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Shopping with glamour, tradition and street markets on the Costa del Sol

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Here shopping is always fun

Going shopping on the Costa del Sol means visiting the shops in the historic old centres of little whitewashed towns next to the sea, marinas with exclusive fashion brands or street markets with charming traditional stalls. Just add the sunshine as you walk from shop to shop, and you can see why even people who don’t usually like shopping will enjoy it on the Costa del Sol.

From tradition to glamour

Visiting the historic centres of towns such as Mijas, Marbella, BenalmádenaEstepona or Fuengirola reveals shops set in whitewashed houses, on pretty little squares and pedestrianised streets. And there are always plenty of pavement cafés where you can take a break during a pleasant morning’s shopping.The Costa del Sol is also home to one of the most prestigious and exclusive marinas in Spain. This is Puerto Banús, in Marbella, and here you can find leading international brands. Shops here usually have longer hours and many are open every day of the week.For its part, the city of Malaga is the commercial hub of the Costa del Sol, and its main shopping area is on and around the pedestrianised Calle Larios. It offers a total of more than 1,000 shops surrounded by monuments and museums, and is well worth a visit.

Shops in Puerto Banús, Marbella

The most popular street markets

The Costa del Sol is known for its regularly scheduled markets. Most are outdoors, with stalls offering all kinds of goods, local crafts and independent designers. They offer an opportunity to buy something unique and original.Marbella holds two of the most glamorous: Puerto Banús (every Saturday) and La Virginia (twice a year, usually in May and December).Malaga holds a very interesting monthly street market with local vendors: Zoco del Muelle Uno (the first three Sundays every month). The market is spread along the city’s seafront promenade and combines shopping and food stalls.Other towns, like Mijas, Benalmádena, Torremolinos and Fuengirola, usually have weekly general street markets where you can also find artisanal items.

Muelle Uno, Malaga Port
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