Isla de Gran Canaria Shopping

  • Visanta.
    Visanta.
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  • Mercadona kind of hidden away.
    Mercadona kind of hidden away.
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  • Foto-Harry.
    Foto-Harry.
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    Juana Boutique: Excelent T Shirts

    by kevin36 Updated Jun 28, 2011
    Juana Boutique
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    This is a Unique little shop that has some lovely clothing for sale.
    The lady who runs the shop is very friendly and helpful, I have now been back to this shop a couple of times in the last three years, and she always has a welcoming friendly smile to greet you.
    Well worth a visit

    What to buy: Its personal choice what you buy,But I really like the T shirts as they are different and colorful,The prices are very reasonable and the service is Excellent.

    What to pay: €12:00 Each for the T shirts.

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    "Market": Mogan Friday Market

    by kevin36 Updated Aug 21, 2009

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    Puerto de Mogán, on the south-west coast, is supposed to be the most picturesque resort on the island of Gran Canaria and has what some claim to be the best climate in the world. Summer daytime average temperatures are normally in the high twenties to mid-thirties Celsius, usually with a refreshing sea-breeze. In winter temperatures are only a few degrees lower and also daylight hours are longer than those in Europe although I am not so sure.
    The market is at Mogan every Friday and is definitely worth a visit you can go either by Ferry or by Bus.

    What to buy: On Fridays there is a large open-air market which fills the two plazas on the marina side of Puerto Mogan and lines the road from the boatyard almost as far as the end of the harbour wall. There are stalls selling shoes, clothes, leather goods and watches, many bearing designer logos - try your hand at getting a real bargain. You can buy African carvings and drums, cheap and cheerful jewellery, second-hand paperback books, fruit and vegetables, beach towels, sarongs and swim wear. Look out for the locally-produced crafts such as exotic candles and glass sculptures we got some excellent t shirts from here which appear to be unique fun ones..
    There are various types of shops here including the perfume shops which are just as competitive as the Puerto Rico.
    Puerto de Mogan has some excellent restaurants serving locally caught fish, Canarian and Spanish specialties, and for variety there are also some very good Italian, German and Chinese restaurants.
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    What to pay: Average,some of the restaurants can be expensive.

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    Foto-Harry.: A store you can trust!

    by Regina1965 Updated Jan 16, 2009

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    I and Harry.
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    Now this is an electronic store you can trust. Harry, the owner, goes out of his way to help. The store is open all day (no siestas) from 10-22. Icelanders shop here as they know they can trust that they will not be deceived here as in so many other electronic stores in Playa del Ingles. People have even returned home with empty cameras or paid a fortune for worthless stuff. So this is where we go to get a good deal. I would guess that every Icelander going to Gran Canaria ends up visiting Harry and his signs are in Icelandic as well and his counter is covered in Icelandic business cards.

    Harry went out of his way to find me a special item I was looking for and I will definitely be visiting his store in my future travels.

    What to buy: Foto-Harry specialises in electronics of all kind, but next to his store he owns another store which specialises in clothes.

    I do recommend these stores.

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    Visanta.: A store you can trust?

    by Regina1965 Updated Jan 16, 2009

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    Visanta.

    Visanta is a chain of electronic stores, which the tour-guides recommend as a store you can trust. I liked it when I entered that I could just browse without being "attacked" by sales' people like in so many stores in Playa del Ingles. I found 3 things I was looking for and the salesman wrote them down on a receipt which I was to take to the till. I saw that he wrote down false prices for 2 items and corrected him on one account and for the 3rd item I was not certain what the price was. I went to verify that the price was correct and it wasn't, so for all the items he wrote the wrong (more expensive) price. I pointed it out to the saleswoman at the till but she didn't speak English and called another salesperson and he didn't speak English as well, very convenient in a store at the large touristy Jumbo center. I couldn't be bothered with this as there was a queue so I paid what they asked. I had a coupon for an exclusive gift (their words) for purchases over 30 euros and asked for it and when I opened it at the bungalow the exclusive gift turned out to be a small Christmas light-set of 50 cents worth.

    I tried one of the items I bought when I got back home, a travel sewing machine, and it was broken.

    I am very disappointed with my dealings with this shop and will not shop there again. I hope other customers have different stories to tell though.

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    A list of all the markets: Gran Canaria Markets

    by lomi Written Nov 10, 2008

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    Monday PLAYA DEL INGLÉS, Parque Europeo from 19.30 to 23.30
    Tuesday

    ARGUINEGUIN, c/Paco Gonzalez, from 08.00 to 14.00

    PLAYA DEL INGLÉS, Parque Europeo from 19.30 to 23.30

    SANTA MARÍA DE GUÍA, front of Ayuntamiento
    from 08.30 to 13.00
    Wednesday

    PLAYA DEL INGLÉS, Parque Europeo from 19.30 to 23.30

    SAN BARTOLOMÉ DE TIRAJANA, San Fernando
    from 08.00 to 14.00
    Thursday

    GÁLDAR, Plaza del Santiago from 08.00 to 14.00

    MELONERAS, Terraza del Parking de Maspalomas (close to the bus station)
    San Bartolomé de Tirajana from 10.00 to 17.00

