2 bed apartment in Vera Playa
This luxury apartment at Al Andalus Thalassa is situated on a secure, child-friendly complex. It is fitted out to the highest standards, with everything you would expect for a relaxing holiday.
The lounge has a LCD TV with DVD player, Xbox to keep the kids amused, air-con, and a selection of DVDs and xbox games. The patio doors open out onto a private patio with garden furniture.
The master bedroom has a double bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, and en-suite facilities as well as air-con. The 2nd Bedroom has twin beds, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, and a spare single mattress for extra guests.
The kitchen has washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge/freezer, oven and hob, as well as a kettle and toaster. A full complement of crockery and cutlery can be found in the cupboards.
This gated complex is extremely child-friendly and safe, with covered walkways and fountains and 2 large communal pools.
There is also a separate childrens pool and indoor heated pool (Ideal for those winter breaks!!).
The indoor pool also houses the gym and spa facilities, provided at no extra cost. Treat yourself to a Turkish bath, water-jet circuit, sauna or hydro-massage shower. Massages of various types are also available and details can be found on the notice board at the concierges office at the front gate. The SPA is available to rental clients only & is not open to the general public. This facility is of great benefit if you are planning a winter break and is open every day & evening for use.
There are also tennis courts, boules areas and childrens play areas on the complex.
Bedding and towels are provided (please just bring your own beach towels), and a welcome basket is provided to get your stay off to a good start.
The award-winning Desert Springs Golf Course is just 5 minutes away, and is a perfect place for lunch even if you don't play golf.
This area of Spain boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, and there's lots to do for everyone, including 4 top golf courses within 15 minutes. The complex is only 1km away from the blue-flag beaches of Vera, and there is go-karting, horse-riding and watersports nearby.
The historic town of Vera with its many shops, restaurants, local market and bull ring is 5 mins by car. The large waterpark is only 2 mins away, and beaches of Vera Playa are 5 minutes. Alittle further are the beaches of Mojacar, Villaricos and Garrucha.
The white village of Mojacar can be seen in the distance and is well worth a visit - it is said that Walt Disney was born here!!
A little further down the coast is Cabo de Gata national park, with some amazing land and sea views, and a wonderful diving site. Villaricos has 2 PADI dive centres and offers crystal clear waters and an abundance of undersea wildlife.
4 top-class gold courses are within 15 minutes drive away - The famous Desert Springs, Valle del Este, Marina Golf and Cortijo Grande.
And if all thats not enough for you the Sierra Nevada mountain range is just over a 2 hour drive away offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Europe. Granada and its Alhambra Palace are well worth a visit too.
Almería is the warmest and driest region in Europe with an average annual temperature of 19 C. Tabernas is located 24 kilometres from Almeria and is situated in the only desert in Europe. Summer temperatures can reach 45C. Tabernas was used for the production of spaghetti westerns and various film sets built into the desert have been transformed into three theme parks, the best known of which is Mini Hollywood. More than 100 films were shot here, including A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
In Tabernas/Mini Hollywood there is a daily mock bank hold-up and shootout staged at 12 and 5pm. There is a small zoo with lions, elephants, giraffes, brown bears, etc. There is also a swimming pool, cafe/restaurant and children's playground. Nearby is Texas Hollywood which was also used as a set and has a Western town, fort, Mexican pueblo and Indian tepees.
The coast of Almeria offers a wide variety of sporting activities. Water enthusiasts can enjoy diving in the crystal clear sea beds of the bays around the Cabo de Gata National park, water skiing, windsurfing or sailing. Other activities include walking in the mountains, cycling, horse riding and exploration of caves. This area has many unspoilt beaches and secluded coves for visitors to enjoy.
Sierra Nevada ski resort is only 2.5 hours drive away from the resort. It is reasonably priced and because of its altitude has a long season opening at the end of November and closing at the end of April.