Shopping Centres in Spain
La Zenia Boulevard
Distance: 49m (Approx 60mins)
La Zenia Boulevard is a really lovely shopping centre and has a very “Florida Mall” feel with all the shops being outside. Water is sprayed out in a fine mist to cool down shoppers in the heat of the sun. All the big names are there again including Superdry, Bershka and Benetton as well as a small selection of more independent retailers. There is a lovely selection of bars and restaurants many with outside terrace areas to soak up the rays, they have even provided sun beds if you want to put your feet up in between shops. It’s a great place for kids too. Take swimmers for the kids in the summer as they have water jets bursting from the ground to play in. In the peak season they have a little train offering rides around the complex and there are ride on animals available to rent for kids. They also have a kids play park and bowling alley so you can really mix up time for the kids with time for retail therapy. If you stay into the evening they have entertainment on every night. From flamenco dancing, to children’s entertainment to singers or magic acts there’s something for everyone and it’s all free.
Distance: 19m (Approx 30mins)
This region of Spain is renowned for its shoe making. Indeed, in La Romana, many of the women make their income from hand making shoe parts that then go on to be assembled into the finished product. Salvador Artesano claims to be the largest shoe factory outlet in Europe and there’s definitely a few to choose from at great prices. You can watch shoes being made and can buy the finished product in the shop. There is a huge range of shoes from lots of different Spanish manufacturers and a small play area for kids too.
Distance: 18.6m (Approx 30mins)
L’Aljub is our nearest shopping centre and offers a good selection of big names including Zara, Primark (which isn’t the jumble sale that you tend to get from Primark stores in the UK), Mango etc. There are a good selection of restaurants as well. A nice place to spend out of the sun for an afternoon.