The best places to go shopping in Costa del Sol include sprawling shopping malls and enchanting local markets that invite you to soak up its distinctive culture. The region is home to many of Spain’s most stunning waterfront communities and historic towns, spanning a coastal strip that passes through serene hotspots like Torremolinos, Malaga, Marbella and Estepona.

    There's so much to love about Costa del Sol, including its shopping scene. From high-end fashion to regional specialities, this famous coastal setting has a wealth of retail options. Check our guide to Costa del Sol’s most popular places to go shopping.

    Where to shop and what to buy in Costa del Sol?

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    Plaza Mayor, Málaga

    Find high-street fashion labels and a massive cinema

    Plaza Mayor is one of Malaga’s most popular outdoor shopping areas, featuring retail delights that will keep you entertained for hours. If you’re looking for the latest fashion, check out popular high-street labels like H&M, Snipes, Pull&Bear and Calzedonia.

    This sprawling landmark also offers a range of tasty dining venues. Stop by Foster’s Hollywood for excellent grilled dishes, followed by La Plaza Heladeria for coffee and ice cream. Plaza Mayor is home to the large-scale Yelmo Cinema, with 20 screens showing the latest must-see movies. Families can find numerous kids’ play areas and outdoor gardens in Plaza Mayor.

    Location: C. Alfonso Ponce de León, 3-2, 29004 Málaga, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 1 am

    Phone: +34 952 24 75 80

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    Marbella Old Town

    Explore historic streets and stock up on posh vintage clothing

    Marbella Old Town is a Renaissance-era part of the city, known for its picturesque, whitewashed buildings and charming winding streets. Along these historic pathways and the busy Avenida Ricardo Soriano are several chic stores to explore during your vacation.

    High-end vintage clothing fanatics will love Vintage Deja Vu, which stocks household names like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent at discounted prices. A must-visit is D’Oliva, which specialises in high-quality olive oil, kitchenware, cosmetics and more.

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    Muelle Uno, Málaga

    Discover open-air shopping and Michelin-starred dining

    Muelle Uno is a striking open-air shopping centre overlooking the Port of Málaga. It’s admired for its contemporary storefronts and promenade lined with orange trees. Shopping-wise, you can find more than 30 stores offering top-notch fashion, trendy homewares, and jewellery.

    Muelle Uno has stellar dining options for lunch, dinner, or a quick coffee. You’ll find international names like The Hard Rock Cafe and Häagen-Dazs, plus local favourites like Toro’s Mediterranean cuisine. For an unforgettable dining experience, head to Restaurante José Carlos García – it’s Magala’s only Michelin-starred venue.

    Location: Muelle de Málaga, Paseo de la Farola 11, 29001, Málaga, 29001 Spain

    Open: Daily from midday to midnight

    Phone: +34 952 00 39 42

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    Parque Comercial La Cañada, Marbella

    Shop the latest electronics and fashion

    Parque Comercial La Cañada is just a short drive from Marbella city centre. With a vast collection of 150 shops, this is one of Malaga’s largest shopping malls. You can find the latest must-have electronics at Apple and Media Markt, as well as a huge selection of high-street fashion brands – great for when you need to stock up on a range of items in Costa del Sol.

    As you wander through Parque Comercial La Cañada, there’s no shortage of great places to dine when you need to rest your feet. You’ll come across fast-food chains like McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King, as well as pastries and coffee at Starbucks, Café Luz de Luna, and Godiva.  

    Location: C. Ojén, S/N, 29600 Marbella, Málaga, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +34 952 86 01 42

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    Atarazanas Market, Malaga

    Wander this historic location and purchase local culinary pleasures

    The Atarazanas Market (Mercado Central de Atarazanas) is a historic covered marketplace with a wealth of food stalls, locally-owned boutiques, and chic tapas bars. While it dates back to the 14th century, a large-scale redevelopment commenced in 2008 rejuvenated the space into the impressive landmark tourists love to explore today.

