Retamar has a small collection of shops in the streets around the beach. These consist of grocers, bakers, supermarkets, bars (including tapas) and especially an ice cream parlour, as well as other generic shops. The large boulevard with wide walking pavements comes up from the beach and sweeps around north and west, ending up in north El Toyo. Along this walkway and cycle route can be seen strange trees, cacti and other exotic plants as well as the famous ‘rusty’ bridges which span the road system. You will find that bars and restaurants are dotted around Retamar, from the ones on and near the beach to those farther north along this walkway.