Orihuela Costa is divided into small sections. The best known are Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Dehese de Camoamor, Playa Flamenca.
Orihuela Costa Beaches.
The most important, Orihuela Costa has beautiful beaches and is ideal to go with the family. Its becoming one of the hotspots of the Costa Blanca.
Because the Coastline of the Orihuela Costa stretches over a more than 16 km. Since years, the Beaches are popular among the Spanish people. They are coming from Madrid, Orihuela and mainland Spain. Recently more European visitors have also discovered these lovely and beautiful beaches.
Now, every Beach of Orihuela Costa is certified with its Blue Flag. In other words, this label stands for the clearest water and properly maintained beaches. In fact, with over 14 sandy, sunny beaches this region offers a wide range of choice.
The best known and biggest beaches are La Zenia and Campoamor. On both beaches there are beach bars or restaurants.
Tip: in summer times a parking spot is easy to find around 10 AM.
La Zenia Beach also known as Cala Bosque.
The beach of la Zenia is smaller, but has more of a cozy feeling. It’s the most famous beach of Orihuela Costa. Important, it is accessible for the disabled people with reserved parking spots. Indeed, it is easy reached by following the n332 till the round a bout for The Zenia Boulevard and turning in the direction of the beach.
As the beach is cleaned daily and has a blue flag, it is very recommendation. While, it’s also the start of a Beach Promenade which leads to Cabo Roig and beyond. The Beach has some excellent spots to go snorkeling. Now it also has a Children play area and a place to practice your volleyball skills. Starting from the Easter holiday, you can also rent a sunbed and sunshade to relax. While, during the summer season jet skis and pedalos are also available.
Close to the sea, there is a Beach Bar. This bar offers a small range of foods like Pizza and sandwiches. To the left of the beach is a restaurant called “La mirada” . This restaurant offers a wide range of food from Spanish food till Pizzas. In fact , the view is splendid, the prices ok.
Next to “La Mirada” is a Hotel from Servigroup ” La Zenia”.
Campoamor/Orihuela Beach La Glea Beach.
Also know as “Dehesa de campoamor”. First ,is quite a lot bigger than “La Zenia” and feels not so crowded due to its size. Further, It is also cleaned daily, even during the winter period. Sometimes there is a lot of seaweed that washes on the shore. Naturally ,seaweed means that the sea is very healthy. Although for swimmers it feels a little bit strange.
Besides, “Campoamor” beach is accessible for the disabled people. The town offers a amphibious chair.
Naturally , it has a number of restaurants nearby and several beach bars. During the summer season “Las Colinas” beach club is open. In fact, for us it is one of the most beautiful bars around the Orihuela Costa. The bar offers sunbeds and an infinity pool. In the Summer it opens a restaurant which offers Sushi.
On the edge of the beach, Jet skis and Pedalos are available in the summer season.
Again there is a nice beach bar with a choice of drinks and snacks. We enjoyed the cocktails and the salads. Side by side , the sunbeds and red sunshades are available from the Easter holidays till November.
To conclude , “Campoamor” also has a small Marina. Indeed, with a little restaurant and bar.
In brief, “Punta Prima” is about 234 metes of beach and has elevator access which ensures good access for the disabled.
In short, is near the “Playa Flamenca” and is a small beach.
In particular, “Playa Flamenca” is popular due to its bars and shops, restaurants nearby.
On the edge of the beach, “Cabo Roig” has a Marina. In fact this is the biggest in the “Orihuela Costa”. The beach is popular in summer and winter because is located in a bay. The beach bar is popular for his excellent cocktails en the nice easy listening music. At the end of the horizon you can see the “Mar Menor” and the sierras. Close to the marina there is a bar/restaurant . On top of Cabo Roig there is another restaurant with a very nice terrace with splendid panoramic view. As you can see a little hidden germ.
There are many shops in the countless commercial centers across La Zenia. Everyone of them has an Asian supermarket, which sells about everything at a cheap price. Most of the time they also contain some small supermarket and some local shops and restaurants.
La Zenia Boulevard.
Opened on the 26th of September. La Zenia Boulevard is the biggest shopping center of the province of Valencia -Alicante. La Zenia Boulevard has 150 stores including Zara, H&M. Construction Area 175.000 M². Sales area of the project is 80.000 M² (Including HyperMarket 14 000 M² Leroy Merlin (DIY) Decathlon (sports) 5 000 M². It is owned by the Alcampo group which is more commonly known as group Auchan.
Dos Mares is a shopping mall on a 15 min drive from Orihuela Costa.It has most of the common Spanish stores like Jack & Jones,Bershka,Pull And Bear.
Going Out in Orihuela Costa.
Nightlife, Clubs , Dancing’s.
Bushwacka (Cabo Roig).
Is an Australian themed pub-bar. It offers a big choice of cocktails at an honest price. At night the party is guaranteed by the local DJs’.
A typical Spanish club with big stylish events.
Orihuela is well-known for it’s golf Courses that have been renowned around the world for their quality .
Orihuela Costa has lots of restaurants in the different centro commercial from the Centro Commercial in Playa Flamenca till the Strip on Cabo Roig. We have dedicated a page to the best restaurants in the Orihuela Costa.
