Lemon Tree Market
A visit to the popular Lemon Tree Market makes for a pleasant Sunday morning outing. Its rural location among citrus groves gives it its rather charming name. It is also quite often referred to as El Raso Market due to its close proximity to the residential area of the same name. And just to add another one to the mix, in Spanish it's called Mercadillo Campo de Guardamar. Whichever name you choose, the market is a lively place to seek out a bargain.
Lemon Tree Market Directions
Getting to Lemon Tree Market from the residential areas of Orihuela Costa is relatively easy. Just get on the N-332 and head north past Torrevieja. When approaching the outskirts of Guardamar turn left on the CV-895. About a kilometre down this road there is a signposted dirt track on the left to the market car parking area.
Lemon Tree Market Food Hall
The market is open every Sunday from 09:00 – 14:00 and boasts around 400 stalls. There is also a separate area similar to a German beer garden with food and drink stalls, cafes and rotisserie wagons. Even if you're not in the mood for shopping, this is a great social area with a lively, jovial atmosphere. Unfortunately it doesn't come with the buxom barmaids serving huge steins of lager! However, there is a superb choice of local and international food and drink.
Lemon Tree Market Stalls
With its rural farmland location, fresh fruit & vegetables feature highly at the market. You will also find fresh and dried herbs as well as freshly baked bread, rolls and baguettes. Delicatessen items include various grades of Serrano ham, all sorts of cured sausage, savoury pies, cheeses, pate and dried fish. There is also a good selection of fresh meat, poultry, fish and seafood.
General products are pretty much what you will find in markets throughout Spain. Everyday clothing for men, women and children can be found on many stalls. There is also novelty clothing such as Disney and cartoon characters, football strips and flamenco dresses. Leather goods are generally excellent in Spain. Just be sure to check the stitching and linings.
Further products at Lemon Tree Market include household goods and kitchenware, gardening implements, DIY equipment and general tools & hardware. Colourful rugs and carpets hang from stall awnings as do a number of creative arts & crafts. Electrical goods are popular, and you will find a great selection of jewellery, trinkets, watches, sunglasses, toys and books.