Right outside the Naval Station Rota main gate there is a Gypsy Market set up on Wednesdays.
What to buy: There are so many good deals at the Market, the only thing you need are time and patience. If you have both of those things available you will have an awesome experience and come out with an armful of great deals. My favorite things were the shoes, there were so many of them at such a great price. I guess it's kind of like an american flea market but for the most part it consits of clothing, shoes, jewelry, spices and olives. If you stop by the olive stand you can purchase olives by the gallon, if you wish. If you like spicy foods ask them to try the banderillas, they are little kabobs with pickles, baby onions, green peppers and olives. I brought home two gallons full of them, they are even better once you refrigerate them. A whole gallon cost me about $10.00 USD. They have them available in smaller quantities, I just wanted to stock up to share them when I got home. I purchased quite a few pairs of shoes for 5 Euros each and they are very comfortable and I have received alot of compliments about them.
What to pay: Shoes go for 5-10 Euros.
Clothes you can find starting at 2 Euros.
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Calle Mina: Rota's Main Pedestrian Shopping Street
This is the center for daily shopping by the locals in Rota. Along Mina you can find shops with shoes, clothes, electronics, leather goods, pharmacies, and even a store that looked to have just about anything you'd be interested in. The streets off of Mina and around the small old part of town also have shops with toys, beach items, home furnishings, etc. and are worth a gander.
What to buy: Just about anything you can think of.
What to pay: Varies
Anything and everything
There are a few covered streets that you can go shopping but essentially Rota has every kind of shop on every kind of street. There are clothing boutiques, to souvenier shops, housewares, to toys.
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