ: Do you need to have an INF card to visit or stay at Vera Playa?
No - There are no barriers, Vera Playa is just part of the wider world.
FAQ: What about voyeurs and weirdos? Vera Playa is open. Some
of the urbanizacions (residential developments) are locked behind perimeter
fences, but this is to preserve their facilities for use only by their
own residents as much as anything. Some people do come into the naturist
zone to look - but they are mainly the curious rather than the weird -
though there are undoubtedly sometimes some of those. Pretty certainly
some of the curious become naturists in the sense that they try out being
naked on the beach and in the sea and find out it's good. The local and
national police do patrol the naturist zone and beach (as they do everywhere)
and there seems to be no greater a problem of undesirables on the naturist
beach or, for instance, overtly sexual or other inappropriate or illegal
behaviour on the naturist beach than any other beach (in fact quite possibly
less). It is not a problem of any significant scale and most unlikely
to affect or spoil your day on the beach. In summer a little "road-train"
acts as a combination of sight-seeing and handy bus service between Vera
Playa and Garrucha and snakes it way through some of the streets of the
naturist zone. Sometimes the riders on this little train seem to have
come for the purpose of seeing the nudies and they can be a bit vocal
- but this seems generally to be when they are Brits (Brits being the
most up-tight nation in Europe when it comes to nudity - and the worst
behaved in public places).
FAQ: What is the legal position about nudity in Spain these days?
The Vera Playa naturist zone and beach are officially designated as naturist
so no worries there. But as a matter of interest mainly, the present Spanish
Constituition gives Spanish citizens the right to be naked in any public
place - so sunbathing or swimming naked on any beach is, these days, not
illegal (though you might not feel very comfortable doing so!). Things
are very different from what they were in the days of General Franco and
nowadays Spanish people - of all ages - seem much more relaxed about being
naked to sunbathe or swim or play on the beach, though no doubt most would
not think of themselves as "naturists".
FAQ: What facilities are there in the naturist zone? The main
one is, of course, the 2.5 kms of naturist beach. In the main season you
can hire sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach and pedalos, sailboats, canoes
etc. There is a large 4 star hotel, and about a dozen residential developments
or urbanizacions within which are a total of around 2,000 privately owned
apartments and houses of various sorts and sizes. Each urbanizacion has
its own swimming pools.
For food shopping, there is a substantial size branch of the Consum supermarket
chain just outside the naturist area within easy walking distance (about
200m from the Torrema Natura and Bahia de Vera naturist urbanizacions
- see area plan). If you have a car, there are also two branches of the
Mercadona supermarket chain within about 4 kms of the naturist zone.
There is a small supermarket in Hotel Street (only open at the times of
year that the hotel opens, which is roughly Easter until end of October).
There are a number of bars/eating places (chiringuitos) on the beach (most
are seasonal), several bars/cafes near the main entrance of Bahia de Vera
and Torrema Natura and even more in Hotel Street (near the Vera Playa
Club Hotel) - most of these are seasonal. See our Facilities
page for more information. There is an absolute profusion of supermarkets,
shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs in the vicinity (2 - 20 kms
away) - more, obviously, in the summer than in the winter.
FAQ: Where can I stay? If you want
hotel accommodation, the only hotel within the naturist zone is the Hotel
Vera Playa Club, part of the Playa Hoteles group - a number of package
holiday companies use this 4 star hotel and this may be the cheapest way
to stay there. But, of course, you can book direct with the hotel.
If you want self-catering accommodation there is plenty available from
basic to luxurious. Some apartments are listed on this website - click
here. Try an internet search for others. The busiest and most
expensive periods are July and August.
