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Shopping in Gran Canaria: tax free zones, street markets, shopping center.

Canary islands is very popular for being tax free zones. This very beneficial situation gave a boost to the economical activity in the islands for all sorts of commercial activities especially perfumes, electronic devices, alcoholic beverages and cigarettes.
You shall find this type of stores in all the shopping malls of the south and in the area of Parque Santa Catalina in Las Palmas. The price offers are vast and very competitive helping you to get away with a good purchase.


STREET MARKETS: handcraft is the best souvenir you can take from the island. You can find a good variety of creations in different artisan fields: pottery, table covers, handkerchiefs, fancy rags and other articles made of cloth.
You can find this articles in the street market of craftsmanship and culture of Vegueta in Las Palmas (open monday-thursday 6.40-14.00 friday-saturday 6.30-15.00) and in other traditional street markets of the island:
- Las Palmas: sunday 8.00-14.00
- San Fernando: wednesday and saturday 8.00-14.00
- Arguineguin: tuesday 8.00-14.00 in Plaza Negra, thursday 8.00-14.00 Ancora shopping center
- Puerto de Mogan: friday 8.00-14.00
- Vecindario: wednesday 8.00-14.00
- San Mateo: saturday 8.00-20.00 and sunday 8.00-15.00 farmer's market
- Aguimes: thursday 8.00-13.00 in front of the swimming pool
- Teror: sunday 8.00-14.00 near the Basilica
- Telde: saturday 8.00-14.00 near the bus station
- Galdar: thursday 8.00-14.00 church square
- Maspalomas and Puerto Rico: every 2 weeks on sunday 8.00-14.00


SHOPPING AREA: there are 7 in the entire island. They are big enough to find anything you need. They provide you with cinema halls, ample parking space, hypermarket chains ad restaurant area.
In Las Palmas:
- C.C. Las Arenas: (carretera del rincon), located at the end of Las Canteras beach, it has beautiful views from the roof top.
- C.C. El Muelle: (muelle de Santa Catalina), with wonderful views to the sea avenue and the Port of Las Palmas from any of the roof tops of the mall. It does not have any supermarket.
- C.C. La Ballena: (av. Gral del Norte, 112)
- C.C. Siete Palmas: (av. Pintor Felo Monzon, 44)

In Telde:

- C.C. El Mirador and C.C. Las Terrazas: (motorway GC1 exit 5 El Mirador and 6 Las Terrazas), located next to each other at a 2 minutes distance by car. The main characteristics of Las Terrazas is that it is the only OUTLET in the island, it also has numerous outdoor spaces and it offers ample entertainment options.

In Vecindario:

- C.C. Atlantico (motorway GC1 exit 28)

In Maspalomas:

- C.C. El Tablero (motorway GC1 exit 48)

Gran Canaria shopping

Sales period: summer from 1st July to 31st August. Winter from 7th January to 6th March.
Usually many stores and shopping malls are have continuous opening hours from 10.00 to 22.00.
On sunday and public holidays th shops close. In the tourist area some very specific stores remain open.

If you like the warm south of the island, cast a glance in my holiday apartment:

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December 2016