Shopping on the Costa del Sol
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SHOPPING ON THE COSTA DEL SOL
The Costa del Sol is a shopper’s paradise, from stylish department stores and high-end boutiques to food markets and classic shopping centres, there’s something for everyone within easy reach of CLC Club La Costa World.
El Corte Inglés has established itself as a world-class luxury department store since it first opened its doors in 1940. Now the biggest department store group in Europe, El Corte Ingles has 83 stores across Spain and Portugal, 3 of them on the stretch of coast between Málaga and Marbella. It’s the place to go for fashion, food, jewellery and much more.
El Corte Inglés is where you can find the latest trends, gadgets and a wonderful selection of Spanish produce and once you’ve shopped to your hearts content, why not relax with a wine and bite to eat in one of the stores’ bars and restaurants.
Puerto Banús is known as the place for style, luxury and glamour and the shopping experience is no different. Alongside the staggering display of super-yachts bobbing gently in the marina is a promenade filled with designer fashion brands, ritzy restaurants and fast cars – the perfect place to people-watch!
For a more down to earth experience, visit the nearby shopping centres of Miramar (in Fuengirola, walking distance from CLC Club La Costa World) and Plaza Mayor (near Malaga Airport, a short train ride). Choose from well-known High Street brands such as Zara, Primark and H&M plus a host of sports and homeware shops. If you fancy extending your trip, why not take in a movie at the on-site multi-screen cinema or try one of the many bars and restaurants.
Atarazanas Market in Málaga is a fantastic place to really appreciate the freshness and variety of the fresh produce Spain is so famous for. An authentic Spanish market, the stalls are works of art in themselves, with cascades of olives, rainbows of fruit and vegetables and beautifully presented fish all waiting to be enjoyed. Try a tapa or two at one of the bars and take a moment to admire the intricate building and stained-glass windows. The locals buy here, and that’s always a good sign.
El Mercado de la Merced can be found just off the Plaza Merced in Málaga and is a haven for those of a foodie bent. This is fascinating collection of eateries all under one roof means you don’t have to move very far to try the local wines, savour some cheese or sample the Iberian ham – and that’s just for starters!