IN AND AROUND LA ZENIA
There are many local amenities in the La Zenia area and all of these are within walking distance
There is a sheltered beach below the cliffs at La Caleta in Cabo Roig and several long sandy beaches at Campoamor which is just to the south of Cabo Roig. All of these beaches are connected by a sea front promenade which is a very civilised way to enjoy an evening stroll (stopping at the occasional bar for refreshment).
The beach at La Zenia is the closest to our townhouse (approx. 10 minute walk) but all of these beaches are less than a quarter of an hour's walk.
There is a large supermarket at La Zenia called “Consum” which sells just about everything with lots of fresh produce and is open 7 days a week in peak season and (9a.m. - 9p.m.) and 6 days a week in non-peak season. It is about a 5 minute walk from our townhouse. There is a “Supermecado” just further north towards Torrevieja. There are several craft shops and a few specialist boutique style shops as well. For more general shopping with more choice then a trip into Torrevieja is recommended. The huge Carrefour complex is very popular, and is surrounded by Fast Food chains and cinemas.
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There are many shops/bars/restaurants at Villamartin Plaza which is very pleasant. It is about five minutes away by car (just too far to walk). The restaurants here are generally top quality establishments but can be a bit pricey.
There is a go-kart circuit just along the coast road towards Playa Flamenca which is open in peak season. Several very good golf courses are very near our townhouse and further details can be obtained the GOLF link.
Torrevieja is approximately 4 km. away and is the nearest biggest town to La Zenia. It isn't a resort in the package holiday sense, there are only a few hotels and the area is much loved by the Spanish who flock here during the summer months for their holidays.
English is spoken as a second language so you will not find it a problem to communicate within the area.
There are many local attractions; long sandy beaches and small coves, evening fun fair, aqua park, boat trips from the marina. There is a harbor walkway which takes you out to sea and provides a great view of the Torrevieja coastline.
The roads along the sea front are closed to traffic at dusk and the cafe/restaurant owners bring their tables and chairs outside and fill the side roads with diners. The craft market can be found along the promenade, which comes alive from early evening and sells local arts, crafts, jewelry. leather goods. African carved art. Local artists sell fabulous scenic pictures. Just behind the promenade you will find a permanent fun fair, great for the young and young at heart!
Every Friday Torrevieja holds one of the largest open-air markets in Spain and sells all kinds of food, textiles, clothes and accessories.
The town has a good shopping area with lots of independently owned shops selling a variety of goods. There are no department stores or shopping malls. An indoor market is open daily where you can buy fresh produce; fish meat, fruit and vegetables.
The town square is very picturesque. During the Easter week it hosts very popular parades in the evenings. At Christmas it hosts a magnificent Nativity scene, which covers a large proportion of the square.