SHOPPING IN TENERIFE

Welcome to the spenders paradise! Shopping in Tenerife is positively sparkling! If you like spoiling yourself to treats when going on a shopping spree then Tenerife is the place. There are many locations that make shopping in Tenerife varied, interesting and great place for finding those bargains. There is also a wide variety of food shops in Tenerife. This section is for all of you that know what you want when it comes to shopping in Tenerife but are not quite sure where to get it from.

 

Shopping Malls

Centro Commercial Gran Sur

The Gran Sur shopping centre boasts 49 shops and stores over 3 floors, and is just a short drive from La Pinta, in Torviscas Alto. The main feature of this center is the great diversity of services offered. Until the opening of  the GranSur Shopping Center, nothing like this was present  in the south of Tenerife. Gran Sur offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, and even a cinema that shows films in English!

 

C.C. Safari Centre

The Safari Shopping centre is an up market shopping experience with several well known designer shops and stores. It's worth a visit just to watch the enchanting musical 'dancing fountains'. The chic, open air centre in the heart of Playa de las Americas offers a stylish mix of mainstream designer shops like Zara and Mango, prestigious German giants Escada, French trend-setters Guess and high class perfumeries and accessory shops. Night time shopping is best when the centre's twinkling lights and dancing fountain combine with a flamenco soundtrack, adding a party quality to the shopping experience

Tenerife Markets

There are markets all over Tenerife, some very local in flavour and others like the huge Sunday market in Los Crisitanos, geared very much to tourists.

 

Torviscas Market (Sat) and Los Cristianos (Sun)

The two biggest markets in the south of Tenerife are always busy and always provide a bargain. The masses of stalls include clothing, a fashion show, health, books, electricals, fabrics, souvenirs, jewellery and even property! A must visit for those in search of a bargain.

 

Golf Del Sur Market (Fri mornings)

One of the newest markets in Tenerife but becoming quite popular due to it being situated near to the new marina. A nice variety of stalls are provided which is well worth a visit if you are staying in Golf Del Sur but probably not worth traveling from too far away.

 

Los Abrigos Night Market

This little market is held in the square in front of the church every Tuesday evening.

Though there are not so many stalls to browse through, you might still pick up some interesting silver jewellery, some casual clothes for your holidays or a gift or two.

 

Guaza Sunday Market

A relatively new addition to Tenerife's market selection, at the Guaza Sunday Market you can rummage through second hand books and clothes, pick up some old CDs, DVDs or videos.

 

Happy Days Car Boot Market, Costa del Silencio

Held only on the first Sunday of every month, proceeds from this market go to support K9, a local dog home. Being a car boot market you can expect to find all sorts of second hand bits and bobs: books, clothes, cassettes and so on.

 

African Market

(Santa Cruz) The famous Mercado Nuestra Senora de Africa is a dazzling bazaar of over 300 stalls selling fresh local produce.

A short walk from the bus station, look out for pink clock tower, get there as early as possible for the best of the fruits and veg.

On Sundays surrounding the African Market you will find El Rastro Flea Market. Look out for some high quality leather, hardware and crafts at bargain prices.

 

Speciality Shops

Tenerife Pearl

At Armenime in the south you will find Tenerife's Palace of Pearls, where thousands of square feet are devoted to pearls and pearl jewellery. You will find free excursions to Tenerife Pearl at most excursion booths.

Open 7 days a week. 09.00 till late. Free entrance.

 

House of Wines Casa del Viño

El Sauzal, Exit 21 Autopista del Norte. Housed in a traditional country house in north of Tenerife, this is a lovingly restored museum and visitors centre.

Sample excellent quality wines of Tenerife, authentic cuisine and an impeccably run restaurant.

Museum hours Tues - Sat
Sundays
11.00 - 20.00
11.00 - 18.00
Restaurant hours Tues - Sat 13.00 - 23.30
Bar hours Daily 11.00 - 23.30

 

Clothes Shop Bargains

Compared to UK high street prices you will find some real bargains when shopping for clothes in Tenerife. Mango and Zara are particularly popular with visitors because of the savings compared to prices in the UK.

You'll find a Mango Outlet store in San Eugenio and the main Mango store in Playa de las Americas, near to the Metropolis nightclub. Zara have several outlets throughout Tenerife.

You'll find more bargains in kids and adult clothing at the Benetton outlets in Playa de Las Americas, again near the Metropolis nightclub. Though there are two main sales a year when the stores change their seasonal offerings and prices can get ridiculously low (like €2 for a skirt or shirt) there are always bargains to be had.

 

Duty Free Goods

As a duty free zone, tobacco, wines, spirits, perfume and many other products are sold at significantly lower prices in Tenerife than you could possibly find in the UK.

Bear in mind however that non-EU restrictions apply to what you take back to the UK. These are:

 

 

Tobacco 200 cigarettes
OR 100 cigarillos
OR 50 cigars
OR 250gms of tobacco
Wine 2 Litres of still table wine

Spirits / Fortified wine

1 Litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22% volume
OR 2 litres of fortified wine, sparkling wine or other liqueurs

 

You will also have to pay UK tax and duty if you bring home over £145 worth of all other goods including gifts and souvenirs.