Vera near Mojacar,
Costa Almeria, Spain
Vera is a very historic but at the same time lively little town with supermarkets, shops, banks, bars and restaurants. The town hall is from the 16th century and the Church dates from 1512. Vera playa has a very popular Aquapark. Most of the towns and villages in Almeria have market day once a week, Vera's market is very large and is on Saturdays. Inland there are lots of mountain villages to explore and along the coast is Garrucha, about 10-15 mins away, a working fishing town where you can watch the days catch be auctioned, have a stroll along the excellent promenade and then enjoy dinner at one of the many open air seafood restaurants. A further 5 mins along the coast is Mojacar with the historic white washed old town perched on a hill overlooking the sea front with 100's of international and Spanish restaurants. Mojacar offers a large variety of water sports, diving, and seaside attractions.
Further along the coast is Carboneras which is the start of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park a wonderful protected area with mountains, coves and rare wildlife and birds of prey. Inland is Mini Hollywood home of the Spaghetti Western with a Zoo and swimming pools, a great day out, only 40 minutes from us. Nijar which is well known for crafts with pottery and rug making. There are plenty of other things to keep the family occupied with Go-karting in Garrucha and numerous riding stables. Almeria province has lots of interesting regions to visit inland or on the coast. You will see Inalo Men everywhere in the region, the carvings were discovered in the Las Velez mountains about 4,500 years ago.
The old mining village of Bedar is 10 mins away and a fantastic circular route take you through Lubrin which has a unique fiesta and is where we press our Olives in November.
Granada is just over two hours away, if you plan to visit the Alhambra be sure to book tickets first.
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