SHOPPING IN ORIHUELA COSTA Arriving in Spain on a Sunday or on a late flight can be problematic for new arrivals and holidaymakers in Spain. Particularly at this time of year, Sunday trading requirements can mean that the majority of shops are closed for one day each week, and finding those essential supplies can be almost impossible.
From bottled water and fresh bread, to milk and household grocery products, shopping in Orihuela Costa early and late is something many of us need to do, and running out of staple foods on bank holidays can be an issue for us all. (You can follow this link for a list of all public and bank holidays).
Thankfully, over the last couple of years, the establishment of one-stop shops and mini-markets has expanded throughout the Orihuela Costa area, and late-night, out-of-hours, and even 24-hour shopping is now a possibility throughout the year.
Many shops offer extended opening hours in the American 7-Eleven convenience store format, or follow a similar service to the Tesco Express stores in the United Kingdom, usually centred around a petrol filling station offering a choice of shopping around the clock.
Late night and bank holiday shopping in Orihuela Costa
From Los Balcones to Cabo Roig, here's a selection of local shops that offer late-night and bank holiday shopping. Tapping or clicking each of the headlines below opens a handy Google Map on your device, with directions from your location in Spain.
Repsol, Los Dolses
Located close to Villamartin Plaza, the Repsol petrol station at Los Dolses is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week throughout the year. The perfect choice whatever your arrival flight time, the outlet carries a selection of essential grocery products and a café.
Open All Hours, La Zenia
Newspapers, magazines, essential fresh groceries, and a selection of imported British goods. Open every day except Christmas Day, usually from 8:00 until 18:00, but check out the current opening hours on their Facebook page or call +34 966 394 409.
BP Shop, Lomas de Cabo Roig
Open from 07:00 until 23:00 almost every day of the year, the BP Shop in Lomas de Cabo Roig provides fresh bread and baked goods and a selection of essential products for late and early arrivals in Orihuela Costa.
Carrefour Express, Playa Flamenca
Usually open daily from 06:00 until 21:00 offering a selection of fresh groceries, bottled water, baked goods, and holiday essentials for new arrivals. Open during almost all bank holidays in Spain.
BP and Mini-Consum, AP-7 / Los Balcones
Petrol station beside the AP-7 with a Supermercados Charter / Consum convenience store offering a selection of fresh groceries including meat and vegetables, bottled water, and staple cupboard essentials for new arrivals. Open from 06:00 until 22:00 every day including almost all red days in Orihuela Costa.
Repsol SuperCOR Stop & Go, Los Balcones
Open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week year-round. This dedicated mini-market opposite the main hospital stocks the widest range of fresh, chilled, and dry products at supermarket prices, including fresh vegetables and baked goods.
The venue also offers beers, wines, and spirits, a café serving a range of hot and cold beverages with outdoor seating (subject to ongoing health precautions), and on-site automated self-service laundry facilities.
Want to know when Zenia Boulevard is open this year? Take a look at the opening hours for this year and find out which days the Costa Blanca's favourite shopping centre will be closed.
Looking for holiday ideas and inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa or join the La Zenia community Facebook group and find out what's going on in the local area.
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