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Shopping in Alicante

In recent years, Alicante has grown so 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 shoping. Car Hire Alicanterecognized, are the most popular purchases.

About food, we recommend the fish and vegetable preserves, olives stuffed with anchovies, chocolates, dates, sugared almonds and nougats. About  the drinks, the wines, anisettes and fruit liqueurs.

Leather items include clothing for men and women, accessories, 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.


 El Corte Ingles’, Spain’s enormous department store chain iOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAs located in a 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 has a supermarket area and the other sells mainly fashion products and jeweller.

The main shopping  Rambla de Mendez street and   Maisonnave Avenue, as well as their surrounding streets are the most notorious areas featuring designer clothes and much more.

 Shopping Center Plaza Mar 

One of the newest shopping centres’ built in Alicante, is the Plazamar 2. Situated in the centre of Alicante, one can find countless products and opportunities at this mall. With its 162m2 of built-up space, all your shopping can be done under one plaza mar2. Car Hire Alicanteroof. All major brands, stores dedicated to sports, cosmetics and hairdressing, jewellery, optical, home furnishings and pet products are available at Plazamar 2. In addition, there are several restaurants and 16 movie theatres for entertainment purposes. This is located in a great spot, close to the popular Postiguet beach, and therefore is an ideal shopping centre for tourists.


This large shopping centre does not only offer a range of shops, but also acts as a leisure centre. There are many different entertaining events scheduled throughout the week for children. Additionally, there are several restaurants and cafes inside which are handy if you want to take a break from shopping.

 Alicante also has a large mall. The Panoramic Mall  is located near the harbour with a large variety of stores. In addition the mall offers a beautiful view of the harbour area.

 There are many department stores brands that stay open until 9.00pm: Zara, Springfield  and Mango.

Alicante golden sand beach

Alicante offers 7 km of golden sand beach, a beautiful seafront esplanade ( Paseo de la Explanada ) with superb shops and restaurants.`

  • Other sites to see are the municipal museum, the Casa de la Asegurada. It is a 17th century building worthwhile seeing in itself and it contains a 20th century art casa asegurada. Alicante. Car Hirecollection including by artists like Gris, Miro and Picasso. In the Palace of the Provincial Council you will be able to appreciate the ProvincialArcheologicalMuseum, with a big selection of archeological remains from the Bronze Age, Iberian and Roman ceramics and Roman statues.
  • Do not miss out on the Museo de les Fogueres if you go to the Santa BarbaraCastle. Here you will see the magnificent papier Mache effigies which have been saved from the flames of the Fogueres fiestas. These works are true works of art and takes months to build to be burned to a cinder in one of the most spectacular fiestas every year.  It all culminates on theMuseo de les Fogueres. Alicante. Car hire 24th of June.
  • In Alicante on the Costa Blanca there are many parks, palmed gardens and walkways making it a nice place to visit.
  • The best place to go for nightlife in Alicante on the Costa Blanca in Spain is the old centre known as El Barrio. This area of Alicante is packed with bars beer cellars and pizza joints.
  • To reduce drink driving the authorities has invested in a train service during the night hours between the coastal towns of Costa Blanca. The service operates from 9 pm to 7am. The train service goes from Alicante via Playa San Juan, El Campello, Villajoyosa,Benidorm and Altea.
  • Alicante celebrates the coming of summer with the bonfires of San Juan. In a spectacular display of music, colour and fireworks, thousands of people throng the streets to experience this fiesta which pays tribute to fire.Moros y cristianos, Alicante. Car HIRE
  • But the fiesta is not over yet. From 25 to 29 June there is a fireworks competition on the El Postiguet beach, and the historic centre of the town comes alive with a medieval market and a range of shows.
  • Streets decked out like the Middle Ages, magnificent processions; exciting mock battles…This is the festival of Moors and Christians: days filled with magic, legend and spectacle. For over four centuries, this festival has recreated the historic clash between two cultures. Come and enjoy this unique festival in which thousands of people take part year after year, all trying to outshine each other in splendour and brilliance.