FAQ: Is there a naturist camping and caravanning site? There used
to be a site which was partly textile and partly naturist but sadly there
is now no camping or caravanning site at Vera Playa (It is believed the
former site has been sold for redevelopment as textile apartments). The
nearest site is a textile one on the edge of Palomares about 2 kms north
of Vera Playa (on the road towards Palomares and Cuevas (turn left at
the roundabout by the Repsol petrol station and go about 250m towards
FAQ: Night life - and nudity at facilities and in the evenings/night:
The Vera Playa naturist zone is NOT a clubbers' paradise - it is basically
a family orientated residential area. There is only one nightclub actually
in the naturist zone (if it is still open which is in some doubt) and
that is textile and frequented mainly by people from outside the naturist
zone. There are a few bars/cafes including those on the beach which are
naturist but most such facilities are actually outside the naturist zone
and you will need to be clothed to use them. The Vera Playa Club Hotel
has a dress code which is that you need to be clothed in its bars and
restaurants except (during the day) the poolside bar. Everyone is expected
to be dressed in the hotel after 8pm. The hotel bar and restaurant are
only open to non-residents after 8pm. The bars and cafes/restaurants in
"Hotel Street" and between Torrema Natura and the Consum supermarket
(and within the Consum/ Hispania Centro building) are all textile. You
can, obviously, be naked 24/7 in your own hotel room or in and around
your own apartment if you are staying in one of the dozen naturist urbanizacions
but it should be noted that it is rare to see anyone naked on the public
streets after dusk and also useful to note that most Spanish naturists
are not 24/7 lifestyle naturists, and are only naked (a) when the weather
is hot and (b) to swim and/or sunbathe at the pool or on the beach. Northern
European naturists are often naked when Spanish naturists aren't for the
simple reason that the Spanish perception of when it is warm is rather
different from that of northern Europeans to whom winter in Vera Playa
seems remarkably like summer in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Scandinavia.
FAQ: Who owns Vera Playa? Thousands of people who own their
own properties, which are nearly all in a dozen urbanizacions (mutually
owned developments with communal facilities such as swimming pools). In
addition there is a hotel and bars, cafes, shops etc.
FAQ: How can I get there? 3 airports are within easy reach
by motorway - Almeria (85 kms), Murcia San Javier (185 kms
by motorway, 150 kms by mountain/coastal road) & Alicante (210
kms). You can be here in as little as 6 - 7 hours door to door from the
UK ! The easiest way to get from the airport to Vera Playa and vice-versa
is by car - although not as cheap as public transport it is cheaper than
fully commercial / legal airport transfer services (if you have friends
who are willing to pick you up and take you back that is obviously cheaper,
as are the many services operated on an unofficial basis and which in
Spanish law are illegal and, should you be involved in an accident, could
prove to be uninsured). The advantage of renting a car is convenience
and having personal transport readily available throughout your stay for
shopping, sight-seeing etc. At the low weekly rates which normally apply,
especially in the shoulder and low seasons, it is possible to rent a car
for a week for less than the cost of a couple of airport transfers. See
below for more on car rental
FAQ: Which airport should I fly to? Answer: Almeria,
if you have the choice, but only a few UK airports have flights to Almeria
airport (e.g. Ryanair from Stansted, Easyjet from Gatwick, Monarch from
Birmingham and Manchester). Some of these do not fly there in the winter.
If you can get a flight to Almeria it is very convenient as it is only
85 kms or 50 mins away and is a small airport which is easy to use.
FAQ: What about public transport?
Second choice airport is probably the present Murcia
airport which is actually adjacent to the Mar Menor at San Javier,
about 40 kms from Murcia city. The airport is 185 kms or 2 hrs (or 1 hr
30 mins on the new AP-7 toll motorway, cost = approximately 24 for
(212 kms, 2 hrs 30 mins) is a major airport with lots of flights from
most parts of the UK. Its huge new terminal opened in March 2011 and,
impressive though it is, the distances you have to walk are now considerable.Alicante
airport has a reputation for crime, especially in and around the car parks,
and some of the car rental companies remove wheel hub covers, car aerials,
luggage covers, etc to avoid them being stolen - but also making them
look horrible and very obviously rental cars, thus increasing the risk
of car theft, crash mugging etc. So our advice is - if you can find an
alternative - avoid using Alicante airport.
Malaga is also a possibility - but a very long
drive (300 kms, 4 hours) and not all on motorway (which the other airports
are - except for the last 15 kms or so).
Allegedly, there will be a new Murcia airport
in a new location close to the E15/A6 motorway, south of Murcia city,
in a few years time (but this has been claimed for the last 5 or 6 years).
If it ever happens, this new airport will be much nearer Vera than the
present, so-called, Murcia airport at San Javier (The new one will be
about 130 kms or 1 hr 20 mins from Vera Playa).
