Experience Spain's southern hospitality on a holiday to Vera, a town steeped in history and brimming with traditional charm.

Humble beginnings

Once a productive mining town in the Middle Ages, the coastal Andalusian town of Vera's now one of Spain's most up-and-coming spots. Its sweeping sands take nearly an hour to walk end to end, and its cobbled streets are lined with boutiques, tapas bars and cafés.

On the waterfront

Vera's nearest beach is El Playazo – a 15-minute drive from the town centre. It's the go-to spot for watersports of all kinds, from chilled-out snorkelling to surfing. There's also a waterpark aptly named Aquavera, with waterslides and a wave pool – perfect for family fun.

It's ancient history

Vera boasts a rich history – the 16th-century fortress is enough to tell you as much. There's also a bullfighting museum, and further inland you'll find Cerro del Espiritu Santo – a rocky outcrop with views of the coast that are rumoured to have a Roman and Islamic backstory.

At a Glance

  • Have a splash-tastic time at Vera's aquatic theme park
  • Top up your tan on a sandy beach
  • Visit the 16th-century fortress in downtown Vera