by gemma

Where are the supermarkets? Like Tesco, etc.

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Jan 18, 2011
Other supermarkets
by: Anonymous

We found the new Mercadona on the south side of Estepona to be very well stocked, spotlessly clean and reasonably priced. Best to go to your local market for fruit and veg though!

If you want all things British, try the English Supermarket, STOP & BUY. It is a small, privately run shop situated on a little row of shops on the Autovia del Mediterraneo between Estepona and Sabinillas. Go past Estepona, past the new-ish Mercadona on the right, travel about 10 mins to the next roundabout where you will see the shop on the right, slightly up the hill! If you reach the 'Pepper Pot' castle at Bahia de Casares, you've gone too far!

It's a life saver shop if you arrive on a Sunday or Public holiday as he is always open but not til very late........ about 8pm I think. Nice chap too, a bit pricey as imported goods but that's to be expected! He also has a web site

Jun 14, 2010
Supermarkets on the Costa del Sol
by: Marbella Family

As far as we know, there is no Tesco on the Costa del Sol, however we do have lots of great supermarkets and some that provide English imported items.

On the Costa del Sol there are hypermarkets with approximately 30 cash registers or more holding a wide range of items from groceries to clothes to appliances. And then there are smaller supermarkets which provide mainly groceries.

The main hypermarkets are Hipercor, Carrefour and Alcampo. You can find a Hipercor in both Marbella and Mijas Costa. Carrefour has several locations in the province of Málaga including, Estepona, Torremolinos, Rincón de la Victoria, and Málaga. Alcampo is located in the La Cañada Commercial Center in Marbella. All of these markets have a huge selection of items at reasonable prices. The Hipercor in Marbella is a bit more pricey, but they offer a wide range of international products and items that you may rarely see anywhere else, such as English brands, bagels, hummus, large dietary selection of gluten free or lactose free products, a kosher section, Mexican section, and more.

The smaller more popular supermakets located throughout the Costa del Sol are Supersol, Mercadona, LIDL (discount store), and Dia % (cash and carry). At some Supersol markets throughout Marbella you can find some typical English products such as meat pies or clotted cream.

There are also English supermarkets that offer only English imported products. They are more pricey than the local products, but that is the price of importation. There is an Iceland in Fuengirola at the Miramar Commercial Center located just off the N340 highway. If you are desperate and are located west of Marbella, you can head to Gibraltar where there is a Morisson´s as well as lots of smaller shops. Everything is obviously imported from England, in English and in pounds. There are plans that Iceland is due to open in Puerto Banus this year (2010), but we have yet to see that happen.

Then there is a very pleasant chain of convenience stores called Opencor. These are nice, because you can always find a quick meal or emergency product 7 days a week. Keep in mind that supermarkets are not open on Sundays and some smaller shops open only until 2:00pm on Saturdays. In the summer in Marbella, most supermarkets are open on a Sunday during July and August only.

If you would like to read more about shopping experiences and stores in Marbella see our page on Shopping.

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