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    Somewhere along the Cobbled Streets: How to buy 20 fans in Tenerife

    by wise23girl Updated Dec 27, 2009

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    The Fans
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    It ended up just being one of the many gift shops in Puerto de la Cruz so definitely not unique.

    There were many beautiful fans to see in the various shops some of which cost 11 to 20 euros each. Some were wooden so I gave these a miss in case Australian Customs did not allow this type of wood. And I had to find "cheap" fans.

    But were we on a mission. My son wanted 20 fans to give away to his dancing friends in Canberra, Australia. Can't you buy fans in Australia?

    What to buy: Now there are many many cheap shops in Puerto de la Cruz. Many selling the same trash. You can also buy pearls, some local products(if you can find them) ,and I did buy an original painting from an artist on the promenade (see photo).
    And you can buy fans.
    So the fans I searched for high and low and then bargained for were plastic but had a nice frill and a Puerto de la Cruz scene... but I guess they were "fakes" and not made in Isla de Tenerife!

    But my son is happy. I asked for a photo so I would not forget the buying fans saga.

    But being plastic 20 in number the fans weighed over a kilo so poor me had to find a way to get them on to Aer Lingus without being overweight. Yes lugging them in my arms all the way back to Gatwick. Thank Goodness we were not with Ryan Air.

    Then it was plain sailing with Emirates back to Australia. Extra luggage allowed.

    And my final word "Please do not give me a fan for Christmas"

    What to pay: I ended up paying 2 euro per fan . Bought 20. Cost me $A10 to post in Australia

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    Inflatable toys - a bit useless here

    by scottishvisitor Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Beach toys

    These children's beach toys were on sale in nearly ever shop in Los Gigantes.
    It is not a good resort for families although there are loads of apartments high on the hill.
    The kids can't play with these things at the beach as the sea is far too rough.
    Maybe the apartment pools let them use them but every pool seems to have a long list of don'ts and playing with such toys is one of them.

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    La Casa De Los Balconies: Genuine Isla de Tenerife Gifts

    by wise23girl Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    From Volcanic Rock

    There are two shops opposite each other in the little street full of gifts for the eager tourist in La Orotava. The big difference is that both offer genuine "Made in Isla de Tenerife" articles.
    You can actually see some of the articles being made right there..

    In one shop the genuine articles are kept in a separate section and they pride themselves on advising you.

    And there are 4 balconies full of flowering plants to admire...hence the name.

    We were taken there on one of our tours. Unfortunately our time there was brief and we did not have opportunity to return.

    What to buy: I bought some little ornaments made from volcanic rock. In Puerto de la Cruz I bought a small painting .

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    Local Crafts & much more

    by scottishvisitor Written Apr 8, 2005

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    Pretty clocks & plaques

    Much more than just a shop. Set in the sleepy little village of Guia Isora in among a few local houses & some bars.
    The shop - come restaurant & bar has an athentic feel. Taste some local liquors have a drink & browse the jewellery gifts & postcards.

    What to buy: I love to collect postcards - so spent a lot of time looking for them.

    What to pay: Work the price out in your own currency - if it seems ok buy what you most like

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    Traditional Flower Sellers

    by scottishvisitor Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Buy some flowers

    Went for a walk in Puerto De La Cruz and came across these people selling flowers.
    This place has been attracting tourist for over a century.
    It is less popular today because it is in the North of the Island which is really cloudy & doesn't get the sunshine like the southern resorts.

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    Zona Zero and others...: Shoes & Bags

    by steventilly Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Shopping For Shoes

    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.

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    All over the island: Bright and colourful childrens toys

    by easyoar Written Jan 16, 2005

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    Souvenirs of the Canary Islands

    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.

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    Sunday market: the market in Los Cristianos

    by laney5 Written Jan 2, 2005

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    the place itself!

    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

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    STREET MARKETS: MERCADILLOS.....

    by eden_teuling Written Jan 28, 2005

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    ABOUT STREET MARKETS ON TENERIFE...

    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 TYPES: TAX FREE TENERIFE

    by BerniShand Written Mar 20, 2004

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

    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

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    LOTS OF THEM: CAMERAS

    by BerniShand Written Mar 7, 2004

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    camcorder man is here again

    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

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    Santa Cruz: Sunday Market

    by didgeridorien Written Dec 28, 2007

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    As the name may tell you, there's a market in Santa Cruz every sunday. It's near the bus station and it's huge. The reason to go here is that you'll see some real Tenerife people, hardly any tourists.

    What to buy: There are loads of different things you can buy here. There are the africans of course who are selling watches, bags and african craft. But there's also a lot of clothing and secondhand junk being sold. Somewhere in the middle is a tiny marketplace in a building where you can buy fresh meat, fruit, veggies and bread.

    What to pay: It's all very cheap.

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    brand shops: Safari Shopping center

    by Kajser-MK Written Aug 11, 2007

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    One of the best shopping centers in Playa de Las Americas. Located just oposite Mare Nostrum Resort. It looks luxurious especially with the wonderfull fontaines in the middle of the mall.

    What to buy: You can find Skechers, Armani, Okaidi, Versace here......

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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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    Various: Electronics & Photography

    by Bushman23 Written Jan 29, 2011

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    One of many Shopping centers!

    There are plenty of electronics shops around Tenerife, especially in the Centro Commercial's of Los Christianos & Las Americas. I was amazed when i realized how cheap electronics are on tenerife - easily 25 - 35% cheaper than anything in the UK. Worth going to Tenerife just for the discounted prices!!

    What to buy: Anything involving Photography, for me :) Batteries, Lenses, Camera bodies, tripods, etc. all on offer.

    What to pay: 25-35% less than UK prices

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