La Marina in Finestrat is the largest shopping center in the Benidorm area of Spain, and is popular with both Spaniards and tourists alike. Known as ‘Centro Comercial La Marina’ in Spanish, La Marina shopping complex has more than 100 stores and restaurants, selling everything from clothing, shoes and jewelry to household products, childrens’ toys and mobile phones. If you’re staying in the Benidorm area of Spain and love to shop, a trip to La Marina is a necessity.
Location of La Marina Shopping Center – The ‘Centro Comercial La Marina’ is one of the easiest shopping centers to find. Located at Avda. País Valencià, 2, Finestrat , if you’re staying in Benidorm or Finestrat, bus number 12 will take you right to La Marina.
If you’re driving from the Benidorm or Alicante direction, just get on the CV-767 and take the Finestrat exit. Centro Comercial La Marina is on the right hand side of the road as you come off the freeway and head down towards La Cala de Finestrat (Finestrat beach).
Shops at La Marina Shopping Center – Shopping at La Marina shopping center is excellent. Used to bustling Bangkok, where you’re jostled everywhere you shop, as the shopping malls are crowded with people, it was a nice change today to shop at La Marina, a decidedly quiet mall due to Spain’s dismal economy.
If you’re looking for stylish clothing, reasonably-priced and fashionable shoes, or housewares, La Marina in Finestrat is the place to shop. At La Marina, there’s an excellent Zara Home, which sells trendy home accessories, although they are quite pricey. You’ll also find a beautiful Hogar, selling gorgeous household items like lamps, tablecloths and linens, plates, cups and mugs, bathroom accessories and towels. Look out too for Casa as, if you love modern European style, this is the place to buy items for your home.
For clothing, there’s a large C&A (great deals on children’s clothes, women’s bags and men’s sweat shirts), a very nice Blanco, for clothing for the young and trendy and, of course, a superb Zara – my place to shop for fashionable European clothing that is also superb quality.
Among the more than 100 stores, you’ll also find an Ale-Hop (fun, inexpensive and unique gifts for the whole family), several telephone service stores like Vodafone and Orange, and A Loja Do Gato Preto, a cute Portuguese chain that has the prettiest furniture.
Eating and Entertainment at La Marina Shopping Center – If you’re staying in the Finestrat or Benidorm area, La Marina is a great place for entertainment.
Start off with a snack or a meal at one of La Marina’s numerous restaurants and cafes. For snacks, you’ll love Jamaica Coffee Shop and Mister Kebap. For full meals, try Cantina Mariachi, a Mexican restaurant serving all your favorites, Txakolí for typical Spanish tapas, or for the kids eat at Palapa, an open-air restaurant that even caters birthday parties.
Once you’ve eaten, head for the entertainment. La Marina has a nine screen movie theater, a bowling alley with 12 professional lanes and an amusement arcade.
If you’re in Finestrat or Benidorm and tired of the beach, don’t miss shopping and eating at Centro Comercial La Marina. It’s a fun day out for the whole family and, with the sales many of the La Marina stores are having at the moment, a pretty inexpensive one at that.
Centro Comercial La Marina