Benidorm's Vibrant Markets: A Guide to Days, Times, and Treasures

Benidorm, Spain, is known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife, but its hidden gems lie in its bustling public markets. Whether you seek fresh local produce, unique souvenirs, or handmade crafts, Benidorm's markets offer a delightful shopping experience with a touch of Spanish charm. Here's your ultimate guide to navigating these markets:

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El Pueblo (Municipal Market):

What you'll find: Clothes, bags, shoes, souvenirs, gifts, hot snacks. Location: Avenida de L'Almirall Bernat de Sania, next to Hotel Servigroup Pueblo. Days and Times: Open Wednesdays and Sundays from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM throughout the year.

Foietes Market:

What you'll find: Fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, local products. Location: Plaza de la ConstituciĆ³n, Foietes neighborhood, not the one in the Old Town.  Days and Times: Open Wednesdays only from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

El Cisne Market:

What you'll find: Vintage furniture, decorations, flea market stalls, bar/restaurant area. Location: Partida Foietes, on the outskirts of Benidorm. Days and Times: Open Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Summer Night Market:

What you'll find: Handicrafts like paintings, wooden figures, caricatures, and live music. This market is very small. Location: Plaza del Castillo. Days and Times: Open during the summer months on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 PM to midnight.

La Cala Market:

What you'll find: Fresh produce, clothes, souvenirs, household items. Location: Calle Calalga, in the center of La Cala de Finestrat. Days and Times: Open Tuesdays from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

Important Safety Reminders!

Be aware of your surroundings: Pickpockets are unfortunately common in crowded areas like markets. Keep an eye on your belongings and avoid carrying large sums of cash.

Use secure bags: Wear a crossbody bag with a zipper closure and keep it close to your front. Avoid backpacks, which can be easily opened from behind. Don't flash valuables: Avoid displaying expensive jewelry or electronics in public. Trust your gut: If you feel uncomfortable in a situation, remove yourself from it.

Happy market exploring!