In Ronda there are various shopping options. The main pedestrian street is Calle de la Bola (very near the bull ring) and is where most of the shops are situated. Here you can find international clothes shops such as Mango as well as Spanish brands such as Adolfo Dominguez. There are lots of cheap shoe options, including La Bomba and Marypaz (although these mainly cater for women) whilst Gody offers better quality shoes for men and women . If you are interested in buying ham or cheese, there are many shops in Ronda and we can advise you on the best ones. Near the bull ring there are lots of souvenir shops.
Costa del Sol
You will be able to find anything you need on the Costa del Sol. El Corte Inglés in Marbella, Mijas and Málaga is a big department store which sells designer labels, as well as a wide range of shoes. There are other department stores along the coast in Marbella and La Cañada shopping mall, where all the big names in fashion are, especially cheap Spanish brands selling on-trend clothes. Zara seems to be a particularly popular choice of stop-over point. In Puerto Banús are the haute-couture shops, and is a great place to window shop and also marvel at the big marina filled with enormous yachts. Here you may also see older men with much younger companions holding on to their arms … it might be advisable for these gents not to walk too near the quayside on a dark night.
This shopping is about an hour away and, if you need some retail therapy, well worth the drive.
Many of the villages offer a product particular to that place: Atajate makes a wonderful almond cake, Grazalema has a blanket factory as well as a cheese industry and in Montejaque and Benaoján you will find high quality hams, chorizo and related products. There is also excellent honey made in Benaoján and near Olvera there is a pottery and glassware centre which we recommend very highly.
Ubrique Leather Factory
1h15 away is a village dedicated almost wholly to fabricating leather goods. They are all home made and good quality, often making for designer names. Sometimes it is possible to see the process in which the bags, shoes, jackets etc are made. A good day out if you’re in to leather. They used to use the local cork for making products too – the cork bikini was one article which stayed in the mind longer than it stayed in production.
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