06:31:17 Thursday, 23rd September

When it comes to shopping at any of the Canary Islands, there are only advantages. Besides a wide range of commercial areas and goods, the best thing is that these islands have the lowest taxes in Europe, which allows you to purchase any type of product, from designer and luxury clothing to electronics, at much lower prices.

So, you may spend a few shopping hours almost everywhere in Tenerife. In the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the northeast part of the island, one of the main references is Calle (Street) del Castillo and El Corte Inglés, but also with several clothing and electronics stores, perfume shops, cafes, shoe stores, among others.

In Calle el Pilar, you will find stores with more exclusive, thus more expensive, brands, as well as ice cream parlours and dining areas, where you can stop and have a coffee or a meal. Also, in Alameda del Duque, you can purchase traditional handicraft as a souvenir. But there are also shopping centres in the capital, such as Continente and Meridiano.

In Tegueste, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the local market, the ideal place to buy fresh local products (from meat to vegetables, fish, sweets and even wine) and the most exquisite handicraft.

If you pass by San Cristobal de La Laguna, a World Heritage city, in northeast Tenerife, enjoy both the traditional retail and department stores, with perfume shops, electronics stores and cafes.

Costa Adeje is considered the most exclusive area of southern Tenerife, with its five-star hotels, amazing beaches and magnificent stores, mainly concentrated in the existing shopping centres, such as Plaza del Duque, considered the only luxury shopping mall in the Canary Islands. With an impacting style, this space offers its visitors brand stores, such as Cartier, Escada, Armani or Porsche Design, as well as a wide variety in the restaurant area.

Also in the south, shopping in Playa de Las Américas is like being in an outdoor mall, especially with the many stores in Avenida de las Américas. However, there are also shopping centres, such as Safari (with several multi-brand spaces, and more) and Américas Plaza, which, although smaller than Safari, is quite complete given its full range of shops.

But don't forget that a bit all over the island, you will find other areas of interest for a few shopping hours, as in La Orotava, Arona and Puerto de la Cruz.

La Orotava
Playa de Las Teresitas