La Zenia is a popular and busy beach resort on the Orihuela Costa, near the bustling Spanish town of Torrevieja. It is in between Playa Flamenca to the north and Cabo Roig to the south,
Although it is a relatively small resort, La Zenia has a cosmopolitan feel due to the many nationalities living here. It has many bars and restaurants to choose from and a fabulous shopping center, La Zenia Boulevard, which is the largest in the region with over 150 shops.
The three beautiful sand beaches, set in coves, with shallow waters, guarantee a great family holiday. All the modern amenities are at hand and the beaches have been awarded the European blue flag.
There is a 8,5 km coastal walking path that stretches from Punta Prima, north from La Zenia, to Dehesa de Campoamor in the south, with many beaches and a wide variety of bars and restaurants along the way.
The mild climate in the region makes the area a perfect destination for golf lovers, who can enjoy one of the many golf courses virtually all year round, with facilities to accommodate golfers of every level.
The nearest courses are to be found in Dehesa de Campoamor, Orihuela and Villamartin, all within a 20 minutes’ drive.
The fertile inland plains produces an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood is landed daily by the local fishing fleet and farmed meat and game are brought down from the mountains, ensuring a rich selection of foods to suit every taste in which rice is prominent.
La Zenia offers an array of bars and restaurants that cater for every taste and budget, from Irish pub meals to Japanese sushi and from Spanish rice dishes to Indian or Thai cuisine.
The best place to enjoy local fiestas near La Zenia is Torrevieja:
Torrevieja has two patron saints, the ‘Inmaculada Concepción’ and ‘San Emigdio’ who’s days are celebrated with processions, as well as the well-known Easter parades. One of the most famous of the region is the festival of music, singing and dance, known as the ‘Habaneras’, with its roots in the middle ages, celebrated in July.