Marbella is one of Spain’s undoubted holiday hot spots. Situated on Spain’s Costa del Sol in southern Andalucia, Marbella is a magnet for wealth and high living, attracting a stalwart contingent of visitors and tourists every year to soak up its inimitable brand of sun, sea and lifestyle.
Shopping in Marbella effortlessly cater for a high calibre of residents and tourists, offering up a number of luxury shopping destinations as well as family friendly malls, which include in-built multiplex cinemas, numerous restaurants and fashion retail outlets.
Marbella’s elite undoubtedly shop at the luxury Laguna Village shopping retreat, situated in Marbella’s Estepona region. Here, you can experience shopping in a stylish setting, complimented by an indulgent health spa, which skims Marbella’s Mediterranean coast. Laguna Village offers visitors 28 exclusive shops, which include boutique and designer outlets from famed Spanish and international designer brands.
Here, you can energise perusing fashions from Elle Morgan, Just Cavalli, Escada and Egoiste pour Homme or home furnishings from Flamant Home Interiors and Bang and Olufsen. After shopping to your heart’s content you can relax in one of four restaurants or poolside by Laguna’s infinity swimming pool, surrounded by sun beds and private tents. Laguna also boasts a spa, gymnasium and yoga centre that’s ideal for pampering Marbella’s most discerning visitors.
If, however, you’re looking to spend in shopper’s paradise, but not necessarily within its budget, you might prefer the more family-friendly option of Marbella’s two impressive shopping malls. El Corte Ingles, situated in the Puerto Banus marina and La Canada Shopping Centre in Marbella’s centre are ideal options if your shopping tastes are eclectic. These two huge shopping centres also offer a number of options for entertaining kids and adults alike, as well as restaurants that cater to all palates so they can make for a great day out for all the family.
El Corte Ingles is Spain’s largest department store and boasts hundreds of shops over six floors, gaining it a reputation as Spain’s answer to Britain’s high end Selfridges store. Parking is cheap and plentiful at 1.50EUR per hour and buses and taxis pick up and drop off direct in the heart of the shopping centre, making it convenient to reach by public transport.
Over the six busy floors you’ll find stores and boutiques catering to haberdashery, flowers, fashion, sports equipment, toys, music, perfume, footwear and more. El Corte Ingles is also open twelve hours a day, from 10am until 10pm from Monday to Saturday so you’ve plenty opportunity to shop at a time suitable to you.
La Canada Shopping Centre is another first for Marbella – the largest shopping centre in the Costa del Sol. It’s situated on Marbella’s bypass so is easy to find and private parking is plentiful and free, although buses and taxis regularly connect with La Canada too.
Once you’ve made your way to La Canada, you’ll find everything you could want in a shopping centre in over 150 shops. You can browse European and international fashions, from Mango, Topshop and H&M to Tommy Hilfiger and renowned Spanish designers. Children’s clothing, jewellery and golf shops are also all under one roof. Here too, you’ll discover hairdressers, ten pin bowling, a multiplex cinema, restaurants, supermarket and a state of the art gym.
La Canada is also open from 10am until 10pm from Monday to Saturday, so when you stay in a Marbella Hotel you’ll find it easy to shop until you drop at any one of the city’s top three shopping destinations.