Lemon Tree Market
With a rural setting among citrus groves, the aptly named Lemon Tree Market is one of the most popular markets on the Costa Blanca. Also referred to as Mercadillo Campo de Guardamar it is easily reached from many of the towns and cities of the Costa Blanca via the N-332 coastal road and opens every Sunday from around 09:00 – 14:00. Guardamar del Segura is the closest town where visitors to Lemon Tree Market can combine their day with some sightseeing or soaking up the sun on the town's sandy beaches.
The market is open all year round and, depending on the season, boasts up to 400 stalls, some in the open air and others under large corrugated iron awnings. Due to its countryside location the walkways between the market stalls are predominantly wider than your average street market, making for a more pleasurable and relaxed experience, although you do get visitors who insist on bringing their dogs and seem oblivious to the nuisance they cause when the market is busy. Unlike many street markets that have cooked food stalls and vans in random places, Lemon Tree Market has a separate food court area that is reminiscent of a German beer garden with a great atmosphere, music and a delicious variety of cooked food and desserts.
Lemon Tree Market Stalls
Clothing of all types feature highly at Lemon Tree Market with both new and second hand general clothing, scarves, shawls, hats, belts, shoes, handbags, wallets, splendid leather jackets, pretty flamenco dresses, football tops, reading and sunglasses, jewellery and clothing accessories. There are vast counters of fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, plants, marinaded olives of every variety, delicious Serrano ham and cured sausages, cheeses, pickles, fresh bread and rolls, pies, nuts, dried fruit and sweets. Other market goods include homeware, kitchen utensils, cleaning products, garden and DIY products, tools and a good selection of toys.