Costa Del Sol Markets

Markets On The Costa Del Sol & Malaga

If you´re looking for Markets along the Costa Del Sol, and in and around the  Malaga area, you can find the main, general markets listed above.  The links will take you through to a fantastic website that lists all the different types of markets including Carboot Sales and the exact location of each market.  They are normally held in the Feria Grounds.

There are some fantastic markets all over the Costa Del Sol, every single day of the week.  They can be great fun if you´re here on holiday with all the usual latest crazes for kids and adults. If you go to a market where there are more locals (San Pedro for example), you will find many stalls with flowers, fruit and veg, herbs and spices.

Malaga street markets

What time do the markets open?

The Markets generally open at 9 am/10 am, although one time we did arrive at San Pedro market at around 9.45 am and hardly any stalls were open.  They close at around 2 pm.  There´s always a place where you can grab a coffee whilst they set up.

Do the markets open if it´s raining?

If it´s raining, some of the larger stalls do have covers and will set up, some other stall holders may decide not to bother or call it day a bit earlier.   


  • It gets very busy which makes it a great opportunity for pickpockets, so watch your bag and pockets!
  • Markets get very hot in the summer.  Don´t forget your sun, hats (especially for the kids) and water.
  • Remember, do NOT leave anything in your cars
  • Some markets will have a car park with an attendant. You normally give them a little donation.
  • If you have babies in prams and pushchairs, please be careful covering them with blankets to keep the sun out.  It gets extremely hot and busy in the markets.

The Best Food Markets Along The Costa Del Sol

Mercado Central De Atarazanas - Credit: Oliver Foerstner /
Mercado De Atarazanas – Credit: Oliver Foerstner /

As well as all the traditional Markets along the Costa Del Sol,  there are also some superfood markets too where you can buy the most fantastic fruit and veg, herbs and spices, meat and fish. One of our favourites is in Marbella Centre right above the Car Park at the top of the Old Town, but you will find these in all the areas along the Costa Del Sol, just ask any local.

If you´re in Malaga City, you must visit the Food Market there (photo above), Mercado Central de Atarazanas.  Everything is presented so beautifully, almost like a piece of art.  The variety of fish, shellfish, meats, poultry, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices is unbelievable.  Whilst the produce here in the supermarkets is pretty good, the food here just seems so much more superior.  It´s not particularly cheap but definitely well worth it.  It´s the place where you will find those herbs and spices you can’t find locally.

You can see more photos of the Malaga Food Market here.


What day is the market on in Benalmadena?

Benalmadena market is on Fridays. It’s located at the fairgrounds of La Paloma in Benalmádena (Google Maps)

Is there a market in Torremolinos?

Yes, there is a market in Torremolinos and it´s on Thursdays. It’s located on Torremolinos fairgrounds. (Google Maps)

Is there a market in Fuengirola?

Fuengirola street market, which is located in Fuengirola Fairground (Google Maps), is considered as one of the best and biggest markets in Andalucia. It’s held on Tuesdays.

What day is the market in Marbella?

Marbella market is on Mondays and it’s located at the Marbella Fairgrounds (Google Maps).

What day is the market in Nueva Andalucia?

The Nueva Andalucia flea market in on Saturday morning and it’s located in near the Bullring (Google Maps)

Costa Del Sol Shopping

For all other shopping,  you have Plaza Mayor in Malaga, close to the Airport,  Miramar in Fuengirola, La Canada in Marbella, Marina Banus in Puerto Banus and of course all the El Corte Ingles Stores along the Coast.

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