A Guide to La Zenia, Alicante


La Zenia is a small coastal urbanisation located in the province of Alicante on the Southern Costa Blanca. It is just 10 minutes south of the popular town of Torrevieja but has much to offer on its own. It is home to the famous La Zenia Boulevard.

La Zenia is located on the stretch of coast called the Orihuela Costa. It has become a popular and busy beach resort for tourists and an increasingly popular destination for British expats. The area is said to feel quite English mixed with touches of traditional Spanish culture.

If you are looking for a beach and / or golf location offering plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and beaches in walking distance then La Zenia is the place for you. 

Travelling to La Zenia

La Zenia Spain

Travelling to and from your property in Spain is an easy and stress free experience from La Zenia with two airports less than an hour away. Alicante Airport is around a 45 minute drive to the north and Murcia International Airport is around a 40 minute drive to the south. Both offer excellent parking facilities meaning there really is nothing to worry about.

Both airports have budget airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair operating, offering cheap and convenient flights to the UK as well as other European countries. Flight times to the UK are between two and three hours depending on where you are travelling to.

This means it is possible to make short trips whether it is to your holiday home in Spain or back to the UK from your permanent home in Spain. It also means your family and friends can join you in the sun with ease.

Things to do in La Zenia

La Zenia is the home of the famous La Zenia Boulevard which was built in 2012. La Zenia Boulevard is made up of over 150 shops covering 161,000m2 including local Spanish brands and global brands. There is a large supermarket for essentials as well as shops offering clothes, accessories, toys, jewellery, electronics and so on. There is also a selection of bars and restaurants and fantastic facilities for children including a large play park.

La Zenia Boulevard

As well as the famous La Zenia Boulevard, La Zenia also offers a good selection of other shops, bars and restaurants including several Irish bars nearby. There is also a popular market once a week attracting people from surrounding areas. Here you can buy fresh local produce, clothing, home goods and much more all at reasonable prices.

La Zenia has all the local amenities you could need including a bank, pharmacy, supermarkets, medical centre, garden centre, dentist and much more.

As well as offering so much itself, La Zenia is located near several larger towns and cities offering large shopping centres, bars, restaurants, clubs, family leisure facilities and much more. Torrevieja for example is just a 10 minute drive away and offers shopping centres, hospitals, marinas, a lovely esplanade, a water park and so on. 

You will never be short of anything to do if you choose to buy your Spanish property in La Zenia! Below is a list of other towns and cities you can drive to with ease from La Zenia, all with something different to offer:

Alicante – 50 minutes

Benidorm – 1 hour 15 minutes

Cartagena – 35 minutes 

La Manga strip – 35 minutes 

Murcia – 40 minutes 

Mar Menor – 20 minutes

Golf Courses

La Zenia is a very popular destination for golfers to make base. Not only are all the amenities you need nearby but there are several golf courses nearby too meaning you will never find yourself wishing you had more of a choice.

The closest golf course to La Zenia is the Royal Campoamor Golf Club which opened in 2002. It offers a beautiful 18 hole golf course as well as a driving range, tennis courts, gym, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurant, hotel and more. 

Other golf courses just a short drive away include Las Ramblas Golf, Vistabella Golf, Villamartin Golf and the world famous, award winning Las Colinas Golf and Country Club to name just a few. Villamartin Golf Course is also now one of the most recognised golf courses on the Costa Blanca South and is just a 5 minute drive from La Zenia.

Las Colinas Golf

Nearby Beaches

La Zenia is home to two main beaches; Cala Bosque and Cala Cerrada. They both carry blue flag status meaning they are safe, clean and of course, beautiful. They are set in coves offering safe shallow waters, perfect for families. There are bars and restaurants just off the beach meaning you can enjoy a whole day at the beach with everything you need in one place.

Cala Bosque is the larger of the two with over 27,000m2 of lovely pristine sand. The beach is accessible to all with wide wooden walkways suitable to wheelchairs as well as families who may have children in buggies and so on. Although it gets busy in the summer its large size means there is still plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. 

La Zenia Beach

Cala Cerrada is a smaller cove shaped beach with steps leading down.

To the south of La Zenia is Cabo Roig, which offers more stunning beaches which also hold blue flag status. With long promenades it is perfect if you enjoy a nice seaside stroll. It boasts a marina with over two hundred moorings and a restaurant next to a beautiful sandy beach which is very popular.

To the north of La Zenia is Playa Flamenca, the home of even more blue flag beaches. There are two cove shaped beaches which are separated by a beautiful promenade as well as a third more natural, secluded beach.

There are of course many more beautiful beaches just a short distance from La Zenia. This is one of the benefits of locating yourself on the Orihuela Costa – you will never be short of beaches to enjoy. For a beach resort La Zenia also offers new property for sale in Spain at affordable prices so if what you are looking for is cheap Spanish property near the beach then look no further.

Orihuela Costa

In terms of property, if you are looking for new build properties in La Zenia we have a fantastic selection of stunning, brand new property developments within walking distance of the shops, bars, restaurants and beaches on offer! Whether you are looking for apartments or villas for sale in La Zenia we have something on offer for everyone. Use the link above to have a look at what’s on offer now.

We hope our guide to La Zenia has been helpful. We specialise in new build properties on the Costa Blanca South and Costa Calida and all of our properties come complete with our Movehappy package saving you up to €18,000! With a complete after sales service there is simply no easier way to purchase your new dream home in Spain.

If you have any questions about La Zenia or the other areas nearby please do not hesitate to contact us – we are always here to help!

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