If you like speed, come enjoy the biggest circuit of go-kart. It is open the all year . There are different circuits. More specialy for cadets and children. Already from the age of 3 your kids can enjoy driving the go-cart. Furthermore there is also a circuit of paint ball and excursions with quads to the beach.
Childeren get reduction, they pay the half price. There is also a parking next to the cafetaria and terrace.
Openingshours In summer From 11 am till 12 pm In Winter : From 11 am till 10 pm.
La Zenia , the best known urbanization of the Orihuela Costa.
First, La Zenia is a famous well-situated and loved resort situated on the Costa Blanca, forming part of the coast of Orihuela.
Next, there are several urbanizations at this Costa . To sum up : Starting most north Punta Prima with the Playa Punta Prima. Then, Playa Flamenca and the beaches of Cala Estaca and Cala Mosca. The next is La Zenia with the beaches Cala Bosque and Cala Cerrada. Then Cabo Roig with the beaches of Cala Caleta and Cala Capitan. Further Campoamor with the beaches of Barranca Ruvio and Playa de La Glea. And at last Mil Palmeras with the Playa Mil Palmeras.
Naturally, all the this places are well known for their beaches.
Interesting places nearby La Zenia
To sum up the other interesting places : Playa Flamenca, Los Dolses, Villamartin, Campoamor, Cabo Roig. In addition La Zenia is a coastal location 10 kilometers from Torrevieja.
Furthermore, La Zenia is famous for the many sporting activities, cultural events, festivals and of course : shopping. Especially the recently opened “La Zenia shopping boulevard“. Like a huge American style shopping mall. But this Mediterranean mall has more than 160 000 square meters in open air Of course, on the ground floor there are shops. Likewise, the second floor of of the large mall has a choice of restaurants and children activities area.
How to get in La Zenia.
First of all , the location from “La Zenia” is great . As a matter of fact, it is located between the airports of Alicante and Murcia.
By air : North of the region is Alicante El Altet is 45 minutes drive from La Zenia. South of it is Murcia-San Javier airport and only is 20 minutes drive. Both of these Airports are well-connected with the rest of West and North Europe. In particular, on the Airport of Alicante many budget airlines like Ryanair or Norwegian or Easyjet fly.
By car : Above, “La Zenia” itself lays on both sides of the coast road the N 332. Meanwhile , La Zenia is also well-connected by the Highway of the AP-7 . But, on the highway you will need to pay a toll . Coupled with , that the AP-7 Connects the north of the Costa Blanca with the South.
From Murcia San Javier Airport to La Zenia you don’t need to pay any toll if you exit at the motorway at Cabo Roig , Campoamor. The cost of the motor way when you drive from Alicante Airport is around 4-6 euros depending on the season.
In fact, the weather is mostly fantastic. After all ” La Zenia” as part of the Costa Blanca. Important : this Coast offers you at least 300 days of sunshine a year, a low humidity and mild winters. Naturally the summer can be very hot up to 35 degrees and higher. Instead , the spring and the autumn are warm and dry. While , the winters are still very good. For example : you can celebrate Christmas on the beach. As a result : Christmas at the beach becomes even a yearly tradition for locals and expats..
In the past, in 1986 the WHO recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equable in the world. Not to hot in the summer, not to cold in the winter.
The beaches of La Zenia.
The beaches of La Zenia offers great facilities for families with children, but also for the water sports lovers. The main beach is La Zenia beach near La Zenia hotel, at the end of the Avenida de la Playa. The mostly sandy beaches have a Blue Flag. A blue flag is the a proof that the water is very good and that the beaches are excellent. It is an European standard for water quality and safety. But also for environment education and information.
Beach and bars La Zenia
Since 2019, the beaches of Orihuela Costa, have new beach bars. In particular at Punta Prima, La caleta, Cala Capitan, Cala Bosque, Cala Cerrada and La Glea.
In brief, the new beach bars have a new structure and a modern design. So, they match the new lifeguard huts. Also important the beach bars have been adapted for users of wheelchairs. In fact, wooden walkways make them accessible. In particular for people with mobility problems it is a good. Also worth to mention that the menus are available in braille. Furthermore, the terrace stands on a wooden platform.
During your stay in “La Zenia” you can make a trip along the coastal road the N 332 to Cartagena, the nearby city of Torrevieja, Murcia, to Orihuela town, or Alicante.
While, in ” La Zenia” there is good range of bars, restaurants, pharmacy, bank, supermarkets ( Consum, Lidl, Mercadona) and souvenir shops.
Update June 2019
There is a new British market store in Cabo Roig. More specifically : Overseas the stockist of Iceland and Waitrose.
Adress of the Overseas store : Lomas de Cabo Roig, Calle Cantabrico 1 Orihuela Costa .
Orihuela Resort Complex
By walking distance is the” Orihuela Resort Complex” with includes an Olympic sized swimming pool, a gym, a tennis court, a squash, a bowling and a bar and restaurant.
Nearby La Zenia there are three golf courses at the Orihuela Costa : Villa Martin golf club , Campamor golf, and Las Ramblas golf club.
There is just a drive away from the beaches .
Nice walks or cycling paths.
First, “La Zenia” countryside is in the middle of orange and lemon trees. So it is worth to leave the beach for a afternoon between orange trees.
