Everybody loves a market! Ranging from outdoor flea markets to open air food markets, the mercadillos along the Costa del Sol have evolved over the past 30 years from being places where locals bought their fruit and veg to becoming an essential part of life for foreign residents.
Historically, the local markets were where the farmers came to sell their livestock and agricultural produce and, although not typically known as ‘farmers’ markets’ anymore, the most popular ones still have a dazzling array of delicious food items for sale. Today’s markets are a feast for all the senses. They have become a place to appreciate the eclectic mix of cultures, to meet and greet neighbours and friends, to partake in the buzz of local gossip and to soak up the atmosphere.