Primark in the Costa Blanca. Primark, the Irish fashion store chain is very popular in the Costa Blanca. There are a lot of Primark in the Costa Blanca. Primark offers quality and style at an affordable prices.
The Primark fashion is a budget clothing chain. The company orders from the cheapest suppliers. The suppliers than make the clothes of simple design and simple substances. With nearly 300 stores, the orders are large and it is easier to make deals with the supplier. The suppliers offers the chain the best prices. Other famous brands are spending a lot of money on flashy advertising. Primark doesn’t spend money on advertising leading to the cheap prices.
In fact , iIn the shops and also at the Primark in the Costa Blanca everything is sold under its own brand name.
In addition, there are brands for certain types of clothing , like ” Cedar wood” , “Lounge”, “Atmosfhere”. Some of the media are speaking of Primark mania or Primania. For many shoppers and tourists the fashion store has an irresistible offering. When you are on holiday and you are in need of trendy sun clothes. Or evening dresses, under wear, shoes or make up at an astonishing low prices? Then you find it at the Primark in the Costa Blanca. It is like the feeling of shopping during the sales, but the whole year round. These low prices lead you to buy things faster, wear them a few times and then go back to Primark to buy other great value things.
The fashion store chain now has 40 shops in Spain. The fast fashion chain employs 7400 people. The nearest stores of the Primark in the Costa Blanca can be found in Orihuela’s La Zenia shopping center, Alicante’s Gran Via shopping centro and in Valencia in the Bonaire complex,
in the Nueva Condomina in Murcia and in the L’Aljub precict in Elche.
The latest and biggest store of the Primark has opened in fall in Gran Via in Madrid. The store is in the middle of the city center. The new store covers an area of nearly 12500 square meters, on several floors.
A strange thing to know is that the building in Madrid actually belongs to Amansio Ortega , the second rich man of the world. Ortega is founder of the Inditex group. The Inditex group is the group after brands like Zara , Mango, Cortefiel, Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Lefties etc.
Orihuela ” La Zenia shopping Center ” The Primark in the Costa Blanca at La Zenia was the biggest before the one in Madrid opened. It has been a huge success among the local people. People even drove from Benidorm to visit this Primark. It is located near the Grocery store of Alcampo. Adress. Centro Commercial, La Zenia Boulevard. Calle Jade , La Zenia, Orihuela Costa.
Reach the Primark in La Zenia by bus. Stop Centro Commercial La Zenia with the line Torrievieja – Pilar de la Horadada.
Parking facilities: underground.
opening hours :
Monday: 10.00 till 22.00. Tuesday: 10.00 till 22.00. Wednesday: 10.00 till 22.00. Thursday: 10.00 till 22.00. Friday: 10.00 till 22.00. Saturday: 10.00 till 22.00. Sunday: 10.00 till 22.00. Open the years round.
Accept all mayor payments types.
Telephone Primark Orihuela Costa 0034 966 793 930.
Alicante’s Gran Via shopping centro.
Adress. Centro Commercial Gran Via. Calle Jose Garcia Selles 2. Alicante 3015.
Bus. Line 10 and Line 11 H . Direct lines to the Shopping center.
Parking facilities. 3 floors in the shoppingscenter.
opening hours :
Monday: 10.00 till 22.00. Tuesday: 10.00 till 22.00. Wednesday: 10.00 till 22.00. Thursday: 10.00 till 22.00. Friday: 10.00 till 22.00. Saturday: 10.00 till 22.00. Sunday: Closed.
The Primark in Valencia is located in one the biggest Shopping centres of the city. Adress: Centro commercial Bonaire. Carretara A 3 km 345. Aldaia. Valencia.
Bus. Direct Line 160 from Valencia. Line 106 from Torrent.
