Markets in the alternative Costa del Sol

Browsing the local street markets whilst on holiday seems to be on most visitors to-do list. Not only do they offer a wide variety of bargains but they are a great way of mixing with the locals and absorbing some of the local colour. From the general street markets offering stalls with colourful local ceramics, fantastic prices on shoes and leather goods, traditional Spanish tablecloths and home textiles, beautiful fresh produce and the inevitable array of cheap clothing and accessories, to the Spanish version of the car boot sale offering an ever changing variety of secondhand items and locally made crafts, there really is something for everyone.

Our town by town guide to local markets has details of locations and times so that you can be sure not to miss out:

Nerja Street Market

When?:Tuesday mornings
Where?:South west corner of town running between c/Ant. Ferrand Chanquete and c/Chaparil
What?:One of the biggest street markets in the region with a good variety of stalls

Nerja Flea Market

When?:Sunday mornings
Where?:In the same area as the Tuesday market (see above)
What?:Similar to a car boot sale with a mixture of second hand items and local crafts.

Torrox Costa Street Market

When?: Monday mornings
Where?: Running along Avda. Esperanto and Avda. Mediterraneo between the Pueblo Andaluz complex and the Hotel Riu Ferrara
What?: A good selection of stalls available at this general street market

Torre del Mar Street Market
When?: Thursday mornings
Where?: In the car park area adjacent to c/Infante between c/Princesa and Avda. Duque de Ahumada
What?: General street market offering good selection of stalls

Vélez-Málaga Street Market

When?: Thursday mornings
Where?: In the car park area between c/Camino Viejo de Malaga and the new park.
What?: General street market aimed more at the local clientele than those along the Costa - come for very keen prices on basic products!

Vélez-Málaga Mercado Municipal
When?: Every morning from Monday to Saturday
Where?: c/Poeta J. Lobato opposite the courthouse.
What?: Permanent covered produce market offering a good variety of fruit and vegetable stalls as well as fishmongers and butchers.