Nearby, a nice walk by the sea, is the cliff walk to “Cabo Roig” with amazing views on the rocks and the sea. Further, the walk has breathtaking scenery as you walk along the coast under the overhanging cliffs. In front, looking out beyond the ever blue Mediterranean Sea to the boats and the ships in the distance. It takes an hour walking from the Zenia hotel to the Cabo Roig harbor and beach. At the beach of Cabo Roig you can take a little tapa and refreshment in the beach bars or in the marina itself.
Similarly, you can also walk on the other side and take the direction of “Playa Flamenca”. There are two beaches on this walking trip with bars. In fact, in “Playa Flamenca” there are even more restaurants.
If you’re in a good condition, then make the beautiful walk further to “Punta Prima”. A nice sandy walk road, with a beach for naturalist. At Punta Prima you find nice beach bars and nice restaurants.
Restaurants in “La Zenia”.
The best is that “La Zenia” is popular for holiday and residents from all over West Europe. In the past, it got a real boost with the opening of the La Zenia Shopping Boulevard. As a result, that the choice of international restaurant is wide. Indeed they offers cuisines from around the world.
In fact, the local cuisine combines land and Sea, the Surf and Turf. So, the food is healthy, rich in fish from the Mediterranean Sea, local vegetables, rice from Alicante, olive oil…. While , the seafood is a real must for the lovers of gastronomy.
Furthermore , there are many local restaurants who serve only dishes with rice, the “arrocerias”. In fact, this delicious dishes are black rice ” Arroz Negro”, oven baked rice “Arroz al horno”, fish and rice “Arroz a banda” and also “Paella”. Also don’t forget to check out our page dedicated to the Orihuela Costa restaurants.
Entertainment and night life La Zenia .
Side by side, is the city of ‘ Torrevieja” with more options of entertainment and nightlife. Nearby is the strip of Cabo Roig full of bars and musical entertainment.
Because there are no markets held in “La Zenia”, you have to go to the several nearby. For instance , at the end of the week, on Saturday is the “La Flamenca” market. This market is on walking distance from “La Zenia boulevard”.
This is a large outdoor market with a street market with traders of fruit, vegetables, tablecloths, leather goods, shoes, plants, pastries and other items that tourist like to buy. Another nice little market is on Thursday in “Cabo Roig”. In addition , in Torrevieja there is a large street market on Friday.
Alongside this beach of Cabo Roig, there is a pleasant market on Thursday. In front of the sea with local fruits, vegetables, food, mobile bars with “ Chocolate y Churros “, local products and souvenirs. But most important with a amazing view on the” Mar Menor”.
Tips for trips
First, if you go in the direction of Alicante coming from La Zenia you will visit the city of Torrevieja. This place is very popular among West European tourists, as a result that it’s also more busy. If you prefer a more calm or prefer more Spanish tourists you can go in the direction of the “Mar Menor” and visit the cities of “Pilar de la Horadada“.
La Zenia Beach.
First, Playa La Zenia is one of the most popular beaches along the Orihuela Costa. In fact, it is a wide and calm beach with lots of family’s in the summer season. Equally important , the beaches are cleaned every morning. While , lifeguards are present during the all summer holidays. Next to the beach after the “La Zenia” hotel they’re is a little beach. Most of the time, you can see surfers on this part of the sea. Of course , the beach itself is sandy so no need to worry about taking some sandals for little stone. Instead beware of the very hot , nearly toasty sand in the summer. In brief, bring some flip flops and good protection sunscreen with you.
Nearby the beach , there is a restaurant with a panoramic view on the beach and the blue sea. It is a popular place with a large terrace. . Not to mention the several “beach bar” .
To the left of the Zenia beach, there are the beaches of the “Playa Flamenca”. Good to know is that the local post office “ Correos “ and the town Hal “ Ayumtamiento “ for the Orihuela Costa is situated at this urbanization “Playa Flamanca.
Tip for the early risers:
Go and enjoy watching the sun rise over the Mediterranean sea. The view is just breathtaking and after you can have an Tostada with a fresh orange juice and perhaps some nice Thea or Coffee in the nearby bars or restaurants in Playa Flamenca.
La Zenia Hotel.
The, if you need a hotel, you can try “Zenia Hotel “
In the first place, this 4 star hotel is focused on families with children and is an nice enjoyable hotel although it looks big. After the summer season, the hotel is not that busy so is an ideal place to relax. Also, the facilities in hotel include an outdoor and indoor swimming pool. As well an small gym and sauna. And some wellness facilities.
In the morning, the Hotel offers a buffet in the restaurant. So, this buffet has some nice international choices but also some Spanish dishes. Additionally, during the winter holidays; they offer a Christmas and New Year menu which includes Wines. So, the menus during the holiday periods are popular, so make a reservation early enough to avoid disappointment.
Furthermore , the hotel offers free wifi for clients. The parking is not free but there is plenty of parking spots available in the area of La Zenia. While, in the evening there are activities . So if you don’t like the noise just ask for a room at a higher floor, so you are sure of your night rest.
Otherwise in ” La Zenia” there is a great supply of rental accommodations.
La Zenia Orihuela Beach Handball tour
Important, the beach of Cala Bosque at La Zenia is the place to be for the annual Beach Handball Tour. Furthermore , the tour runs from the last Friday of June until the Sunday Afternoon. There are matches for young players and matches for seniors. Also for women Beach handbal and Men. Besides ,the acces is free. This events is annual.