Parking facilities. underground.
opening hours :
Monday: 10.00 till 22.00. Tuesday: 10.00 till 22.00. Wednesday: 10.00 till 22.00. Thursday: 10.00 till 22.00. Friday: 10.00 till 22.00. Saturday: 10.00 till 22.00. Sunday: Closed. 9 October: closed. 12 October:10.00 till 22.00. 6 December closed. 7 December 10.00 till 22.00. 8 December:10.00 till 22.00. 24 December 10.00 till 20.00. 25 December closed. 31 December:10.00 till 20.00.
Murcia Shopping Centres. The place to be is for shopping is Murcia. Because it offers lots of shopping center in the region and around the city. In fact, there are even coaches that especially go to Murcia Shopping Centres. Find out more here on Your Spain. Indeed, Murcia is the biggest city and shares its name with the province. While, Murcia is about an hour and half drive from Torrevieja. And one hour from Orihuela La Zenia. The city is perfect to visit when the weather lets you down or more often if you just want to escape the heat. Also worth checking out is Orihuela Costa : La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre. It is one of the biggest shopping centres in the area. It is bigger than the Thader Shopping Centre and has a Primark and Alcampo.
List of Murcia Shopping Centres.
Nueva Condomina Murcia.
This Murcia Shopping Centers is located on the north side of Murcia. In fact, the shopping center is very popular among the British population.They love to visit the Irish Primark.
Adress. Centro Commercial Nueva Condomina. Autovia A 7. Murcia 30110.
Parking facilities. Underground.
Opening hours : Monday: 10.00 till 22.00. Tuesday: 10.00 till 22.00. Wednesday: 10.00 till 22.00. Thursday: 10.00 till 22.00. Friday: 10.00 till 22.00. Saturday: 10.00 till 22.00. Sunday: closed.
Accept all mayor payments types.
Now, the Primark in Murcia is popular. Indeed, low prices of clothes and big choice. In fact , this often joined by tourists with the Ikea and Murcia City Centre. Side by side with the Primark is located in the Nueva Condomina Shopping Centre.
Primark Opening Hours.
The openings-hours of the Primark are : daily from 10 in the morning till 10 in the evening. Instead it is closed on Sunday and other Spanish holidays. Check the Spanish holidays for 2016 .
Centro Comercial Aguilas Plaza.
In addition, Aguilas plaza is one of the other Murcia Shopping Centres . It is a very nice shopping center with even a cinema in the shopping zone. As a result, that this make the mall ideal for a nice evening of shopping. And then end it the day with a nice movie. In fact, shops are open 365 days a year. Stores are open from Monday Till Sunday from 10 o’clock till 22:00.
El Corte Ingles.
Naturally, El Corte Ingles is probably one of the best known Murcia Shopping Centres . This shopping mall has many branches in Spain and is the biggest department store of Europe. As they offer a range of products from Perfume to Electronics. In fact, it is simular with the french “Lafayette”. The best is, there are two Corte Ingles department stores in Murcia. They are even located on the same road. In particular, the department store offers a range of branches located across the floors.
Opening Hours : From 10 in the morning till 22. Closed on Sunday. Address: Avenida de la Libertad, 1 Murcia.
Indeed, the Swedish retailer Ikea has opened an enormous store in Murcia near the Thader Commercial Park. Lots of people go to this Ikea because it is the only one in the region. Even buses advertise and organize special trips to Ikea, allowing passenger to carry some of their shopping on the bus. With a collection of more than 12.000 products to choose from and serving delicious meatballs in their restaurant it’s definitely worth a visit. In fact, chances are small that you leave without buying something.
It’s also worth buying an Ikea Family card . In other words this give you a free coffee and discounts on lots of furniture and meals.
The shop also offers a delivery service. After all, this is handy when you don’t have a big car and bought some big furniture. Prices of delivery are reasonably cheap and are more interesting than renting a truck for yourself.
Ikea Address: Thader Commercial Park Avenue D. Juan de Borbón, s / n30110 MURCIA.
Opening hours: Monday till Saturday from 9:00 till 21:30 but beware of the holiday and banking days in Murcia.
