Zimbali Playa Spa Hotel

With a tropical pool scene, busy kids’ club and prime beachfront setting, the Zimbali Playa Spa Hotel has plenty of selling points. The whole hotel is styled to look like an African palace, with a bright-orange exterior, domed roofs and archways. Inside, the grand lobby has salmon-pink walls, tiled floors and vine-draped balconies.

Guests love the pool area. It overlooks the beach and has slides, waterfalls and bridges. It’s also surrounded by a sand-coloured terrace with sunbeds, sculpted rocks and statues.

The buffet restaurant is the place to be at mealtimes. It hosts themed nights and gala dinners. When you fancy something different, the hotel has two a la carte restaurants.

Overview of Vera Costa

When you take a holiday to Costa Almeria, you’ll visit one of mainland Spain’s unspoilt regions. Vera Costa is a beautiful resort with one of the finest beaches on the coastline.

Although the resort’s increasingly popular with holidaymakers thanks to top-class hotels like the Zimbali Playa Spa Hotel, it has maintained its Spanish charm, so you get an insight into traditional Andalusian culture. You can explore the local markets, enjoy the local cuisine and visit age-old monuments that give you a glimpse into the past.

Things to do in Vera Costa

The Zimbali Playa Spa Hotel opens out onto a huge, golden beach. The sand stretches out for seven kilometres and is lined by restaurants and bars.

When you fancy some culture, head to Vera’s historic town. It’s full of medieval buildings, cafes and characterful lanes with restaurants, museums and boutiques.

In the evening, you’ve got a handful of restaurants within walking distance. When you want even more choice, Garrucha is just 10 minutes’ drive away.

With a trip to Vera Costa, you can enjoy relaxing days on the beach and afternoons exploring the local history in equal measure.

Resort Summary

There are two Veras – a historic town located a couple of miles inland, and Vera Playa, a beach resort a couple of miles away. In historic Vera, you’ll find sun-soaked squares fringed with outdoor cafés and medieval buildings, and characterful lanes lined with fragrant orange trees. From museums and tapas bars to boutiques and fascinating architecture, there’s so much to see and explore.

Meanwhile, Vera Playa is a five-mile stretch of sand, comprised of three relaxing beaches, lined with hotels, bars and restaurants. It also has another claim to fame: one area of the beach is popular with naturists, and it boasts Spain’s first naturist hotel, Vera Playa Club.​