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.