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.
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 Beach (Playa)
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.Cala Cerrada Beach (Playa)
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