Playa Flamenca Market

Playa Flamenca Market has been pulling in the crowds for years, and continues to remain one of the busiest and most popular markets on the Costa Blanca. Playa Flamenca can deservedly claim the title as the number one holiday spot in Orihuela Costa. With its central location, Blue Flag Award beaches, lively bars and restaurants and well planned, friendly residential areas, it has everything visitors could wish for during a sunny Spanish holiday.

Early Saturday morning the usually quiet Calle Nicolas de Bussi rings to the sound of stall holders setting up their wares. By 9am the street is a riot of colourful awnings, with stalls displaying a wonderful variety of market products. This is when the early bird market goers start to arrive to beat the heat. By 10am the street and stalls are packed with bargain hunters and local residents out to find the freshest produce to stock the fridge for the week.

Playa Flamenca Market Stalls

Starting at the popular Celtic Isle Bar & Restaurant, hundreds of stalls line the street. Here you will find all sorts of electrical and electronic goods, mobile phone accessories, mini boom boxes, CD's, DVD's and computer games. DIY goods and garden ware gets the handymen and green fingers haggling, and a great variety of kitchenware and utensils are on offer. Further goods for the home include rugs, carpets, curtains, furniture, tablecloths and cushions.

Every type of clothing is on offer including cute and colourful flamenco dresses for the young dancer in the family. There is a superb choice of factory and handmade leather goods. These include shoes, belts, handbags, purses, wallets, waistcoats and jackets. You will also find the usual offerings of arts & crafts, trinkets, watches, jewellery and accessories. Trainers, flip flops and beach ware are popular, and for the young ones there is a great variety of toys and games.

Fresh Produce & Food Stalls

If you are doing any serious fresh produce shopping then these stalls are well worth browsing before you buy. The reason being is all of them sell practically the same produce but some are cheaper than others. The local fruit and vegetables of the region are superb and bountiful.

Dried fruit and nuts are popular, as are the amazing variety of marinaded olives. Both fresh and dried herbs are available, as well as a selection of medicinal herbs. Meat, poultry, fish and delicatessen vans are laden with a wonderful choice of cuts and cured hams and sausages.

If browsing the Playa Flamenca Market stalls has worked up a thirst or peaked your appetite, then you're in for a treat. Slow turning racks of rotisserie chicken, spare ribs and ham hocks are a favourite among hungry market goers. Those just wanting a snack will find tasty burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, baguettes, pizza slices and sweet treats such as delicious fried churros. All sorts of hot and cold soft drinks are available, as are ice cold beers, wine and spirits.

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