Nearby La Zenia
Nearby La Zenia, a few minutes away, is Los Dolses. A small commercial center surrounded by resort and houses nearby the Golf. In this urbanization there is a wide choice of supermarkets, a chemist, bank and a school. As well a garden center and a computer store and many restaurants.
First, a nice and quiet urbanization. It is popular and lying between Punta Prima and the Zenia. Likewise, Playa Flamenca beach is sandy and got a nice beach bar. Nearby there is a Mercadonna and a go-cart and a tennis.
As, this beaches are awarded with the Blue Flag. This means that they are clean.
Towards La Zenia, the beach has a new very nice promenade. Furthermore, the street up to the roundabout and the N 332 is full of shops and bars and restaurants. Equalli important, there is also a nice little shopping center ” Punta prima Marina ” . Not to mention the several restaurants, a popular JYSK , a Mac Donald and supermarket. It is situated 5 kilometers to the south-west of Torrevieja.
One of La Zenia sub urbanization famous for its wold class golf course . Again also Villamartin is popular with tourist and residents all year round. With a large population of full-time residents of many nationalities. So it means that the restaurants and the shops are busy ,no matter the season. Besides, in Villamartin there is a beautiful designed commercial complex with mosaic, palm tress and a population of parrots. So, it is known by the local as the Villamartin Plaza.
In the past, this Plaza was one of the first purpose-built leisure areas in the Orihuela Costa. Now, it is next to the “Villamartin Golf Course” and the mansions makes it the place to go.
Fun in the sea
Or, do you love parasailing or jetski or a banana boat or even a boat trip, than you are welcome at the activities of ” Mar Time”. Also, good to known they have beach offices at different places at the Orihuela Costa For instance in La Zeniabeach , you find them at Cala Del Bosque. In Campamor there are on the beach of La Glea. Furthermore in Pilar de la Horradada , you find them at the beach of Mil Palmeras.
As you can see, “La Zenia” offers everything for a splendid holiday in the sun. And it becomes more and more popular. Also for second houses in the sun.
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Orihuela Costa restaurants.
The Orihuela Costa known under the many sub areas . This sub areas are La Zenia, La Fuente, Campoamor and Playa Flamenca. The Orihuela Costa offers a wide range of restaurants. First of all Spanish local restaurants.But also traditional British food including an English breakfast and Fish and chips till experimental and fine dining. Indeed you can find any kind of restaurant in Orihuela Costa restaurants. On this page we will feature our choice of Orihuela Costa restaurants and a list of other restaurants in or around Orihuela Costa . The Orihuela Costa restaurants guide, also contains the areas of Playa Flamenca and La Zenia , La Fuente and Campoamor.
“The Gong ” or a.k.a. “The Papaya Tree” Playa Flamenca.
First the restaurant is in a cozy and original decoration with nice and calm music playing. Definitely the best Thai restaurant in the Orihuela Costa and the surroundings. The Thai cuisine is really good, combining a show of flavors and colors. Starters are traditional and modern dishes combined prepared with the finest ingredients. We did like the green curry (beware of the red chili pepper its hot).
The food is indeed lovely, offering a wide range of choice including “Season menu’s” or just one dish. The staff is super friendly and the price is good.The service is fantastic.
The Thai food is freshly cooked and very tasty. Indeed we enjoyed this restaurant with very good food at reasonable prices. Although the price is more expensive than the several “Wok’s ” , the food is incomparable much better.
Address: Centro Commercial Flamenca Beach, 24-26. Orihuela Costa. Alicante Spain.
“The Cellar Door” Playa Flamenca Fine dining
The Cellar Door La Zenia Playa Flamenca Alicante Restaurant Costa Blanca Goats cheese, caramelised beetroot, marinated orange and radish saladAt first the Cellar Door is one of best of the Orihuela Costa restaurants. It is owned by the same owners of the Papaya tree. Next it ranks in the Top 10 on TripAdvisor for the Costa Blanca. The restaurant offers a modern European style cuisine. With influences from the English, the French cuisine and fine the Asian cuisine.
The restaurant is redecorated. In the past is was decorated by using a mix of different kinds of chairs and offering full wood tables with a warm color. In the present is more stylish. There is a lovely atmosphere thanks the nice jazzy music that is playing. Still the Service is great, they often check on you to make sure everything is all right. The guest wife and her team make everyone feel welcome. They are very friendly on a natural way. When the guest wife is not in the Cellar Door, the atmosphere is different.
Now, the Cellar Door offers 2 Menus. An menu for 40 € and a menu for 30 €. The choice is still yours. There is still an excellent house wine at 10 euro the bottle. We took the 5 courses menu : Bread of the day, Amuse bouche, Tempura brie, Corvina fish, Mandarine and coconut granita and at last sesame ice cream. The chef of the Cellar Door has eye for every ultimate detail. This reflects in the superb quality of the menu. In brief, if you are the guest of this restaurant, it is a gastronomic experience that you will not forget soon. The restaurant is very popular with North and West European tourist therefore it is better to make a reservation. Telephone number to reserve in advance +34 688 41 83 67
“Rustica” European Food
It is a little cosy restaurant with inside 20 places. The food is fresh and good. The guest wife and her team pay attention to every detail. She give every visitor a warm welcome. The lamb rack and the rib eye are fabulous. We did not order the pork chop. Because you have to wait to 50 minutes. But others sat that it is amazing. And defiantly worth the waiting for a excellent pork chop. But the sea fish in papillote is also delicious. As starter the mussels and the bruschetta are popular. The Rustica serves also daily specials. There is one thing to mention. The portion are huge. So, we did not take a dessert.
