Playa Flamenca, information for and pictures of the Costa Blanca resort of Playa Flamenca, Alicante, Spain.
Playa Flamenca - Costa Blanca - Spain
Playa Flamenca: If you are looking to take a holiday in Spain and are considering the Costa Blanca region (this is all within the province of Alicante), then Playa Flamenca could be just the place for you. Boasting everything you could want for a perfect family holiday, but still laid back and not too rowdy. On this page you can find all the information you need on the area including a Playa Flamenca map, the latest Playa Flamenca weather conditions, information on beaches, bars, restaurants, golf, hotels, accommodation and the street market.
Playa Flamenca is not really a town but simply a residential urbanization which has grown into a town sized resort. Handy for the airport at San Javier/Murcia (25 minutes drive), Playa Flamenca is easy to reach, and should you need the bustle of a town then the well known Torrevieja is just 10 minutes down the road.
The area comprises mostly complexes of private houses, villas and apartments, many of which are available to rent on a weekly basis. Numerous commercial centres have been added to provide for the ever growing number of visitors. Residential urbanizations adjoin Playa Flamenca, such as La Florida and Zeniamar.
Weather: As you would expect of this area, the weather in Playa Flamenca is one of its main attractions. Sunny and dry for most of the year, you would be hard pressed to pick a poor week, weather wise. Sun is pretty much guaranteed between the months of June and October, with the odd thunderstorm and spell of rain, but this rarely lasts more than a couple of days, and most often just a few hours.
Winter sunshine is also an attraction, with December and January generally being sunny and pleasant, though the nights can be chilly, so make sure you choose accommodation with heating provided.
Beaches: Playa Flamenca itself has a couple of decent sandy beaches, but there are others nearby which are larger and within walking distance or a short drive or bus ride. In summer time the beaches have lifeguards on duty, and also have some facilities such as beach bar, toilets, sun loungers, parasols and pedalo hire.
The beaches are joined by the pretty promenade which can also be followed to La Zenia beach and the other way to Punta Prima beach.
Market: One of Playa Flamenca's major attractions is its Saturday street market which is held on the main street which cuts through the urbanization (Calle Nicholas de Bussi), people flock here from far a wide on a Saturday to purchase their fresh fruit and vegetables and also clothes, leather goods and gifts. Opening times: 8.30am - 2.00pm.
Shopping: Apart from the market there are plenty of other shopping opportunities in Playa Flamenca, especially since the opening of the new La Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, which has all the big brand, designer shops and more.
For more shopping you can head into Torrevieja (Habaneras shopping centre), Murcia city, Elche city or Alicante city.
Bars and Restaurants: There are plenty of bars and restaurants dotted all over the area, the biggest concentration being in the Flamenca Beach commercial centre, where there is a huge choice, and also plenty of live entertainment.
Don't forget to visit the Temple Bar, where the Blues Brother tribute is well worth seeing. There are more bars and restaurants near to the beaches and also in Via Park 1 and Via Park 2.
Golf: Plenty of golf nearby, with three courses within just ten minutes drive, the most popular is perhaps Villamartin, together with the attractive Campoamor Club de Golf and the "challenging" Las Ramblas course.
Hotels: Playa Flamenca does not have a hotel as such, but you could stay at the La Zenia Hotel, which is a short drive (a couple of minutes) or a long walk from the centre of the resort.
History: If you are looking for history, Playa Flamenca is going to disappoint, as its story only goes back to 1972, when some Flemish investors began developing a section of attractive, but previously barren coastline. Its growth was fuelled by the desire for holiday homes in the sun. For historic buildings and attractions head for Cartagena (Roman and Carthaginian remains), Orihuela, Elche or Alicante.
Playa Flamenca Map: We have included a small Google map of the Playa Flamenca area to the right, you might find this handy to get an idea of its location, and maybe use it to find you way to the resort if you are hiring a car. You can use the buttons to move around, zoom, get street views or see a satellite map, or you can click the link to get a bigger map.
Location: Playa Flamenca is on what is called the Orihuela Costa (the coastal area for the town of Orihuela), it is south of Alicante and north of Cartagena. It can be reached via the N-332, which itself can be accessed from the AP-7 motorway. The nearest large town is Torrevieja. Driving distances are Torrevieja: 5 miles, Orihuela: 20 miles, San Javier/Murcia Airport: 16 miles, Cartagena: 31 miles, Alicante Airport: 30 miles, Alicante (city): 48 miles.
Other Costa Blanca Resorts: Denia Alicante