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A large Mercadona supermarket is situated at about 5 minutes drive from Las Ramblas (turn left out of the gates of Las Ramblas, up the hill past the Magellen Estate Agents and its on the roundabout). This is a brand new large supermarket where you will find everything you need.

For last minute needs or emergencies, there is a small supermarket (open 7 days a week) within 3 minutes in the car. Turn left out of the gates of the Las Ramblas complex and drive up the hill towards Villamartin. The supermarket is on the right immediately after Magellan’s Estate Agents.

There are also a number of small supermarkets and specialist shops at Villamartin Plaza (5 mins) and at the Los Dolses shopping centre (5 mins).

Another very good local supermarket is the Consum at La Zenia. Open Monday to Saturday and closes at 10:00pm. Here you will find everything you need, including a very full range of fresh ready prepared foods – great things for the BBQ!

Carrefour in Torrevieja is about a fifteen minute drive north on the N332. Follow the signs for Alicante and take the Crevillente exit (just past the El Parque de las Naciones/Garden of Nations), left at the roundabout and you can’t miss Carrefour! It’s enormous and worth a browse around. Security is of ludicrous proportions, however, so don’t try and go in with a rucksack or other shopping bags or you’ll be sent off to the Left Luggage…

On a Saturday morning, there is a very interesting market at Playa Flamenca (about ten minutes drive). This starts early and finishes at about 2.00pm. You will find everything here from fruit and vegetables, clothes, CD’s, homeware, local goods, gifts to cooked chickens to take away. It gets very busy indeed and seems to go on forever…
Villamartin Plaza

Torrevieja town centre can be reached in 15 minutes by car and there you will find numerous designer boutiques specialising in fashion for all ages.

For a real shopping experience, go to either Alicante or Murcia. Both have fantastic shops including El Corte Ingles, Mango, Zara, Adolfo Dominguez and a whole range of designer outlets.

If you want to combine shopping with some time on the beach, go to Alicante, as the beach is within minutes of the town centre and is very pleasant, with some excellent restaurants along the promenade.

For a more cultural day out, try Murcia where you can wander along historic lanes, contemplate wonderful baroque architecture and have a traditional lunch in a beautiful square or in front of the truly awe-inspiring cathedral.

In both cases, we recommend that you park in the El Corte Ingles car parks, as they are easy to find - - just follow the green El Corte Ingles signs when you arrive in each city!

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