Santa Pola Markets
Santa Pola markets are a highlight of the town with three to choose from, and with its famous reputation for having the largest fishing boat fleet of any port on the Mediterranean sea, you can be sure the daily fish market is always well stocked. Located on the Costa Blanca between Torrevieja and Alicante, Santa Pola's main economy comes from its fishing industry followed by tourism, with the peak summer months of July and August seeing the town's population more than double. Santa Pola markets also include a Monday and Saturday street market which sets up around the Plaza Maestro Quislant in the centre of town.
Fish Market – Santa Pola's fish market is one of the most famous on the Spanish Mediterranean coast and is open Monday to Friday from around 17:00 until late evening. Located in the port, the market offers a superb variety of fresh fish and seafood including favourites such as sea bream, bass, red snapper, sardines, octopus, squid, crabs, prawns, lobster, langostines, mussels, clams and the delicious little bright red prawns prized for their wonderfully sweet flesh.
Monday Market – Held each Monday from around 09:00 – 14:00 in the centre of town, the market stalls here offer mainly household goods, kitchenware, all sorts of new and second hand clothing, shoes and a great selection of leather goods that are usually excellent quality in Spain and also good value if your haggling skills are sharp.
Saturday Market – This is predominantly a foodie market also opening from around 09:00 – 14:00 with superb fresh produce stalls selling a great variety of the regions fruit and vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, various cuts of meat, sausages and fish. There are also delicatessen stalls offering cooked meats, cured ham and sausages, dried and salted fish, bread and rolls, dried fruit, nuts, pickles and preserves, olive oil, olives and spices. Some of the Monday market stalls such as leather goods, shoes and homeware also set up here on Saturday.