The seaside resort of Vera Playa covers the beach area between Puerto Rey and Villaricos. Interestingly, it is said to be the place where Hannibal's elephants landed in Roman times. In the 1980s the area was practically undeveloped, however, recently this whole area has been undergoing intensive urban development and now boasts several hotels and many beach side complexes. The resort has earned the prestigious blue flag for its 8km of white sandy beaches: Las Marinas, Puerto Laguna, Pueblo Laguna, Puerto Rey and El Playazo, the later reserved for nudists. There is even an entire urbanisation for naturists. The Vera Playa Club hotel was the first naturist hotel in Spain and opened in 1989.
Along with restaurants, bars and shops Vera Playa also offers the only Water Park in the area, Parque Acuatico. Here you can take a thrilling ride on one of the many flumes or sit and relax by one of three swimming pools. There is an excellent selection of water shoots and slides and a children’s section with a play area and their own water slides. The park is open from May until the end of September. For your shopping needs there is the Puerto Ray development close to Vera Playa which has a smart shopping centre and supermarket. Vera Playa is now becoming an increasingly popular year round resort both to live and take a holiday.