All neighbourhoods have traditional municipal covered food markets (mercados) open generally 8.30 – 13.30, which are often the best places to buy your fresh produce.

Daily fish auctions can be a spectacle and take place at Denia (5pm at Les Roques) and Calpe (5pm-7.30pm Mon – Fri) – this one is an electronic fish auction, fast and furious like the stock exchange! Moraira also has a daily 10am fish auction at the entrance to the Marina (opposite the Ifach Restaurant).

General street markets (mercadillos) open around 8:30 to 13:30 for household goods, clothing etc.  A few of the main local markets worth a visit are:

ALTEA: by the port – general goods, with some local produce.

JALON: small general market, situated in the square and around the church.

TEULADA:  This is the traditional weekly market - fresh vegetables and fruits, plus a large selection of different merchandise such as clothing, jewelry etc

JAVEA: a good general market situated in the main car park in the old town.

DENIA:  in the town centre by the railway station / close to the main avenue – follow the signs for ‘Mercat’. Traditional indoor and street market – meats, delicatessen, fish, cheeses, almonds, raisins, fig cake, selection of fruit and vegetables, flowers etc.

MORAIRA: an excellent general market offering fruit and veg, clothing and household goods. It’s very busy – get there early to park! 

CALPE: excellent general market with fruit and vegetables at the top end of the market. It is situated in the street in front of the Mercadona supermarket.

JALON: the famous Rastro (flea market). Situated along the roadside between the river and the bodegas.