The unique layout of Xàbia means that its shopping areas are laid out between three city centres: Xàbia Historical City Centre, Duanes and Arenal.
In the Historical City Centre of Xàbia, there is a wide range of shops. There are traditional family-owned businesses along C/Mayor and the outskirts of the Town Council as well as boutiques, shoe shops and interior design shops in Av. Príncipe de Asturias. Various Shopping Nights are held throughout the year and offer major discounts and entertaining activities. This historical district contains the Abastos Municipal Market where you can purchase typical premium quality products from Xàbia. In addition to the large number of Tapas bars, pubs and taverns, it is also the city's administrative and financial centre. You may obtain additional information or directly carry out your purchases by means of the web page Xàbia Histórica, as well as La Xabiera.
In addition every Thursday between approx. 08:30 and 14:00, a weekly Street Market or "Mercadillo" is held in Plaza de la Constitución.
Duanes de la Mar also has an extensive range of shops concentrated in Av. Jaime I, C/ Cristo del Mar and the outskirts of the church. This city centre contains the Fishing and Yacht Port and the Fish Market called the "Lonja de Pescado" with the traditional auction which takes place from Monday to Friday at around 17:00. Starting from 18:00, you may buy fresh fish and seafood from the local bay in the sales office which the Fishermen's Association has inside this Market. Its great fishing tradition means that it is full of restaurants and bars with traditional seafood "tapas".
In the beach, Playa del Arenal, you may find major shopping opportunities all year round. In addition to clothing boutiques and shoe shops, you can find diverse businesses ranging from souvenir and gift shops, costume jewellery and Summer fashion shops. In the Summer, the promenade is full of handicraft stands starting from 19:00.
The opening timetables of Xàbia vary according to the season and are approximately as follows: from 09:30 to 13:30 and from 16:00 or 16:30 to 20:00 or 20:30.
There also numerous supermarkets and shopping centres in the city centres and the main access roads to the towns or housing estates. The majority of them are open on holidays during July, August and September.
The Business Associations organize different events throughout the year such as the “Feria de Artesanía” (Handicrafts Fair) in Holy Week, the “Mercados de Navidad” (Christmas Markets), Shopping Nights, “Tapeo” (Gourmet Snacks Events), Festival “Peix i delantal” (Fish and Seafood Gastronimic event), and “Música al Carrer” (Street Music), among others, as well as entertainment activities in the Municipal Market such as “Mercatap” (Snacks in the Market).