Shopping in Tolox
If what you’re looking for are well-established souvenir shops like the ones in large tourist spots, then you won’t find any. There are, however, a few shops selling handicrafts like pottery items, baskets and products made from esparto grass and embroidered fabrics. Tolox shopping is busiest during Wednesday, when a street market is held at the Plaza Alta.
For your basic necessities, grocery items, meat, vegetables, and others, head out to Supermarket Ferpin. It is located along C/ Polito and can be contacted by phone at 952 487 148.
If their supplies aren’t enough to satisfy your shopping needs, you may take a 30-minute drive to Coin, a rapidly growing town situated halfway between Malaga and Tolox. Investors are drawn to Coin because of its close proximity to the beaches of the Costa del Sol.
Some of the supermarkets, department stores, grocery stores, and other shops found here include:
Viajes El Corte Ingles along Carretera Coin-cartama and with telephone number 952 454 528
Eroski Center along Calle de Santa Teresa and with telephone number 952 453 045
La Trocha, a shopping center found in the outskirts of Coin and with telephone number 952 452 350
Papeleria Machado, a bookstore along Calle de Matías García and with telephone number 952 452 219
Armeria Coin, a gun and fishing shop along Carretera de Mijas and with telephone number 952 450 344
However, for serious shopping, Tolox is not the place to be. You’ll be better off driving straight to nearby Malaga, the provinical capital. Since it’s only about an hour drive from Tolox, that shouldn’t be a hassle. If you’ll be staying at Tolox, you can leave early, shop ‘til you drop, then drive back to the village an hour before the sun sets.
Here are some of the largest shopping malls in Malaga:
Plaza Mayor along Calle Alfonso Ponce de Leon, with telephone number 952 247 580
Malaga Plaza along Calle de Armengual de La Mota, with telephone number 952 614 040
La Rosaleda along Avenida de Luis Buñuel, with telephone number 952 305 191
Larios Centro along Av de Andalucia, with telephone number 952 369 393