A favourite pastime for many tourists & locals
In recent years, as the city has grown so has the quantity & quality of its retail outlets.
You will find something for everybody, from international labels to local crafts, in designer stores, department stores and even outdoors.
Locally produced products, of a quality that is internationally recognised, are the most popular purchases.
Of the foods, we recommend the fish and vegetable preserves, olives stuffed with anchovies, chocolates, dates, sugared almonds (peladillas) and nougats (turrones). And of the drinks, the wines, anisettes and fruit liqueurs.
Leather items include clothing for men and women, and the accessories for which Alicante is justly famous, its shoes, bags, wallets, belts, etc.
Alicante Shopping is also famous for its rugs, toys and dolls, as well as for its 100% handcrafted pottery and basketwork items.
Shopping in Alicante is definitely a must. Either if it is for yourself, family or friends, you will find something worth it to take with you.
Shopping in Alicante Area
El Corte Inglés, Spain's giant department store chain is located in av Maisonnave. There you will find just about everything. There is one at each end of the street, they sell different products. One sells household items and have a supermarket area and the other sells mainly fashion products and jewellery.
However don't worry about finding where to buy- it's everywhere! The main shopping streets Rambla de Méndez Núñez and the Avenida Maisonnave, as well as their surrounding streets are the most notorious areas featuring designer clothes and much more.
In this area, there are many department stores and famous brands that stay open until 9.00pm.
fabricantes (spanish clothing with very good quality and very
Go to El Barrio, Alicante's old quarter, for streets full of small stores. Calle Mayor is a good place to start.
Alicante also has a large mall. The Panoramis Mall is located near the harbour. It is similar to malls found in America, with a large variety of stores. In addition the mall offers a beautiful view of the harbour area.
The biggest street markets are Campoamor, Carolinas, Benalúa y Babel (Thursdays and Saturdays). On Sunday mornings, stamp collectors and antique collectors congregate in the flea market held in the Town Hall square.
The Central Market on Avenida Alfonso el Sabio is not to be missed. It is open from Monday to Friday, 0700 to 1430, and Saturday 0730 to 1500.
During the summer there's a beautiful market on the Explanada de España.
Alicante Shopping Centres
These are the best Alicante shopping centres in the city. Enjoy yourself!
El Corte Inglés
Avda. Maisonnave, 53 Tel. 901 122 122 Avda. Federico Soto, 1 Tel. 901 122 122
Avda. de la Estación Tel. 965 92 84 40
Centro Comercial Gran Vía
José García Sellés, 2 Tel. 965 25 06 42
Muelle de Poniente, 6 +34 965 98 93 00
Avda. Alfonso X el Sabio, 1 +34 965 14 07 63
Puerta de Alicante
Avda.Alcalde Lorenzo Carbonell, s/n +34 965 112 169
Plaza Mar 2
Avda. Denia,1 +34 965 159 523
Antonio Ramos Carratalá, s/n +34 965 261 589
Attractions in Alicante
Once the strategic point of the whole province, the Alicante Port gives today a touch of luxury to this beautiful setting of the city of Alicante.
Tourist Information Alicante
Important Tourist information about Alicante, travel, places to visit, transport, emergency numbers, etc.
As one would expect of a sea-oriented city, the sea front (with its beaches, port and promenade) is the main characteristic of Alicante.
Complete guide of the best spanish, international and fast food restaurants in Alicante City.
The Old Quarter, is a settlement which can
trace its origins back to late Roman times, and where medieval walls
are interspersed with streets and lanes dating from more recent times.
Alicante Day Trips
Alicante day trips are perfect to witness the beauty of this area and its impressive dash of history.
Alicante Street Map
Get an overview of the city and find your favorite places.
Alicante Hot Air Ballooning
You will sure enjoy the freedom of flying over El Fondo
Beauty Spot in the district of Baix Vinalopo, near the towns
of Elche/Elx y Crevillente, and; 2 large resevoirs area, as
everything up-there gets calm and silent, while you are floating up to
1000 meters over the coast and the mountains, and see the miniature
people and cars, looking as they just fall from a toy box.
The Santa Barbara Castle is one of
the largest in the Mediterranean region. It dominates the summit as
well as a large part of the slopes of Mount Benacantil. A visit of the castle is one of the most visited attractions in Alicante.
From prominent art museums down the
line to smaller, Alicante city is full of museums to visit.
Tabarca is a small island off the Mediterranean coast of Alicante. It is the smallest permanently
inhabitted islet in Spain and is currently known for its Marine reserve.
Parks and Gardens
Alicante Parks and Gardens are ideal for jogging, picnicking, or just to have a break. There are
fantastic performances for children and adults during the summer.
Theme parks, Water parks and Animal parks are
some of the main entertainment options when planning a fantastic family
day out in Alicante.
The main venues in town for
concerts,theatre, dance, opera and other cultural festivals.
Are you a single person looking for a romantic vacation spot, with a friendly atmosphere to enjoy life at its best? Pack for Alicante and make it the most romantic holiday of your life!
Markets are very popular in
the towns of Alicante , you will see they can be found almost every day
of the week.
Find out everything about
Alicante nightlife. Pubs, nightclubs, theaters, etc.
Alicante Old Quarter Pubs
When visiting the Alicante Old Quarter Pubs, it is not unusual to see more people out and about at 2, 3 or 4 am in the morning than in many other cities during the day!
You will usually start the night in the many bars and pubs in the old quarter "el barrio" area (do not expect anything before 1 - 1.30 am), then about 3 - 3.30 am you will head to the Port area where there are many trendy and modern bars and pubs.
The heart of the shopping district is in and around Avenida de Maisonnave. Here you will find a vast array of shoe shops, boutiques,
specialist shops and department stores such as El Corte Ingles. One of the favorite attractions in Alicante for visitors.
Bridal Shops Alicante
When buying in Alicante Bridal Shops , brides are wearing the wedding dresses of their dreams. Theyre also finding great deals on exquisite bridesmaid dresses and flower girl. Stay within your big day budget!
Yoga Alicante will help you find the peace you were longing for while will stretch you physically and mentally.
Clubs in Alicante
It is Golf players paradise!
Fantastic Golf Clubs within 15-20 minutes drive from the city.
Water Sports in Alicante
When you had enough of exploring, there are lots of options for water sports in Alicante, above and below the blue waters of the Mediterranean to make your day.
Alicante Safari Parks
The Alicante Safari Parks within short driving distance are must-go attractions, for safely watching the exotic wild animals in their wonderful natural environments especially if you are with the little ones!
Bowling in Alicante
is very well organised and there are a number of well managed and
friendly clubs from which to choose.
Diving in Alicante
Alicante province - Costa Blanca is an ideal destination for divers looking for a great
family holiday with diving as the their main activity, or for those
looking to make just a few dives.
Fishing in Alicante is just another of the many attractions in Alicante and a excellent way to relax in this beautiful part of Spain.
If you are tennis enthusiast, theres no better place to play and enjoy the Mediterranean such as Alicante!
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