Located on the Orihuela Costa around 20 miles from the large town of Orihuela is a wonderful resort known as Playa Flamenca. Until the 1970s, this stretch of coast was undeveloped and bare, and although beautiful, rarely visited by the locals from surrounding villages. This was to change when a number of property investors from Belgium visited the area and realized its huge potential. From then on a number of investors moved into the region and the development of the resort began.
Playa Flamenca has a splendid wide sandy beach that hardly ever becomes overcrowded unlike other resorts on the Costa Blanca. Nearby is the Flamenca Beach commercial centre where you will find plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and a number of clubs for late night entertainment.
Every Saturday a large street market is held in Playa Flamenca where you can buy locally produced items as well as discounted leather goods, beachwear and clothes.
Torrevieja is only about 4 miles from most Playa Flamenca properties, and if you’re feeling energetic you may enjoy the scenery and walk to the larger resort. For those who prefer to take things easy there is a regular bus service. Torrevieja has a sizable water park called Aquopolis, which is a “must visit” if you have children or teenagers. On Fridays in the town a huge market is held with over 1200 stalls, so another attraction not to miss if you enjoy hunting for a bargain.
Playa Flamenca is additionally within easy driving distance of Orihuela. Here you will find many historical buildings and fine art as well as designer shopping and excellent restaurants.
Within five miles of Playa Flamenca you have a choice of three world-class golf courses that attract thousands of players from all over the world every year.
Like the surrounding resorts of La Zenia and Cabo Roig, both investors and those wishing to relocate will find some very interestingly-priced properties in Playa Flamenca. As it is a small resort, it also has the advantage that any property you buy is likely to be within walking distance to all the local amenities and the beach.
Playa Flamenca is within driving distance of both Alicante and Murcia airports. While Murcia is closer, you might find better deals to Alicante from the UK. A shuttle service can be booked to Playa Flamenca from either airport; or you can hire a car, which will also give you the advantage of being able to explore the area surrounding Playa Flamenca if you come out to view properties.
Playa Flamenca enjoys around 320 days of sunshine every year with an average temperature of 18°C. Winter temperatures rarely drop below 11°C and during the hot summer months of July and August temperatures often soar to above 30°C.