The largest mall is Parque Comercial Thader .This is one of the biggest of Murcia Shopping Centres. With a size of 67.000 square meters of shops and offer 8500 parking spots. Thader has a cinema located in the Shopping centre. You find the mall next to the Ikea. So it is perfectly possible to combine both. In the Thader Shopping Centre is also an Alcampo. There is also various sport shops like the Intersport or the Decathlon. For instance, Murcia Shopping Centres Thader also offers a place for electric vehicles to recharge. In the past, during the financial crisis many shops went bankrupt in Thader or moved away. Now there are many new shops.
In brief, its is still one of the better Malls in Murcia.
Thader Opening Hours: 09:00 till 22:00. Closed on Sunday Address : Avenida Juan de Borbón, Churra, Murcia.
Furthermore, Dos Mares is also a Murcia Shopping Centres. You find it in the Murcia region nearby the San Javier Airport. The nearby Decathlon is open 365 day a year . The supermarket that you can find in Dos Mares is an Eroski. The mall “Dos mares” has about 70 shops and about 16 restaurants. Furthermore a cinema and bowling. In fact, the restaurants located in the Shopping Centre are the same as in the other centre. To sum up, there is a Burger King, 500 Montaditos and a Lizarran. In addition , there is also an large electronic store called “Worten”.
Dos Mares Cinema.
Again Dos mares has one cinema with 8 rooms with digital and 2 with 3D. They have Spanish movies with English sub titles.
Dos Mares Bowling.
In addition there is also a bowling. Address: Mares Dos-37 Exit 777 N-332 30730 San Javier (Murcia).
One other “Centro Comercial Y De Ocio Las Velas”, Calle Catamarán, 1, Los Narejos, Los Alcázares.
Then there is “Centro Comercial Vega Plaza”, Avenida de Granada, Molina De Segura.
Also the ” Centro Comercial Atalayas”, Calle Molina de Segura, Murcia.
And the ” Centro De Ocio Zigzag”, Avenida Juan Carlos I, Murcia.
Further on the Parque Comercial La Noria (Outlet), Centro Comercial La Noria Outlet Shopping, km5, La Ñora, Murcia.
The Shopping Centre of La Noria is an Outlet Murcia Shopping Centres. It is opened from Monday till Saturday from 10.00 in the morning till 22.00 in the evening. The Restaurants are kept open until midnight. In the Outlet center the brand products are heavily discounted. It can also be reached by public transport like the bus and tram. The buses that drive to la Noria are Lines 47,44 and 78. For the tram only tram line L will ride till la Noria.
In Alicante a new Ikea Alicante Furniture store will open it doors in 2015. The Ikea will be located in Rabasa Alicante. There shall also a new shopping center will be build. Also next to this, there will be a new construction site. On this site will include housing beside the shopping center. Up to 13.500 houses are planned to be build next to the shopping center. The new Ikea Alicante will occupy 300 000 square meters. The Ikea will provide for 9000 direct and indirect jobs in the city.
The Ikea is estimated to bring around 5 million customers each year to Alicante. So this would definitely be a major boost for the entire region. The Job opening will be directed at mostly people from Alicante. So that is more environmentally friendly. The employees will drive easily to their nearby work each day. Till now all this is just a rumor.
The Ikea in Alicante will be closer for most people than the newly build Ikea in Valencia or the on in Murcia.
The commercial site will also include an 120 000 square metres for restaurants, offices and commercial buildings.
Other planning ?
Unfortunately some false rumours have surfaced of the Ikea being built across La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre in Orihuela Costa. Although this would have been a great place to build an Ikea.
In Alicante it can simply attract more tourist from the North side of Costa Brava like Benidorm and Calpe. So people from Orihuela Costa will have to choose either drive 30 minutes to the Shopping Centres in Murcia and visit the Ikea there. Or go to Alicante which takes you around 45 Minutes.
This article will be update as soon as we hear more news.
Update Ikea Alicante.
After years of struggle for Ikea a final decision could be close to a solution in the nearby future. The mayor of Alicante and the company admitted that they were negotiations. But nothing has been concreted till now.
