The very small but charming town of Zalea is surrounded by farmland, mountains and countryside, providing quiet Spanish living whilst being ideally located close to airports, beaches and popular resort towns.
Zalea has a lot to offer and can be excellent value for money for those looking to settle in the area. The town maintains all of the facilities you would expect from a small, inland, Andalusian town with lots to do nearby for when you want to explore and enjoy everything that Spain has to offer.
Zalea is quiet little village situated in the Guadalhorce Valle and the rich, irrigated lowlands are abundant in trees and citrus fruits which line the streets and the surrounding farmlands. The beautiful, natural landscape is ideal for those who like to walk, hike and explore or maybe hope to keep some animals such as chickens or even horses.
This is a popular place for people looking to enjoy the peace and quiet of authentic, Andalucian small town living but with quick and easy access to loads of great facilities, shops and entertainment located nearby as well as popular places such as Pizarra, Alora and Casarabonela.
Just some of the great places nearby that you can get to easily by car include;
Malaga Centre – 30 minutes
Malaga Airport – 20 minutes
Coin – 30 minutes
Marbella – 50 minutes
Alora – 20 minutes
Torremolinos – 30 minutes
Fuengirola – 35 minutes
Zalea enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters.
The warm climate means that residents are able to make the most of the outdoors all year round with plenty of opportunities for walks, outdoor sports and activities, picnics, alfresco dining and trips to the beach.
Average temperatures in summer sit around 27-30°C with July and August usually being the warmest and in the winter temperatures typically average somewhere between 10-15°C with December being the coldest month.
Ideally located for quiet living but with easy access to some of the big and exciting resort towns – Zalea is just a short distance away from some great shops, restaurants, beaches and golf clubs, meaning there is always something to do for adults and children of all ages.
Zalea itself is home to some great local eateries offering great value, fresh food and great wine at affordable prices. There are several shops, bars, restaurants, a pharmacy, grocery shops, a primary school and some great children’s play areas – ideal for daily life.
The popular towns of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmadena are all within a 35-minute drive and provide an abundance of terrific food options from tapas and local cuisine to modern dining, fast food and cafes. There’s also a wide range of bars, pubs, cocktail bars, nightclubs and sports bars open day and night for those that like to enjoy a drink or two.
For those that like to indulge in a little retail therapy, there are some great places nearby where you can shop ‘til you drop with a wide range of markets, shopping centres, outlets and malls.
Coin is just 30 minutes away and is home to a wide array of supermarkets, independent shops and places to enjoy some great food and drink. The new and modern ‘CC La Trocha’ is extremely popular and offers everything from shops and cafes to a cinema, gymnasium with spa, rooftop paddle courts and a swimming pool!
In Fuengirola there is a large flea market that takes place twice a week with a wide range of goods for sale including vinyl records, flamenco dresses, home accessories, clothing, foods, spices and lots of great vintage items.
For those wanting some modern shops and brand names – Malaga is home to several shopping centres including El Corte Inglés, Malaga Plaza Shopping Centre and Vialia. The city centre itself is also a great place to visit with a great selection of stores on offer a range of brands as well as lots of opportunities to stop and rest in the many cafes and eateries.
In Torremolinos – Calle San Miguel is an idyllic shopping destination with winding narrow side streets lined with palm trees and magnolias that are home to quaint little shops and terraces perfect for enjoying a drink in the sun.
The beaches of both Torremolinos and Benalmadena provide visitors with the perfect setting to enjoy a day of sunbathing and relaxation or for those that are more active there are some great water sports and beach activities. When it’s time for a break from the sun there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from as well as ice cream shops and cafes.
If you’re happy to travel a little further, then Marbella is just 50 minutes away and is a must see destination with blue flag beaches such as ‘Playa de la Malagueta’. Popular with tourists, this award winning beach boasts warm clear waters and an abundance of places to eat, drink and shop nearby.
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