For shopping lovers, if you are in the area of Jávea you have to visit a series of markets and flea markets that have a wide range of products on offer. If you are thinking of buying a property in Jávea, you may also be interested in this information.
Although we sometimes think of the Costa Blanca as a place of sun and beach, the truth is that there are many other attractions. Among them, we find the possibility of shopping in a casual way in markets and flea markets with top quality products.
Here is a list of some of our recommendations if you want to go shopping.
Open Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm, the Taulada Market is located on the street of the same name in the city of Alicante. It’s a good excuse to come and spend the day there; first do some shopping and then visit the centre of the town.
You can tell that it is somewhat focused on foreign tourists, as among the more than 100 stalls you will find antiques or objects of some value, so it is not your typical place to find great bargains.
In the fishing village of Moraira you will find this market. It is located in the main car park of the town, on Avenida Madrid, and you can find everything from clothes and shoes to seasonal food.
Held on Fridays, it has a good atmosphere and can be combined with a visit to Moraira beach, a less crowded spot on the Costa Blanca. You can discover real treasures at a good price.
The Benissa market is a must on Saturdays if you want to soak up the essence of Mediterranean street life. It is not set up in a single location, but you can find different stalls as you walk around the town.
You can go there from 8am in the morning to find the best local produce. Benissa also has the peculiarity that every second Saturday of the month it holds the “Mercat dels Portxes”, where different traders from the town take part of their wares to the streets.
Calpe is one of the main points of interest on the Costa Blanca, and in addition to its maritime charm, there is also a street market. Located on Avenida Rumania from 8am to 2pm every Wednesday and every Saturday, here you will find more than 200 stalls.
As well as food, there is the option of buying antique products such as vinyl records, old crockery, second-hand clothes… Lovers of vintage culture and fashion are in luck here.
Jalón Flea Market
One of the most charming flea markets in the area can be found in Jalón. Located in the Paraje de L’Azud, on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm there are numerous vendors where the main attraction is antiques and various products for tourists.
Despite being a town with a lot of tourism, Jalón is still a peaceful place that is worth a visit at any time of the year. The climate is pleasant and it still maintains its pure and original essence.
Pedreguer Flea Market
Fans of the most genuine flea markets have an appointment on Sundays at 8am in the Industrial Estate Les Galgues in Pedreguer. This is one of the most popular flea markets in the Marina Alta, with space for all kinds of food and objects.
As it is held on a public holiday, the crowds can be quite high, so we recommend you arrive in good time to park nearby and be able to shop without hassle. A must for those who enjoy finding antique jewellery at flea markets.
La Nucia Flea Market
Another flea market held in an industrial estate, in this case the one in La Alberca, has been around for three decades. With a large extension, up to 700 stalls are set up with all kinds of products, but the antiques stand out above all.
La Nucia is a town with less than 20,000 inhabitants, but even so it attracts a large number of shoppers and tourists to its flea market. Located in the Marina Alta, from here you can reach the Mediterranean coast, less than 10 kilometres away.
Market of Jesús Pobre “Mercat del Riurau”.
At 10 kilometres from the centre of Dénia, this market has the peculiarity that it opens in the evening in summer (from 18 to 23h) and in the morning the rest of the year (from 9 to 14h). It is special because many farmers, bakers and craftsmen come here to offer their products, without intermediaries.
It is an ideal place for those looking for classic pieces or antiques, as on the first Sunday of every month there is also a collectors’ fair with all kinds of objects for sale.