I came across a very useful article recently over at the Condado Kids Club blog which provides a lot of useful information and tips on shopping and supermarkets in the local area.
Regular visitors to Condado de Alhama will know that although the resort is well serviced for groceries, the onsite Spar supermarket is very well stocked for all your basic needs, it’s fair to say that Condado is not really geared up for avid shopaholics.
If the weekly visits from stall holders at the indoor market does not satisfy you then you really need to get in your car travel to nearby towns and cities in order to find shops for actual shopping.
Our own Spar on site, in Condado de Alhama opens Monday to Saturday 0900-2030 and closes 2100 in peak season. On Sundays it opens 0900-1430. It seldom closes, just Christmas Day and New Year’s day.
In Camposol you will find Consum, our closest supermarket. We seldom use it, except for milk and chicken. It is found on sector b beside the Chino. Beware of beggars, they are professional…please give them nothing!
Mercadona is a Spanish supermarket found in Alhama de Murcia and Mazarron. Mazarron is newer, bigger and easier found. Follow the RM 23 past Camposol to the very end. At the big roundabout follow signs for Cartagena. By now you will see Mercadona on your right. None of these open Sundays unless the Monday is a holiday!! Mercadona opens 0900-2130, Monday to Saturday. It has a great selection of fruit and vegetables.
Our nearest Aldi is in Alhama de Murcia, drive into Alhama and turn right at the first roundabout. From memory you turn right at the next roundabout after the Repsol garage.
Our nearest Lidl is in Puerto de Mazarron. Follow signs for Cartagena until you come to a roundabout with a viking ship on it. Turn right here and Lidl is down on the left, there is another Mercadona here on the right. This Lidl opens Sundays.
What a shock to find nowhere open on Sundays when we moved here! We now know La Zenia Boulevard, near San Javier and Espacio Mediterraneo in Cartagena are open Sundays 1000-2200. Apart from Lidl, everywhere else is closed.
Nuevo Condomina, Murcia open Monday to Saturday 1000-2200 – Closed Sundays
Thader, open Monday to Saturday 1000-2200, Closed Sundays, has Decathlon. IKEA is close by and a huge Chino (large shop operated by Chinese where you can buy everything…wouldn’t touch their electrics, though)
Espacio Mediterraneo, Cartagena open 7 days a week 1000-2200, it advertises itself as being open 365 days a year…but in the small print it reads except 25 December, 1 and 6 January. There is also a Leroy Merlin here, Decathlon, Carrefour, Media Markt and Primark
La Zenia Boulevard (near Torrevieja) open 7 days a week 1000-2200. I love it in summer with the water being misted periodically and the fountains keeping the children amused in the heat. Open till 2300 in summer.