Shopping In Alicante, Spain – All The Best Shopping Streets maj 25, 2022 – Posted in: Spain, Travel – Tags: , , , , , ,

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Where to go shopping i Alicante

If you are going shopping in Alicante, do bring your largest shopping bag! In the city you will find many of the big, international chains and also lots of beautiful dresses and shoes from local designers.

Take your time to go for a stroll and discover the small shops in the narrow streets – or use the guide here!

The best shopping streets in Alicante

In the largest shopping street Avenida Maisonnave you will find the big chain stores: Zara, Intermissimi, Mango and Stradivarius. It’s also here you will find the department store El Corte Inglés, on two different locations. The first, at Avenida Federico Soto, sells, among other things, electronics and home furnishings, while in the second you will find clothes, perfume and a large gourmet supermarket.

In the area from Avenida Maisonnave and down towards the harbor, there are also many small streets where you can find local crafts, shoes and clothes. Calle San Francisco, also known as Toadstool Street, also has many fine shops.

Shopping malls and shopping centers in Alicante

If you can’t get enough shopping, there are also two major shopping malls in Alicante, Gran Via and Plaza Mar 2, both in the northern part of the city. Here you will find all the well-known brands: H&M, Levi’s, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Mango, Zara and Tommy Hilfiger.

Opening hours in Alicante

Many shops are open until 20-21, with a siesta in the middle of the day. Then the store are closed from 1 or 2 pm until late afternoon, 5 or 6 pm. On Saturday the shops are closed in the evening, and most stores, except the larger ones, are closed on Sundays.

What to buy in Alicante?

Clothes, clothes and more clothes – and then a pair of shoes! The Spanish women love to dress beautifully and you will find many shops with party dresses, wedding dresses and everyday clothes. It’s worth saving up from home and buy your summer wardrobe in Alicante.

Note that it is difficult to find clothes in sizes above a normal small and medium, but the city fortunately also houses many shoe stores, where you will find the most beautiful shoes and sandals.

Finally, also visit the large market hall Mercado Central or the large gourmet supermarket downstairs at El Corte Inglés, where you will find jamón, olive oil and other delicacies.

Find a great hotel in Alicante

Booking a hotel in Alicante you get a lot of value for money, and you won’t be ruined if you splurge on a little more luxury than usual. Here you will find recommendations on fantastic hotels in Alicante, all of which can be booked directly through See more hotels by doing your own search here:

The hotel with the very best view to the sea

At the hotel Suites del Mar by Melia you live right on the quay by the marina. Here you get a great view of the sea, the castle and the beach. Suites del Mar is one of the city’s best hotels with large rooms and spacious balconies, where you can enjoy the sun. Do pay a little extra to have the beautiful view over the beach and the sea. The other side of the hotel there may be noise to out in the wee hours. The breakfast at Suites del Mar by Meli is fabulous; with juicer, freshly baked croissants and Cava. The hotel also has a spa area and a small pool – but who needs that when the beach can be reached in a few minutes?

Read more here: Suites del Mar by Meli

NB! Suites del Mar is built together with Melia Alicante. This hotel is further inland, but you still get the same amazing views.

5 stars in the old monastery

In the cozy streets right next to all the Michelin restaurants and close to the harbor and the beach is the luxury hotel Hospes Amerigo with the five stars. Here you can sleep tightly in the Egyptian sheets in the large and bright rooms and get your day off to a good start with a gourmet breakfast buffet. The hotel has its own restaurant, the Fondillón Restaurant, which is famous for its minimalist aesthetic and good ingredients. End the day in the beautiful pool at the top overlooking the castle of Santa Bárbara.

Read more here: Hospes Amerigo

Aparthotel close the the beach and the shopping streets

If you are a family or a group of friends who want a little more space on your holiday, there are many apartments in Alicante. The apartment hotel S30 Reina Victoria has taken all the good things from a hotel holiday, daily cleaning and a cozy, small bar, and combined it with the freedom of living in an apartment. The apartments are rustic and tastefully decorated and with a well-equipped kitchen. The apartment hotel is located in a residential area close to the castle and with a ten minutes walk to the port. The large market is just around the corner and there are many bars and restaurants in the area.

Read more here: S30 Reina Victoria

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