Shopping centres on the Costa del Sol

Shopping center

As everywhere, you will find some amazing sales in all shops during January, but do you know all the shopping centres that are available on the Costa del Sol? Here is a brief overview of shopping centres on the coast, so if you are you looking to buy Spanish fashion, shoes or jewellery or to have some tantalising tapas then visit one of the shopping centres.

La Cañada in Marbella
La Cañada shopping centre on the outskirt of Marbella is one of the largest on the Costa del Sol.  There are over 150 stores with a wide selection of clothes, electronics, shoes, furniture etc.  There are also restaurants, a cinema and a large supermarket. One advantage of the La Cañada shopping center is it has free parking for outdoor as well as in the massive underground parking. The shopping center is open from Monday to Saturday from 10-22h and during the summer high season and December month the shopping center will also open on Sundays. If coming from Malaga airport, then head for Marbella and take exit 184 from the A-7 motorway to get to La Cañada.

El Corte Inglés
Harrods is to London as El Corte Inglés is to Spain … its part of the countries shopping culture.  The department store is in most cities around the country and has a rich variety of all kinds of products ranging from clothes of famous brands to hairdressing salon and travel agency.  They say if you can’t find it in El Corte Inglés it’s because it doesn’t exist!

In Malága there is an El Corte Inglés department store in the center of Malága city and just outside the city of Malága next to the conference center.  In addition, there is El Corte Inglés Mijas Costa which is located at the bypass by Fuengirola and there is a smaller version of El Corte Inglés in the center of Fuengirola town.  In Puerto Banus, Marbella, there is yet another, which is probably the coast’s largest department store.

Miramar shopping center in Fuengirola
From Malaga to Fuengirola on the A-7 take exit 208 to get to the shopping center Miramar.  In Miramar there is a large selection of stores such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Adolfo Dominguez and Primark.  With over 3000 free parking spaces it is easy to get to and do your shopping.  It also offers a large Eroski supermarket, cinema and restaurants.  For children’s entertainment there is the Miramar club which is open from Wednesday to Saturday for children aged 4-12 years so while you do your shopping the children can play. Miramar shopping center is open from Monday to Saturday from 10-22hr, and also on Sundays during the summer season and in December.

Shopping centers east of Malaga
East of Malaga you will find the shopping center “Rincon de la Victoria” which you access from the motorway A-7 or from MA-24.  Here you will find over 60 shops, a cinema and a large supermarket – and of course there is free parking.

If you continue to drive a little further east of Malaga, you will come to the shopping center El Ingenio, located next to Torre del Mar. Remember to take exit 272 from the A-7.  You can actually see the shopping center from the motorway. El Ingenio offers free children’s club for children between 3-12 years while you make your purchases.  There are over 100 stores in the center, a cinema and a large supermarket.

Shopping centers in Malaga city
In the center of Malaga city, there are 3 shopping centers relatively close to each other.

The shopping center Larios Centro is located parallel to Avenida de Andalucía which is the access road to the center of Malaga.  At the roundabout for El Corte Inglés you turn off towards Avda. de la Aurora. In the shopping center you will find a great selection of shops, a cinema, and a large supermarket and there is free Wi-Fi in the restaurant area.

Another shopping center is Malaga Plaza also located parallel to Avda de Andalucía (on the street called Armengual de la Mota). You will find specialty stores, Fnac and there are often arranged fashion shows, concerts and art exhibitions in the center.

Finally, there is Vialia, the shopping center located at the main train station in Málaga.  Also here is a great selection of shops, a cinema and restaurants.  Vialia is located at Avda de la Estacion and is not far away from Larios shopping center.

At the back of the city, not far from the football stadium you will find the shopping center La Rosaleda on Avenida Simon Bolivar de Malaga.  Here you will find over 120 shops, restaurants, a cinema and a large supermarket for your shopping.

Plaza Mayor malaga

Shopping center next to Malaga Airport
Plaza Mayor shopping center
Finally, we have the Plaza Mayor shopping center which is only a five minute drive by car from Malaga airport.  Plaza Mayor is located on the MA-20 and you should take the exit “Parador de Golf”.  The shopping center is built in Andalusian style as a mini village where you walk around outdoors.  There are a wide variety of restaurants and tapas bars to try and a cinema.  It is easy to park outside and a very popular place on weekends to go out in the evening and enjoy yourselves.


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