1. From and to the local airports: There's no doubt that the easiest
and quickest thing to do is to rent a car to get to Vera Playa from your
arrival airport - and then you've got it for the week or fortnight (Cost,
for small car with aircon about £90 per week in summer, around £60
in winter). But if you don't drive, or really don't want to rent a car it
is possible to get to Vera Playa by public transport. For example -
from Almeria airport: Take the bus from the airport to the bus
station in Almeria city. From there catch an intercity coach to Vera (which
run approx every 2 hours during the day and up to about 2200 hrs). At
Vera bus station take a taxi to Vera Playa.Cost? Almeria airport to Almeria
city bus station - 2, Almeria city to Vera - 9.50 , Taxi Vera
bus station to Vera Playa, approx 10. Allow plenty of time
and don't risk it if arriving or leaving late.(Thanks to Allan &
Christine Pratt for this information)
Taxis are, of course, a form of public transport - From Almeria airport
to Vera Playa a taxi, one way, will cost about 90. There are various
airport transfer minbus services which cost around 65 - 70 per direction,
per person. Travellers booking their air travel through Tarleton Travel
can get return transfers for about £20 return per person.
from Alicante airport: Due to greater distance, public transport
from Alicante airport is a bit more complicated and obviously takes longer.
It is possible as the following information contributed by our Forum member
Rosa demonstrates, but do your homework before you go! :
|" We bought bus tickets (ALSA) in advance
on www.movelia.es to be
sure that seats were available. From Alicante Airport to the bus station
of Murcia costs about 5,50 EUR each person. At the bus station we
had to take the bus/coach with destination Almeria, costs about 11,50
EUR each person to Vera. Taxi from Vera to Vera Playa 10 EUR.
How to consult www.movelia.es:
select: Timetables Information, select: All Combinations, the: Origin:
Aeropuerto Alicante, Destination: Vera, and finally the date of departure.
The systems shows you the available schedule and prices and also the
posibility to buy your tickets online. It is advised to buy tickets
in advance on Internet to be sure seats are available and not to lose
time buying your tickets on the day of travel. If the schedule doesn't
quite match with your flight you could consider to take a taxi from
Alicante Airport to Murcia Bus Station, cost around 80 EUR. From Murcia
Bus Station bus to Vera (destination Almeria).
As for me, price is of secondary importance when I have chosen to
use public transport. The main issues are: - do timetables of flight,
bus and train fit? - how can I reduce the number of step overs? -
Is step over easy, within 5-10 minutes walking distance with luggage?
Most of these questions can be answered by consulting available website.
Of course are experiences of other people also very useful. The following
links on public transport are important for the traveller: www.renfe.es
contains timetables of Spanish railways, including Alicante to Lorca.
www.adif.es gives information
about spanish railway stations, opening hours ticket sales, location,
facilities etc. Besides the already mentioned www.movelia.es "
A second option is to take the bus into Alicante city to the
train station and go by train from Alicante to Lorca and then take a bus/coach
from Lorca to Vera, then taxi to Vera Playa. There is now a regular bus
service from Vera via Vera Playa to Garrucha, but after a long journey
and with luggage you may feel it is easier to take a taxi from Vera bus
station to Vera Playa (10 kms).
from Murcia (San Javier) airport: We have no details but it is pretty
certainly possible to take a bus to Cartagena, then to Vera OR to Lorca
and then to Vera OR take a bus bus to Murcia, then either train to Lorca
and coach to Vera or direct coach from Murcia to Vera (final destinaton
of coach - Almeria).If anyone has used public transport from Murcia (San
Javier) airport to Vera please let us know the details and how easy and
practical a journey you found it to be.
2. Around the local area: The Vera Playa naturist zone is now better
served by public transport than was the case. There is now an hourly service
to both Vera town and to Garrucha and beyond to Mojacar Playa (service
no.2). Buses pick up and set down on the edge of the naturist zone, near
to the Consum supermarket and at the recently built roundabout on the
main Garrucha-Villaricos road where a new dual carriageway towards Vera
is now open. The bus fare is 1 to either Vera or Garrucha. The timetable
for Linea 2 (and detail of other local bus services in the area) are available
on the bus company's website - www.autocaresbaraza.com/
. Also, see our Forum for
the latest on public transport. (Important note
- the bus timetable says "Vera Natura" but the bus doesn't actually
go to the Vera Natura urbanizacion - the stop is near the roundabout adjacent
to the Consum supermarket)
In the summer there is a little road "train" which runs between
Vera Playa and Garrucha town. The fare is 4 per person for a return
trip and the service starts around 1730 hrs and continues until the last
"train" from Garrucha at about midnight. You can hail and ride
at any point on the little train's route (within the naturist zone it
goes down Avenida Tortuga Boba and along Calle Naturaleza past Vera Natura
and then up to the big roundabout on the main road). Its timing seems
rather variable, although nominally hourly - you could be waiting around
for it for some time. But it's a good option for an evening out in Garrucha
and avoids drinking and driving (don't forget that the Spanish drink
drive limits are considerably tougher than in the UK and just one drink
can put you over the limit!).
