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    Zona Zero and others...: Shoes & Bags

    by steventilly Written Mar 8, 2005

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    There are tons of shops in Las Americas, you could spend a week looking around them all. The nicest of them are some of the boutiques in some of the more up-market comercial centres around Las Americas, especially in the Arona district.

    What to buy: Wife spent the last days of our trip using up the "spare" Euros that we had buying shoes (three pairs) and a bag. The shoe shops are good - they sell shoes that you just don't see at home, pretty (sometimes quite exotic) designs that I suppose are better suited to their weather than to ours. Wife bought shoes to take on holiday to other warm, dry places.

    What to pay: We were told that Santa Cruz is a freeport, and that goods there are cheaper than in the resorts. We didn't find that to be true, and even after they deducted 10% things were still more expensive than in Las Americas.

    Shopping For Shoes

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    African Market

    by elcolibri Updated Feb 27, 2005

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    In the main cities and resort of the island there are african ambulant vendors who offer wood sculptures and other handicrafts. The only special in this shop is that you can buy that african products without visit Africa and you can help them.

    What to buy: Wooden sculptures

    What to pay: Remember to haggled over the price.

    Ambulant african vendor

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    by eden_teuling Written Jan 28, 2005

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    At the Baratillos Los Verdes you can find an extensive range of products, enchanting products such as: general craftwork, antiques, textiles, small ornaments sweets and oh, so much more....

    On Mondays you can go to the ALCALà market, located at the PLAZA DEL LLANO, Alcalà.

    There are markets held on almost every day of the week and.....on SUNDAYS the Mercatillo de Los Cristianos is open for business in the Avenida Maritima in Los Cristianos....

    Just ASK when markets are being held, wherever you are staying or travelling, it is always such fun and a source of sweet surprises too!

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    All over the island: Bright and colourful childrens toys

    by easyoar Written Jan 16, 2005

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    What to buy: These bright and colourful childrens toys make reasonable souvenirs of the Canary Islands or of Loro Parque. They are also quite good to photograph!

    What to pay: I didn't buy any, but I don't think they were somewhere between 5-10 Euros depending on size.

    Souvenirs of the Canary Islands
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    Sunday market: the market in Los Cristianos

    by laney5 Written Jan 2, 2005

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    The market takes place every Sunday morning. It is bustling and full of bargains.

    What to buy: We bought some very cheap ties- 3 for £5 and some leather imitation designer belts.

    What to pay: very cheap but you can barter for it

    the place itself!

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    Shopping Centres: Shoppers Paradise

    by DUNK67 Updated Oct 3, 2004

    All over Playa De Las Americas there are little shopping centres that sell anything from cheap and tacky souvenirs to designer clothes.

    What to buy: Duty free goods, cigarettes and electrical goods are specialities and can be bought quite cheap, with the shopkeepers vying to get your custom for their "flipping cheap" bargains

    What to pay: From Cheap to expensive.

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    by BerniShand Written Mar 20, 2004

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    Tenerife is a tax free island, which means if you are visiting from the EU you MUST pay duty on luxury goods, cigarettes, liquor and perfume if you exceed the dity free allowance

    What to buy: All the above are very keenly priced, other good buys include leather goods [wonderful shoes !] and ceramics

    What to pay: you can try and get discounts, you may get lucky

    darling, the credit card melted...........

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    by BerniShand Written Mar 7, 2004

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    There are hundreds of shops selling camcorders, cameras and other electronic equipment
    The Canary Islands are all tax free so prices are cheap, but you do have to bargain to get the best price

    What to buy: always decide which make and model of camera you wish to by, the choice is bewildering
    it is possible the salesman will try and sell you one that he makes more profit on, not necessarily the one which suits your needs best
    dont forget that accessories will also be cheaper here so stock up

    What to pay: how big is your wallet ?

    generally we found that prices were 30 - 40% lower than in the UK

    camcorder man is here again

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    El Corte Ingles: Shopper's paradise

    by claus9000 Updated May 3, 2003

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    El Corte Ingles is a famous Spanish department store chain, offering quality products all over Spain. The stores are elegant and offer a big variety of products.
    Prices are acceptable.
    Dont forget, the Canary Islands are tax-exempted.

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    see above: Most Supermarkets, Shopping areas

    by KatieLouise Updated Feb 7, 2003

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    Do not buy cigarettes, purfume or beauty products in Duty Free they are so much cheaper on Tenerife - and you often get freebies like lighters and sample creams.

    What to buy: Last time we were there we got a pair of trainers that cost £80 in the UK for £35 from a very posh looking shop, 200 cigarettes from the local supermarket for £9 and 50ml Miricale by Lancome for £17.89

    What to pay: at least 10% cheaper than Duty Free

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    None.: Souvenir hunt.

    by onlinerep Written Jan 18, 2003

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    It's so easy to get carried away. There are lots of little gift shops that sell alot of things (and alot of junk). So the best thing to do is to look around for the best stuff to take back home.

    What to buy: Authentic items that remind you of Tenerife!

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    by Graeme_Webb Written Sep 27, 2002

    See tourist traps,
    Perfume/aftershave is good value for money compaired to UK prices.

    What to buy: Any perfume, aftershave even make-up

    What to pay: Take a list of stuff you want and prices you pay back home I found around £10-£20 saving.

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    by GrantBoone Written Mar 10, 2007

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    Most of the best shops and restaurants can be found around the old town centre just off the beach.

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    Gift shop Guia Isora: Sweets for sale

    by scottishvisitor Written Apr 9, 2005

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    What to buy: Spanish sweets don't keep well in the heat they soon become very very sticky.
    If you have kids bring some from home.

    Sweet as candy
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    any supermarket: Bringing home flavours of the Canaries

    by laney5 Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    What to buy: You must definitely buy some mojo sauce to take home and use in your cooking . There are two types, I think, one spicier than the other, one red and one green.

    What to pay: can't remember, but not expensive

    some examples

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