Saturdays, you will find the FLEA MARKET in Fuengirola. This market has vendors selling used items such as clothing, old furniture, antiques and collectibles. There is also a good range of craftwork available. The entrance to the Flea Market is not far from the train station, and is held on the "feria" or fairground. Just ask one of the locals where the "Mercaillo" is. I believe it was to your left as you exit the train station.
What to buy: What makes this Flea Market so different is that the vendors come from almost every country in Europe -- England, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Morocco and of course -- Spain. The market is huge and the variety of items for sale is even greater. Many of the items come from the vendors home country, which makes for some interesting purchases.
What to pay: Don't always pay the first price you are quoted. "Barter" "Haggle"
The location of Fuengirola's Tuesday and Saturday's Markets is in the RECINTO FERIAL. It is also the site of many fairs. It is easily accesseble by bus and train. By train get off at Los Boliches and walk left for about four blocks.
What to buy: Food Products
Sierra honey, Olive oil, sweets and pastries, "Village" bread, sugared almonds, avocados.
Crafts: local pottery, artisitic jewellery, embroidered linen and tablecloths
What to pay: BARGAIN - Never pay the first price
Also not far from the train station is the MERCACENTRO SHOPPING CENTRE. Of course I had to browse through here and check it out. There was a grocery store and many little specialty shops that sold flowers, cards ( I picked up a few post cards of Fuengirola), souvenirs and T-shirts. Hansi waited patiently outside and probably took movies, while I snooped.
Since Tuesdays are MARKET DAY in Fuengirola, Hans and I decided to go there on that day and also we were meeting up with Eva (Diageva). It was a very busy place to be even though the weather was not the greatest as it was cold and very windy. We took the train to Fuengirola. You should get off at "Los Boliches". We asked how to get to the Mercado but the correct word is "Mercaillo".
What to buy: As it was a cold and windy day, I really wanted to buy a nice scarf to put around my neck. After checking out a few places, I found what I wanted and it matched perfectly with my blue jacket.
Also to be found were fresh fruit and vegetables, new clothes, household items and CD's, to name a few.
Fuengirola boast itself on having the largest Markets in the '' Costa del Sol '',well it sure is a large '' Market Plaza '' as you can see in several pictures . On tuesdays there is a regular market with all kinds of vendors and wares,and on Saturdays there is a '' Flea Market '',these markets are called '' car boot sales ''you will finds these kind of markets all over Europe.
These '' stallholders '' vendors, do come from almost every country in Europe and a large variety of goods are sold .Antigues Crafts ,but also regular household items new and old.This is a MUST visit when in Fuengirola (unless you hate shopping like Hansi does ,in that case there are enough coffee shops to hide in)
All over Spain, you will find these little shops that have nearly everything at a very cheap prices and low cuality. This that perhaps you nead in a travel and dont what to spend many money, ... a plate, a umbrela, a candle ... they use to have a name but they use to have also something like "TODO A CIEN" that means that you can buy everything inside at 60 cents euro.
At Tuesday and Saturday Markets you will find every sort of things. Tuesday markets are more of fruit, vegetables, ... new but cheap things... AND Saturday Market is of secondhand things. Both of them are very popular and take place in the Feir Recint of fuengirola, near the Central Market.
Is the biggest shopping center in Andalucia. 140 shops, restaurants, cinemas, bars, free parking. You will find here all for your shoppings and for fun
The shop is full of wonderful things and it's not expensive. i like most the jewelry and handbags but everything is nice
What to pay: from maybe 5 to....
Well you walk in this huge shopping centre and what I saw first was lots of produce for sale the store had a second story and I am sure that everything is sold in this store.