All of the local surrounding villages near to La Manga Club have a weekly market. They are all on different days of the week and our on site management staff can assist you with current information/days for each village.
By far the largest and most popular is the Sunday market at Cabo de Palos. Cabo de Palos is approximately a 10 minute drive from La Manga Club and has ample parking surrounding the Cabo de Palos market. A taxi from La Manga Club will be in the region of 10 Euros each way which you can take from the Hyatt hotel reception if you not pre-booked. There is a taxi rank just outside the Cabo de Palos market for your return journey should you not wish to commit to a pick up time with your driver.
Cabo de Palos market opens early at approximately 8.00 am and closes at approximately 3 pm, perhaps a little earlier in the winter. There are in excess of 100 stalls selling fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes, bags, home wares and by mid morning is it buzzing. Cabo de Palos market really is a market for the local people and therefore prices are very reasonable indeed. Please ensure you have cash with you as there is no facility to take credit cards. There are several banks with cash machines as you enter the Cabo de Palos market.
Also as you enter tCabo de Palos market here are several cafes for breakfast / lunch serving snacks and cold drinks, ice creams etc. If you are in one of our self catering villas and apartments you may wish to buy lunch to take back to the Club with you. There are several of the spit roast vendors at the entrance of the market selling chicken and pork, again very popular with the locals and it is advisable to pre order and collect when you have finished shopping.
After several hours of shopping you may wish to spend the afternoon in Cabo del Palos as there is a very picturesque marina with in excess of 100 boats moored. As you leave the market you will see signs to the Cabo de Palos market which is no more than a 10 minute walk. Many of the boats are small fishing boats who provide the fresh fish for the many restaurants who line the Cabo de Palos marina. These are open all year round. There are several open air restaurants serving the best paella and caldero you will find anywhere in Spain. Again these are frequented by locals rather than tourists and are very popular on a Sunday afternoon. They are not open in the winter months. No need to pre-book but be prepared to wait as everything is freshly prepared.
A visit to the Cabo de Palos Sunday market is a very pleasant way to spend the day.