La Zenia is located on the Costa Blanca South just south of the major town of Torrevieja. This stretch of the coast is known as the Orihuela Costa.
La Zenia is a small but busy beach tourist resort. It has the largest commercial shopping centre in the Alicante province called La Zenia Boulevard, It has many restaurants, bars, shops and good facilities due to the large number of people who live here all the year round.
There are many British bars, Most bars show Sky Sports and it is easy to find a good all-day English breakfast in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
La Zenia is approximately 40 minutes drive south of Alicante Airport. San Javier Murcia airport is only about 15-20 minutes to the south with cheap flights from Ryanair.
Road access to La Zenia is good with the AP-7 autoroute (toll motorway) coming down from Alicante airport and goes south to Murcia San Javier airport.
Also the N-332 goes directly through La Zenia and this also goes from Alicante airport in the north all the way down to Murcia San Javier airport to the south.
To the south of La Zenia is Cabo Roig, further south is Campoamor, Pilar de la Horadada, San Pedro del Pinatar and La Manga.
To the north of La Zenia is Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, Residencia Los Altos and then Torrevieja.
For accommodation there is the landmark La Zenia Hotel right on the beach, a four star hotel.
La Zenia is a popular base from which you can go play on the many nearby golf courses should you wish to take a break from the beaches.
The nearest is Royal Campoamor golf club with Las Ramblas de Orihuela golf club and Villamartin golf club just a short drive away – about 20 minutes.
La Zenia’s major attraction is clearly it’s beaches which are set in coves but with the most wonderful sand and shallow waters ideal for families.
Cala Bosque and Cala Cerrada are the most widely known and popular of La Zenia’s beaches. It almost goes without saying that they are very popular during the summer and very crowded.
The facilities with the restaurants and bars just off the beach are excellent and of very good quality. The nearby beaches of Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca are also very much worth a visit.
Going south towards Cabo Roig are promenades which are great for walking. There are more good quality beaches but also cliffs which make for great scenery.
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For some years now the City Council has been organising this festival in which concerts, sports competitions, exhibitions and other activities are held. Both residents and the numerous tourists that visit at this time of year take part in the events.
Playa Flamenca is a small beach resort just south of Punta Prima and north of La Zenia on the southern Orihuela Costa Blanca.
One of the large developments in Playa Flamenca is the La Florida urbanisation.
Playa Flamenca was created in 1972 by a group of Flemish investors which turned a deserted coastline and beaches into the popular, thriving holiday destination that it is today.
From Alicante airport, take the N332 road to Cartagena. Stay on this road for approximately 44Km, or 35 minutes, driving at normal speed. By-pass Santa Pola, La Marina, Guardamar, La Mata, Torrevieja, and Punta Prima. Pass through the next small roundabout, and you will be approaching a slip road to the right which is signposted for Playa Flamenca.
The easiest option is to get a Playa Flamenca airport transfer from either the nearest airport which is Alicante airport or Murcia airport to the south. Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Playa Flamenca including private shuttle buses, taxis or Playa Flamenca car hire.
There are a range of water sports for which you can hire equipment at several locations along the beach to hiring a boat for a day trip to Tabarca island or just a fishing trip to horse riding and walking. To fill the gap a little you may want to do a bit of shopping. Playa Flamenca has a well known Saturday market easy to reach from your Playa Flamenca holiday rental villa or even Torrevieja to the Habanaras shopping centre.
Because the Playa Flamenca weather and climate is so favourable, Playa Flamenca has become a popular tourist destination for sun lovers enjoying approximately 325 sunny days each year.
A vacation to Playa Flamenca can appeal to every member of your family, or for all kinds of holiday makers. Playa Flamenca is suitable for summer or winter holidays as Playa Flamenca has one of the sunniest climates on The Costa Blanca.
Playa Flamenca is also appealing for those people that love to go on cultural holidays, or those that wish to hire a yacht, for those that wish to play golf or have a fun holiday with your family and children in the sun on the many blue flag beaches in the area. In other words Playa Flamenca is a dream destination as it has something for everyone!
For the lovers of ecological and environmental tourism, you may like to visit the lakes of La Mata and Torrevieja, where you can enjoy a mud bath, recommended by doctors around the world for its curative properties for a large number of rheumatic, dermatological, heart and respiratory complaints.
Playa Flamenca is a quiet residential area, non-commercialised, but near to all the required holiday facilities, i.e. blue-flag beaches, championship golf, tennis, water sports, aqua parks, and go-carting. Ten minutes walk from a large shopping complex, seven restaurants and five bars serving international cuisine. There are also a few sports bars and karaoke bars where you enjoy live acts and of course be a part of the entertainment.
Torrevieja, a 10 minutes drive away, is a beautiful Spanish town, boasting a marina, waterfront market, street entertainment, shops, numerous cafes, bistros, restaurants, bars, and a beautiful church square. The superb palm-lined promenade and harbour board-walk are the ideal place to go for that evening stroll. Activities to be enjoyed in Playa Flamenca include tennis, watersports, horse riding and fishing.
On the local front, market day in Playa Flamenca is on a Saturday where you can purchase anything from clothes, bags, shoes, fruits and vegetables as well as freshly cooked chickens, paellas and tortillas. The market is situated on the main road running through Playa Flamenca is very well visited and as it is of a very good size.
The Flamenca Beach commercial centre and Via Park are the main locations for bars, shops and restaurants. This lively area has a variety of restaurants serving cuisine from all corners of the globe as well as there being plenty of live entertainment in the many bars. For food shopping we recommend the Mercadona supermarket.
Schools, transport and festivals is the same as La Zenia.