Shopping

From Spain's largest Primark to cave shops selling hand made pottery, Gran Canaria has shopping for all tastes and wallets. Here's our guide to the best places to buy everything in Gran Canaria.

The Meloneras waterfront is one of Gran Canaria's smartest areas with a beautiful fringe of coconut-palms, a wide boulevard with exceptional sunset views, and many of the island's most attractive terraces and outdoor restaurants. It's also home to some of the best shops in Gran Canaria. 
Fundgrube started back in the 1980s with one shop in the CITA centre in Playa del Inglés and has now grown into the biggest Gran Canaria-based retailer in the Canary Islands. It sells a huge range of quality cosmetics, perfume, tobacco, jewellery and fashion accessories like shoes and sunglasses. It's…
You may think that everyone in Gran Canaria spends all day wearing flip flips but there is much more to Gran Canaria shoes than you'd expect. Here's our guide to buying footwear on sunshine island. 
With low taxes and some fantastic shopping areas, Gran Canaria is a retail paradise. Here are our top tips for shopping like a local and getting the best value on the island. 
A lot of people who come to Gran Canaria stock up on perfume because the island has the lowest prices in Europe thanks to its excellent shops and low taxes. 
Shopping in Gran Canaria is a joy because prices are lower here than anywhere else in Europe and the variety of shops and fashion on offer is huge. Here's the Gran Canaria Info guide to the top places to shop until you drop.
So you're coming to Gran Canaria on holiday and you're wondering what to pack. Here's our guide to men's style that will keep you looking and staying cool everywhere from poolside to Pacha. 
If you've spent any time in south Gran Canaria's shopping centres, you'll know that they aren't really about the shopping. However, Gran Canaria does have several excellent centres and shopping areas for fashion-conscious visitors.
Airport duty-free shops go all out to entice you to buy booze, cigarettes, perfume, and chocolate. But on a low-tax island like Gran Canaria, is it worth waiting until the departure lounge to buy? 
Gran Canaria is not part of the EU Customs Union so allowances are stingy by European standards. On the plus side, prices are low in the Canary Islands thank to low VAT and taxes. 
For serious Gran Canaria shopping, a trip to the capital Las Palmas is always a good day trip. As one of Spain's ten biggest cities it's got the island's biggest malls, one of the country's top outdoor shopping areas and so many authentic cafes and restaurants that you'll struggle to stay…
Almost everything you buy in Gran Canaria is cheaper than in Europe thanks to our low sales tax and lack of luxury item taxes. Low prices and a great range of shops make the island a top shopping destination.   
We often get asked if it's safe to buy expensive electronics, such as cameras and mobile phones, in Gran Canaria. Our answer is yes, provided that you go to reputable shops and follow the same precautions as you would at home. 
 Back-scratchers, novelty bottle openers and wonky plastic bulls all make amusing souvenirs from Gran Canaria. However, they don't have the authentic kudos of these quality Canarian handicrafts.

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