This place gets the first prize for best place in Alicante. With overflowing flower pots, it gives a real color to the back of the central market. Surely this is why the terrace is packed to bursting everyday.
One of the surprises in Alcoy, and do not count on the tourist office to tell you about them, is without doubt the large number of old shops all over the city center. You could take a guided tour with a map to visit them one by one. Some of them, of course, are a little renewed inside but most are intact on the outside and keep all the magic and the smell that emanates old stores. Here are some pictures of a few because right now the center is under construction and was very ugly.
Jalon is a quiet, yet very touristy area where there are many craft shops, wineries, restaurants and several shops. Each Saturday there is a crowded trail in the Place of Weir, where more than half of the visitors and even sellers are foreigners, you can spend a morning having fun on this trail, which is specialized in antique furniture and household items, but you will find everything . Make sure to visit one of the wineries and try the sweet wine which is rather delicious.
Bello Horizonte is a furniture store with colonial style decor in Javea. It is next to the restaurant Masena, to give you a reference. For more than 12 years they have been specialists in making custom decoration projects. From the best international fairs they pick out pieces of decoration, but a local population in the island of Java is where most of the furniture comes from.
Located a few kilometers from Elche and the Alicante-Elche airport in a Business Park, the outlet route is a surprising opportunity to shop at unbeatable prices. You can find 29 leading brands for footwear, clothes, and accessories.
The usual opening hours are 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00. Some establishments will close during lunch time.
On the way to the plaza on Calle San Miguel amidst some charming little shops I found some White Agate. It complements rings, necklaces, and earrings beautifully and comes at affordable prices. I recommend you stop by and if you're looking for something special, you'll find it here for sure!