Benalmadena is characterised by its tourist souvenir shops, Puerto Banus is renowned for its designer boutiques. Malaga, on the other hand, simply does the lot!
Being substantially larger than anywhere else on the Costa Del Sol, Malaga offers the widest range of shops anywhere on the coast. In the heart of the old town, the impressive Calle de Marques de Larios – and adjoining streets – should be first stop on your shopping expedition. There are some seriously upmarket places on this beautiful boulevard so even if you don’t purchase any pricey shoes, jewellery or designer clothes, you’ll still enjoy looking around and trying things on.
If you want the full range of Spanish high-street shops then the most logical choice is the air-conditioned Vialia shopping centre. Here you’ll find Zara, H&M, Bershka and other international labels. Also, an interesting shopping experience can be had by visiting the Spanish institution that is the Corte Inglés. This classy department store is huge and sells just about about everything. Look out for it’s distinctive green logo as you walk down Avenida Andalucia, beside the river.
Needless to say, finally, that if you have a sudden urge to own a large inflatable crocodile (or anything else inflatable for that matter – this is a hen weekend after all) then you’re desires can soon be satisfied. We may be in the city, but this is still the Costa del Sol. Rest assured that you can easily find all the fake designer sunglasses, risqué beach-towels and emergency sun-cream that you’ll need.