Enjoy shopping for local produce at the Benidorm Markets
One of the biggest pleasures of going on holiday is being able to explore local markets and see some local goods and produce on display - and Benidorm is well known for its fantastic markets. With an awesome array of products, from flowers, fruits and vegetables to clothes, souvenirs and knick knacks, there's sure to be something which catches your heart and ends up coming home with you. Just remember to leave plenty of room in your suitcase!
Benidorm Municipal Market
The biggest and most popular market in the city, the municipal market, takes place every Wednesday and Sunday. Also known as 'El Pueblo' because it takes place next to Hotel Servigroup Pueblo on Avenida de L'Almirall Bernat de Sania, it carries an absolutely mind boggling range of goods - from clothes, bags and shoes to souvenirs and house decorations. There is also hot food and snacks served up around the market, so if you want a break from all that shopping, there's plenty of opportunity to put your feet up and indulge in a few churros, with a side order of people watching.
Like most markets, El Pueblo opens early in the morning (8am) and closes around lunch time before the hottest part of the day. To get the best choice of goods, head down for opening time, but if you had a late night, there's plenty of time to browse after a lie in.
Benidorm Market in Foites
The imaginatively named Benidorm market is thought to be the oldest market in the city, and is an entirely different experience to the Municipal Market. Comparable to UK farmer's markets (except with better weather), stalls selling brightly coloured fruit and vegetables and local meats and cheese are sure to tempt even the pickiest eater, and grabbing a few bits for a picnic on the beach makes for a quintessentially Spanish experience. The Benidorm Market takes on Wednesdays from 8.30am - 2.00pm, next to Guillermo Amor sports centre.
On the outskirts of Benidorm at the weekends, an entirely different market takes place. This is a traditional flea market, where you might find everything and anything for sale, from vintage clothing to bric a brac and old books.
Obviously, you want to enjoy your time at Benidorm's markets without any unexpected incidents which can really put a dampener on your holiday. As with any crowded place, be on your guard for pickpockets, keep your money close and don;t carry valuables around the markets.
Haggling is expected in the markets, so even the very thought makes most Brits want to lie down in a dark room, throw caution to the wind and go for it - as it really is part of the fun.
Getting to Benidorm
In all the excitement of booking your Benidorm holiday, it's easy to forget about arranging a way to get from Alicante Airport to your hotel, meaning you're stuck with public transport or waiting in long queues at the taxi rank.
We offer a great range of pre bookable options, so that you can get straight to the good stuff when you land in Alicante. Independent types can hire a car, which the perfect option if you want to take a few trips out of Benidorm and explore the beautiful Costa Blanca.
Alternatively, there's our Benidorm Airport transfers. With a fantastic choice of shared shuttles and private transfers, including pre paid taxis, it is a super simple, hassle free way to get your Benidorm resort.
Benidorm Attraction Tickets
Check out our attraction tickets for awesome days out on the Costa Blanca, including Terra Natura and Aqualandia.
All information correct at time of writing.