However the mayor said that there will be an announcement early in the spring 2017. The plans are that the Ikea would open an extreme large store on a 50 000 square meters area. Alongside with an other medium size shops. More specifically in the Rabasa area. nearby the Decathlon.
First of all, La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre is the new shopping mall at the Orihuela Costa. Then , it is the biggest shopping center of the province of Alicante. Follow it on facebook Follow on La Zenia boulevard On Facebook.
Indeed, La Zenia Boulevard occupies 161.000 square meters and has about 150 shops. It offers 5.000 free parking spots to customers.
It looks a lot like an american shopping mall but with a Mediterranean accent. The Shopping centre has activities almost every weekend. These activities draws many people from Orihuela Costa, Torrevieja , Benidorm and even further away.
Most of the shops are located on the first floor and on the second it is full of with restaurants (Also check out our top Restaurants in The Orihuela Costa). The Shopping centre is wheel chair friendly.There are 3 elevators: two in the central plaza and one near the Alcampo.
Also for the Kids there are lots of activities which are open the whole year. On the top , a third of the Second floor is a real kids paradise with all sort of attractions. Near the “Alcampo”, there are little small funny cars shaped in the form of animals. Children can ride sitting on the animal, while the parents are shopping.
La Zenia Boulevard shopping center is the ideal place to go shopping with the all family. Indeed, there a many shops but also the many possibilities to have something to eat or just to have fuwith the kids .
La Zenia Boulevard Opening Hours / Times:
Spring and Summer and Autumn : Monday through Sunday, From 10:00 till 23:00 Winter: Monday through Saturday , From 10:00 till 22:00. In the winter season, the shops are closed on Sunday. But the bars and restaurants are open throughout the year.
La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre Detailed Opening Times
Winter time (October till June)
Easter / summer
10:00 to 22:00
10:00 to 23:00
09:00 to 22:00
09:00 to 00:00
Restaurants and Bars
10:00 to 22:00
10:00 to 22:00
Kiosks Plaza Mayor
10:00 to 22:00
10:00 to 01:30
From 12:00 to 01:00
12:00 to 01:30
Playground for the Kids
10:00 to 22:00
Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 3:00 pm and Friday, Saturday and eve of public holidays: from 10:00 to 4:00 pm
From 9:00 to 1:30
From 09:00 to 02:00
Map of the Shopping Center
Important openings days 2019
These opening day and the opening hours may change during the year. Due to the new regional goverment of Valencia.
The best is ” La zenia boulevard shopping centre” has sales a couple of times. When its Halloween some shops offer a sale just between certain hours. The winter sales in the shopping center starts the 2nd of January. And they last till the 9th of March. So you can enjoy some great sales at your favorite stores with discount of 50% and even 70%. Zara and other stores start their sales at the 7th of January
Stores at La Zenia Boulevard:
To sum up : Rituals, Zara, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius,Massimo Dutti,Oysho,Bershka and C & A. But also Primark, Mediamarkt and NorAuto. Then Alcampo also known as Auchan(14,000 square meters), Decathlon(5,000 square meters), Leroy Merlin(9,000 square meters), Adidas, Blanco,Geox, Guess,seven Camicie, Swarovski, Zara Home, H&M, Lefties.. Scroll down to see all the shops.
Restaurant and Bars.
Indeed “La zenia boulevard shopping centre” offers a lot of restaurants on the Second floor. If you’re looking for something more calm not that far from La Zenia check out our Orihuela Costa La Zenia restaurant guide.
Muerde La Pasta: is all you can eat Italian based pasta and Pizza restaurant. For a price of € 9.95 per person at noon in the weekdays and € 13.95 in the evenings and weekends. It can be quite busy so it’s not the best place to have a relaxing dinner. It offers a wide range of pastas.
Foster’s Hollywood: is an American Mexican styled restaurant offering delicious Steaks and Hamburgers for a decent price.
Wok Buffet: is an Asian all you can eat restaurant they also offer some Spanish foods.
