Grab a Bargain at These Markets in the Costa Del Sol
If you’re heading to the Costa Del Sol on your next holiday, you won’t want to miss a trip to the local markets. From colourful ceramics to fresh local foods, you never know what you might find.
There are lots of different markets you can visit during your Costa Del Sol holiday. Here, we’ll reveal some of the best local markets and the types of goods you can expect to find at each one.
The Fuengirola Market is held every Sunday near the Sohail Castle and Fuengirola Mosque. It specialises in souvenirs, leather goods and gifts. If you’re looking for something interesting to take back home to remember your stay, you’re sure to find it at this popular market.
If you’re staying in Fuengirola this is definitely a market you won’t want to miss. What’s more, the items sold at the market change on a weekly basis. Each time you visit while you’re in the Costa Del Sol, you can be sure you’ll always find something unique.
Marbella Street Market
Marbella is known for its pristine beaches and bustling clubs and bars. However, did you know there’s also a great market here? The Marbella street market runs every Monday morning. There are over 360 different stalls, with a huge variety of products available to buy.
If you’re looking for something a little more unusual, the nearby Marbella Artisan Market is also well worth checking out. Open on Sundays, this market has a range of antique and one-of-a-kind items.
Benalmadena Costa Market
The upmarket Benalmadena region boasts a great local flea market. The Benalmadena Costa Market runs every Wednesday in the Paloma Park. If you stay in one of our hotels on your Benalmadena holiday, you’ll only be a short distance away from this popular market. You’ll find a range of clothing, souvenirs and gadgets here.
Mijas Street Market
Just a 10-minute drive from Fuengirola, the Mijas Street Market runs twice weekly on Saturdays and Wednesdays. It has an impressive 115 different stalls, selling everything from shoes to food and handicrafts. You’ll find it in the La Cala de Mijas Fairground.
While you’re in the area, it’s also a good idea to head 20 minutes into the mountains to the beautiful village of Mijas Pueblo. Here you’ll find a great choice of craft shops to browse through.
Barriada de La Luz and Barriada de Las Campanillas
Just up the coast from our beautiful Torremolinos resorts, you’ll find two great markets. The Barriada de La Luz and Barriada de Las Campanillas markets are situated in Malaga. Both of these street markets provide an authentic feel for local life. You’ll also find the popular Atarazanas market which is open Monday to Saturday. It stocks a great range of pickles, fish and fresh produce.
These are just a small selection of the best markets in the Costa Del Sol. The majority are open from 9.30am until 2.30pm. It’s a good idea to check with your holiday rep to see which days the local markets run, and to see if there are any changes to the normal hours.