First, a trip to the local Markets of Costa Orihuela and Costa Blanca is always a nice thing to do during the holiday’s.
Next, the relaxing atmosphere between the locals and tourists makes it a nice place to remember. And explore some of the local flavors.
While enjoying a little breakfast (tostada con tomate) surrounded by the Spanish people.
Indeed, on the markets of the coasts there is a great choice of products . In first place, most of these products come directly from the local farm.
Therefore, enjoy the local colors, the rumors , the lovely tastes and the smells.
Indeed, on the markets of Costa Orihuela and Costa Blanca there is a lot of choice between different kinds of markets. As a result, there are : fresh markets, fish markets, flea markets, food markets .
While, the markets are a wonderful place to visit and to take marvelous photos.
After all, there is always a great choice of fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and sea foods. But also cheeses , ham, clothes, shoes, leather and souvenirs.
Additionally ,the markets are the meeting points for the expats and the Spanish people. As a result ,t is also the moment to practice your Spanish.
Indeed, the markets are situated in the towns and villages. If you want to meet the real Spanish culture go to the traditional villages and towns.
Try to combine a visit to the market with the discovery of the village. With there typical bars and restaurants. as a result, you will have a great filled day out.
Then , the colorful air streets are held in the most of the main town and villages.Trough out the Costa Blanca and the Costa Orihuela. All the markets are visited by the local themselves. The markets stalls offer a real taste of the Spanish life . You can taste the fresh local products, the numerous fruits, the great choice of vegetables. Furthermore a tempting selection of seasonal herbs, the Spanish famous ” jamon”, the chorizo ( the spicy Spanisch sausage ) and the cheese.
In sum, enjoy the color of the flowers. The market is the weekly appointment to do an feel the vibrant atmosphere. To look at the stalls full of various products from household to fashion or clothing.
To conclude , the south Costa Blanca markets are one of the best places to learn an become familiar with the Spanish culinary diversity.
For the locals and the tourist the nearest local market becomes a weekly trip.And is a part of their lifestyle in the sunny South Costa Blanca.
The local markets usually set up early in the morning, ready for the sell around 8 a clock.
Ordinary the markets stops around 1 pm in the afternoon, mostly before the great heat of the sun.
Further, it never rains in the South of the Costa Blanca so the stalls are always there.
Like every else in Spain, vehicles have no access to the market place or the market streets.
In particular, to avoid arriving on the wrong date or place, we made you a list of the most interesting markets.
In fact, on the Costa Blanca and the Costa Orihuela there are markets taking place every day .
As a result, we have put together a great selection of the most popular and best markets.
First, Torrevieja’s weekly Market is very busy. The marker occupies five streets and is the largest in the area with space for over 1000 stalls .
Next, the market is every Friday morning.
Now, Almoradi has a large market selling plants, vegetables, fruits, craft and gifts , household items, clothes and shoes. Situated at the plaza Constitution and the surrounding streets .
There, the market is every Saturday morning .
The next largest market is Playa Flamenca market. Now it is situated nearby many commercial centers and Zenia Boulevard.
Here, the market is every Saturday morning.
The campo de Guardamar is the inland area of Guardamar. El Raso is situated in Campo de Guardamar. El Raso has a very popular and busy market. In fact, locally people called it ” the Lemon Tree Market” with at least 400 stalls.
The market is every Sunday morning.
San Miguel de Salinas.
In addition, San Miguel de Salinas has a busy street market .
In fact ,the market streets are on a hill above the pink Laguna de Torrevieja. And offers , if you take the time to discover, a impressive view over the countryside with plenty of orange trees and the salt lake.
here, the market is every Wednesday morning.
Top 5 things to buy at Markets of Costa Orihuela and Costa Blanca.
- Fresh oranges because who doesn’t love those vitamin c.
- Leather Belts, most of the time there are more than 2 stables selling these belts and they offer a wide range of tastes from the minimal design to the big and bulky logos on the belts.
- Leather bags or handbags, start seeing a trend here ? That’s right Spain is the place to buy leather items.
- Touristic towels t-shirts flags and many more. Who doesn’t want a towel saying Pacha Ibiza or the most typical tourist places you have visited in the region.
- Second hand english books: it’s the best place to find some books at bargain prices starting from 1 euro.
Timetable Markets of Costa Orihuela and Costa Blanca.
Roladan, San Pedro Pinatar, Elche, Santa Pola
Alicante , Orihuela, Los Alcazares, La Union
Mil Palmeras, San Miguel de Salinas
Guardamar, La Mata , San miguel de Salinas, Santago de la Ribera, Calloa de Seguera , Benidorm, Campello
San Javier , Rojales, Alicante, Campoamor, Bigastro, Gran Alacant
Torrevieja , El Pilar de la Horadada, Crevillente,
Los Montesinos, Orihuela
Torre Pacheco, Santa Pola , Elche, Alicante, Playa Flamenca, Almoradi, Los Montesinos, Crevillente, Pilar de hoarada
Benidorm, Pinar de Campoverde, Campo de Guardamar, Ciudad Quesada
Habaneras Shopping Centre
La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre