When in Estepona - Markets
When in Estepona – Markets
When you visit Estepona, a trip to the market is essential to get the whole Spanish experience.
Estepona itself, boasts two markets. The first, the biggest of the two, takes place on a Wednesday between 9 and 2 and is along the Avenida Puerta del Mar. It sells a variety of products, from jewellery to sunglasses to watches, clothes and handbags. There is also an array of spices sold loose, and delicious assortment of olives to complement a nice glass of wine.
The most popular stalls of the market are usually the Fruit and vegetables stalls. But the beautiful seasonal fruit means there is usually a queue formed. You have to be pretty assertive sometimes to get served, if there's a crowd when you get there, then ask "Quien es el ultimo?", who is the last - and then stick close to that person to get your turn.
The second market is in Estepona Port, from 9 till 2pm, this is a smaller market, but it is very busy. The products are similar to the other market, except the food and vegetables, which are not available. However, if you like to people watch, then you can sit in one of the cafes and watch the world go by. You might need to get there early though, as the bars fill up fast. Our recommendation is Halomans, which has a line of tapas to suit every taste.
Between the two markets you are bound to find something that excites, although there will not be a donkey in sight (well maybe a couple in the background).