Benidorm has more than 2000 shops spread throughout the city, as well as several large stores in its surroundings. But the biggest commercial area is in the center of the city . Also, most of those streets are now pedestrianized.
We invite you to take a pleasant walk and discover the infinity of shops of all kinds that you can find here. After a great day at the beach, what better plan could there be than shopping ?
Undoubtedly, although Benidorm is full of shops all over the city, the most commercial area is the Downtown Area .
Here you will find several main streets dedicated to commercial activity:
To begin with, before reaching the center, you will find the Avenida del Mediterráneo , in the Levante area. It is full of businesses, from cafes to shops of all kinds. Recently the traffic on this street has been reduced only to residents, so if you go by car, to park you will have to do it in the surrounding streets without problem. Its sidewalk has also been widened, so in addition to going shopping you will enjoy a pleasant walk in one of the most beautiful and busy streets of the town.
At the end of this street, you will come across the center of the city, the Plaza Triangular, also recently renovated for better pedestrian traffic and with really modern lighting. Several streets of mainly commercial scope start from this square: Calle Gambo , where you can find textile, sports, jewelry, accessories franchises ... as well as cafes and bars of all kinds. Avenida Martínez Alejos , perpendicular to Calle Gambo, is also full of shops of the same kind, including shoe stores and perfumeries.
In general, all the streets in the area consist of a multitude of establishments related to commercial activity. Also worth noting is Avenida Alameda , another strictly pedestrian street, where, as well as going from store to store, you can stop for a soft drink or ice cream.
And we could not stop talking about the downtown area without referring to the commercial street of Benidorm par excellence, Paseo de la Carretera . This busy pedestrian street is the commercial artery of the capital of the Costa Blanca, since apart from having all kinds of businesses and franchises, along it and the streets that cross it, you will find both more local shops , such as tapas bars or restaurants. There is practically everything. Here is located the oldest pharmacy in Benidorm, the first tobacconist to open in the city and the number 1 lottery administration, among other things. At the end of the Paseo de la Carretera, you will come across the Plaza Mayor or Plaza de SS.MM. the Kings of Spain, where you will have a vast underground car park to park your car without problem.
In summer, during the high tourist season , many stores open every day of the week , including Sundays, extending their hours so that visitors can do their shopping quietly and without having to give up the hours of sun on the beach. .
They could not miss the so affordable and at the same time obligatory municipal "markets". Throughout the week several are celebrated:
As its name suggests, it is located in the Foietes Park , north of the city, next to the Municipal Sports Center. It takes place on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is the largest and in it you can find all kinds of stalls: clothes, fruits, vegetables, bakeries, pickles, florists, herbalists ... and at really good prices.
It is celebrated on Wednesdays , but also on Sundays. Its hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. like the other market, and you can find the same as in its counterpart, practically everything and at a very good price.
It is located on the esplanade of Avenida de L'Admirall Bernat de Sarrià next to the Hotel Servigroup Pueblo, in the Rincón de Loix area. This market due to its location has a large number of foreign visitors.
El Cisne Market
This market is specialized in antiques. It is located on the national road N-332 Km. 124 next to the 'Benisol' campsite and is held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On this trail also live musical shows are held to entertain your purchases.
Market of La Nucía
Although properly said, La Nucía is a separate town, being so close to Benidorm, we also put its municipal market on our list, since it is worth visiting. Here you can find everything; from second-hand items and pieces, through antiques or clothing, to flower, fruit or food stalls.
It is held on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and is located in the 'Polígono Industrial' L'Alberca ' in La Nucía. It should be added that it has a large number of parking spaces.
la marina shopping center
If you are more practical and you are one of those who prefer the comforts of doing your shopping in a shopping center, you have the complete La Marina Shopping Center . Located in the municipality of Finestrat, adjacent to Benidorm; It can be reached by car (N-332 towards Alicante), by train (CC La Marina Finestrat stop) and by bus (Lines 2, 3 and 15 of Llorente Bus), you can even come on foot if you wish. It also has totally free parking.
La Marina offers a large number of shops spread over its three floors; in addition to coffee shops, hairdressers, tattoo studios, cinemas, bowling ... there is even a veterinary clinic. On the roof of the complex they have reproduced a small Boulevard with terraces, restaurants and playgrounds for the smallest of the family. On this top outdoor floor you can also enjoy stunning views of Benidorm and its surroundings.
In the same area where the shopping center is located, located in a polygon, you will also find large areas of food, computers, toys, DIY, decoration, an ecological supermarket, pet stores, furniture stores, workshops, dealerships and several franchises of restaurants. As you can see, the La Marina Commercial Zone is quite complete.
Apart from the Downtown Area, the markets and the commercial area of 'La Marina', in Benidorm city you can also find shops of all kinds in other areas:
Located in Rincón de Loix, at the crossroads between Calle Gerona and Avenida Ametlla de Mar. They are small galleries with a multitude of small shops of all kinds, including quite a few for foreign audiences. Also in the surroundings there are a lot of bars and cafes.
Although this area is more "quiet" than Levante, it is not exempt from commercial establishments. They are mostly catering, but you can also find clothing stores, shoe stores or perfumeries, among many others.