Top 5 Shopping Malls on the Costa Blanca

Besides the sun, sea, and beautiful countryside, the Costa Blanca is also a shopper’s paradise, offering something for everyone—from the independent boutiques along the cobbled streets of Altea old town to huge department stores in Alicante’s city centre.

We’ve handpicked a selection of the top 5 Costa Blanca shopping centres to help you plan your shopping trip so you can make the most out of your downtime:

#5: L'Aljub Shopping Centre - Elche 

L’Aljub Shopping Centre sits on the outskirts of Elche’s bustling city centre. It’s a modern and spacious centre offering a large collection of popular European brands, such as Primark, Zara, and Mango. There are plenty of options to grab a bite to eat or a drink when you’re not browsing the stores, and there’s also free WIFI, which you can use if you need to keep on top of your emails or stay connected. 

L’Aljub Shopping Centre is around a 20-minute drive from Alicante Airport and has plenty of free car parking and family-friendly facilities. There’s also a large El Corte Inglés department store just a two-minute drive away. 

If you’re visiting the area and want to make a day of it, you can walk in to the colourful city of Elche, where you’ll discover beautiful parks, walking routes to explore, and the largest palm grove in Europe. Or you take a short drive south-west of the city and enjoy the salt marches and boardwalk at the El Hondo Nature Reserve.

#4: Portal de la Marina Shopping Centre - Ondara/Denia 

Portal de la Marina is a popular mall close to the popular port city of Denia, just off junction 62 of the AP-7 motorway. Visitors can browse a wide range of stores including C&A, Levi’s, H&M, Pull & Bear, Zara, and Desigual. There’s plenty of free car parking and a bus stop with connections to Denia and Javea. 

If you’re visiting the centre from further afield, you can combine your shopping trip with a visit to Denia’s attractive city centre. Beautiful beaches, a historic marina. The rugged Montgó Natural Park is also a short drive away. 

#3 Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre - Alicante

Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre is one of Alicante’s premier shopping destinations, situated around a 20-minute walk north of the marina, just past Castillo de Santa Bárbara.

This stylish mall offers a wide selection of big brand names and has a large food court on the top floor. Some of the largest stores include C&A, JD Sports, H&M, and ALE-HOP. For convenience, there’s a large car park for drivers.

The mall’s central location (close to many of the city’s excellent remote working facilities) means it can be easily combined with a visit into Alicante’s cosmopolitan city centre. After you’re done shopping, why not explore the historic castle, picturesque old town and promenades, or check out one of the city’s popular museums.

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#2 La Marina Shopping Centre - Benidorm/Finestrat

The bustling city of Benidorm offers excellent shopping areas along its beachfront promenades and in the picturesque old town. However, if you want big brand names and prefer your shopping all under one roof, then head to La Marina Shopping Centre, one of the largest shopping centres on the Costa Blanca.

With over 100 shops to choose from, the mall in Finestrat (off junction 65-A of the AP-7 motorway) on the outskirts of Benidorm is a shopper’s paradise. With free car parking, excellent bus connections, and close proximity to the motorway, the centre is easily accessible for visitors throughout the Costa Blanca. 

The stores are split across three large floors, and the centre also has an open-air roof terrace with play areas for children and a selection of popular cafes and restaurants. There’s also a multiscreen cinema attached.

Surrounding La Marina Shopping Centre is a large retail park with supermarkets, entertainment stores, and clothing outlets.

The mall is just a short hop from Benidorm’s thriving city centre where you can find a host of well-quipped facilities to support your remote working or digital nomad lifestyle. Learn more about the top places for remote working in Benidorm here

#1 Zenia Boulevard - Orihuela Costa 

Topping our list of Costa Blanca shopping centres is the impressive Zenia Boulevard. 

What feels like a resort in its own right, this huge outdoor mall boasts over 150 shops including Zara, H&M, Primark, Pull & Bear, and Bershka.

An idyllic setting for retail therapy in the sunshine, Zenia Boulevard spans out from a charming square in the centre. Packed with restaurants, cafes, and bars, the square features an entertainment stage, water fountains, free WIFI, and a large play area for children.

Zenia Boulevard also has a ten-pin bowling alley, a 7D cinema, and a casino, with plenty of entertainment on offer for all of the family. 

The centre has several large, free parking areas and is easily accessible from junction 763 of the AP-7 toll motorway. It’s also only a short drive to the beautiful beaches of the Orihuela Costa or the award-winning golf courses in Villamartin.