Places of Interest in La Zenia, Orihuela Costa, Costa Blanca, Spain
Located between the towns of Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca is the magnificent Costa Blanca resort of La Zenia. Situated in a district known as the Orihuela Costa, La Zenia is a great choice for a desirable holiday location.
La Zenia has 2 beaches, Cala Bosque and Cala Cerrada and is also close to the other superb beaches of Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca, both beaches have "blue flag" status and are beautifully maintained. Another great feature is the picturesque cliff walk to Cabo Roig, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea towards the sports resort of La Manga. Work is currently being done at various points along the coast to extend and improve the promenade and cliff walk. Eventually visitors will be able to enjoy walking all the way from Campoamor to Torrevieja.
The well known La Zenia Hotel is located right by the side of the beach and is well signposted from the N332 coast road. It offers a good range of accommodation and some great facilities and entertainment.
La Zenia currently has a good range of shops, bars and restaurants and a new commercial centre being developed close to the motorway junction, will greatly improve the range of facilities available for visitors to the area. Also close by is the Go-Kart track at Punta Prima, next to the Asturias Restaurant, a great place to take the kids, there are even mini-karts and mini-quads for young children. Good food is available at the Aturias Restaurant at a very reasonable price.
La Zenia is located on the N332 coastal road between Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca and has its own exit from the AP-7 motorway (763) It is easily reached from both Murcia and Alicante airports being around 20 minutes from Murcia airport by car and 45 minutes from Alicante. If you are not hiring a car, airport transfers are readily available.
La Zenia is very popular with Irish visitors and the famous "Paddy’s Point" pub is reputed to have been the first Irish pub in the region.
The superb Saturday market at Playa Flamenca is just a short walk from La Zenia and is located behind the Mercadona supermarket, it is held from 8am - 2pm and is a great place to find a good bargain.