Che Argentino: offers an excellent grilled meat buffet delivered to your table.
Che Italian: is an Italian restaurant which handles the same concept like the Argentinian restaurant but with Pasta and Pizza.
Tommy Mel : a modern American diner restaurant. Many different milkshakes and an excellent menu. Outdoor terrace with sea view.
Snack bars or Fast Food.
Lizarran :Famous for its typical Spanish food and tapas, Burger King. Kebab Express. Subway. Mr Pizza.. 100 Montaditos is a a true Spanish finger food and small sandwiches bar.
The Bowling at La zenia boulevard shopping centre is called Pleno. Near the main plaza on the 1st floor. Here you can enjoy your favorite sport and fun with friends.
They have all kinds of electronic video games and have a full Bowling. While, the price is only 3 euro per person and game. In the back, in the bowling there is also a Irish pub with good Guinness and nice snacks .
In the past , the Casino Mediterraneo was located in Torrevieja. Now it is moved to Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre. Still, they offer a range of activities beside the normal casino activities. To sum up the table Games offered at the casino : Mini and normal Baccarat, Poker, American Roulette, BlackJack and Texas Hold’em. While, in summer holiday season there are shows in the Casino, comparable with the Benidorm shows.
The Opening Times of The Casino are:
In short :Sunday to Thursday: from 10:00 till 3:00 pm Then: Friday, Saturday and eve of public holidays: from 10:00 till 4:00 am
How to get there by “La Zenia shopping center” by bus ?
The best, the Orihuela Costa has a good public transport service to La Zenia. The buses can be used by all the tourist and residents of the different urbanization of the Orihuela Costa .
In fact, the buses are in two lines : the red line and the blue line. First the red line departs from the Orihuela Town Hall up to the Torrevieja hospital. Then, the blue line starts at the Town Hall and go to Villamartin and La Zenia to Campoamor.
The bus price is 1,30 euro. The frequency depends on the winter season or the summer season. Between 14.00 and 15.30 there are no buses.
How to get there by car ?
From direction Alicante.
Following the AP-7 and take exit 763, you will have to pay a toll . This toll is 2.10 euro or the double depending on the holiday season.
You can take the exit 763 and pay a toll or you can use exit 768 and follow the N-332 until you see the giant billboards at La Zenia.
First , Primark is a store who combines quality and price that everyone can afford. You are able to do some shopping for fashionable Women clothing wear, the comfortable menswear and the lovely Children clothing . They also got some nice things in the Primark to use as home accessories. The good thing about Primark is, that you can buy a lot for a decent price and they give a share of their profit to an ethical trading charter. The Primark located in La Zenia is one of the biggest Primark stores located in Spain. One of the big advantages is that the Primark collection changes frequently and is really popular. So if you like a t-shirt don’t hesitate to buy it because next time you visit it may be already sold out. Also check out the rest of the Primarks situated in the Costa Blanca.
List of all the shops situated in La Zenia Boulevard
Hypermarkets /Super markets
“Alcampo” is the biggest supermarket around la Zenia. It offers a wide range of products from house hold appliances to electronics. The Fish department is refilled multiple times a day and offers a region with fish caught from the local fisherman from Santa Pola. Beside the Spanish products the also offer a wide range of international products and especially focused on the English market.
Fashion and Accessories shops (for both men and women)
Inside the Zenia boulevard shopping centre, there are shops as Astoria, Benetton, C&A, Cortefiel, Guess, H&M, Inside, Invazio, Laura Ashley. But also Massimo Dutti, Miss Pinkie, Polinesia, Primark, Pull And Bear, Springfield, Xlusive By Damaldi, Zara.
To sum up : Amichi, Bershka, Blanco, Encuentro Moda, Gerry Weber and Iokese. But also the Kurukai, Lefties, Mango, Punto Romona, Shana, Stradivarius and Via di Milano. And also Desigual.
In fact there are different shops with a men department worth checking out. In brief, Jack & Jones, Bershka, Springfield, Lefties and Blanco. While 7 Camicle, Colores, Forecast and Macson are strictly men’s fashion shops. Now there is also a new shop : ” Piel de Toro”, a real Spanish branch. In short, worth a visit.