Outside dining is possible even in the winter. The owners install overhead heaters. The restaurant is very popular with the locals and the tourists. Also children are welcome. So it is recommended to make a reservation.
Adress : CC Flamanca Beach Orihuela 03189
“Truffel” restaurant European French food
The chef of the “Cellar Door” started this little restaurant in La Fuente. It was a gastronomic experience thanks to chef Pascual and his team. We chose different dishes and they were all delicious. It is very difficult to chose between the lamb, the hake, the superb beef cheeks…. And the desserts ! I melt for the tasty picture on a plate. A real high standard for the menu. We took the menu of 22€ ! Amazing value for this price. Everything was well presented. Chef/owner Pascual loves his job and got respect for the food itself. It reflects in everything.
The “New Hong Kong” or the old “Asia Chic” La Zenia.
Food is decent offering and wide range of Chinese food and Asiatic food for a decent Price. The ” New Hong Kong ” offers a good price /quality. Offering menus from 10 euro including a drink. This restaurant offers great quality for an excellent Price. Definitely worth checking out.
“Old Asia” La Zenia.
The Food server at Old Asia is delicious. Their Sushi is excellent and fresh, it’s probably the best I ever had for the moment.
Price. Even though “Old Asia” its a bit more expensive than the normal Asiatic restaurants. But the quality is excellent.
“Che Restaurante Argentino” Zenia Boulevard.
Is a Argentinian restaurant at La Zenia Boulevard offering an all you can eat formula for 13.95 euros and rising to 17.95 at weekends . Although drinks are not included but free refill on fizzy drinks for 2.95. The staff is really friendly and the quality of the food is good . You just order your vegetables and fries, rice or bread or even all of it. Then the waiters will come to the table with different kinds of meat where you can choose from. Even though having a buffet brought to your table is always special , and the meat was amazing. Giant skewers of chicken, pork, beef were brought round by a very friendly and attentive staff. Definitely this “Che Argentinean steak house” is a must for any meat lover and was great value for money. Family friendly.
Tip: don’t eat too quickly or too much from one dish. Wait a little, because there is a lot of delicious meat that comes around.
One of the other Orihuela Costa restaurants : “The Nautilus”
First of all this restaurant has one of the best locations in the area, right next to the Mediterranean sea with fabulous views. In the past we have eaten there several times, out of the summer season, and always had a good meal. The staff was friendly from both Spanish and English waiters/waitresses. Indeed we like the superb view on the sea from the restaurant. The “Nautilus” offers a range of and international cuisine. The fish dishes in particular are really excellent. The prices are a little more expensive than some other restaurants . Are we paying for the view ? Because the restaurant is located nearby the sea, the view is lovely especially upstairs. Even or just for a drink or a cocktail ” The Nautilus ” it’s worth a visit.
Bar “Las Colinas” Beach Club Campoamor.
The Beach club is open between March and October. Enso Sushi Restaurant. There is both a Sushi restaurant in the main club as well as in the beach club although the one in beach club is only open in summer.
“Poco Loco” Cabo Roig Tex Mex food
Activities and atmosphere
The “Poco Loco ” is a Tex Mex Restaurant, and at first this is the best choice to with big family and kids. Almost each night they have children activities planned. So this makes it an unforgettable night for the kids. Meanwhile parents can enjoy their meal. After this there is sometimes live music or other activities.
The Menu and food.
The Poco Loco offers a Menu for 13,99 and it includes starters, Main and a dessert. While the food is mixed American and Mexican. In addition, they offer huge Cocktails. So make sure you either have a sober driver. Or you can naturally can call a cheap Taxi to go home. After all it is holiday, and time to relax and enjoy. At the” Poco Loco” food quality is good and is great value for the money. At the top of the restaurant , there is a nice terrace. If you want huge portions check out the “à la carte” Menu. Naturally you can share a starter with 3 persons and still have plenty of food. After that there is a range of Mexican or American dishes.
First : good valued and decorated restaurant.Is perfect to go with kids and family. Staff is super friendly and the place is nicely decorated. in the Mexican style.
Orihuela Costa restaurants worth Mentioning.
If you are looking to eat Indian food we could recommend “the Mumbai Blue” . They have a wide range of curries and prizes are ok.
“Chapter One” offers a nice English menu with some fine dining options. But prices are a bit more on the expensive side in comparison to the other restaurants.
Restaurante “Los Cucalos” Spanish food
Adress: Monte Zenia, Urbanización Los Dolses, Orihuela Costa. This is one of the Orihuela Costa restaurants who is very large and local It is very popular by the Spanish people. This is the place where the local families go to eat. The staff is very friendly ans speak English. First of all the place is very good value for money. The chef has won several local competitions with his food. The restaurant is a family friendly restaurant, with a real Mediterranean food.
