Activities around Las Colinas Dreams
There are many shopping opportunities along the Costa Blanca and Murcia. It may not be Rome, London, Milan, Paris or Madrid, but there is plenty of choice for everyone. Also note that some Spanish brands are up to 25% cheaper than in the rest of Europe, and you will also find some Spanish brands that you will not find elsewhere in Europe.
It is a southern shopping centre The La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre is in open air. So you can walk under the awnings in the colourful shopping streets. The colours used are natural Mediterranean colours such as yellow and ochre. This enhances the southern atmosphere of the shopping centre. The planting of olive trees, among others, also makes for pleasant shopping. You will find most Spanish and European chains, but also a large "EL Campo" supermarket.
Further north, in Torrevieja, there is the Habaneras Shopping Centre, which is also an open shopping centre and very cosy, located on the outskirts of Torrevieja. So you can enjoy the nice weather while shopping. It is also very open designed with fountains, nice rest areas and a Mediterranean atmosphere. The shopping centre has been in existence since 2005. There is a very large "Carrefour" hypermarket.
For more extensive shopping you can go to Alicante, Murcia or Cartagena.
The city of Alicante has many shops, big and small shops, traditional shops and big chain shops. While you are shopping, don't forget to visit one of the many artisan shoemakers. This is something special about shopping in Alicante.
The shopping centre of Alicante is around the Puerta de San Fransisco square. Theatro Principal is also a good shopping area. However, most of the shops can be found in Avenida Maisonnave and its surrounding streets. Large chain shops and department stores with the most famous brands can be found here. Apart from the big department store "El Corte Inglés" with 2 giant branches, here you will also find some better Spanish fashion chains such as Roberto Verini, Bimba y lola , Uterque, Purificación García. Another Spanish brand is Adolfo Dominguez located on the Avda Doctor Ramon Y Cajal.
Murcia's shopping street is Calle Jabonerias. This is the centre of the city of Murcia. Several big designers are located here and there are nice boutiques. On the Av. de la Libertaden you will find department stores
El Corte Ingles. You can also enjoy shopping on the Gran Vía and the Avenida de la Constitución, but certainly the calle Traperia and calle Plateria, these are very pleasant streets. And don't forget the streets around Plaza del Cardenal Belluga.
Outside the city you will find Ikea and the shopping mall Nuevo Condomina on the motorway. Here you will find shops, restaurants, a supermarket, a coffee bar and a cinema. From Murcia, take bus 1 or the tram, which runs along Avenida Rey Juan Carlos I.
The shopping street of Cartagena runs from Plaza Espana to Plaza Ayuntamento. Here, you will find mostly small boutiques and terraces.