Local Markets

 There are many, many local street markets. So many in fact that, if you have the stamina, you can visit more than one market in the same day.


  • Santa Pola
  • Almoradi
  • Playa Flamenca (morning) - Go through Los Dolses to the AP-7 roundabout and take the new, straight road to Via Park and park somewhere along the new road OR go out onto the N332 and turn left (north). Come off right at the next junction then go UNDER the roadway as if you were going to the Supermercado on the LEFT. Park in the supermercado car park. Follow everyone else into the housing estate. Beat the crowds by getting there around 09:30. Good for clothes and household items.


  • Campo de Guardamar
  • Algorfa
  • Urbanisation La Marina
  • 'Zoco' also known as 'Lemon Tree Lane' market, near Quesada / Los Montesinos (morning) - Makes big markets look small! Has one area for shopping and another for refreshments, plus a local bodegas - in a shed!! Heading north from Torrevieja on the N332, take the left turning signposted Los Montesinos before you reach Guardamar. About half a mile along, turn left into the lemon groves (it is not signposted, but you'll see plenty of vehicles entering and exiting). Highly recommended.


Santa Pola
San Pedro del Pinatar (morning) - Go out onto the N332 and turn right (south). Continue on the N332 for 15-20km until you get to the San Pedro exit. (it has a fishing boat in the middle of the roundabout!). The main road in San Pedro is very straight and has orange lights flashing everywhere. Don't go too far into San Pedro but park somewhere on the left or right. The market runs parallel to the main road off to the right. It's easy to find and is good for clothes and fresh food. If you want fresh fruit and veg then arrive before 11:00 otherwise there will be none left!


  • Alicante
  • Orihuela
  • Benijofar
  • San Fulgencio


  • Algorfa
  • Guardamar
  • La Mata
  • Torre De La Horadada
  • San Miguel de Salinas (morning)


  • Alicante
  • Rojales
  • Bigastro
  • San Javier
  • Urbanisation La Marina


  • Dolores
  • Los Montesinos
  • Torrevieja (morning) - Go out onto the N332 and turn left (north) and carry on into Torrevieja (south). Park wherever you can (there's an underground car park as well as a normal one near the marina). Do NOT illegally park in the town on market day as you will get a ticket and be towed away within a few minutes (any other day is fine!). The market is quite hard to find the first time but it's towards the North of the town and away from the sea. It is the largest market in the area and is excellent for everything, particularly clothes. It will be packed by late morning.
  • Los Montesinos (late afternoon) - Small market, mainly for the locals but has some different stalls compared to the other, larger markets.
  • El Pilar de la Horadada (morning) - This is the best fruit and veg market in the area. Go out onto the N332 and turn right (south). Stay on the N332 for about 15km until you reach the Pilar exit. Go west (away from the sea) into Pilar and park by the side of the main road soon after entering the town. Then walk further into the town and turn left down one of the side roads where you'll find the market.

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Helene Akerman - Presidenta CLARO

Dear All,
Let me introduce myself a bit, as a picture doesn’t always tell the story.
My name is Helene Akerman; I am Swedish but lived in England for many years. I am a mother of two boys, speak 4 languages and came here to Orihuela Costa in 2013 to do my placement year abroad while studying for a BA Honors in Spanish and French. I fell in love with the place but was appalled at how disregarded and neglected this beautiful area was.
I joined CLARO in 2014 and was on their candidate list as no 12, but unfortunately at that time it wasn’t to be and we fell short of 30 votes to get a representative in the Orihuela Town Hall.  
I am now the first female president of CLARO and I am on a mission. In simple terms, little to nothing has changed in Orihuela Costa in the last 4 years. Basic services are not up to standard i.e. roads and general maintenance and rubbish collection, (SUMA tax) in a neglectful state, Public services like CDM being given to private contractors putting extortionate prices not within affordability for young families and pensioners, still no Emergency Centre, no police service, fire and ambulance service appropriate for the amount of people that live here, multicultural auditorium etc.. the list goes on and on. 
More than anything, I’d like to encourage people who can vote to do so.. it’s important and on a local level things can change with the right intentions. 
So, if you'd like, I’d be happy to come and speak to you? You can email me personally and I’d be happy to help. Help you with the voting process, help you answer any questions you might have etc.. I, like you, want to better this beautiful place we live in, and if I get the opportunity, I will do my best. 
My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on Facebook you find me on CLARO (politico).
Please let me know if I can help, if you want me to come and have a brief talk about the issues that concern where you live. 
Kind regards, 
Helene Akerman
Presidenta CLARO

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Volunteers for work on the Urb Bosque de las lomas 2

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