May 30, 2005 at 5:09 pm #51116
I am about to take a 3 day trip to the Almeria – Vera Region. I am interested in a 1 or 2 bed 1 bath apartment on first floor. I plan to look at some off plans. An advice on this region, ie.. overpriced ?, rental opportunity ?, advantages / disadvantages etc.. How does this region compare with Alacante region ?.
Any replies or advice apprteciated
June 2, 2005 at 4:14 pm #58327
I’ll freely admit that I’ve never been to Vera, but having looked it up on the net I can’t frankly see you getting many holiday rentals there. I mean, there’s not much to do in Vera, is there?
June 13, 2005 at 11:37 am #58393
there is always the naturist beach !
September 11, 2005 at 7:15 pm #58811
In actual fact this area has permission for a total transformation or face lift whichever way you look at it! Plans are afoot for a new motorway which would extend from Cartegena in the north, passed Vera.
This area is subject to a regional plan, which restricts the height of buildings in the urban areas and is ultimately likely to be a more upmarket developement compared with the indiscriminate building on Costas Blanca and del Sol. This area is surrounded by the National Park which, unlike the ‘green belts’ in the uk, is being protected and preserved.
This will ultimately connect several outlying areas and what with the carefully situated construction of the proposed new motorway that will connect at La Conception to the west, stretching up the Almanzora Valley to Baza, will give even easier access to the scenic Lake Negratin, situated just minutes to the north of Baza and Granada, one hour further to the west with it’s airport Santa Fee. 😮
September 23, 2005 at 9:10 am #58918
I know the Vera region very well. I have to say it is a fantastic spot , the area as you say has been given the go ahead for massive developement, new road system, there are already lots of golf courses. The beaches and coves are wonderfull . The national park and Cabo de Gato areas are of outstanding beauty. A previous post mentioned not much to do I disagree. I think it really is an up and coming area. Property prices aren’t too high as yet with plenty to choose from. Almeria airport is so convenient being about an hour tops away. A really great place for a second home or even to live.
The whole area is well worth a look and considering. Lets hope they don’t get too greedy as in other costas , Almeria region still feels Spanish with all its charm, it would be a shame for it to become another concrete jungle full of fish n chips , English beer etc , nothing wrong with that but you can get that in Blackpool .
September 23, 2005 at 4:48 pm #58927
I did say I’d never been there. 😀
September 25, 2005 at 12:28 am #58929
Hi ya Bert,
You’ll have to go then!!!!! 😆
September 26, 2005 at 7:54 pm #58936
Hi ya Axwhale,
I,m in Rainham, soon to be in Spain I hope. Where are you in Almeria, I’m building a house in Antas, or rather I have employed a Spanish builder. As you say, it’s a wonderful region. Give us a clue to the agent you used that’s left you in the lurch.
November 19, 2005 at 1:30 pm #59890
We stayed in Mojacar in October and visited Vera, Villaricos,Turre and Garrucha,there is a lot of building work going on all around.Different people I have spoken to said that because of this corners might be cut and some properties might be inferior to others. I am not trying to panic you,more asking you to beware where you buy, on the plus side cabo de gata is wonderful, and Mojacar and Vera beach is fantastic.Plus visit Mojacar old town for the views, and collect your drinking water from the public Spring.
November 25, 2005 at 3:34 pm #59984
I’ve been reading the comments to do with Vera and, apart from one that sounds very much like an agent, I am amazed at the general comments on that area.
Last time I was there(about a month ago) it looked like 1 huge building site. The amount of work going on there is vast. This only means over supply and questionable standards. The beach there is great if you like to take it all off.
As for Mojacar, the old town is lovely, The new town though is really over rated. What’s with risking your life in an effort to get to a very scruffy, narrow grey beach?Please explain.
I prefer further south. Roquetas is far from perfect but the prom runs 11 KM’s the beaches are all blue flag and 50M’s+ and English if you want it/Spanish if you don’t. 😛
December 3, 2005 at 4:53 pm #60107
The subject of short term holiday rentals in Spain is a difficult one.
In contrast to places like Orlando where there is a vast selection of activities and attractions located in a central area, and a huge number of visitors, (nearly 50 million)., Rental Properties in Spain have real trouble in generating consistent income. There is a huge amount of them scattered over a wide area with, often with poor management and infrastucture.
You can generate some traffic through personal contacts and private ads but the properties that appeal tend to be those nearest the beach, nightlife, restaurants etc. The much vaunted appeal of resorts close to golf courses can help, but if they are not near other amenities it can also be hard.
The point is this: If you are going to be reliant on rental income to help pay for your property, think hard! As I say, you may generate some income, particularly in the high season, but only probably enough to pay some basic expenses.
On the other hand, if it’s not important, Vear and the surrounding area do have their attractions.
December 13, 2005 at 1:18 pm #60291
I have been to Vera a couple of times, an apart from having to look the other way a few times, all I found to do was the water park!!!
There are far too few restaurants for holidaymakers I feel, so I don´t think it would be a good idea at the moment. you would be better off in CDS, or maybe Florida, as was also mentioned.
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