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 many restaurants, bars, shops and good facilities due to the large number of people who live here all the year round.
There are many Irish bars including the well-known Paddy’s. 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.
This gives you a good idea of what to expect in La Zenia. It is a very English resort mixed with a small taste of Spanish culture.
If you want a more typical experience of Spain then there are plenty of other resorts to choose from.
Clearly La Zenia is a great location for a beach holiday, you won’t need to go anywhere else, as everything you need for a great family holiday in the sun is right here in La Zenia.
Where is La Zenia – Getting There
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.
This excellent video below shows video images of La Zenia featuring the most important tourist attractions including the beaches at La Zenia.
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.
Beaches in La Zenia – Things To Do and See
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.
5 Great Ideas for Excursions
If you are going to a holiday to La Zenia, here are some of our ideas for day trips to explore the Costa Blanca South:
1. Head north to the inland town of Elche famous for its palms.
2. Go south to the Mar Menor where the La Manga Club is located.
3. The historic city of Murcia is not far and here there are a couple of good sahopping malls.
4. If you want history, nearby Rojales and Orihuela have old towns and cave houses.
5. Torrevieja is still very Spanish and has wonderful beaches and promenade.
Living in La Zenia
We are often being emailed by people wanting to know if they should consider moving to La Zenia.
This completely depends on what you are looking for. With many small, low-cost and low maintenance apartments La Zenia is a cheap place to retire to and live in.
There is a lot of competition between the bars and restaurants and a good variety of different types of cuisines so there are good deals to be had. Eating out is cheap.
The only negative is that La Zenia is very developed and lacks Spanish culture. In fact there aren’t many Spanish here really!
It is a personal preference but we prefer the Northern Costa Blanca coast where there is still a large expatriate population yet much more variety. At least you feel like you are actually in Spain! Also the more mountainous and green terrain is much more interesting and scenic.
Currently we are unaware of an official tourist information office in La Zenia.
The closest official tourist office is in Torrevieja – for phone numbers, addresses and email adresses see our tourist office page.
Hotels in La Zenia
The La Zenia Hotel is a good choice if you are looking for accommodation in the resort.
Situated right on the beach in an unbeatable seafront location, the popular 4 star La Zenia Hotel is beside two sandy beaches in a quiet residencial area in La Zenia on the Orihuela Costa, Costa Blanca, Spain.
Just 3 miles from the bustling town of Torrevieja, the La Zenia Hotel is handy for the other resorts of the Orihuela Costa, such as Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca and Cabo Roig, and is within driving distance of a great variety of Costa Blanca golf courses, including the nearest ones at Villamartin, Las Ramblas and Campoamor.
The La Zenia hotel has 220 comfortable air-conditioned rooms with sea views, TV and internet connection.
Facilities include 2 swimming pools, wellness centre, tennis court, playground and sports activities.
La Zenia Hotel telephone number: +34 96 676 02 00.
La Zenia Tourist Information – Page Summary – This page contains unique content about the beach resort of La Zenia, a popular tourist destination on the southern Costa Blanca coast of Spain. Many people mistakenly call La Zenia, Zenia in error.
Most Important La Zenia Pages:
- Airport Transfers to La Zenia
- La Zenia Car Hire and Rental
- La Zenia Map
- La Zenia Weather
- La Zenia Webcams
- La Zenia Estate Agents
- Business Directory
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