Shopping In Costa Del Sol


The Costa del Sol resorts and Andalucian capitals offer a wealth of shopping opportunities whether it be for crafted goods such as ceramics, jewellery and classical guitars or designer clothes, fine wines and furniture.

Most towns and villages in Andalucia have their own flourishing street markets and the coastal ones sell just about any holiday souvenir imaginable. Designer clothing, sun glasses, CD’s and tapes are displayed alongside ‘gold’ watches, rings and bracelets - all perfect for that impulse buy but you only get what you pay for!



The Moorish influence found in the inland cities of

SEVILLE, CORDOBA

and

GRANADA

are reflected in the traditional style pottery, in particular from the Fajalauza district of

GRANADA

and Triana in

SEVILLA

where you can find some fabulous pieces.

GRANADA

is also Andalucia’s centre of guitar making where craftsmen work away in their tiny workshops around the Plaza Nueva district. Wrought ironwork, jewellery, leather, embroidery, weaving, wickerwork and ceramics are all traditional crafts continued in Andalucia and readily available on the Costa del Sol.
Shopping In Costa del Sol
 

NERJA

has no shortage of shopping facilities, both in the town itself and in the surrounding areas. The centre of Nerja is a maze of narrow streets spreading out from the Balcon de Europa. These streets provide a wealth of small shops to be discovered with both modern and traditional goods on display. Fashion boutiques, shoe shops, jewellery shops and many more, all mingle together in these streets, open late in the evenings to allow for that shopping stroll through the town before dinner.

GIBRALTAR

is the ideal venue for those who like to combine shopping and sightseeing on the same day. With duty free shopping all along Gibraltar’s main street and a tour of the rock taking you to the famous St. Michaels caves and visiting the monkeys, this is a great combination to please all the family.

PUERTO BANUS

and

FUENGIROLA

have weekend flea markets which are worth a visit, and here you can barter if something takes your fancy!
If you fancy shopping under one roof then the El Corte Ingles stores at

MALAGA

and

PUERTO BANUS

sell almost everything, with pleasant restaurants and bars on their top floor for weary shoppers. Good parking underneath too.

For daily shopping, all the resorts have modern supermarkets and shopping centres selling both foreign and Spanish items and many have daily markets where you can rub shoulders with the locals and buy meat, fish and vegetables, ‘spanish’ style.

Wines and spirits are best bought in the hypermarkets such as El Campo at La Cañada Marbella, Carrefour in

MALAGA

and

ESTEPONA

, and Euromarket at

FUENGIROLA

.

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