Zoco Market is one of the Costa Blanca’s longest running markets. It has been attracting locals and holidaymakers for over 20 years and makes for a great morning outing. Zoco Market is located near the village of Lo Crispin and Quesada town. It is open from 08:00 – 14:00 every Sunday and gets really busy during the peak summer months. If driving from Torrevieja take the CV-905 out of the city. When you get to the junction for Quesada, you head left and under the AP-7 motorway. Continue left on the CV-940 and follow the sign for the market.
Zoco Market Stalls
As it’s not a street market, the layout is easy to get around. It basically has a large car park on one side and all the stalls on the other. Some of the non-perishable products you will find includes a large selection of clothing. There is new and second hand clothes, designer wear, ‘fake’ designer wear, underwear, lingerie, football strips and kids and baby clothing. Other items include scarves, sarongs, hand embroidered tableware and fantastic leather goods. You will find stuff for the home and garden, electrical goods, jewellery, accessories and toys.
As is the case with nearly every Spanish market, fresh fruit & vegetables abound. You will also find fresh and dried herbs and spices, dried mushrooms, fruit, nuts and a good selection of sweets. Pickled and preserved items include onions, gherkins, mushrooms and a superb choice of olives. Other foodstuffs include freshly baked bread, rolls, baguettes, pastries and cakes. Stalls and vans offer both fresh meats and delicatessen such as Serrano ham and dried sausage.
Zoco Market Food & Drink Stalls
As there is hardly any shade at Zoco Market, the drink stalls do a roaring trade. These offer soft drinks, ice cold beers, wine, spirits, fresh fruit juice, slush puppies, coffee, tea and ice creams. By far the favourite food stalls are the churros vans and rotisserie chicken wagons. Those with a hearty appetite can tuck into a full English breakfast or rack of ribs. Snack items include salads, fries, baked potatoes, sandwiches, baguettes, burgers, hot dogs and pies.
Mercado de Campo de Guardamar
Also known as “Mercadillo de Campo de Guardamar” and “The Lemon Tree Market” because it’s a market in Guardamar, that is basically in the middle of a farm full of lemons and oranges.