IN AND AROUND LA ZENIA

There are many local amenities in the La Zenia area and all of these are within walking distance

BEACHES TOP
The large beach in La Zenia can accommodate thousands of sun worshippers, with life guards on duty in peak season. You can play beach volleyball and there is a children's climbing frame. A bar and restaurant, with pool attached , is close to the sheltered part of the beach, and in high season two beach huts sell drinks, ice cream and snacks. The beach huts provide music and entertainment on peak season evenings. There is a smaller beach just around the small headland where you can swim out to the small island of Isla Del Carmen.

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.

SHOPPING TOP
There is a new shopping and leisure complex called the La Zenia Boulevard near us which is worth a visit. The boulevard has a large selection of shops including Decathlon, Primark, Zara, H&M, a large supermarket (Alcampo) & a DIY shop. There are children's play areas including free children's workshops, ping pong tables, outdoor gym, free board games and a bowling alley. Upstairs at the boulevard there are numerous restaurants, which are very reasonable priced. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the boulevard. For more information go to Zenia Boulevard

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.

BARS/RESTAURANTS TOP
There is a huge choice of bars/restaurants within five minutes. There are 2 chinese restaurants (which are excellent value) a Thai Restaurant, Mexican, French Style Bistro and lots more. There is a large Irish Pub (Paddy's Point) which has nightly entertainment, and shows all the sports channels on large screen TVs. There is a similar choice if you head south towards Caba Roig with another large Irish Pub (Hill 16) and lost more restaurants/Bars. These are all within easy walking distance

MARKETS TOP
There is a market almost every day on the Costa Blanca, the closest is at Playa Flamenco which is held on Saturdays. This is a huge market where you can buy almost anything. There is also a very large street market at Torrevieja on Fridays (the largest in Spain).

FURTHER AFIELD TOP

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.

LEISURE TOP
the Orihuela beach resort is only 2-3 minutes walk away. It has a large swimming pool, tennis courts. bowls, gym, table tennis, squash etc. with bars, restaurant and sun loungers around the pool. All available to hire.

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 TOP

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.

 
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