At the “Los Cucalos.” there is already a daily menu from 12 €. At Sunday there is a special menu for 15 € ! But you can also chose ” a la carte” . We eat the paella, it was excellent. Since the start the restaurant is also known for it great seafood. The one negative point is that the location is a bit difficult to find. To conclude , the restaurant is large , 250 places, with large windows. It is ideal for family with children. So If the children are coming with you there is a separate play ground for kids . Free wifi. Free easy parking.
“Rianxeira Restaurant ” one of the Spanish Orihuela Costa restaurants
“Rainxeira Restaurant” is a nice Spanish restaurant at Cabo Roig. Excellent food and paella. Fantastic value quality price . Nearly every night there is a good entertainment. It is sure a place to enjoy with friends. A lovely welcome and service by the staff.
Last time, we ordered the 3 course set menu which included a half bottle of house wine per person. It was also the Flamenco evening, with a Spanish singer and Flamenco dancer. For the three of us we paid a bill of only 45 € so we paid 15 € each.The menu include a salad , pan con aioli , a starter , a main-course, and a house made dessert. But also the half bottle of wine per person , so for us three one bottle and a half. And finally a coffee.
So the ” Flamenco “night, at first we choose the home-made paella, second the main course was hake with e delicious sauce and potatoes and at last the dessert was a perfect homemade apple cake ( tarte tatin ) with ice scream. The restaurant has a steady flow of regular customers. Their is always something to do at the evening. Check the planner in front of the restaurant.
“The French Touch” La Fuente Campoamor.
The Orihuela Costa restaurants at La Fuente are on a good location. The french touch is one of this restaurants. It has the sun into the evening. So there is a lovely setting for just a drink or for eating on the terrace. The bar / restaurant has a great choice of food on the menu. The staff is friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The patron wants to please his guests. We enjoyed the daily fresh fish, it was well prepared and very tasty. Our friends did try the fondue , they said it was very good. The quality is good . The restaurant have a “menu del dia” as well as ” a la carte “. Give it a try to make up your own mind.
“Numbar5” at the strip Cabo roig.
The Cabo Roig strip near the N 332 is a large boulevard of restaurants , bar and shops. One of the better Orihuela Costa restaurants is the ” Numbar5 “. The” Numbar5″ got a daily menu at 15€. A starter and a main course. We chose to eat ” a la carte “The food is delicious and made with love and respect for the food itself. That some times the different with other restaurant on the strip. The dessert is very tasty. The local wines are from Yecla and Jumilla. Read more about this wines Ecological wine from Yecla and Jumilla The service is quick but not hasty. The staff is efficient and attentive. The “Numbar5” is well worth a visit. It becomes more popular. So it is better to make a reservation.
“Indigo” Indian food
The Indigo is one of the Orihuela Costa restaurants situated in La Zenia. The restaurant Indigo serves Indian food. The owner and his wife is extremely welcoming. The Indian cook is working in a open kitchen.The flavors are excellent. So it takes a little while, because everything is home-made. To start, we love the chutneys , the samosa’s with mint sauce . But also teh large choice in the different curry’s. Also important , the “Indigo ” offer also a take away service. So it is worth you visit if you like Indian food. Also important, “The Indigo” is familie friendly. You can sit inside or outside on the terrace. Adress: Calle Antonio Machado 7, La Zenia
“The Stray Sod” Campoamor Irish bar and restaurant
First , “The Stray sod” is an Irish bar /restaurant, so keep in mind that you are eating in a pub. As a result it has a great atmosphere with football matches being broadcast-ed on big TV’s . First one of the biggest advantages is that they work with fresh and seasonal products. Indeed this improves the quality of the food. Besides “The Stray Sod” also offers some home-made pies. Favorite dishes are for starters “Beer Battered onion rings” or “soup of the day” and as a main course a “Sirloin or Rib eye steak”. Don’t order the biggest steak unless you are starving. Indeed a normal steak will be sufficient most of the times.
Equally important for the ambiance. Every night after 10 o clock there are some local bands that insure the ambiance. From Irish pub music to jazz music every night there is another artist playing some music.
To end the Orihuela Costa restaurants
There are to many restaurants to mention. Also important ” les gouts et les couleurs ne se discute pas” . Indeed every body has his own taste and flavors.
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First of all, La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre is the new shopping mall at the Orihuela Costa. Then , it is the biggest shopping center of the province of Alicante. Follow it on facebook Follow on La Zenia boulevard On Facebook.
Indeed, La Zenia Boulevard occupies 161.000 square meters and has about 150 shops. It offers 5.000 free parking spots to customers.
It looks a lot like an american shopping mall but with a Mediterranean accent. The Shopping centre has activities almost every weekend. These activities draws many people from Orihuela Costa, Torrevieja , Benidorm and even further away.
Most of the shops are located on the first floor and on the second it is full of with restaurants (Also check out our top Restaurants in The Orihuela Costa). The Shopping centre is wheel chair friendly.There are 3 elevators: two in the central plaza and one near the Alcampo.
Also for the Kids there are lots of activities which are open the whole year. On the top , a third of the Second floor is a real kids paradise with all sort of attractions. Near the “Alcampo”, there are little small funny cars shaped in the form of animals. Children can ride sitting on the animal, while the parents are shopping.
La Zenia Boulevard shopping center is the ideal place to go shopping with the all family. Indeed, there a many shops but also the many possibilities to have something to eat or just to have fuwith the kids .
