One of the big joys to do in Spain, is to visit the local markets and buy locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, roasted chicken stuffed with herbs, spices, clothes, shoes, wine, liqueurs, pickles, olives, salamis, Serrano ham and almost everything you can think of. And the best of all, every area have their own market once a week, all year around.
They all start early in the morning and finishes during the afternoon. One of the best markets is the market in Guardamar on Sundays. It is also called the Lemon Market, because it's situated in an old lemon orchard. There you can buy everything and also enjoy breakfast and lunch as there are many restaurants. You can also buy your Sunday roast that has been roasted in a wood fired oven.
If you want to buy handicraft, Torrevieja craft market is open every night from 20.00 to 00.00.
Here are some of the markets on Costa Blanca and surroundings:
- Monday: Callosa d'En Sarria, Denia, Elche, Ibi, La Nucia, Parcent, Petrer, Pinsono, Santa Pola & San Pedro del Pinatar.
- Tuesday: Altea, Aspe, Jalon, Jijona, La Union (Murcia), Los Alcazares, Orihuela & Pilar de la Horadada.
- Wednesday: Benidorm, Benitachell, Callosa de Segura, El Campello, Guardamar, La Mata, Mutxamel, Novelda, Ondara, Petrel, Polop de la Marina, San Miguel de Salinas, Sax, Santiago de la Ribera & Teulada.
- Thursday: Alicante, Aspe, Agost, Cabo Roig, Javea, Pego, Rojales, San Javier, Villajoyosa & Villena.
- Friday: Alfaz del Pi, Denia, Finestrat, Gata de Gorgos, Los Montesinos, Moraira, Oliva, Pilar de la Horadada & Torrevieja.
- Saturday: Alcoy, Alicante, Almoradi, Benissa, Calpe, Elche, Playa Flamenca, San Juan, San Miguel de Salinas (Blue Lagoon), Santa Pola & Torre Pacheco.
- Sunday: Benidorm, Cabo de Palos, Campo de Guardamar, Campoverde, La Marina, & Villajoyosa.