It used to be the case that without your own car or a rental car you were
effectively confined to the naturist zone and immediately surrounding
area. Obviously if you do have your own vehicle things are easier and
you have more flexibility but you can now get out and about to at least
the main local towns by public transport even in winter. In high summer
a tourist "motor train" operates in the evenings which you can
join and rejoin as you wish - this may be useful for going to Mojacar
Playa to sample its bars and restaurants.
FAQ: What about car rental? If you have no car, the other option
for getting around locally, other than on foot, is by taxi. Of course,
you do not necessarily have to leave the naturist zone at all and on a
short holiday, say one week, in good weather, you probably won't want
to. But for longer visits, or in winter, or if you are unlucky enough
to have some poor weather (unlikely in summer) you may well want to get
out and around a bit . Car hire prices in in Spain used to be very cheap
but in 2009, due to the Credit Crunch, they increased greatly and availability
at busy times declined. Now, in 2013, prices seem to have moderated but
first impressions can be misleading - read on and see the warning notes
below as well, especially no. 1. It used to be worth taking out your own
policy for excess insurance (wheels, tyres, glass, lights, mirrors, roof,
underbody - i.e. most things!) and avoid paying the insurance extra charge
at the rental company's counter (which can be anything up to 4 per
day) - now in 2013 it seems that the the rental companies have found another
way to ensure you pay their daily extra charge - see warning note 1 below.
If you elect not to pay you risk having to pay thousands of euros if you
are unlucky during the period you have the car. You may have to leave
a substantial deposit on your credit card if you have your own excess
insurance and even if you don't you may still be required to pay a deposit).
The best way to book a car is to go to one of the internet brokers or
price comparison websites for car rentals such as
(Please note: we used to recommend
www.doyouspain.com but after a bad experience with them recently
in connection with which they failed to answer any of 5 emails, we no
longer do so). You won't generally get to know which actual car rental
company will supply your car until after you have booked it. Look out
for cancellation charges, some firms allow cancellations without penalty
but others don't and if you have to make a late cancellation you may get
nothing back. Some rental brokers allow you to pay when you pick the car
up, others require upfront payment, which may cost slightly less but if
you have to cancel you could end up with no refund - so take care.
If you book direct with one of the major car rental companies you are
very likely to pay more and get less good conditions (e.g. extra charges
for extra drivers or less good conditions re insurance excess). If you
are hiring for more than about 3 days you will probably find your rental
is only available on a full tank to empty tank basis, which s a bit of
a racket as is the charge you will be made for the initial full tank.
Look out also for extra charges for insurance cover for tyres, wheels,
glass, roof and underside (i.e. nearly everything!) - you are likely to
get charged up to 3 per day for this cover and if you go abroad
more than a couple of weeks per year it can be cheaper to have an annual
policy with a UK insurance company to cover these risks (an annual policy
costs around £50 - e.g from www.insurance4carhire.com).
Latest - March 2013 - see warning
A few words of warning:
1. You need to be very careful indeed about what insurance
you are getting within the price. It seems to us that the practice of
most of the car rental companies has changed and that the insurance included
in the rental price is only the absolute legal minimum. Whereas it used
to be the case that there was a list of things not covered (and the list
has got longer every year) and which you could cover either by having
an annual policy with a UK specialist insurer or by paying an extra charge
(2 to 4 per day typically), the car rental companies have found
another trick which is that you are liable for any damage to the car or
its total loss other than in very restricted circumstances. They will
give you cover, but at substantial extra so don't believe the prices you
find on rental brokers or price comparison websites, some of which misleadingly
say that full insurance is included in the rental price. It isn't and
if you fall for this you could, if you are unlucky and have a "at
fault" collision or suffer serious vandalism to the car, end up with
a bill for thousands of euros.
