Playa Flamenca Guide

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Playa Flamenca is a residential area located in the south of the province of Alicante, close to bigger towns such as Torrevieja or Alicante (in the north), or Pilar de la Horadada, San Pedro del Pinatar or Cartagena (in the south). It belongs to Orihuela Costa, which is a district of Orihuela, and borders with La Zenia to the south and with Villamartín urbanization to the west. Playa Flamenca is located near two international airports: Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, 45 minutes away, and Region of Murcia, 40 minutes away. It also has a very good road connection with the beaches and areas of tourist interest on the Costa Blanca.

It is surrounded by all kinds of services such as restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Just 1km away is the Zenia Boulevard Shopping Center, the largest shopping center in the province of Alicante, with an area of ​​160.000 m², 5.000 parking spaces, 150 stores where we can find the main brands in fashion for men, women and children, sports, footwear, perfumery, food, telephone, accessories, home, bricolage, jewellery, toy store, pet shop, etc.

In 2020, the residential had around 1.700 inhabitants, the majority being British, German, Belgian and Scandinavian.


Playa Flamenca has two beaches,  La Mosca and La Estaca, both holders of the Blue Flag badge since 1992 and the Q for “Tourist Quality” awarded by the Ministry of Tourism since 2014:

  • Cala Mosca: is a small cove of golden sand, 70 meters long, sheltered by rock formations and a large sand surface of 6.279 m², perfect for carrying out beach activities. It borders in the north with Punta Prima and in the south with Cala Estaca and is accessible from the N-332 road.
  • Cala Estaca: located just a few meters away, has a length of 224m and an area of 6.778 m². It limits to the north with Cala Mosca and to the south with Cal Cerrada (La Zenia). Like Cala Mosca, it has golden sand and is accessible from the N-332 road. Both coves are joined by the Playa Flamenca promenade, which has an original sundial and continues to Cala Capitán.


  • Bus lines

During the whole year, Playa Flamenca has two bus services from  Costa Azul company that connect it with the rest of the Orihuela Costa urbanizations and with the Torrevieja bus station, from where many connections can be made with other cities in Spain. You can access all the information on the lines in the service app or in the following links:


  • Train station
    A few kilometers from Playa Flamenca is located the Orihuela train station, which has both conventional and high-speed train services, making the Orihuela-Madrid journey possible in less than two and a half hours. Orihuela’s urban and interurban bus services are also located at the station.
  • Airport
    Alicante Airport (IATA: ALC), (officially Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport), is the 5th busiest airport in Spain after the airports of Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Málaga-Costa del Sol and it ranks among the 50 busiest within Europe. It is located about 45 minutes from Playa Flamenca by car and a bus service connects it to the center of Alicante every 20 minutes. Link with information:


Playa Flamenca is a privileged environment for its tranquility and has a wide range of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, schools and services. The Zenia Boulevard Shopping Center, the largest in the province of Alicante, is located a few minutes from Playa Flamenca. There are 150 shops there and it holds regular activities and concerts for the whole family. The Playa Flamenca area is located in one of the best and most important golf areas in the Mediterranean with five excellent golf courses of recognized international prestige: Campo De Golf Villamartín, Club De Golf Las Ramblas, Real Club De Golf Campoamor, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club and Vistabella Golf.

Playa Flamenca has around 6 km of bicycle lanes from Campoamor to Punta Prima, which allow anyone to enjoy the area while having a bicycle ride with the safety offered by this exclusive route for cyclists.

The area also has the following marinas:

Playa Flamenca has a wide range of restaurants ( The Lobster and Surfers Bar & Grill stand out), pubs with live shows and supermarkets from large chains such as Carrefour, Lidl or Mercadona. In addition, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a street market takes place on the street Pintor Ribera, where you can find all kinds of products at a good price.

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