    The Atarazanas Market stocks an unmatched selection of seasonal products, ranging from regional fruit and vegetables to seafood and cheeses. Keep an eye out for the stunning stained-glass facade and get lost among the bustling crowds that pack into this beloved shopping complex.

    Location: C. Atarazanas, 10, 29005 Málaga, Spain

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 951 92 60 10

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    Miramar Centro Comercial, Fuengirola

    Go shopping, see live events, and soak up views of the ocean

    Miramar Centro Comercial is one of the largest commercial areas in Costa del Sol, featuring a wide array of retail stores, restaurants, and activities for the whole family. It has around 140 stores, including Primark, Vans, and Zara Home.

    There’s also a great collection of places to eat, ranging from low-key options like The Good Burger and Subway to the delicious Italian cuisine of Tagliatella. There’s a cinema complex with 12 screens, plus an enormous open-air terrace with a cocktail bar, live events, and views of the ocean. Miramar Centro Comercial is in the upmarket town of Fuengirola, about 30 km from Malaga.

    Location: Av. de la Encarnación, s/n, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +34 952 19 81 95

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    Puerto Marina Benalmádena

    Enjoying shopping and dining overlooking a picturesque marina

    Puerto Marina Benalmadena is one of Costa del Sol’s top marinas. It’s home to a myriad of restaurants, shopping experiences and late-night venues. You can find high-end leather products at Zerimar, while Regalia is great for purchasing souvenirs to remember your journey.

    Dining is also outstanding at Puerto Marina Benalmadena. Book a table at Toro to enjoy authentic Spanish tapas as you overlook the marina. El Mero’s freshly caught seafood dishes are excellent on a hot summer’s night. Alongside several pubs, a wakeboarding school and live flamenco shows, Puerto Marina Benalmadena is a standout shopping destination.

    Location: C. La Fragata, A11, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +34 952 00 81 09

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    Centro Comercial Costa Marbella

    Shop luxury fashion brands and watch a blockbuster flick

    Centro Comercial Costa Marbella is found in the Puerto Banus marina, making it a convenient place to escape the heat and stock up on the latest fashion, electronics, and home products. With 5 spacious floors to explore, you won’t have a problem finding something luxurious that catches your eye during your visit.

    Head inside and browse brands like Quiksilver, Emporio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. If you’re looking for something to read on the beach, drop by Bookworld Puerto Banus to find a captivating novel. Cines Teatro Goya screens the latest movies and features a laidback bar where you can get a refreshing drink.

    Location: C. Ramón Areces, s/n, 29660 Marbella, Málaga, Spain

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 10.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 952 90 99 90

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    Puerto Marina Shopping Benalmádena

    Wander this stunning beachfront area in Costa del Sol

    Puerto Marina Shopping is a relaxed retail complex that has all of your needs covered during your visit to Costa del Sol. Get yourself a fresh trim at New Look Hairdressing or head to Roberto Martin to find the ideal pair of sunglasses to complement your summertime outfit.

    If you're looking for a great lunch or dinner reservation, Restaurant La Tasca serves sumptuous tapas and steak dishes. However, you'll find a more laidback atmosphere at Mollie’s Irish Sports Bar, featuring cheap drinks, shisha, and plenty of fun.

    Location: Puerto Deportivo de Benalmadena, Av. del Puerto Deportivo, s/n, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to midnight

    Phone: +34 952 57 77 35

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    Fuengirola Street Market

    Buy locally made handicrafts and experience incredibly fresh produce

    The Fuengirola Street Market is a much-loved weekly event that offers incredible insight into the sights and sounds of living in the Costa del Sol. There's a massive range of stalls to wander, selling everything from clothes and flowers to dried fruit and locally made handicrafts.

    The Fuengirola Street Market is just a short walk from the beachfront, making it a great place to visit on Tuesday morning before heading to the water. With plenty of food trucks in attendance, pay a visit to uncover some remarkable bargains and enjoy tasty cuisine.

    Location: C. Recinto Ferial, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain

    Open: Tuesday from 9 am to 2 pm

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    Hudson Brown | Contributing Writer

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