    PLAYA DEL INGLÉS, Parque Europeo from 19.30 to 23.30

    VILLA DE AGÜIMES, in front of Piscina Municipal from 08.00 to 13.00
    Friday

    PLAYA DEL INGLÉS, Parque Europeo from 19.30 to 23.30

    PUERTO DE MOGÁN from 08.00 to 14.00
    Saturday

    ARUCAS, c/Leon y Castillo, from 08.00 to 14.00

    GALERÍA DE ARTE, PARQUE DE SANTA CATALINA, LAS PALMAS First Sunday of the month (except July, August & September) from 11.00 to 15.00

    JINÁMAR, Ramblas de Jinamar, Telde from 08.00 to 14.00

    MERCADILLO DE MENDIZÁBAL, C/. Mendizábal, Vegueta LAS PALMAS Every third Saturday of the month

    MOYA, next to the bus station (estación de guaguas) from 08.00 to 14.00

    PLAYA DEL INGLÉS, Parque Europeo from 19.30 to 23.30

    SAN BARTOLOMÉ DE TIRAJANA, San Fernando
    from 08.00 to 14.00

    SANTA BRÍGIDA, next to Pârque Municipal from 08.00 to 20.00

    SAN MATEO, close to bus station from 08.00 to 15.00

    TELDE, Plaza de San Gregorio from 08.00 to 14.00
    Sunday

    MOGÁN, Pueblo de Mogán from 08.00 to 14.00

    RASTRO, LAS PALMAS, next to the bus station in Parque San Telmo (estación de guaguas) from 08.00 t0 14.00

    MERCADILLO DE ARTESANÍA Y CULTURA DE VEGUETA, Plaza del Pilar Nueva Vegueta, LAS PALMAS every morning (except July, August and September)

    SANTA BRÍGIDA, next to Pârque Municipal from 08.00 to 14.00

    SANTA LUCÍA, entrance to village, from 08.00 to 14.00

    SANTA MARÍA DE GUÍA, front of Ayuntamiento from 08.30 to 13.00

    SAN MATEO, close to bus station from 08.00 to 15.00

    TEROR, at Basilica Nuestra Senora del Pino,
    from 08.00 to 14.00

    VALSEQUILLO, c/Isla de La Gomera from 08.00 to 14.00

    MERCADILLO MUNICIPAL DE VALLESECO, Casco del Pueblo from 08.00 to 15.00
    VECINDARIO, Recinto Ferial de Vecindario from 08.00 to 14.00

    What to pay: Always haggle. I bought a t.shirt in Mogan and it was first offered to me at 20 euros! I got it for 5!

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    Massimo Dutti and others: Yes! A Bargain.

    by ilovetravel1 Written Sep 8, 2007

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    I like this shop and the designs but cannot afford it normally but every year there are the "sales". Every January, February, July and August, there are sales on Gran Canaria where you can save up to 70% of the normal price of designer gear.

    What to buy: Well! Black is always good and they have plenty of it.

    What to pay: For an Italian designer shirt then 80€ is quite good but in the sales then about 20 - 30€.

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    several: shoppingcentra

    by tompt Written Jan 30, 2005

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    Yumbo, Playa del Ingles

    In Playa del Inglés (and other tourist resorts) you will find many shoppingcentra. The Canary Island have a very good taxclimate and it is very cheap to buy your alcohol, tobacco, perfumes, leather jackets and so on here. If you are not into bargaining and don't want any tobacco or alcohol just don't go there! The restaurants in the multilevel complexes are not worth it, and the salespeople trying to lure you into their shop are annoying. But if you are here for the cheap things............
    In Playa del Ingles, there are Yumbo, Kasbah, Metro, Cita, Gran Chaparral and more. Just follow the signs to Centro Commercial

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    MARKETS

    by Maria_75 Updated Oct 10, 2004

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    The market in Teror

    Almost every city has their own market, many of them are on sundays but there are also other markets every day of the week. Here you can find all the traditional meals, local handcrafts, clothes and all kinds of things. And the best is that it's much cheaper to buy it here than in any other places.

    The most popular is the sundaymarket in Teror, where locals from all over the island come and there are not so many tourists here. If you want to go to this city, go on a sunday so you can see the market too. If you're not going to Teror there are also sundaymarkets in places like Mogan, Puerto de Mogan, Arguineguin and Telde in the south.

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    The big shoppingmalls: SHOPPING

    by Maria_75 Updated Sep 20, 2004

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    Alfredo Kraus Auditorium on Las Canteras

    Everything is more expencive in the south than in the north where there are not so many tourists. If you want to shop you should go to one of the big shoppingmalls. The closest to the south is Atlantico in Vecindario, close to the airport. Here you can find a great variety of shops, restaurants, bars and cinemas.

    In Las Palmas you find the big Las Arenas right next to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium on Las Canteras. And on the other side of the city, near the harbour, you find the newer El Muelle that also have discos.

    The street Mesa y Lopez is famous for it's shops and shoppingmalls, and of course there is the big shoppingstreet Calle Mayor de Triana in the south of Las Palmas.

    About five minutes drive from Las Palmas you find the big 7 palmas and El Corte Inglés right next to eachother.

    If you are interested in local crafts, clothes or food you should go to one of the markets that are held every week in many cities.

    For those who live in Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas it can often be better to shop in San Fernando, that lies close to the highway north of Maspalomas. This is the place where many locals live, and the prices are lower here.

    Click here to read more about shopping in Las Palmas

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    do not buy in minimarkets near hotels or apartamen

    by MARIPILI Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    it is really expensive to buy on those minimarkets next to the hotel or apartaments, better go out from the tourist area, for exemple in the south go to hiperdino, or ansoco supermarkets by san fernando.. On the noth it is not so for tourist so they have regular price.

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