Many of us enjoy a regular visit to a local market. This is where you can sniff up that real Spanish atmosphere and enjoy watching a variety of products that you may or may not need but like to purchase anyway. The summer artisan market in La Herradura that was on the Plaza de Independencia during the summer months has now packed up, but every Friday from 9.30 ish to 14.00 there is a small outdoor market with an offering of typical Spanish ceramics, your weekly supply of nuts, olives, herbs, etc. and a few clothing stalls. The market is conveniently close to other shops so you can get all you need in one visit.
If you fancy a market day out you can also visit the Almuñécar Friday market, which is a very large market next to Calle Carrera de la Concepcion. Opposite Mc.Donalds, Lidl, and many other shops, which is a convenient free parking space during the other days of the week. This market has everything you need, from shoes to clothing, from paintings to yewellery, you name it. The market does not include fruits and vegetables, in fact no perishable goods at all. However spices, dried fruit, bottled honey, etc. are on offer. It is certainly worth a visit and is on from early mornings till 14.00.
Then also recommendable is a visit to the Almuñécar boot fair on Sundays although this market has grown into something more than your typical boot fair. You will find antiques, jewellery and many other interesting stalls apart from the usual stalls you find on this type of market. There are no food stalls though, apart from a small herbal one. You might argue that there are always people selling some fruits, but the provenance of these products are questionable.
Always a nice Sunday experience and to afterwards go for a stroll on the long and beautiful Almuñécar promenade!