La Zenia Boulevard

LZ8 Shopping centre, Orihuela Costa.

La Zenia shopping centre has an amazing range of shops and businesses. It is a modern, well-designed centre with ample parking. The stores are laid out largely on the ground floor, with a range of other facilities on the upper level.

The ground floor boasts an enormous Decathlon store, and a B and Q/Homebase equivalent called Leroy Merlin, both of which are on the exterior of the centre. There is also a petrol station in this outer area.

Once inside the centre itself, there are a wealth of stores catering for almost every need. There are Home Design stores, ranging from Conforama at the budget end to specialist Home Interior stores that cater to more expensive tastes.

Clothing shops range from the large and well laid out Primark store, to well known stores like Zara, H and M, and C and A. There are also designer brands available, with an excellent Desigual outlet, and stores dealing with high-end labels such as Versace, Lacoste and others.Spanish stores are also well represented, and both men and women have plenty of fashion choices. Specialist jewellery and accessory shops are also plentiful.

LZ2 There is an excellent electrical store that caters both for the domestic and IT market. Other stores include the supermarket Al Campo.

Aside from the wide range of stores, there are many food and drink outlets. The ground floor offers many ‘snack’ facilities, including gelateria. The upper level has many and varied restaurants offering everything from tapas, to American diner eats, to full restaurant menus.

The upper level also houses the large and impressive children’s play zone, discretely located on its own side of the level.

The food outlets centre around a square that incorporates a stage area. There are often free entertainment activities on show. At ground level there are further activities for children, including a water jet maze. There is a Big Screen that shows films, video games and sporting events. If all this were not enough, there is also a bowling alley.

Children are well catered for in other ways. To get around the centre, parents can hire minI sports cars, landrover-style cars, or animated animals for their children to ride on. There is also a children’s bus and train service. There are also plenty of shopping trolleys with Little Tykes cars attached.

In addition to all these benefits, there are plenty of modern and clean toilet facilities, with baby changing and feeding rooms accessible to both parents. The entire centre is also wheelchair accessible, although more lifts are needed at certain times of the year.

Finally, if you are a gym bunny, there is a free outdoor gym, though this is unsupervised so must be used at your own risk.

My ratings:

Range of shops GOOD

Adequate shopping for both male and female shoppers GOOD

Child friendly environment GOOD

Parking facilities GOOD

Disabled access MOSTLY GOOD

Food and drink facilities VERY GOOD

Well worth a visit!