Everything You Need To Know About Shopping In Tenerife

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Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands. It is famous for the Carnaval de Santa Cruz, the gorgeous beaches and resort areas, like Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas, and its upscale shopping centers. What's more, the island has the lowest taxes in Europe, making it a shopper's paradise for every traveler.

If you are looking to spend your money in Tenerife, head down to their open-air markets, pedestrianized avenues, and of course, the shopping centers. From unique gifts and souvenirs to your favorite European and international brands and designers, shopping in Tenerife is truly a wonderful experience.

But don't forget to store your luggage at one of our convenient suitcase storage locations in Tenerife. This way, you can walk up and down the Golden Mile with only shopping bags in your hands!

Shopping Centers

Centro Comercial Safari

Shopping centers in Tenerife are many. One of the most popular is Centro Comercial Safari in Playa de Las America, located right in front of Hard Rock Cafe. One of the shopping mall highlights is the dancing fountain which keeps visitors entertained, especially when it is illuminated at night. If you are looking for things to do at night in Tenerife, this is the ideal place to start. Here you will find famous designer stores, like Gucci, Escada, Prada Armani, Levi’s, Cartier, Rolex and Hugo Boss.

Once you are done shopping, you can grab a bite at one of the many trendy restaurants and bars like Bianco, El Greco, Bombay Blue Indian Tandoori and Harry's Bar. But make sure to check out the ones on the upper level for the best views. Even if you are not up to shopping, this shopping mall is worth the visit, especially if you are in Playa de Las Americas.

Location: Av. las Américas, 5, 38660 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 am to 10 pm

Siam Mall

Siam Mall is not just another mall in Tenerife. Located in Costa Adeje in the south of Tenerife, the Siam Mall offers you the ultimate shopping in Tenerife with a twist. The Thai-themed shopping center with sea views is an excellent way to spend your day out shopping, surrounded with statues designed in Thailand, Thai vegetation and decor.

Over 70 stores spread across two floors with brands like Mango, Guess, Calzedonia, Bershka, Zara, Pull & Bear, Oysho and more, Siam Mall has a little bit of everything for every shopper. Hungry visitors can choose from a variety of food at the food court situated on the top floor. The Siam Mall is easy to get to due to the free bus service that operates from Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos, and Playa de Las Americas. It also offers free parking.

Location: Av. Siam, 3, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 am to 10 pm

Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque

If you are looking for the best shopping in the Canary Islands, head down to Tenerife south, to the Commercial Centre Plaza del Duque. Located in a lively area next to the beach, the shopping center has over 50 stores spread across three floors. Although small, the luxury shopping and the modern architecture of the shopping mall are enough to keep visitors coming back.

Here you will find well-known brands and high-end retailers like Prada, Bvlgari, Escada, Armani, Desigual, Mango, Max Mara, Rolex, and many more! Dialprix supermarket is there too, and the cafe bar Premier Coffee and lounge. From luggage and accessories to designer clothes, cosmetics, perfume and jewelry, Playa del Duque is one of the best shopping in Tenerife, Spain. Besides the many stores, visitors can enjoy a cocktail or lunch in one of the many trendy cafes with large terraces.

Location: C. Londres, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 am to 9 pm

Rosa Center

Located in Playa Paraiso, in the south of Tenerife, the Rosa shopping center offers a unique shopping experience. There are over 35 stores spread across three floors, including a big supermarket on the ground floor. Here you will find international and Spanish brands selling anything from clothes, bags, leather, accessories, cosmetics, and perfumes.

Expect to see names like La Rosa, Espirit, Levi's, Ricky's, Springfield, Women's Secret, and eateries like Burger King, La Navaja, Fratello's and a lot more. The open-air shopping center offers large terraces boasting amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the island of La Gomera. There is a lovely kid's play area to keep your little ones entertained too.

Location: C. El Horno, 26, 38678 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm

Shopping Streets and Areas

Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje is one of the poshest areas in Tenerife Spain. With its newly developed hotels and resorts, beautiful beaches, top-notch restaurants and cafes, Costa Adeje is a magnet to chic European travelers and celebrities like David and Victoria Beckham. In Costa Adeje, you will find most of the upscale shopping malls, including Centro Comercial San Eugenio, Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque, Centro Comercial El Mirador, and many specialty shops like Tenerife Pearl and Diamonds n Diamonds.

Local markets are popular in Tenerife and Costa Adeje market is one of the most visited. The market opens every Thursday & Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm and is packed with stalls selling knock-off items, including sunglasses, handbags, watches, crafts, jewelry, Aloe Vera products, make-up, belts, shoes, toys, and more! You can even have your caricature done for about 10 EUR.

Calle del Castillo

Located in the center of the northeast part of the Island is one of the oldest streets here, dating back to the 17th century. Calle del Castillo is a 10-block long, pedestrianized street that runs west from Plaza de la Candelaria through the center of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It has a very Spanish feel to it, which is why is often packed with tourists and locals.