La Zenia Boulevard Opening Hours / Times:
Spring and Summer and Autumn : Monday through Sunday, From 10:00 till 23:00 Winter: Monday through Saturday , From 10:00 till 22:00. In the winter season, the shops are closed on Sunday. But the bars and restaurants are open throughout the year.
La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre Detailed Opening Times
Winter time (October till June)
Easter / summer
10:00 to 22:00
10:00 to 23:00
09:00 to 22:00
09:00 to 00:00
Restaurants and Bars
10:00 to 22:00
10:00 to 22:00
Kiosks Plaza Mayor
10:00 to 22:00
10:00 to 01:30
From 12:00 to 01:00
12:00 to 01:30
Playground for the Kids
10:00 to 22:00
Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 3:00 pm and Friday, Saturday and eve of public holidays: from 10:00 to 4:00 pm
From 9:00 to 1:30
From 09:00 to 02:00
Map of the Shopping Center
Important openings days 2019
These opening day and the opening hours may change during the year. Due to the new regional goverment of Valencia.
The best is ” La zenia boulevard shopping centre” has sales a couple of times. When its Halloween some shops offer a sale just between certain hours. The winter sales in the shopping center starts the 2nd of January. And they last till the 9th of March. So you can enjoy some great sales at your favorite stores with discount of 50% and even 70%. Zara and other stores start their sales at the 7th of January
Stores at La Zenia Boulevard:
To sum up : Rituals, Zara, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius,Massimo Dutti,Oysho,Bershka and C & A. But also Primark, Mediamarkt and NorAuto. Then Alcampo also known as Auchan(14,000 square meters), Decathlon(5,000 square meters), Leroy Merlin(9,000 square meters), Adidas, Blanco,Geox, Guess,seven Camicie, Swarovski, Zara Home, H&M, Lefties.. Scroll down to see all the shops.
Restaurant and Bars.
Indeed “La zenia boulevard shopping centre” offers a lot of restaurants on the Second floor. If you’re looking for something more calm not that far from La Zenia check out our Orihuela Costa La Zenia restaurant guide.
Muerde La Pasta: is all you can eat Italian based pasta and Pizza restaurant. For a price of € 9.95 per person at noon in the weekdays and € 13.95 in the evenings and weekends. It can be quite busy so it’s not the best place to have a relaxing dinner. It offers a wide range of pastas.
Foster’s Hollywood: is an American Mexican styled restaurant offering delicious Steaks and Hamburgers for a decent price.
Wok Buffet: is an Asian all you can eat restaurant they also offer some Spanish foods.
Che Argentino: offers an excellent grilled meat buffet delivered to your table.
Che Italian: is an Italian restaurant which handles the same concept like the Argentinian restaurant but with Pasta and Pizza.
Tommy Mel : a modern American diner restaurant. Many different milkshakes and an excellent menu. Outdoor terrace with sea view.
Snack bars or Fast Food.
Lizarran :Famous for its typical Spanish food and tapas, Burger King. Kebab Express. Subway. Mr Pizza.. 100 Montaditos is a a true Spanish finger food and small sandwiches bar.
The Bowling at La zenia boulevard shopping centre is called Pleno. Near the main plaza on the 1st floor. Here you can enjoy your favorite sport and fun with friends.
They have all kinds of electronic video games and have a full Bowling. While, the price is only 3 euro per person and game. In the back, in the bowling there is also a Irish pub with good Guinness and nice snacks .
In the past , the Casino Mediterraneo was located in Torrevieja. Now it is moved to Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre. Still, they offer a range of activities beside the normal casino activities. To sum up the table Games offered at the casino : Mini and normal Baccarat, Poker, American Roulette, BlackJack and Texas Hold’em. While, in summer holiday season there are shows in the Casino, comparable with the Benidorm shows.
The Opening Times of The Casino are:
In short :Sunday to Thursday: from 10:00 till 3:00 pm Then: Friday, Saturday and eve of public holidays: from 10:00 till 4:00 am
How to get there by “La Zenia shopping center” by bus ?
The best, the Orihuela Costa has a good public transport service to La Zenia. The buses can be used by all the tourist and residents of the different urbanization of the Orihuela Costa .
In fact, the buses are in two lines : the red line and the blue line. First the red line departs from the Orihuela Town Hall up to the Torrevieja hospital. Then, the blue line starts at the Town Hall and go to Villamartin and La Zenia to Campoamor.
The bus price is 1,30 euro. The frequency depends on the winter season or the summer season. Between 14.00 and 15.30 there are no buses.
How to get there by car ?
From direction Alicante.
Following the AP-7 and take exit 763, you will have to pay a toll . This toll is 2.10 euro or the double depending on the holiday season.
You can take the exit 763 and pay a toll or you can use exit 768 and follow the N-332 until you see the giant billboards at La Zenia.
First , Primark is a store who combines quality and price that everyone can afford. You are able to do some shopping for fashionable Women clothing wear, the comfortable menswear and the lovely Children clothing . They also got some nice things in the Primark to use as home accessories. The good thing about Primark is, that you can buy a lot for a decent price and they give a share of their profit to an ethical trading charter. The Primark located in La Zenia is one of the biggest Primark stores located in Spain. One of the big advantages is that the Primark collection changes frequently and is really popular. So if you like a t-shirt don’t hesitate to buy it because next time you visit it may be already sold out. Also check out the rest of the Primarks situated in the Costa Blanca.
