Go shopping in Lanzarote

Go shopping in Lanzarote

Going shopping in Lanzarote is full of advantages. One of them is the wide diversity of shops that the islands have. From open-air markets where you can buy crafts, antiques or jewelry, to large shopping centers with the most important international brands and a wide range of restaurants, cinemas and recreational areas.

Another indisputable attraction of shopping in Lanzarote, As in the rest of the Canary Islands, it is the low taxation applied in the Canary Islands to certain imported products, which makes it possible to have a series of products with prices between 10% and 30% lower than in the rest of the European territory. Thus, perfumery and cosmetics; tobacco and alcohol and, to a lesser extent, electronic devices and vehicles maintain very competitive prices. However, there are strict limitations on exports and when taking products to other countries of the European Union. For example, you are only allowed to carry one liter of alcohol and 200 cigarettes (or 50 cigars).

Business hours in Lanzarote are limited. Shops are generally closed on Sundays and holidays, with the exception of nine a year, which are set each year by island. Most shops are open between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., although many have a break between 1:30 p.m. and

Local products

In almost all towns On the island you will see shops with local crafts, such as pottery, basketry, embroidery and jewelry, although one of the most famous is the Casa-Museo del Campesino de Mozaga, in the center of the island. In Teguise you can also find more souvenirs and traditional items, since here every Sunday the most populous market in Lanzarote is held, with many and varied stalls. Haría is another interesting town with good shops and great artisan products. When you visit this island, always look for the traditional markets of each town.

The beautiful braided straw hats typical of Yaiza and Tinajo are very nice souvenirs. Other interesting souvenirs are the rag dolls with traditional dresses, lace and jewelry with olivine, an emerald-colored gem of volcanic origin.

Reef Trade Area

Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and is the commercial area of the island par excellence. Here, in addition to several shopping centers, you will find small and genuine shops on your open-air shopping route, on Calle Real (León y Castillo) and its surroundings. Also noteworthy is the Marina Lanzarote, an open shopping center with a large promenade in front of the shops and the marina. A place where the city meets the sea again, with open spaces and with a commercial offer designed for all audiences.

You can buy traditional products at the Saturday market, which takes place next to the Charco de San Ginés, or in the craft shops in this part of the city.

Puerto Calero shopping area

The so-called Fashion Walk, located in the commercial area of Puerto Calero, is made up of the leading brands of current fashion. It has a pedestrian zone, new street furniture, pergola areas and an attractive fountain designed by the artist Paco Curbelo. Puerto Calero is committed, in this way, to becoming not only a nautical destination of consolidated prestige, but also an international fashion mecca.

Playa Honda Shopping Area

In Playa Honda you can find one of the largest shopping centers on the island, Deiland, where there is a wide variety of establishments (fashion, sports, perfumery, books, etc...).

In this same shopping center you will find one of the two multiplexes available in Lanzarote and the rest of the services typical of this type of centre.

Costa Teguise shopping area

The commercial activity of Costa Teguise is concentrated on the promenade of Playa de las Cucharas where you can find small and genuine shops dedicated to sports fashion (from swimsuits to surfboards) with leading brands, as well as Like the Las Cucharas Shopping Center, with a predominance of electronics and jewelry.

Also in the Pueblo Marinero, a complex with exquisite taste and a faithful tribute to traditional Canarian architecture, with white walls, impeccable green carpentry and pleasant garden areas, with a large shopping area and a well-known square where many events are held, such as the Carnival festivities, the Wellness Fair, the day of the Canary Islands or the popular market that takes place every Friday.

There are other shops in the vicinity of the Gran Meliá Salinas Hotel and on Avenida del Jablillo.

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Playa Blanca Shopping Area

In Playa Blanca we find various establishments where we can make our purchases. The offer in the area focuses on souvenirs, perfumeries, jewellery, fashion, shoes, restaurants and is aimed, above all, at tourists. The Calle Limones, the Paseo Marítimo, the Avenida Papagayo and the Papagayo Shopping Center stand out, where we find a wide commercial offer.

Near the Marina de Rubicón sports port is Rubicon Shop & Fun, a renovated shopping center with spectacular views of the sea and the island of Fuerteventura.

Puerto del Carmen shopping area

In Puerto del Carmen we find a great commercial offer, comparable to that of Arrecife but more oriented towards tourism.& nbsp;

Most of this business is distributed along the Avenida de las Playas, much more than an outdoor leisure area because while browsing and buying souvenirs, you can admire the landscape surrounding coastline. Clothes, accessories, perfumes, tobacco, spirits and technology are the most demanded products, but in this commercial area you can find everything. Restaurants, terraces and cafeterias, as well as sports and leisure equipment, complement the offer in the area.

Not far from the avenue we can find another of the most complete shopping centers on the island, the CC Biosfera, a place that not only stands out for its fashion and accessory shops, but also for its spectacular views of the neighboring island of Fuerteventura.

Teguise shopping area

Teguise could be defined as the polar opposite of the commercial activity of Puerto del Carmen. In this beautiful and cozy town, which was once the capital of the island, we find the greatest offer in typical crafts and native products.

Every Sunday numerous residents and tourists come to La Villa de Teguise to enjoy of its market, one of the largest in the Canary Islands. Its many stalls occupy much of the town. Clothes, handicrafts, shoes, jewelry, bags, leather goods, food, art... it's hard not to find what you're looking for in this lively market.

In addition to the Mercadillo, in Teguise, any day, you'll also find small and genuine shops that offer souvenirs at all kinds of prices, as well as fashion and curio shops, among which are also the workshops of some of the island's designers.