AquaVera is located in Vera on the beach in Almeria. This wonderful place has so much to offer (besides our super fun park). And since we’re so proud of our incredible city, we’re giving you 10 reasons in today’s post why you absolutely must come to Vera.
1 – WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST BEACHES IN SPAIN
Finding spectacular natural areas in Vera is guaranteed. Enjoy some of the best beaches in Spain and natural parks which will by no means leave you indifferent. If you come to Vera, you must visit “La playa de Los Muertos” a beautiful beach in Cabo de Gata. This is the coastal area of the nature reserve and the turquoise blue waters will take you right to paradise. The “Playazo de Vera” is one of the most beautiful beaches in Almeria and Spain. It has got lots of fine sand and crystal clear water.
2 – THE FAMOUS SORBAS CAVES
We not only have amazing beaches in Vera, we also have natural landscapes like the Karst in Yesos de Sorbas. Here, more than 1,000 cavities have been excavated in the limestone with a large number of galleries full of stalactites and stalagmites. Known as the Sorbas Caves, Natur-Sport offers several potholing routes through some of the most representative caves in the Karst. Don’t miss the opportunity!
3 – BIRDWATCHING
If you love birds, Vera is exactly what you’re looking for. Vera is the ideal destination for fauna and nature enthusiasts. You’ll be able to observe a large number of birds while taking an impressive walk or bike ride. In places like Laguna de Puerto Rey, La Charca del Gato and El Salar de los Canos, you’ll see flamingos, herons and great egrets if you’re lucky. You’ll be able to take in the immense ecological wealth seen nowhere else in Eastern Almeria where birds nest and flora typical of the wetlands can be seen.
4 – SPECTACULAR VILLAGES
Some of the most quaint villages in Spain are located in Almeria. Known for its majestic white houses adorned with thousands of colourful flowers, Mojácar presides over the final spur of the Sierra de Cabrera. It’s no doubt a magical environment.
Níjar, the most extensive town in Almería, is home to a few of the most beautiful natural landscapes in southern Spain such as the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park. It’s a unique place that combines the best of three very different habitats: the desert, the coast and the sea.
And then there’s Lucainena de las Torres, a village that seems like a time machine that truly takes you straight back to the past with its narrow streets and old houses all around. It’s a place where you can breathe in peace and nature right away.
5 – THE GIANT GEODE PULPÍ
Discovered in 1999 at the Rica Mine, Pulpí is a geode measuring some 8 metres long and 2 metres tall, covered by enormous limestone crystals. This natural gem is unique in the world due to its magnitude and transparency. It’s a must stop if you’re visiting Almeria!
6 – THE GASTRONOMY IN VERA AND GARRUCHA
One of the strengths of Vera and Garrucha is its spectacular gastronomy. Fate is on your side as you’ll be tasting some dishes to die for in between all your tourism plans. Eastern Almeria offers a rich gastronomy with clear Hispano-Arabic influences. The aromas and flavours lead to one-of-a-kind experiences. Some of the most typical dishes include “Gurullos con conejo”, a super delicious rabbit and vegetable dish; “El ajo coloraó” with vegetables, fish and spices and an extremely typical stew known as “Guiso de pelotas a la vertanese”.
7 – THE CLIMATE
You’ll be able to enjoy a unique climate throughout your experience living in this area. The warm temperatures and sunny skies are the perfect companions for Almerian customs.
8 – IT’S SO CLOSE TO ÁGUILAS
If you’re coming to visit this wonderful area, this village is just a stone’s throw away from Murcia. And the gastronomy and landscapes are extraordinary. Without a doubt, we recommend you visit Águilas and discover everything it has to offer.
9 – THE MARINE FAUNA ON THE COAST
The marine fauna in Eastern Almeria is one of its greatest treasures. The cost of Almeria is home to many different species of marine animals and being able to see them with your own eyes is quite the magical experience. You’ll be able to see damselfish, pearly razorfish, Mediterranean barracuda, flathead grey mullets, saddled seabream, sand steenbras, striped red mullets and many more. You can even hire a boat trip or go snorkelling.
10 – THE BEST WATER PARK ON THE COAST OF EASTERN ALMERIA
And last, but not least… Vera is home to the most exciting water park on the coast of Almeria. If you come to Almeria, you’ll be able to enjoy everything we just mentioned. However, you must visit us if you’re looking for the best trip ever. You’ll have an unforgettable day with family and friends. Plus, you’ll be amazed at our gastronomy. Don’t think twice. Come see us!
Get even more information on all the wonderful things you can do on the Coast of Eastern Almeria here. We’re ready to welcome you!