La Marina, a Benidorm shopping centre that has it all
It is the most popular shopping centre not only in Benidorm, but also in the entire Marina Baixa region. La Marina is a shopper’s paradise because it is home to top fashion brands as well as a wide array of leisure and entertainment alternatives for people of all ages.
La Marina, shopping and leisure in Benidorm
La Marina Shopping Centre in Finestrat has been around for years. It opened on 14 September 2000 and consists of four levels. The underground level is a free car park, the next two floors are where the shops are located, and the top floor has leisure and dining establishments, including restaurants, theatres, a bowling alley, and 4,000 square metres of children’s entertainment, including bouncy castles, mini-golf, an obstacle course, go karting, a princess castle and more.
As far as fashion, most top clothing brands can be found here, from Zara, H&M, Massimo Dutti, Guess, Swarovski/Pandora, C&A, Mango and Benetton, to Mayoral, Stradivarius, Tous, Desigual, Macson and more. However, La Marina focuses on more than just style and accessories. It also has shops that sell beauty products, sports equipment, home goods, food, etc.
In 2011, this Benidorm shopping centre added a department store section featuring El Corte Inglés Outlet, Jysk, Kiwoko, Sport Zone and Fifty Factory.
A shopping centre that caters to customers
In addition to its many shops, La Marina also offers a wide array of services, including handicapped assistance, wheelchairs, a baby care room, a nappy changing table, ID wristbands, a defibrillator, a crèche and a relaxation area. There is also an information desk, lost & found, personal shopper services, a cash machine, a tailor and gift cards.
The shopping centre is equipped with WiFi areas, a tablet zone, mobile phone chargers, bike parking, oil recycling containers, battery recycling containers, a vehicle jump-start service and a car wash.
To help build customer loyalty, shoppers can request a free La Marina Shopping Centre VVIP card (with two ‘Vs’ because it is ‘very, very important’) for exclusive discounts on purchases and special deals for cardholders only. It can be obtained on the spot at the information desk or by visiting the La Marina website (online application section).
So be sure to stop by La Marina Shopping Centre when visiting Alicante or Benidorm. It is also an excellent alternative for a rainy day. You can also visit La Marina to purchase traditional souvenirs from Alicante, and according to experts, shopping boosts your self-esteem.
Other shopping alternatives in Benidorm
Although there are other shopping centres near Benidorm, La Marina is the most popular in the Marina Baixa region for the simple fact that it has everything.
However, the city of Benidorm has several shopping districts where visitors can find just about anything imaginable. Here is how to find them. For example, the latest fashion trends are sold at the countless shops along Avenida del Mediterráneo (parallel to Levante Beach). This avenue leads to Plaza Triangular, which is the starting point of Calle Gambo, a pedestrian street where iconic fashion shops are located, including Zara, Massimo Dutti, Cool, Base and more. The nearby Avenida Martínez Alejos has many shoe and clothing stores, and the area known as La Palmera is a popular meeting point in the city.
For even more shopping alternatives, make your way to Paseo de la Carretera, which has numerous establishments that sell jewellery, cosmetics, shoes and top brands.
In summary, fashionistas can rest assured knowing that the latest styles are available in Benidorm. So get your credit card ready and give free rein to your shopping whims.