An Area Guide to La Zenia
La Zenia is part of the string of Orihuela Costa urbanisations in the Alicante province, situated on the eastern coast of the beautiful Mediterranean. Despite only occupying an area of less than 2 km2, its an established holiday destination offering plenty of facilities for tourists and residents alike, not least of all the famous La Zenia Boulevard which at 161,000 m2 of retail heaven is a shopaholics delight! Busy in the summer and quieter in the winter months, La Zenia is home to more than 100 nationalities and enjoys a truly international feel.
Things to Do in La Zenia
Although La Zenia is relatively small, it’s an easy-going and family-friendly resort with everything you need within easy distance and an abundance of quality facilities. For beach lovers, the Blue Flag awarded Playa Zenia offers the choice of the main Cala Basque (offering more than 27000m2 of pristine golden sands) and the smaller Cala Cerrada beaches. Both are fantastic places for the family to enjoy a day basking in the sun with relaxing beachside restaurants and bars as well as a selection of water sports for the more active. The wonderful La Mirada restaurant is a favourite, offering fabulous views over the beach and out to sea.
For those looking for a (slightly) more energetic way to spend a day, there are three 18 hole Championship golf courses, literally on the doorstep. The trio of Villamartin, Real Club de Campoamor and Las Ramblas golf courses are just a few minutes away, whilst for the addict a further 30 world-class courses can be found within a 30-40 minute drive, making this region of the Costa Blanca a real golfing mecca.
Weather in La Zenia
Blessed with a climate that the World Health Organisation declare to be one of the very healthiest in the world, the area is noted as having ‘as near perfect an environment as it is possible to obtain’ – high praise indeed! Year-round sunshine and low humidity are a perfect combination and with the Costa Blanca enjoying an average annual temperature of 19o, highs of 40o+ and more than 3000 hours of sunshine over 320+ days, few other regions can compete. Water temperatures average 25o even in the autumn meaning you can take a dip in the Med well into late October whilst daytime temperatures often still reach well into the 20’s throughout December making this the perfect spot to escape the British winter!
We would like to thank Jane & Matt for being patient with us and also taking the time to listen to what we were looking for and being honest enough to re-align expectations, offering their opinion once they knew what we wanted.
Making a purchase abroad can be very scary if you haven’t done this before and we worked very hard to save the money to allow us to do this so HAD to trust the people that were going to help us achieve our goal. After my first conversation with Jane it certainly gave me the confidence to work with her.
Matt took the reins when it came to showing us around and the day was fantastic, we got the property we wanted and can’t wait to start our new chapter.
Thanks again Jane & Matt – Hope to see you in the bar for a few cervezas!
Julie & Gary
Jayne was the first person we spoke to . She was very helpful and put us in touch with Matt . He met us from the airport and took us to our rental property . He came in to check everything was ok . The following day he drove me and my whole family around to see all the different areas . Pointing out how the areas are very close to each other as we were undecided where we wanted to buy . He was very helpful and gave us a lot of information. The next day he collected us and drove us around to view 15/16 properties, again as we were not sure what we wanted to buy. He was very patient and friendly . We choose the last property which we love . We went back the last day to review it then without feeling pressurised we choose that one . He then helped with taking us to the notary, solicitors, and the rental place all just before they were all shutting for a bank holiday . We would never have got that all dealt with before we had to return home without his help and professionalism .
We are very grateful for all his help and hope he remains a good friend and he is always welcome to pop over for a beer when we are there .
Julie and Gary x
I cannot recommend Homes Overseas enough! Matt worked tirelessly to find us our ideal property in Spain and it took a while as I am quite fussy!! We now have a fantastic holiday home to enjoy. Matt organised everything to do with the legal side of the purchase and has some great contacts to get things done! He made us feel at ease throughout the whole process and kept us informed all the way through. It was so easy with Matt’s help, of course!