Playa Flamenca, useful guide to the Costa Blanca resort of Playa Flamenca, everything on one page.
One Stop Guide to Playa Flamenca
Playa Flamenca: One of the most popular coastal resorts on the Orihuela Costa stretch of the Costa Blanca coastline, Playa Flamenca is situated between Punta Prima and La Zenia, some 50 kilometres south of Alicante airport. The nearest big town to the resort is Torrevieja, which is just 5 minutes drive away.
Playa Flamenca can not really be classed as a town, it is more a large residencial urbanization, though it has its own beaches and several commercial centres, it does not have a town centre as you would normally expect.
It does however have a large market which takes place on Saturdays, so you can stock up on most things there, and also buy gifts to take home.
If you really need "proper" shopping you can head to Torrevieja or even better the new La Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, located between Playa Flamenca and La Zenia (on the back road).
It does have the Town Hall for the entire Orihuela Costa and also the local police station, and it would be this area that could be considered the centre of the resort, though the bulk of the bars and restaurants are gathered in the various commercial centres, such as Via Park I & II, Flamenca Beach and also the area around the beaches.
Playa Flamenca Map: Featured is a Google satellite map of Playa Flamenca, giving an interesting view of the coastal part of the resort. The two beaches of Playa Flamenca are clearly shown on the map, which can also be viewed in road map mode if you prefer.
The main access road to Playa Flamenca, the N-332, is clearly shown on the map, and by zooming out you will also see the AP-7 motorway, by which you can also access the resort via La Zenia or Torrevieja.
Playa Flamenca Accommodation:
Playa Flamenca Hotels: There are no hotels in Playa Flamenca itself, though there a couple of decent hotels nearby, namely the La Zenia Hotel (BOOK A ROOM), in nearby La Zenia, right beside the beach, and the Torrejoven Hotel Punta Prima (BOOK A ROOM), beside Punta Prima roundabout on the N-332, heading towards Torrevieja. For golfers another accommodation option might be the Hotel de Golf Campoamor (BOOK A ROOM), which is actually on the Real Club de Campoamor Golf Course.
Most people seeking accommodation in Playa Flamenca opt for private rented properties such as apartments or villas, of which there are a large selection in the area.
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Playa Flamenca Commercial Centres:
Flamenca Beach - The largest commercial centre in Playa Flamenca, the Flamenca Beach complex, despite its name, is some way from the beach, on the inland side of the N-332 road it is accessed via Calle Niagara and Calle de Catorce (if you use the above map in 'MAP' view and pan up one step you will see both roads). Flamenca Beach has a large selection of shops, bars and restaurants, in fact probably everything you will need during your stay in the resort.
Via Park I Playa Flamenca - Part of a sizeable complex with Via Park II, close to the top of the Saturday market, Via Park I has some decent bars and restaurants and a fish and chip shop.
Via Park II Playa Flamenca - Part of a sizeable complex with Via Park I, close to the top of the Saturday market, Via Park II also has several bars and restaurants and an internet/computer shop.
Beside Playa Flamenca Beach - Between the 2 beaches of Playa Flamenca, you will find a large block of apartments with numerous shops, bars and restaurants on the ground floor, there is also the main Post Office for the area.
There are several other small areas of commercials, with bars and restaurants, including one behind the school, at the end of the market road, beside the urbanization called Parque de Duque.
Playa Flamenca Market:
Probably the best market in the area, apart from Torrevieja's Friday market, the Playa Flamenca Saturday market is a great place to pick up your fresh fruit and vegetables and also find some gifts to take home for the family. The market is held every Saturday between about 8.30am and 2.00pm, in hot weather get there early to avoid the rush and uncomfortably hot temperatures.
Playa Flamenca Beaches:
Playa Flamenca has a couple of decent sandy beaches, and there are other beaches nearby which are within walking distance including La Zenia beach and Punta Prima beach. One of the best beaches in the area is at Cabo Roig and called Cala Capitan, for Cala Capitan you will need a car or taxi.
Playa Flamenca Pubs / Bars:
There are numerous pubs and bars, dotted amongst the various commercial centres of Playa Flamenca, among the best known are the Temple Bar (well known for its Blues Brother show), the Celtic Drop, the Landsdowne, Busters and Legends all in Flamenca Beach. In Via Park I you will find the Judges Chambers and also hidden away in the corner the Hideaway Bar Playa Flamenca, where you will always get a friendly welcome.
Playa Flamenca Weather: Renowned for its sunny weather conditions, the resort is mostly sunny all through the year, offering some of the best weather in Spain. Boasting 300 days of sunshine every year and only an average of 20 days of rain, you can expect the Playa Flamenca weather to be fine during your stay.
Playa Flamenca Police:
Policia Local - Oficina De Orihuela Costa - Carretera Alicante-Cartagena, S/N, 03300 Orihuela, España. Telephone: 966 760 000 (local police).
Playa Flamenca Hospital:
The closest hospital for Playa Flamenca is in nearby Torrevieja:
Hospital De Torrevieja - Address: Carretera CV-95, S/N, 03186 Torrevieja, España. Telephone Number: 965 721 200 (hospital, hospitales).
Playa Flamenca Business Directory:
- Playa Flamenca Restaurants:
Den Engel (Lobster Restaurant) - Address: C/Orquideas, Urb Playa Flamenca, 03189 Orihuela Costa, Alicante, Spain. Telephone Number: (0034) 966 761 719.
ASK 31 Indian Restaurant - Address: Calle Pirana, Miraflores IV, 03189 Playa Flamenca, ORIHUELA COSTA, Spain. Telephone Number: (0034) 965 325 029.
- Playa Flamenca Cafe:
Cafetería Concierto 2 - Address: C/Guaipiles 5, Local 1, Las Piscinas, Playa Flamenca, 03189 Orihuela Costa, Spain. Telephone Number: (0034) 965 325 846.
- Playa Flamenca Dentist:
Swedent Clinica Dental - Carretera Alicante-Cartagena, 1, 03300 Orihuela, España. Telephone: 966 730 869 (dentist, english speaking).
- Playa Flamenca Taxis:
Orihuela Costa Radio Taxis - C/ Maestro Torralba (La Zenia II), S/N, 03189 Orihuela Costa, Spain. Telephone Number: 966 761 088 (taxi).
- Playa Flamenca Baby Equipment / Nursery Hire:
Kidsease Nursery Hire - Telephone Mick Hardy (0034) 690 230 538 for hire of baby equipment, toddler equipment, high chairs, car seats, stair gates, prams and pushchairs, walkers, monitors etc.
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