Take a stroll down this vibrant avenue, try some fabulous street food or tasty Canarian dishes in the many restaurants, or go shopping in Decathlon, New Yorker, Desigual, C&A Kids Store, INSIDE, Stradivarius, Cache, The Body Shop and many others! From high-street fashion to perfumes, souvenirs, electronics and more, Calle del Castillo is one of the best shopping streets in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Location: C. del Castillo, 44-48, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Golden Mile

If you prefer to do your shopping on the streets of the island, rather than the shopping malls, head down to Golden Mile (Avenida de Las America), one of the liveliest shopping streets in Tenerife Spain.

Located in the heart of Playa de Las Americas, in Tenerife south, the mile-long avenue is lined with shopping malls, many shops, both luxury and high-end, trendy cafes and restaurants for every budget. The lively area attracts visitors from all around the world, especially the concert hall Piramide de Arona and the Hard Rock Cafe.

Location: 38660 Playa de las Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Outlets and Vintage stores

Galeon Outlet

If you are looking for designer clothes and big brands at lower prices, drive down to Adeje, south of Tenerife. Here you will find Galeon Outlet, one of the biggest outlet centers on the island. Prices are up to 70% off year-round, not only on clothing but also in restaurants and body and hair shops.

Names you will find are Ricky's, Urban Factory, Desigual, Guess, Levi's, Sprinter, Outlet by Yeyo, Fifty Factory, and a HiperDino supermarket on the ground floor. There are just enough cafeterias and bars for hungry shoppers and husbands waiting for their wives to finish shopping.

Location: Avenida Rosa de los Vientos 10 Urb. El Galeon, 38670, Adeje, Tenerife Spain

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm

Flamingos Vintage Kilo

If you are into vintage clothing, Flamingos Vintage Kilo is a must. Located near Plaza Weyler in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, this is the first boutique in Spain specializing in unique vintage pieces of North American origin, and they are sold by weight. Prices are pretty reasonable, starting from around $13 for a kilo (2.2pounds), up to $39 a kilo.

Take your time to browse through amazing collections from the '40s all the way to the '90s. You will be surprised at the large selection of vintage pieces, including blouses, jeans, t-shirts, Hawaiian shirts, vests, hats, leather goods, and even vintage swimsuits. Shopping here will certainly allow you to turn your wardrobe into a unique place.

Location: C. Sabino Berthelot, 3, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10.30am-2pm; 5pm-8pm

Popular Markets

Los Cristianos

Tenerife is famous for its open air-markets and every visitor should take time to stop by and explore one or two. If you are into handcrafted items, head down to Los Cristianos Beach, Arona, in Tenerife south. Here you will find Los Cristianos Market taking place every Tuesday and Sunday.

From unique gifts and souvenirs, antiques, books, vinyl records, and home decor, the colorful stalls will keep you occupied for hours. Once you are done, you can grab lunch at one of the many restaurants or enjoy Los Cristianos Beach, one of the best beaches in the Canary Islands.

Location: Calle Penetracion, 18, 38650 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hours: Tuesday&Sunday 9am to 3pm

Medano Craft Market

South Tenerife is a popular tourist destination. Besides its beautiful beach resorts, grand hotels, shopping centers and top-notch restaurants, you will find plenty of street markets, such as the Medano Craft market. Located in El Medano, the market takes place every Saturday, right at the central beachfront plaza.

From unique handmade items, glass art and jewelry, to home decor, clothes and natural hygiene essentials, this colorful street market will keep you entertained for hours. Stop by at one of the many nearby restaurants for a drink or lunch and watch the people pass by.

Location: Paseo Ntra. Sra. de las Mercedes de Roja, 38612 El Médano, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hours: Saturday 9am to 2pm

Centro Comercial El Mirador Artisan Market

El Mirador artisan market takes place every other Sunday inside El Mirador shopping center in Costa Adeje. If you appreciate unique crafts, this is the place to be. You will spend a few hours exploring the stalls full of crafts made by artisans from around the island.

While shopping, you will find the vendors dressed in period costumes, adding more entertainment to your shopping experience, accompanied by local musicians. This is the best place to get your souvenirs and gifts from.

Location: s/n. C.C. el mirador, Av. de Bruselas, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hours: 1st and 3rd Sunday 10am to 5pm

Shopping in Tenerife

Wondering how to make your way around this incredible destination? We'll help you out in our guide to getting around Tenerife. Tenerife is not only a dream vacation with its gorgeous beaches, scenery, and eternal sunshine but because of the low taxes, it is everyone's shopping destination too. From beautiful malls and open-air markets to busy pedestrianized streets and chic boutiques, your shopping trip to Tenerife will be one you'll talk about for years.

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