Las Rotundas: Biggest Shopping Mall Puerto del Rosario
Las Rotundas is the island's biggest shopping mall which opened in April 2006. It is located in Puerto del Rosario. Buses run from most of the resorts daily.
However when you arrive in Puerto del Rosario, the Mall is a 15-20 minute walk away from the bus station, or a 5 minute taxi ride (2.60 euros).
What to buy: It is on 3 levels and has over a 100 shops and eatery's, plus a supermarket. Most of the eating places are sandwich/coffee bars and there is also a Chinese Restaurant. And did you wonder why C&A had disappeared from Britain? Well it has been banished to Fuerteventura, and to be honest the clothes look like they came from the 1990's! Despite that, all the shopping is duty free.
Mall opens from 10.00 to 22.00 Monday to Saturday and doesn’t close for the siesta. Taxi rank outside.
The area is surrounded by other shops which are subject to closing for siesta 1-4pm, and more interesting tapas and cafe bars to eat.
What to pay: Dont forget there are restrictions on the amount of duty free goods you can take back to an EU country like the United Kingdom. These duty free allowances are:
* 200 cigarettes; or 100 cigarillos; or 50 cigars; or 250g of tobacco
* 60cc of perfume
* 2 litres of still table wine
* 250cc of eau de toilette
* 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22 per cent volume; or 2 litres of fortified wine such as port or sherry, sparkling wine or other liqueurs
* £145 worth of all other goods including gifts and souvenirs.
Shopping: Corralejo Main Street
Wander down the main street of Corralejo and you will find a variety of private shops, selling jewellery, clothes, shoes, perfume, wines and spirits, souvenirs, towels, toys and things for the beach and several electrical shops. Bear in mind that if your electronic goods break down, you will have difficulty getting help from the shop owner if you live in the UK.
The high street shops include Mango, Benneton and Zara as well as supermarkets like Eurospar and Hiperdino.
Not forgetting the new shopping mall :
Las Palmeras, near the top of the high street where Zara has an air conditioned store! Lovely when temps outside are in the 30's and 40's.
What to buy: Banks in Correlejo all have cash machines and are Banco Popular, La Caixa, Banca March, Bancaja, Caja Canarias, La Caja de Canarias, Santander and Barclays.
Local street market: Jandia market
Jandia Market is every Thursday from 10am to 2pm.
If you cant drive, you could get the bus. here are the timetables they are very cheap
What to buy: Souvenirs, clothes, shoes, African and Moroccan artefacts, jewellery and watches
Local street market: Corralejo twice weekly market
In Corralejo on Monday and Friday the market puts on a show at the Baku Waterpark complex, from 8am to 2pm.
What to buy: Jewellery, African artifacts, clothes, souvenirs, shoes.
What to pay: Very cheap place. and dont forget to bargain!
Local markets: Markets
Antigua Market is held every second Sunday of the month from 10am to 2pm.
Corralejo Market (based at the Baku Waterpark complex) is every Monday and every Friday from 8am to 2pm.
Caleta de Fuste Market is every Saturday from 8.30am to 2pm.
Jandia Market is every Thursday from 10am to 2pm.
Any local store: Booze...
Hey, Corralejo is a charter town. For a Swede the booze is INCREDIBLY cheap! 10 euros for a litre of Jägermeister, vodka, baileys...
The only limit is the import restrictions. Or your dareness...
What to buy: He, he, except alcohol I bunkered up with Irn Bru. There are LOTS of britons in Corralejo, so you may just as well buy Now magazine, Irn Bru and Bacardi Breezers while you're at it.
Don't buy just because you're on holiday
These are general comments covering various types of shops.
What to buy: Some fruit & veg seemed reasonable, but I'm no expert on prices here at home! Bread is pricey.
I bought a nice leather bum-bag for a song. Leather goods seem quite well priced. Beware the electronics shops that are everywhere. Their prices aren't that good compared with what we can get on the Internet from home. You may have to haggle (which I hate) and remember, the shop assistants are better at this than you! Having said all that, it's still interesting to browse and I'm sure there are bargains to be had. (I'm also sure that's what they want us to think.)
What to pay: How much are you willing to spend?
Not much in the way of anything really.
What to buy: There is much that you would want to buy while on these Islands, as its all pretty touristy stuff, sombrero, original hand crafted African art (mass produced just for you). My daughter Chelsea, had her hair braided by some Africans working a stall around our hotel, and they did a fantastic job. It took two of them, 2 hours, and it cost £30. Pretty good.
What to pay: Not huge saving here, only with the usual cigs and booze.
You can pick up some good priced surf boards and surf gear in and around Corralejo. Some items are priced but some you can haggle to get a bargain.
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