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from © Dreamstime.com Shopping in Benidorm is a heady adventure, with an abundance of variety which often makes window shopping impossible! The bargain hunts of the bazaar beguile buyers into haggling, which then eventually leads purchasing, while the elegant and classy boutiques beckon shoppers by displaying the latest trends. The market place shows off vibrantly coloured seasonal fruits and vegetables, while the food stalls, cafes and restaurants give off mouth watering aromas. All of which is combined together to offer an irresistible experience.
Those looking for clothing shops, designer brands and fashion accessories will find that there is an abundance of Benidorm’s most popular fashion boutiques to be found in the town centre. This includes the area around the Placa de la Creu, the Passeig de la Carretera, the Avenida Martinez Alejos and the Avenida del Mediterraneo. Moschino, Timberland and Cavalli are a few of the brands to be found at the Up Market Store, while those looking for casual yet elegant sports and leisure wear should head over to the Base Boutique.
Meanwhile, the Cool Store specialises in a plethora of fashion labels and understated elegance while Macedonia has friendly staff and reasonable prices. Other clothing stores include Sacha, Springfield (for men), Glass and Los Taleres.
Stylish shoe stores include Cuple, Destroy and Purpel, where colourful and quality styles can be found, including leather shoes. These shoes can be accessorised with a new bag from La Meca del Monedero Store and the Paco Limon. Paco Limon especially is a hit with the tourists, due to the range offered and amazing prices. Most of these stores are found in the town centre.
Benidorm’s La Marina Shopping Centre in one of the largest shopping malls in the locality and offers three floors packed with shops. The variety here is vast and travellers will find high street designer label stores neighbouring alongside photography stores, toy shops and snack bars. On the rooftop of La Marina, a variety of restaurants are to be found along with a children’s playground and 9 cinemas. Also in the same area are other supermarkets such as Carrefour, Mercadona, Makro, LIDL and Plus, which are ideal for purchasing essentials.
The Outdoor Market of Benidorm is definitely worth a visit as well. Located in the town centre on both Wednesday and Sunday mornings, tourists can purchase a variety of authentic local goods such as clothes, shoes, hand bags, art crafts and delicious local delicacies. Meanwhile, the El Cisne Flea Market takes place every week on Sundays and is the ideal place to browse through collector items and general bric-a-brac.
The Benidorm Indoor Market on the other hand is open every day except on Sundays. Travellers can enjoy a stroll, and recuperate with tapas, a beer and delicious cake or pastry. The Benidorm Indoor Market is found in the Rincon de Loix, at the very end of Calle Girona.
Though on the pricey side, there are many expert jewellery shops with 14 carat gold necklaces, contemporary jewellery and authentic Spanish designs to be found in Benidorm, especially in the town centre and Levante area. Di Marco Jewellers offer the perfect souvenir for a lovely holiday, along with the Joya Oro Jewellers and the Joyeria Amor Store, which specialises in Italian designer jewellery.
Those looking for local handicrafts will find that there are many shops to be found in the area such as the Artesano de Polop shoe factory in the Plaza de los Chorros and the Guitarras Cashimira on Calle Estacion, where Spanish guitars are made using local craftsmen and traditional methods, many of which can be observed. Gift shops can be found in abundance particularly along the Avenida Ametlla de Mar and around the Placa de la Creu.
There are a variety of Benidorm Hotels are available for those looking to travel here. The hotels in Benidorm are ideal for families, groups, couples and tourists, while the resort on a whole is pretty family friendly. Tourists will also be pleased with the proximity of many hotels in Benidorm to the town centre and other shopping attractions!
In conclusion, shopping in Benidorm is everything a shopper could ask for! From the bric-a-brac in the markets, to the designer labels at the high class stores, there is a little something for everyone.