2. Years ago most of the car rental companies at Alicante
airport removed hub-caps, radio aerials, luggage area covers, and
anything else removable because these were always getting stolen in the
Costa Blanca area. Gradually this practice died out but now at least one
company, Record RentaCar, is doing so again. Cars without hubcaps
are very clearly rental cars and so they are an invitation to car thieves
and crash-muggers, so our advice is avoid Record RentaCar and if your
internet car rental broker allocates you a car from this company, tell
them you won't accept a booking with this car rental company and ask to
be allocated a car from another company.
3. Some of the rental companies put their company
stickers on the outside of the cars - our advice is to rip these off
before you leave the car parking area - up until about 2003 rental cars
used to have different registration numbers from ordinary cars - the Spanish
government changed this to reduce the incidence of thefts etc - perversely,
some of the car rental companies then introduced company stickers absolutely
advertising the cars as rental ones and likely to have good pickings for
FAQ: What's it like in Winter? Weather, typically, is fine with
midday temperatures in low to mid 20's, good for sunbathing. Sea OK for
hardy, outdoor pools too cold, covered/heated pools best. Evenings can
be chilly. Be sure to get apartment with good sun and some heating. Quiet
time - good for exploring locality. And very cheap! There's not a lot
open (in terms of shops, bars, restaurants) within the naturist zone in
winter - though there's more than there used to be and it would be possible
to survive without leaving the naturist zone - but without a lot of choice
as to where to shop or eat. But there's plenty of everything just a bit
FAQ: Can you swim in the sea all year round? The sea at Vera Playa
in mid-winter is not much different in temperature to the sea around Britain
in mid summer (around 14 - 15C), so the answer is if you swim in the sea
in the UK in the summer you'll be able to swim in the sea at Vera Playa
in the winter without any hardship. Spanish people tend to think the winter
is cold and certainly too cold for sea bathing, but in fact for northern
europeans it is fine every month of the year though obviously it is much
warmer in summer (when it is wonderfully warm, around 24C).
Outdoor swimming pools in the urbanizacions are generally not heated and
are definitely colder than the sea in winter and most people would say
they are not swimmable between late October and mid April. A few of the
urbanizacions have heated indoor pools which are generally maintained
at around 28 - 31C which is very warm and obviously fine for swimmming
at any time of the year. One urbanizacion (La Menara) has a small outdoor
pool which is heated.
FAQ: Are there Internet facilities (e.g. to send & receive
e-mail)? If you are staying at the Hotel Vera Playa Club, there are
now some coin-operated internet machines in the reception area. There
is internet access at the Bar Trinidad (to the right of the Vera Natura
Reception/Lettings Office) and there is wi-fi access at some of the bars
and restaurants. Outside the naturist zone the nearest internet access
is now in the internet cafe at the Esquina del Rey commercial centre at
Puerto Rey (about 2.5 kms) - south of the naturist zone, on the way to
Garrucha - you pass it as you drive to Garrucha from Vera Playa, it is
clearly visible from the main road). There are also plenty of internet
cafes etc in Garrucha and along Mojacar Playa.
There is said to be free wifi access in the vicinity of the Hotel Mexico
and some people are now using broadband services from the cellular phone
companies such as Vodaphone.
FAQ: Can I buy or rent a house or apartment in one of the naturist
urbanizacions? Yes, you can do either. There are very few houses but
many apartments. Some of these can be rented for holidays at reasonable
rates (see the properties listed on our apartments
page, or do an internet search), some for longer lets, such as
long winter periods at significantly lower rates (but be aware that EU/Spanish
law now regards a stay longer than 3 months as requiring "Residencia").
There are also plenty of properties for sale and now seems a good time
to buy as the Spanish property market is seriously depressed and there
are bargains to be had! Within the naturist zone, small/older/poorly oriented
apartments are available from as little as about 70K, larger and
more luxurious studios or one bedroom apartments from about 90 -
100K and bigger (multi-bedroom) apartments with good location or sea views
and good orientation to the sun up to 250 - 300K and substantial
detached houses up to 300 - 500K.
Properties in the naturist zone are marketed online (do an internet search)
and by various estate agencies - there is one located in "Hotel Street"
which specialises in naturist property and a online estate agency which
sells both naturist and textile properties (www.nextstopalmeria.com)
- you also need to check the windows and websites of other estate agents
in the area (e.g. one in the commercial centre next to the Consum supermarket
(Remax), several at Las Bugainvillas and in Garrucha. Also see the free
English newspapers which are distrbuted in the area).
Plan of the Naturist Zone & immediate surroundings - click
Last updated: 18 March 2013
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