Zurgena is a traditional Spanish village where the general hustle and bustle of village life is centred around the village square and its 5 bars which all serve tapas long into the evening. The principal industry around the area continues to be farming. Market day in Zurgena is Friday. The Almanzora river separates Zurgena from the neighbouring village of La Alfoquia. La Alfoquia has shops for you to browse, including an electrical shop, bakery, hardware shop, boutique, banks, butchers, tobacconist and petrol station. The town also has an English run fish and chip shop, where traditional fish and chips can be eaten in or taken away.