7 Places to Shop in Canary Islands

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Shopping Canary Islands
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There’s an abundance of different products available that are exclusive to the Islands that you must not miss, thanks to the bustling shopping scene that never ceases to amaze and the economical tax regime that keeps the sales tax much lower than the rest of Spain. There’re a plethora of products to choose from, the popular of which are fresh fruits and veggies, coffee from Agaete, cheese and wines from La Palma, and a wide assortment of fine confectioneries.

1. The Mint Company

The Mint Company showcases everything from bags, shoes and accessories from the best fashion labels, with a unique approach that conveniently combines excellence, exclusivity and innovation. You can relax in one of the couches and enjoy the beautiful sunset as you make your way through the many fashion outlets.

Information

  • Name: The Mint Company
  • Address: Centro Comercial Boulevard El Faro Local 46, 35100 Meloneras
  • Phone No: +34928140998
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:30 to 22:00

2. Casa de la Aduana

This 17th-century custom house in the center of Puerte de la Cruz is a souvenir paradise with an extensive collection of quality crafts, including handmade fans, children toys, finely crafted ceramics, etc. Founded in 1620 by the Franchy family, this traditional building now hosts cultural exhibitions and houses a significant collection of customary goods from Tenerife.

Information

  • Name: Casa de la Aduana
  • Address: Calle las Lonjas, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
  • Phone No: +34922378103
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 to 20:00

3. El Guajiro

Old-school, family-owned stores and restaurants swamp this busy market street, which dates back from the early 1900’s. This cozy little shop sells locally made cigars, and souvenirs from the islands to take back home as memories.

Information

  • Name: El Guajiro
  • Address: Calle Imeldo Serís 15, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Phone No: +34922200205
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 to 13:30 & 17:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 14:00

4. Yumbo Centrum

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Shop at over 200 shops, grab a drink at the mystique bars, taste some delicious meals at the many restaurants, or just appreciate the beautiful architecture – there are plenty of things to do at the grand Yumbo Shopping Centre. This shopping center is built in a giant hole in the ground, packed with a glorified indoor market which sells literally everything.

Information

  • Name: Yumbo Centrum
  • Address: Av. Estados Unidos, 54, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas
  • Phone No: +34928764196
  • Open 24 Hours

5. Teguise Market

The Island’s oldest and biggest open-air street market is a great way to test your bargaining skills on a Sunday morning. The town itself has its own unique charm, and the buildings here go all the way back to the 17th-century and the traces of the past can be found at the buildings in beautiful stone and wooden carvings around the doors and windows. The cobbled streets host all kinds of stalls selling traditional goods, clothes, shoes, arts and crafts, paintings and much more.

Information

  • Name: Teguise Market
  • Address: Teguise, Lanzarote
  • Opening Hours: Every Sunday 09:00 to 14:00

6. Encuentro

Encuentro is one of the top shopping streets in the Canary Islands, and undoubtedly the island’s top women fashion label with an emphasis on both formal and informal designs. The collection is vast and sassy that inherits natural fabrics. The sales go all-year-round, so nothing stocks for long here.

Information

  • Name: Encuentro
  • Address: Avenida de Canarias, La Oratava
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 to 22:00

7. Centro Comercial Las Arenas

All the big and reputed brands can be found here, along with some cheap shops with an extensively large collection of clothes, especially for children. The large shopping mall is also home to a McDonald’s fast food outlet and a large supermarket Carrefour. It also houses a big cinema with 6 screens, a children’s play area and an outdoor terrace for wonderful views of the outskirts.

Information

  • Name: Centro Comercial Las Arenas
  • Address: Ctra. del Rincón, s/n, 35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
  • Phone No: +34928277008
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 09:00 to 01:00, Fri-Sat 09:00 to 03:00, Sun 10:00 to 01:00

Have a good trip and travel!

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