La Zenia Boulevard
A 10 minute drive from Torrevieja, in the seaside resort area of La Zenia is the impressive La Zenia Boulevard, the largest shopping complex in the province of Alicante. Besides its many other stores, the boulevard is home to the Huge Alcampo Supermarket. Upon entering Alcampo, its sheer size and range of products are immediately apparent, starting with a long line of small independent shops such as a beauty salon, jewellery outlet, internet suppliers and gift shop. At one of the entrances customers are greeted with the rich smell of fresh brewed coffee from the supermarkets popular cafe that also serve a selection of cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and light meals. There is a good supply of shopping trolleys and baskets and throughout Alcampo there is wheelchair access and free Wi-Fi.
The supermarket offers excellent value and the range of products is staggering. There is a clothing department featuring all sorts of adult and children’s clothes at very reasonable prices such as adult trainers from as little as 8€. The electrical department offers
- mobile phones
- games consuls
- kitchen appliances
Meat and Fish Produce
The meat and fish counters are always busy and stocked with an impressive choice of various fresh meats, fish and seafood as well as cooked cold prawns in their shell, perfect for a fancy picnic on the beach. The fruit & veg department has a good supply of local produce as well as a selection of imported exotic fruits. No matter which aisle you are browsing, the main problem with Alcampo is not spending your entire wages or holiday expenses !! For instance, there is a whole aisle dedicated to cured hams, salami and sausage and another entirely filled with mouth watering tinned fish and seafood. The best advice for shopping at Alcampo is to give yourself enough time to take in all there is to offer.
Just outside the supermarket in one of the Boulevard’s car parking areas, Alcampo have their own petrol station that is also great value especially when filling the tank for a long journey, but with prices so low be prepared to queue at peak times. Opening times are Monday to Sunday from 09:00 am – 11:00 pm during the summer months and until 10:00 pm in the winter.