The only way to buy cigarettes is from Spain, you can bring back £16,000.00 =8 packs of 200. at about £32.00 for a 200 pack of L&B. Buy them from an official tobacco shop, it has a brown and gold notice above the shop, other shops may not be the official cigarettes.
Hope this helps you
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all: british food
What to buy: you can buy most British and other European food here - so don´t worry about packing anything like that in your case.
Bring toiletries with you - especially if you like a particular brand name.
Carrefour and Mercadona are good for own brand products - so forget the little supermarkets on the beach if you need suncream lotion, shampoo etc. Buy it in Mercadona.
What to pay: In Euro or with your bank card. Remember that in Spain it´s not chip and pin they have. You need to show PHOTOGRAPHIC I.D.
This can be your Photo Driving Licence or a passport (something official)
MARKET: MARKET TIME
The market is Sunday (maybe saturday)and either Tuesdays or Wednesday. The weekend market is when mostly the Spanish go to it so it will be busier. However if you are looking for a real bargain go to the market at the weekend as the market during the week is more expensive as this is the day that the tourist go to market.
What to buy: There are many different souveniers to be bought here including dolls and other toys for children, clothes etc.
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CARREFOUR: The Biggest Hipermarkets in Spain
In almost all big and medium size cities in Spain,you will find one or more Carrefours-This is a french chain of Hipermarkets and right now they are in almost all Europe.
Here you will find everything you need.,...Food,Clothes,Electronics,Hardware Store,Shoes,everything! also in the entrance there are a few more small shops ,hairdresser's,and also a huge car garage or repair shop.Also it has a very reasonable prices in food and clothes and sometimes they give some very good offers or three items for price of two.
old town: regallitos
all over benidorm there are hundreds places for you to buy almosy anything. on the side of levante beach lies the old town. amazing narrow and full of light streets. people running against eachother trying to get the ultimate recuerdo, before the end of the vacation. if you are not tired, and just arrived, a couple of hours at this site and you 'll find a regallito to a friend a member of your family,etc. but well, you all are fancy travellers. you know what i mean.
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MERCADILLO DE BENIDORM: STREET MARKETS
MERCADILLO, is the spanish word for "Street Market".We have to street markets in Benidorm,on wednesdays.One is located on Levante Beach area of the city,behind Pueblo Hotel,that one is open also on sundays.
The other and largest one,is located at Colonia Madrid quarter,very close to Benidorm's train station.Here you can buy anything:clothes,shoes,gifts,Music,Toys, Local Craft. And also on this fleamarket you have a large section for Vegetables and Fruits,if you buy here your veggies you'll save lots of money!!!.
Picture Street Market at Colonia Madrid-Benidorm.
Shopping Center La Marina: Shopping in Benidorm
Walking by Benidorm' streets you'll find thousands of shops in some commercial streets in the old town,the one in the picture is Avenida Jaime I,close to Poniente Beach.In here you'll find lot of clothes and souvenir shops at a very reasonable price.Right now we are having lot of shops runned for chinese people,and the prices are really low!!!,specially on clothes and souvenirs.
Also just outside of the city centre we got a new Shopping Center,is called "Centro Comercial La Marina".Here a part of lot of nice and a few of them expensive shops,there are also some restaurants and a multicinema,is a good place to spend a full morning or afternoon.Also there are a few cafeterias and fast food restaurants.Take a look to its website for more information.
It is located on the road to Finestrat.
Picture commercial street in Benidorm.
Caprabo and others: Bodega Ham
I always liked Caprabo which is a large supermarket chain. As well as food stuffs they also sell housewares etc and are always at a very reasonable price. I always pick up a selection of Spanish cheeses and speciality meat such as the Bodega or Serrano ham which is basically a cured pigs leg!
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Hong Kong: Cheap textiles
Benidorm has many discount stores mainly selling clothes but there is also the possibility to pick up some fake designer products such as sunglasse etc.
What to buy: There are some clothing bargains to be had mainly cheap summerware.
Variety of shops: Passeig de la carretera
This is one of the most important shopping streets of Benidorm.It is always very busy especially in the evening.A wide range of products is available.
What to buy: Clothing,sportswear,shoes,Sunglasses,ice cream,etc
What to pay: Depends on where and what you buy.
Shopping Center La Marina: More than 120 shops
The Shopping Center La Marina is located just outside Benidorm, actually it is Located in Finestrat. It contains all kinds of shops, like ZARA, Springfield, Mango, Bershka etc. On the rooftop you find a variety of restaurants a childrens playground and 9 cinemas. Also in the same area are Carrefour, Mercadona, Makro, LIDL and Plus. Another shopping center is under construction. From Benidorm you can go with bus 12 every 30 minutes or with the ferrocarril every 60 minutes. Your stop is Hyper Finestrat.
Head out of the new town for most of your shopping
My general advice for shopping in Benidrom is to avoid the new town. All you'll find there are todo shops (everything for 50c or 6euros) and plenty of tacky tourist shops which i think mostly will rip you off. Even food shopping is cheaper outside of the new town.
The old town boast plenty of little streets packed with shops and cafes. Clothes shops, shoes, Jewelery. It's only a twenty minute walk from the new town or about 2euros in a taxi. Alterntitavely there's a shopping centre (Mall) a short bus ride away called 'La Marina'. It's only about 1euro on the bus and about 15/20 minutes. It's not massive but worth a look if you're stuck for anything else to do!
What to pay: Expect to pay alot more if you buy english food products. There are loads of 'english supermarkets' and they make a fortune off tourists who are too scared to go in to a local supermarket and buy local products. Even though the labels are in spanish it's not normally hard to guess what things are. And if you're in self catering you could save a fortune.
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Need Cheap Beach Gear?
If you've arrived in Benidorm and forgotten your swimsuit, thongs, suntan lotion, beach mat, goggles or just about anything that goes with the sand and sea, fret not, you'll find a good, cheap selection in one of the many shops that sell this sort of stuff. As an example of just how in expensive it can be I was able to pick up a pretty good pair of beach sandals for €6. You can also find a host of other beach items as mentioned for prettty reasonable prices as well.
What to pay: Amazingly enough I found that prices were a bit better the closer that I got to the beach. Do some shopping around to find the best prices.
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At the Bull Fight Arenas: Bull Fight Poster
What to buy: At the arenas, they usually sell various items. But, one item could be considered cool or corny... I guess it depends on your taste. You can have a Bull fight poster printed with you name as the Bull fighter.
Hey, at least it is different from the plates.. cups.. hats.. and tshirts most tourists buy.
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Alehop: Design and gadgets
This shop sels special things ,design and gadgets that you don't find everywhere.
What to pay: Depends on what you buy, they have expensive and less expensive goods.
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