Childrens Baby Shops
Again we sum up : Zippy, Tutto Piccolo, Mayoral and Baby Center.
In brief, Calcedonia, Oysha and Women’s Secret.
As you can see , the Spanish love shoes : Geox, Boticellin, Deichmann, Cuplé, Di Marco, Mayka and Marypaz. But also Nichi Sejio, Pewter, Primichi, Salvador Artesano, Saxo, Tino Gonzalez, Ulanka,
More specifically :Bijou Brigitte, Claire’s, Greenwich, Inspiral, Misako and Paco Martinez. Further more : Greenwich and Oh Juliette.
Presently there is Decathlon, Adidas and Decimax.
Perfumery, Health and Beauty
You find also in La zenia boulevard shopping centre shops like Druni, Marvimundo and Supperfumerias. Furthermore : Equivalena, Fashion Nails, Fragola, Kiko, Patpelo and Unica.
For example : Multiopticas, Roberto Martin and Soloptical.
There we go gain Gold Rush, Joyeria, Time Road/Festina (watches) , Two Dos and the well-known Swarovski.
Culture Toys and Gifts
In fact also for children are some shops in La zenia boulevard shopping centre : Don Dino a Toy Store. Bluster Store and Santos Ochoa.
For instance : Bedland, Conforoma, Decoquality, Leroy Merlin and Procomobel. But also Zara Home, Conforama and Rituals.
Electronic stores shops
To summarize : Teleabla Movistar, Teleast, The Phone House and OLÉ. Further also : Communication, Telstra, Orange and the Media Markt.
Outside there is a Car wash, Florist The Flower Shop, Gas Alcampo and Norauto.
Activities at La Zenia boulevard shopping centre
Around the central plaza , there are mostly every day activities. Most events start at 18:00 unless it is mentioned otherwise. In the winter, from the 1st of December till the 12 of the January, there is an ice skating rink. In front of the “Leroy Merlin”, on the outside front parking you can find the ice skating rink.
Meanwhile there is also a “Playing Playstation” on the huge screen. In fact, this is located in the center of the plaza of La zenia boulevard shopping centre. Now you can play some games on the huge screen in the middle of the plaza. Most of the times, it are racing games.
For example: Entertainment in May
To summarize : Mothers day with free gift for all moms, market of artisan with more than 50 artisan stand. While for those who love music : Ben Acoustic a Violist , “Matt Blackwood ” a Guitarist and also the Campoverde Reef Band. Or else :”Irina “singer. Instead for the children : Clowns,Play station,Children Face painting, a Caricaturist but also a workshop “Hip Hop”.
.Solidarity event ” Hep at Home ” with “Zancudo” Show. .
Entertainment In April in La Zenia
Again we sum up : Dance Every m dance, Irena International Singer, Mat Blackwood Guitar and Tony Bright ” Mentalist” . But also the Talent Show . While only in aprul “Feria de April”: Fiesta with Flamenco. In fact activities about Flamenco for all and a special Show Flamenco.
Furthermore for the children : Hip Hop, Once a time a circus, The adventures of the cowboy rat, Play Station, games for Children and face painting for children .
Some of the permanent activities in December
For example : “La Banda Just Brass” is a brass band who plays from the 1st of December and the 29th of December from 18:00 til 20:00 h. Besides, there is also an important person in the mall : Father Christmas. Indeed the good man has his home at ” La Zenia” from the 1st of the December till the 24 st of December. He comes to his little red house near the English corner , nearby the entrance of Alcampo.
Further, there is a nice Christmas parade, perfect for children every day in December from 11:30 – 13:30. Meanwhile in January , the “Three kings” comes from the 26 of December till the 5th of January. In fact “Los Reyes Magos” are very famous is Spain, and more important for the children than Father Christmas.
As you can see, there is something for the all family in the La zenia boulevard shopping centre.