Guide to Local Markets on The Costa del Sol

Posted: Sep 30, 2019 | Tags: markets

Street markets are an integral part of Spanish culture: they often provide a focal point for the community and are a wonderful place to mix with the locals. The Costa Del Sol is home to a wide variety of markets in different sizes and with different focuses. They are a great place purchase locally grown fruit and vegetables, household goods, handicrafts, and so much more, and they are just as appealing to visitors and expats as they are to Spanish locals.

 

No matter what you’re looking for, there are plenty of bargains to be had! Here’s our comprehensive guide to local markets in Costa del Sol, so that you don’t ever miss a thing:

 

MONDAY STREET MARKETS

 

Benalmadena Street Market

When: Mondays
Location:Puerto Marina in Benalmadena Costa

Some great Handicraft & Antiques

Find your way with this handy Google map.

Marbella Street Market

When: Every Monday, 10am – 2pm
Location: Las Albarizas, Calle Platino, Marbella

The Street Market in Marbella is a big one, with over 350 stalls. This is an incredibly popular market, situated just out of town near Marbella’s main fairground. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here! Just some of the stalls spotted at the Marbella Street Market on recent trips include plants and flowers, shoes and clothes, colourful ceramics and Spanish linens. It’s a great place to visit for souvenirs, or even for decorating your new Spanish home.

Thinking of visiting? We recommend that you use public transport, as parking close to the market can be a nightmare. If you have to bring your car then park a distance away from the market and then complete the final leg of your journey on foot to avoid the weekly parking struggle.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

TUESDAY STREET MARKETS

 

Fuengirola Street Market

When: Every Tuesday, 10am - 1pm
Location: Calle Recento Farial, Fuengirola

Fuengirola street market is incredibly busy, but its also incredibly friendly. As well as finding a host of wonderful stalls selling clothes, jewellery, toys, and souvenirs, as well as more high-end leather goods and antiques, you’ll also find friendly faces, hustle and bustle, and plenty of good-natured banter.

Parking at the Fuengirola street market is almost impossible, meaning you’ll have to travel via public transport, but it’s worth making the effort: this is one of the biggest street markets in the Costa Del Sol. It’s not only a great shopping trip – it's also a great family day out.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Antequera street market

When: Every Tuesday, 10am – 2pm
Location: Paseo de los Colegiales, Antequera

Although not as large as the Fuengirola street market , the Antequera street market is still a sizeable and exciting option. It offers more than 100 stands with all kind of articles, meaning that you’re sure to find something of interest, no matter what you’re looking for.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

WEDNESDAY STREET MARKETS

 

Benalmadena Street Market

When: Wednesday, 9am – 2.00pm
Location: Paloma park, Benalmadena

There are two street markets in Benalmadena, but the one held on a Wednesday is held in the car park at the top side of Paloma park. Unlike many of the other markets on this list, this one is more of a car boot sale, but with a wide variety of interesting and exciting produce on display, this one is well worth a visit.

This street market is relatively easily accessible with plenty of parking, making it a great choice if you want to explore the park afterwards and turn your shopping trip into a day out.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Mijas Costa markets

When: Wednesday, 9am – 2pm 
Location: San Valentin Square, Las Lagunas

Discover a range of handicrafts at San Valentin Square – Las Lagunas, and a traditional market at Mijas Feria Ground.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

La Cala Street Market

When: Wednesday, 9am – 2pm
Location: Calle Recinto Ferial, La Cala, Mijas

La Cala street market is the largest one in Mijas, and it is held every Wednesday and Saturday. It is considered to be one of the best street markets in the Costa del Sol. Here you’ll find a wide variety of perishable goods as well as leatherware, clothing and souvenirs. The market has so many stalls that if you approach it from the A7, you will see it from the motorway: definitely a great stopover for shopaholics!

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Estepona Street Market

When: Wednesday, 9am – 2pm
Location: Calle Recinto Ferial, Estepona

A large number of stands – over 260 – with all types of goods at fantastic prices!!

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

THURSDAY STREET MARKETS

 

San Pedro de Alcántara Street Market

When: Every Thursday, 9am – 2pm
Location: Calle Jorge Guillén, San Pedro de Alcantara

The San Pedro de Alcantara street market is a generous sized market offering visitors around 230 stalls to enjoy. If you live in the Costa del Sol then this is a great market to visit, because it has a great reputation for its high-quality fruits and vegetables, and other fresh produce (such as plants or cut flowers). But you’ll also find a wide selection of other, typically Spanish, stalls here: ceramics, fashion accessories.

