There is a wide range of shops in the south of Gran Canaria. Shopping in Gran Canaria is very attractive for tourist and vacationers because of the low tax.
In the south and the tourist areas you will mostly find the same clothes in markets and shopping centers. Cheerful and colorful dresses for around 10 euros and linen shirts for men. These are nice clothes for during your vacation, but do not be surprised when you encounter other people with the same clothes.
In the shopping centers in Maspalomas and Meloneras can find more fashionable clothes. Meloneras is also know for it's chique boutiques. In the big shopping centers in Playa del Ingles and other places aiming on the gay tourism you will find a lot of fashionable menswear and modern underwear.
Lower on this page we give you the best shopping centers for a day shopping for both men and women.
Most products on the Canary Islands include 7% Tax. Here it is called IGIC. Tax percentage is this low to stimulate the trade on the Island. Take a good look at the pricelabels if IGIC is already included. Tax can sometimes be calculated at the pay desk. This also counts for Restaurants and services.
Luxurious Shopping Gran Canaria
The more upper class shops of Gran Canary you will find in the old center of Las Palmas or the Boulevard of Meloneras (near Maspalomas). Here you will find the boutiques with all the famous designer brands.
Supermarkets in Gran Canaria
The supermarkets in the South Coast offer most major brands you have at home. much is imported for the tourists. The supermarkets, and especially the local supermarket on the corners are often more expensive than the larger supermarkets where locals do their shopping. These are usually located outside the tourist centers. If you stay on Gran Canaria for a longer time it´s advicable to get your weekly shoppings from Mercadona or Lidl. Especially Mercadona has a big variety in products for very good prices.
Do you like to stroll about the markets, there are plenty. Please take a look at the special page for the markets in Gran Canaria.
El Corte Inglés, Shopping in las Palmas
El Corte Inglés is a beautiful big wearhouse selling everything you could possibly think of in two buildings. From clothes and perfume to kitchen utensils and hair accesories the warehouse contains it all.
It is also a good place to have a lunch although the restaurant is not very cosy, the food is good and not too expensive. Another nice place to have lunch is on the promenade of Playa de las Canteras.
The big shopping promenades of Las Palmas are León y Castillo and Mayor de Triana.
On several kiosks you can ask a map of the city. Bus transportation, bus 30 from Faro Maspalomas. From Puerto de Mogan first take bus 32 to Faro.
In Las Palmas many smaller shops are closed between 13:00 am and 16:00 pm.
Shopping center Atlantico - Vecindario
This modern shopping center is visited both by tourists and by locals. This shoppingcenter has some nice well known shops like Zara and Zara home, Worten (for electronics). There are shops for swimsuits and perfumes, ahealthshops and a petshop. There is a large supermarket (Carrefour) at the first floor and there are restaurants and a cinema. This shoppingcenter in Vecindario is a bit further from south halfway to the airport. More info: www.ccatlantico.com
Bus 69 from Maspalomas Faro bus station.
Outlet Shopping Mall Las Terrazas
Las Terrazas is mall in Jinamar, just before Las Palmas. Las Terrazas consists of 125 stores. One can enjoy various fashion stores and restaurants. A few of the shops are outlet shops or just very cheap but still stylish. Accessible by bus 5 from bus station Faro Maspalomas. From Puerto de Mogan by bus 1. You can also take the fast ferry to San Telmo (line 30) and then with line 1 or 5 back a bit.
Shopping Mall El Mirador
Modern shopping center located just on the other side of the highway, facing Las Terrazas. There is a shuttle bus between the two malls. You will find many well-known shops like Zara, H&M, America Today, Cortefiel, Footlocker and Primmark.
More info: www.ccelmirador.com
Shopping center Cita - Playa del Ingles
This somewhat older shopping center with its many shops, restaurants and terraces is particularly known for the transvestite show Westfalia.
More info: www.cc-cita.com
Yumbo - Playa del Ingles
This mall is known for its extensive offerings for gay men in Gran Canaria. Very cozy for evening drinks on the ground floor - or a coffee in daytime - and enjoy the diversity of the people passing by!
More info: www.cc-yumbo.com