There are places where you can find practically anything you need to buy, and at quite affordable prices. Those places are the popular markets, which, as in any self-respecting tourist city, Benidorm has several, and quite complete, by the way. In them you can buy from fruit and vegetables to clothing or collector's items. Or even eat and drink in the bars that are also part of this open-air trade.
In this post we will tell you about each of these markets, as well as their opening days and hours.
Named for being on the esplanade right next to the 'Hotel Pueblo', on the 'Carretera del Albir' in the Rincón de Loix.
It has about 300 stalls, and in them you can find from fresh products such as fruits and vegetables, to clothing, footwear, jewelry, accessories and even crafts, home products and decoration. A perfect place to buy a Benidorm souvenir.
This market is open all year round on Sundays from 08:00 to 14:00. It also has bars and churrerías where you can have breakfast, lunch or have a drink on its terraces.
Without a doubt, this market has a lot of life, and you can spend a different morning shopping at more than affordable prices. Being located in a mainly tourist area, you will find a multitude of people of other nationalities. You can get there with line 6 of urban buses.
The other great market in the city. Also properly called 'Mercadillo de Benidorm' for being the first market that was installed in the town.
It is held all year round on Wednesdays from 08:00 to 14:00 in the Foietes parking area, next to the 'Guillermo Amor Sports City'. If Wednesday is a holiday, it is celebrated on the previous Tuesday; and if it coincides with a sporting event, being next to these facilities, it will take place at the Benidorm Fairgrounds in the 'Els Tolls' neighborhood.
It normally houses about 320 stalls, and stands out especially for its food, fruit and vegetable stores. But as in the 'Mercadillo Pueblo', you can also find clothes, footwear, accessories, costume jewelery, handicrafts, flowers, pants and practically almost everything. In addition, the area is surrounded by bars and restaurants, because it can be the perfect complement to spend a perfect day while you do your shopping.
Antique Market El Cisne
Also considered as the 'Rastro de Benidorm', it is located on Avenida de Comunitat Valenciana.
Called 'Swan' because it is on the premises with a well-known antique dealer with the same name, which is also open on market days.
Open all year round on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 to 14:00.
In the 200 stalls that usually make up this flea market, you will see a more focused approach on the sale of antiques, collectibles and second-hand items.
It is divided, so to speak, into two areas, the commercial and the catering. The latter houses beach bars and bars where there are usually live musical performances.
Being something less known and publicized than the rest (surely you have passed by and did not notice), this market has a 'vintage' charm different from the rest of the city. And in it, even though it is mainly an antiques market, you will find a great variety of shops and products of all kinds.
You can get here with local bus line 10.
Las Nits del Castell
This night market is only held in summer, and as its name suggests, it is located in the beautiful 'Mirador del Castell de Benidorm'.
It is usually celebrated in July, August and the first week of September. And it focuses essentially on crafts and art. You can buy paintings, wooden figures, porcelain, cartoons, costume jewelery ... All this is usually accompanied by live musicians on weekends, so enjoy a pleasant night with these impressive views of Poniente beach in this place , it can be a perfect plan.
Cala de Finestrat Market
Located in the neighboring town of Finestrat (which you can even walk to), it is held every Friday of the year from 08:00 to 13:00 in the 'Plaça Cales Atalayes'.
Although its size is quite small, with only about 20 stalls, it is quite general, as you can find food products and also shops that sell clothing, footwear, accessories and household equipment.
La Nucía Market In this case, you will also have to go to the neighboring town of 'La Nucía', more specifically to the 'Polígono Industrial L’Alberca', just 10 minutes away by car.
It is held on Sundays from 08:00 to 15:00. And it is the most important and widest in terms of number of merchants, as you can find up to 700 stalls spread over almost the entire polygon.
Being so wide, you will discover products from all areas: food, antiques, second hand, crafts ...
Parking is not usually a problem, as it has about 1000 parking spaces.
La Vila Joiosa Markets
If you visit 'La Vila', you can take advantage and buy items at a great price at the market that is located in Avinguda Carles Llorca i Baus de la Vila Joiosa from 08:00 to 14:00 every Thursday throughout the year . As in other markets, if Thursday is a holiday it is possible to advance to Wednesday.
It is a general market with more than 200 stalls where you can buy fruits and vegetables, food, bags, clothing, footwear and accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, decoration, home, crafts, flowers and plants ... everything.
In turn, on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year from 09:00 to 14:00, the market is located in 'La Cala de Vila Joiosa'. This is smaller, about 70 shops, but they also sell everything. During summer, you can enjoy it at night from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. from June 15 to September 15, and more concentrated on crafts and art.
If you happen to be in the Vila during the last weekend of April, you will run into the famous 'Medieval Market' in the historic center of the town. In which throughout the day, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. you will have the opportunity to buy leather and leather jewelery, silver and precious stone jewelery, pottery and handicraft products in general. Very highly recommended.
You can find it on Sundays throughout the year from 08:00 to 14:00 in the very close Polop de la Marina, a beautiful town by the way. It will take a little longer than the rest of the trails (about 25 minutes by car), but the visit will be worth it without a doubt.
It is set up in the 'Plá de Polop' Industrial Estate, and in the 400 stalls that are part of it, you can mainly highlight the sale of antiques and handicrafts, being a "second-hand" trail quite well valued by consumers.
It should be said that due to the pandemic, all these markets take the mandatory health security measures that are dictated.
As you can see, Benidorm and its surroundings are full of urban markets where you can walk, buy and even have a drink to spend a fun and different day.
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