From yummy CUPCAKES to Adidas FAKES…….
Benidorm Sunday & Wednesday Market has it all and more.
The vast market located on the edge of Benidorm in the Rincon de Loix and it is vast, offers everything you could want in a bargain basement sort of way! Even the most demanding deal conscious shopper should find plenty of happy stallholders willing to exchange your Euros for some look-a-like designer gear or a cheap handbag or two!
There is more to the infamous Benidorm market than meets the eye. This is no ordinary marketplace, here you can enjoy a good few hours putting to rest those animal hunting instincts we all have and forage for treats to eat, clothes to wear and sneak up on some bargain booty hidden among row after row of stalls.
Of course, there are the staple stalls found in every market such as long-established fruit and veg businesses and sellers of pic-n-mix nuts, dried fruits and olives galore. If cheap leather is your thing and brown is your colour! You will find a dozen stalls retailing 50 shades of brown coats, bags, shoes, belts of course and even leather hats just like the traveller community wear.
At the back of the market are the cafeteria bars, which you will need after seemingly endless miles of walking up and down the market in the search for those special offers. Enjoy burgers, beers and even Cupcakes or just a coffee then sit and watch the world go by.
Benidorm market is like Woolworth used to be, pile it high and sell it cheap. They certainly do and despite a number of stalls arguably selling mainly tatty stuff, if you are keen-eyed and enjoy a good routing there are many genuine bargains to be found. Even the fake Adidas appear quite well made and would probably fool Adidas! And those Cupcakes are quite delicious.
Whatever your impression, Benidorm market has been around almost as long as Benidorm and is a must visit place either on Wednesday or Sunday. There is a great atmosphere, it is busy and almost everyone seems to leave with arms full of carrier bags. Get there early and remember it is all over by 2pm. Have fun!
One of the best hotels to stay in near the market is the popular 3 star hotel Pueblo, just 100m walk from the entrance to the market.