List of all the shops situated in La Zenia Boulevard
Hypermarkets /Super markets
“Alcampo” is the biggest supermarket around la Zenia. It offers a wide range of products from house hold appliances to electronics. The Fish department is refilled multiple times a day and offers a region with fish caught from the local fisherman from Santa Pola. Beside the Spanish products the also offer a wide range of international products and especially focused on the English market.
Fashion and Accessories shops (for both men and women)
Inside the Zenia boulevard shopping centre, there are shops as Astoria, Benetton, C&A, Cortefiel, Guess, H&M, Inside, Invazio, Laura Ashley. But also Massimo Dutti, Miss Pinkie, Polinesia, Primark, Pull And Bear, Springfield, Xlusive By Damaldi, Zara.
To sum up : Amichi, Bershka, Blanco, Encuentro Moda, Gerry Weber and Iokese. But also the Kurukai, Lefties, Mango, Punto Romona, Shana, Stradivarius and Via di Milano. And also Desigual.
In fact there are different shops with a men department worth checking out. In brief, Jack & Jones, Bershka, Springfield, Lefties and Blanco. While 7 Camicle, Colores, Forecast and Macson are strictly men’s fashion shops. Now there is also a new shop : ” Piel de Toro”, a real Spanish branch. In short, worth a visit.
Childrens Baby Shops
Again we sum up : Zippy, Tutto Piccolo, Mayoral and Baby Center.
In brief, Calcedonia, Oysha and Women’s Secret.
As you can see , the Spanish love shoes : Geox, Boticellin, Deichmann, Cuplé, Di Marco, Mayka and Marypaz. But also Nichi Sejio, Pewter, Primichi, Salvador Artesano, Saxo, Tino Gonzalez, Ulanka,
More specifically :Bijou Brigitte, Claire’s, Greenwich, Inspiral, Misako and Paco Martinez. Further more : Greenwich and Oh Juliette.
Presently there is Decathlon, Adidas and Decimax.
Perfumery, Health and Beauty
You find also in La zenia boulevard shopping centre shops like Druni, Marvimundo and Supperfumerias. Furthermore : Equivalena, Fashion Nails, Fragola, Kiko, Patpelo and Unica.
For example : Multiopticas, Roberto Martin and Soloptical.
There we go gain Gold Rush, Joyeria, Time Road/Festina (watches) , Two Dos and the well-known Swarovski.
Culture Toys and Gifts
In fact also for children are some shops in La zenia boulevard shopping centre : Don Dino a Toy Store. Bluster Store and Santos Ochoa.
For instance : Bedland, Conforoma, Decoquality, Leroy Merlin and Procomobel. But also Zara Home, Conforama and Rituals.
Electronic stores shops
To summarize : Teleabla Movistar, Teleast, The Phone House and OLÉ. Further also : Communication, Telstra, Orange and the Media Markt.
Outside there is a Car wash, Florist The Flower Shop, Gas Alcampo and Norauto.
Activities at La Zenia boulevard shopping centre
Around the central plaza , there are mostly every day activities. Most events start at 18:00 unless it is mentioned otherwise. In the winter, from the 1st of December till the 12 of the January, there is an ice skating rink. In front of the “Leroy Merlin”, on the outside front parking you can find the ice skating rink.
Meanwhile there is also a “Playing Playstation” on the huge screen. In fact, this is located in the center of the plaza of La zenia boulevard shopping centre. Now you can play some games on the huge screen in the middle of the plaza. Most of the times, it are racing games.
For example: Entertainment in May
To summarize : Mothers day with free gift for all moms, market of artisan with more than 50 artisan stand. While for those who love music : Ben Acoustic a Violist , “Matt Blackwood ” a Guitarist and also the Campoverde Reef Band. Or else :”Irina “singer. Instead for the children : Clowns,Play station,Children Face painting, a Caricaturist but also a workshop “Hip Hop”.
.Solidarity event ” Hep at Home ” with “Zancudo” Show. .
Entertainment In April in La Zenia
Again we sum up : Dance Every m dance, Irena International Singer, Mat Blackwood Guitar and Tony Bright ” Mentalist” . But also the Talent Show . While only in aprul “Feria de April”: Fiesta with Flamenco. In fact activities about Flamenco for all and a special Show Flamenco.
Furthermore for the children : Hip Hop, Once a time a circus, The adventures of the cowboy rat, Play Station, games for Children and face painting for children .
Some of the permanent activities in December
For example : “La Banda Just Brass” is a brass band who plays from the 1st of December and the 29th of December from 18:00 til 20:00 h. Besides, there is also an important person in the mall : Father Christmas. Indeed the good man has his home at ” La Zenia” from the 1st of the December till the 24 st of December. He comes to his little red house near the English corner , nearby the entrance of Alcampo.
Further, there is a nice Christmas parade, perfect for children every day in December from 11:30 – 13:30. Meanwhile in January , the “Three kings” comes from the 26 of December till the 5th of January. In fact “Los Reyes Magos” are very famous is Spain, and more important for the children than Father Christmas.
As you can see, there is something for the all family in the La zenia boulevard shopping centre.