Shopping in Marbella
We are Marbella holiday experts and want you to make the most of your visit, so we’ve selected our eight best day trips from Marbella to help you see the amazing places within your reach. Click on each one for our descriptions of the places and the best things to see and do as part of your day trip.
La Cañada Shopping Centre – For quantity and variety of shops, you can’t beat La Cañada, a shopping mall just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Marbella. It is a light and spacious mall with over 150 shops, a number of bars and restaurants to rest tired feet and has a really nice atmosphere. With a focus on women’s fashion and well-known brands such as Guess, H&M. Hollister, Boss, Mango, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Levi’s and even Marks and Spencer you’re spoilt for choice. There are also toy shops, jewellery and accessories brands, electronics and homewear. Don’t forget to check out hypermarket Alcampo, which sells toys, books, clothes and groceries too. If you only have one day to shop, we’d recommend La Cañada as your point of call.
Puerto Banús – If you are a fan of designer labels, as well as high-street favourites then we’d recommend a trip to Puerto Banus. Lining the glamourous marina you will find one of the highest density of designer brands in the world including Gucci, Bulgari, Homies, Jimmy Choo, Elite and Dolce & Gabbana. In the marina itself there are also a number of lovely cafes and restaurants to sit and enjoy the super-yachts and super-cars and soak up a bit of sun between purchases. But it’s not all about the designers, if you walk away from the sea into town, you will many more shops, where your money will go further. Around the main square you have a number of high-street stores, plus you have the shopping centre Marina Banus and the massive El Corte Ingles department store which has everything you can think of. Puerto Banus is easy to get to from central Marbella. You can drive, take a short bus or taxi ride, or even a catamaran ferry from Marbella Marina.
Marbella Old Town – The pretty Old Town of Marbella, is tucked away behind the high-street, right in the centre of town. Head away from the sea from the Avenida del Mar and the Alameda Park and within 100 meters you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. It is a real pleasure to wander the winding streets, discovering hidden chapels, lovely little squares and churches and lots and lots of great restaurants and bars. There is also a great selection of independent shops selling shoes, clothes, accessories, gifts, speciality foods and wines. If you’re travelling with people who don’t like shopping, Marbella Old Town is a good in between option, some interesting shopping for you and a chance to experience the ancient centre of Marbella and sample some great food and wine in a very charming environment.
Ricardo Soriano – In front of the Old Town is Marbella’s high-street, Ricardo Soriano. It is quite a distance from one end to the other, but there are some nice shops and cafes to explore close to the Old Town. It’s handy to know about, as there’s a chemist, banks, high-street favourites such as Mango, Zara and Massimo Dutti and you can get a small shopping fix up there while the family lie on the beach nearby.
Markets – There are three main weekly markets in and around Marbella, which have hundreds of stalls, selling a huge variety of things. Go early in the day, as they pack up around 2pm, and enjoy browsing food stalls, clothes, jewellery, furniture, homewares and much more. Don’t be afraid to haggle – this is the place to pick up a bargain. On Monday is Marbella’s market, with over 350 stalls in the eastern edge of the town, up from the fishing port. Thursday mornings you can take a trip down to nearby San Pedro, to visit the market of over 200 stalls. Saturday mornings the largest flea market in the area sets up in Nueva Andalucia, just up the road from Puerto Banus, with great antiques, as well as the usual fruit, veg, clothes and accessories. Finally, on Sundays, there’s a craft market down on Marbella’s marina edge, where local artists and artisans display their wares.
As you can see, Marbella really is a paradise for shopping! But it’s so much more as well!
It’s a great place for a short break with your friends to soak up the sun, shop til you drop and party the night away, or as a family getaway to enjoy those precious school holidays and the fantastic kids’ activities. It is also a great place for golf, so if you’d rather not hit the shops, you can hit the fairways instead.
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