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Shopping in Torrevieja: Local to Luxury

4th November 2021

Woman with shopping bags
Sure, it may be a small market town with a salt-based economy – but shopaholics might find a little slice of heaven in Torrevieja. From local to luxury, shopping in Torrevieja is a great experience, especially when you factor in lunch stops!

There’s something for everyone here. Local markets in Torrevieja are lively and unique, and crafty shoppers can bag a bargain at the Main Market (probably the biggest market Costa Blanca has to offer). International luxury brands are here, too, and for mall-lovers, there are shopping centres galore.

Let’s dive into shopping in Torrevieja, with some of our favourite spots.

Top local shopping areas in Torrevieja

If it’s unique fashion designs you’re shopping for, then you’re in for a treat. The local markets in Torrevieja won’t disappoint fans of shoes, handbags and handmade jewellery.

The Main Market only runs on Fridays, from 8am until 1pm, so make some time to see it if you’re looking for an eventful shopping experience at Costa Blanca’s largest local market. It’s bustling and vibrant, with space for up to a thousand stalls – including fashion, jewellery and ornaments unique to the area.

Some might call it touristy – but the Torrevieja Craft Market is probably our favourite local shopping experience. It’s on pretty much every day in the summer peak, down on the promenade from 8pm until midnight, and has the kind of vibe you’d expect from a seaside night market. It’s generally smaller, but it’s relaxed and colourful. This is the place to find an unforgettable souvenir or a gift for someone back home.

And The Lemon Tree Market is another favourite in the area, with a distinct flea market feel. It’s Sunday mornings only, but provides a bazaar experience without having to leave Europe.

Besides markets, the town has plenty of quirky shops to keep you interested. Off Avenida de las Habaneras, you’ll find second-hand shops, shoes, fashion stores and unique homewares – but remember the siesta hours! On the plus side, the siesta means you can keep your shopping trip going until much later in the evening, with a well-deserved break in the middle.

Local Torrevieja lunch spots

We can all but guarantee that you’ll find a street food vendor at one of the markets that captures your tastes exactly – but if you’re wandering the local area, you’ll be glad to know that holes in the wall, cafés and restaurants are abundant.

Casual lunch experiences and coffee stops are everywhere. All tastes are catered to at lunch time, especially for big appetites; chicken shops, Indian and Chinese food, pizza – it’s all here, just around the corner from Los Locos Beach. And while Spain’s infamous tapas usually only come out at night, there are plenty of local delicacies on offer, too (like delicious tostadas and bocadillos with jamón) from cafés and coffee shops.

International brands and luxury shopping in Torrevieja

There are a few shopping malls in Torrevieja, including Mercado Central, which neighbours surrounding clothing stores on the streets beyond. The luxury and jewellery items are popular here – but the area is especially suited to shoe lovers.

This part of Spain is somewhat famous for shoes, and neighbouring regions are among the most important footwear producers in all of Europe. Spanish shoemakers are world-class, with designs worn by royalty and celebrities around the world. Don’t pass up on outlet stores, because there’s a chance you’ll snag a few luxury bargains and one-offs (if you’re lucky enough to find your size).

Next to Centro Comercial Torrevieja, you’ll find Habaneras Shopping Centre. It’s an international affair that hosts a branch of ZARA, as well as top sporting brands and luxury perfumes – with a Starbucks on-site for the homesick coffee drinkers among you.

Speaking of which…

Stop for lunch – somewhere familiar

Around Centro Comercial, you’ll find all the familiar flavours of everyone’s favourite chain restaurants. And don’t be ashamed for wanting to eat at them; just because you’re on a Spanish beach holiday doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of what you fancy!

You’ll find all the usual suspects around here; KFC and McDonald’s, Subway and Burger King. And let’s face it, they’re always a safe bet, even if you’ve had a full day of luxury shopping!

Shop the world, in beautiful Torrevieja

From local to luxury, shopping in Torrevieja blends the best brands from around the world with a local experience. Book accommodation in Torrevieja at LosLocosBeach.com and enjoy a beachside basecamp for your adventures in shopping!

Author: Al

Al is one of LosLocosBeach.com's resident writers, posting on our blog about Torrevieja and the surrouding Costa Blanca area.

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