The best news? Parking at the San Pedro de Alcantara street market is much better, and more accessible, than many of the other markets in the area.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Mijas Market

When: Every Thursday, 9am – 2pm
Location: Calypso Urbanization

50 Stands including Fruit & Veg + Clothes.

 

Colmenar White village Street Market

The Costa del Sol is famous for its white villages: quaint and old fashioned villages built around traditional white houses. When you’re in the Costa del Sol, it is well worth visiting at least one white village: why not use the street market as the perfect excuse? The market in Colmenar is small, with around 25 stalls, but it offers a wonderful variety of traditional, local produce.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Torre del Mar Street Market

When: Every Thursday from 9am to 2pm (the fair runs from the 12th January to 28th December)
Location: Plaza de la Paz, Torre del Mar

With around 200 stands, the Torre del Mar street market is a generous size offering a wide variety of different produce. This is a popular market with locals and tourists alike, offering seasonal produce that will change depending on the season.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

FRIDAY STREET MARKETS

 

Arroyo de la Miel Street Market

When: Every Friday, 9am - 6pm
Location: Esplanada Tivoli World, Arroyo de la Miel

Arroyo de la Miel is a picturesque town with lots to see and do, making it the perfect place to visit if you want to combine your market trip with some sightseeing. The longer opening hours of this street market are also appealing, particularly to tourists who don’t like to get up early in the morning.

The market here is bustling but compact: a wonderful choice for visitors who want to enjoy Spanish market culture, but don’t want to spend a whole day of their holiday shopping.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Elviria

When: Friday, 10am – 2pm
Location: Banco Atlantico

A small market, but perfect for fresh Fruit and Veg + local produce.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Las Chapas in Marbella

When: Friday, 9am – 2pm
Location: Calle Pinsapo, Las Chapas

If you’re spending time in Marbella and you’re hoping to spend an hour enjoying a street market that is small but perfectly formed then the Las Chapas street market is a great choice for you. This is a traditional street market with around 30 stalls, each offering something unique that his sure to appeal.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Mijas Costa

When: Friday

Location: Bulevard de la Cala de Mijas

If you’re spending time in Marbella and you’re hoping to spend an hour enjoying a street market that is small but perfectly formed then the Las Chapas street market is a great choice for you. This is a traditional street market with around 30 stalls, each offering something unique that his sure to appeal.

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

WEEKEND STREET MARKETS

 

Benalmádena Pueblo Street Market

When: Saturday, 9am – 2pm
Location: Los Nadales Fairgrounds

A fantastic flea market, where you will find a bit of everything….Clothes, Antiques, Books….and everything in between!!

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Fuengirola Street Market

When: Every Saturday from 9am to 2pm

Location: Recinto Ferial de Fuengirola

There are two street markets from 10th of January to the 31th of December, one traditional market with all kind of articles and a second hand market on Saturdays.

Second hand market: From 9am to 2pm is open this market with handcrafts, antiques and second hand articles at the Fairgrounds in Fuengirola. You will find from home appliances to souvenirs or home decor.

Sunday's street markets: During Sunday morning the traditional street market is behind the Mosque at Doña Sofia Square at Mendez Nuñez street.

When: 9am to 2pm every Sunday

Location: Calle Méndez Núñez.

 

Street market in Antequera

When: Every Saturday from the 10th of January to the 26th of December.

Location:  Old Fairgrounds

This street market is available on Saturdays at the old Fairgrounds and features more than 100 stands where you can buy food, plants, home decor and clothes among many others.

 

La Cala Street Market

When: Saturday, 9am – 2pm
Location: Calle Recinto Ferial, La Cala, Mijas

La Cala street market is the largest one in Mijas, and it is held every Wednesday and Saturday. It is considered to be one of the best street markets in the Costa del Sol. Here you’ll find a wide variety of perishable goods as well as leatherware, clothing and souvenirs. The market has so many stalls that if you approach it from the A7, you will see it from the motorway: definitely a great stopover for shopaholics!

Find your way with this handy Google map.

 

Puerto Banus street market

When: Saturday, 9am - 1pm

Puerto Banus is a great place to be on a Saturday if you want to enjoy a street market, as they offer not one but two different street market options. You’ll find a traditional one with handcrafts at Avenida Manolete and another handcrafts market with around 25 stands at Antonio Banderas Square.Unlike many of the other street markets in the region, this one has a strong focus on local, artisan craftsmanship.

 

Street market in Coin

When: Every Saturday from the 14th of January to the 30th of December - 9am to 3pm

Location:  Parque Periurbano, Coín

This street market is available on Saturdays at the old Fairgrounds and features more than 100 stands where you can buy food, plants, home decor and clothes among many others.

 

La Trocha Sunday Market - Coin

When: Every Sunday - 9am to 2pm

Location:  La Trocha Mall

Large flea market with everything imaginable on offer.  Antiques, Cds, Books, etc etc.

 

Top Tips for Visiting the Costa del Sol’s Street Markets

One of the most frequently asked questions about the street markets in the Costa del Sol is whether or not they will still open if it rains. The simple answer is that, yes, the street markets will still open and many of the stalls will have covers, but you may find the markets are smaller if some of the stallholders decide not to set up in the rain.

Other tips to help make your market trip more pleasant are to:

  • Watch your bag and your pockets. Unfortunately pickpocketing is rife in Spain, and Spain’s street markets get very busy, making them easy pickings for pick pockets.
  • If you’re visiting in the summer months then don´t forget your sun, hats (especially for the kids) and water. The markets are all open air and can get very hot in the summer.
  • Don’t leave anything in your car: you’ll only make yourself an easy target for thieves.
  • Some markets will have an attendant supervising the car park. You normally give them a little donation.

 

Are you thinking of relocating to the Costa Del Sol? Then why not get in touch with our highly qualified property experts today. We’re ready and waiting to help you turn your Spanish dream into a reality.


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