Playa Flamenca is a quiet beach resort between Punta Prima and La Zenia on the Costa Blanca (Alicante), a 15-minute drive from the bustling Spanish town of Torrevieja. Comprising villas and apartments, the urbanisation was built in the 1970s by a group of Flemish investors – hence the name Playa Flamenca.
The area is a popular holiday destination, with ample tourist installations nearby, including golf courses, tennis courts, watersports, go-carting and three beaches that have been awarded the European “Blue Flag”. A 10-minute walk from the urbanisation is a lively shopping complex, with several bars and restaurants catering for diverse tastes and budgets.
The Playa Flamenca beach area consists of Cala Peñas, Cala Mosca and Cala Estaca, with all the customary facilities such as ramps for disabled access, showers, toilets and, during the high season, sun bed and parasol rental. The promenade between Cala Mosca and Cala Estaca has a variety of local and international beach bars and restaurants.
Walking to the south brings you quickly to La Zenia and a bit further to Cabo Roig. Back north you will find Punta Prima a one-hour walk along the coastline, offering magnificent views over the Mediterranean Sea.
The neighbouring Murcia region’s mild climate makes this area an ideal destination for golf-lovers, who can enjoy playing at any one of 22 golf courses virtually throughout the year, with facilities to accommodate golfers of every level.
Playa Flamenca has three attractive courses within a 10-minute drive, and another eight courses within 30 minutes, including Royal La Manga Golf Club and La Finca Golf Resort.
To enjoy local and traditional fiestas the best town to visit is Torrevieja, which hosts most of the celebrations in the area.
Torrevieja has two patron saints, Inmaculada Concepción and San Emigdio, and their days are celebrated with processions, as well as Spain’s renowned Easter parades. One of the most famous fiestas in the region is the “Habaneras” festival of music, singing and dance, with its roots in the Middle Ages and celebrated in July.