Puerto de la Cruz Shopping

  • Spanish Lottery shop
    Spanish Lottery shop
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  • Indian electrical shop
    Indian electrical shop
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  • Market near the Botanical Gardens
    Market near the Botanical Gardens
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    Not very good: Shopping in Puerto de la Cruz

    by Britannia2 Updated Oct 12, 2013

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    Indian electrical shop

    The town centre has a reasonably sized shopping centre but there are no major stores - only small independent shops selling the usual souvenirs, jewellery , clothes , perfumes and electrical goods. Prices are generally good but most items are of low cost and value.
    If you want better shopping go to La Oratava.
    Beware of some electrical shops - mainly owned by Indians who leap and out and grab you and virtually pull you in , their prices are certainly cheaper than England and probably Europe in general as tax is only 5%. However some goods could be fake apparently - we bought an MP3 player that does not work but a tablet that does and that was considerably cheaper than at home.
    Beware.( We bought the tablet at a shop near the lido called Stop Inn. I paid by VISA and my VISA bill showed a genuine transaction to the value in the shop. If you do buy anything this shop seems reasonably trustworthy).

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    Market near Botanical Gardens: Buyer beware (sometimes)

    by Britannia2 Updated Oct 7, 2013
    Market near the Botanical Gardens

    There is a small Sunday market just around the corner in a street called Camelia outside the shopping centre there - a real mix of junk, beautiful crafts, jewellery, fruit and vegetables and other assorted things such as toys.
    I did buy some very nice Tenerife honey from a nice lady who clearly knew all about local honey and some good quality fruit at another stall. However when we looked at a jewellery stall a necklace at 1000é was reduced to 500é in seconds! Needless to say we did not buy it.
    Beware and only buy things such as honey or fruit - the crafts were OK but we could not work out if this was part market and part car boot / second hand.

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    The Spanish Lottery: Official gambling

    by Britannia2 Written Sep 27, 2013
    Spanish Lottery shop

    I am not sure if VT promotes gambling but if you wish to play the Spanish lottery there is a dedicated lottery shop on the promenade near the lido.
    Notices in the window are in 4 languages but deciding which slip to fill in was difficult as we know no Spanish. Customers were of little help as they spoke no English but the assistant did and was quite helpful. However she was constantly busy and had little time to explain things to us but we did buy the occasional ticket (we never won). There is an amazing plethora of tickets - some were very expensive at 23é but we could not work out what these certificate tickets were.

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    Centro Comercial San Felipe: A mall in Puerto de la Cruz

    by Zirpsis Updated Dec 7, 2011

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    Fresh fruit and vegetables
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    Mercado Municipal, this is one of the larger malls (but still it's not that big, I think). Also a good place to meet locals in the cafeterias. And there's a larger supermercado downstairs. Parts of the mercado were closed during my visit in November 2011.

    What to buy: At this mall, you can buy food, fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, clothes and the usual tourist items. You shold buy the original Canaries stuff like mojo sauces (green and red) and palm syrup. Also the local rum made out of palm syrup is a great gift to take home.

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    Centro Comercial Martianez: The pyramids of Martianez mall

    by Zirpsis Updated Mar 26, 2006

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    The glass roof of the building resembles pyramids. A mall at the east side of town, here you can buy clothes, shoes, watches and jewelry, food and unpacked bread. There's a very nice tea shop selling varieties of tea and tea making items, a cafeteria & ice cream bar and of course a food store. Also a small bus station at the garage underneath where the free hotel buses come.

    What to buy: When in the Canaries, remember to buy the local mojo sauces (red and green) and palm syrup. Also the local rum made out of palm syrup is a speciality and a great gift to take home.

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  • The British Bookstore: Holiday reading extravaganza

    by coolcolin Written Mar 17, 2006

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    Largest and pretty extensive bookshop in all the Canaries.Largely second hand and the range is extensive and i particularly enjoyed finding old Agatha Christie deductive books ,long out of print in Britain and Canada,.It is also a very natural meeting point for the British community with loads of up to the minute tips and details of whats on .From Kalutra in SriLanka to Victoria B.C. the British Empires Commonwealth residue appears to live on in music halls,daffodil tea parties and jumble sales for the local needy.and this is G.H.Q. for poerta Cruz.

    What to buy: In addition to the obvious, greeting cards and childrens learning aids.

    What to pay: One Euro upwards

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  • Soluciones: New age Canarian style

    by coolcolin Updated Mar 17, 2006

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    a shop you know is going to be inspirational

    Quite a find apart from its extensive veggie,herbal selection the new age books,chrystals,incenses,astoral {tarot}cards and fengshui paraphanelia was aplentiful and in obvious demand.

    What to pay: Prices were on the whole pretty reasonable

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