Shopping in Fuengirola
Fuengirola has plenty to offer shoppers both in the old town and outside.
Old TownIn the old town centre, around the main square Plaza de la Constitucion, there are many designer clothes shops, interesting small boutiques. Choose from one of the many high street shops such as Zara, Benetton, Pull & Bear. There are also more exclusive Spanish boutiques, such as the up-market Don Miguel opposite the church in the square.
The main supermarkets are Cayetano (Euromarket) on the main road close to the main square, Supersol and Mercadona are both near the train station and the main municipal fruit, vegetable, meat and fish market is right opposite the train station. There are other supermarkets and mini-markets also as well as the more economical chain, Lidl. There are OpenCor food stores, some of which are open until 23:00.
The larger hypermarkets and shopping centres are all located just mountain side off the main A-7 motorway which by-passes Fuengirola . Euromarket and Hyper Andalucia or Dunnes Stores were established in the 1990s. These have now been dwarfed by the massive indoor shopping centre called the Miramar Centre (Centro Comercial Miramar) (exit A-7 opposite the castle on the west side of river Fuengirola). This is not to be confused with the Parque Comercial Miramar in the style or retail outlet including Iceland, Decathlon, Warten, Norauto, DFS, and Aki plus reasonable priced petrol station. All have free parking and Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 21.00 or 22:00 hrs.
El Corte Inglés; A little further to the east, and technically located in La Lagunas district of Mijas is El Corte Inglés at Centro Comercial Costa Mijas incorporating a Hipercor food hall. N-340 km 210. Tel: 952 669 100. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 22:00 hrs. More>
Fuengirola Street Markets
Tuesday and Saturday mornings: Venue: Recinto Ferial - Fuengirola Fair Ground
To find the market, follow the train line from Fuengirola to Los Boliches. It is roughly equidistant between the two stations, on the left hand side coming from Fuengirola. Local buses also stop at the market ground entrance. The Fuengirola Tuesday and Saturday Markets are hard to miss. It covers most of the huge fair ground area and is one of the biggest markets of its kind in Spain. It is quite an Aladdin's cave for bargains and is well worth a look around. From new and second-hand clothes, furniture, antiques, novelties, to leather goods, souvenirs and bric-a-brac and much more, this market has it all. As with all bustling street markets, you are advised to keep your valuables close to you and out of sight and be aware that there may be pick pockets working the area.
Sunday: Venue: Near the landmark Piramides Hotel (on the west (Castle) end of Fuengirola)
This is a fun market, selling all the usual things, including pottery, handbags, clothes, gadgets and much more. It used to be held at the port area of Fuengirola, but has been moved to allow for more space and freedom of movement. There are bars and restaurants open nearby.
If you are looking for a bargain or like to search for something original, there are even charity shops now in the centre of Fuengirola. The most established and best known is the Cudeca Charity shop, just a few minutes walk from the train station. This is just one of 11 of Cudeca's shops along the coast and it is a great place to find designer labels, without paying the earth. The standard of clothes and other items are surprisingly high. This could be due to the fact that many people, who are moving to and from UK and other countries, often have to downsize or change their lifestyles and so many things are donated to this very good cause.