Shopping street in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife Shopping Guide: The Best Shopping Centres + Tips

With some of the lowest taxes in Europe and a great selection of shopping malls, Tenerife is a major retail destination. Whatever you want – from Armani clothing to locally produced honey, you can find it on the island. 

Tenerife is seen as a destination for both summer and winter sun, and for family holidays at any time of year. So shopping in Tenerife might not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your visit. Yet Tenerife offers some fabulous places to shop. 

There are lower taxes in the Canary Islands than in most of mainland Spain and Europe too, so this only adds to the appeal. Whether you want to bag a bargain when the sales are on or are keen to snap up one-off finds unavailable elsewhere, this guide will steer you through the Tenerife shopping scene. 

Centro Comercial Safari, Tenerife

Covered in this article are frequently asked questions regarding shopping centres in Tenerife, where to go shopping in Tenerife South, the main resorts and in the north of the island. 

If you want to shop till you drop in Tenerife, read on to plan your perfect shopping trip.  

Tenerife Shopping FAQs

Is shopping in Tenerife tax free?

The Canary Islands do belong to the EU. They are, however, among nine territories classed as the “outermost regions” (OMR). EU VAT and customs regulations therefore don’t apply to the Canary Islands. A local tax called IGIC still applies, but the general rate for this is only 7%.

Although different IGIC rates apply to items, almost all products are cheaper in the Canary Islands. Holidaymakers therefore see their money go further here. 

Do bear in mind, though, that limits may apply regarding the value of goods you bring into your own country. In most EU countries, the limit is EUR 430 per person. In the UK, it’s £390. When these tax-free allowances are exceeded, you may be liable for customs duty and import VAT on the entire value, rather than just the amount that exceeds this allowance. 

When is the best time to go shopping in Tenerife?

Large seasonal discounts apply in Spain – and this includes the Canary Islands. Some great deals are available during these periods, so it’s worth taking note. Goods are subject to availability, so there are more bargains to be had at the start of the sale periods. Here are the dates:

Winter: from 7th January to 6th March
Summer: from 1st July 1 to 31st August

What are the best things to buy?

Alcohol and tobacco are cheap to buy in Tenerife. Do remember that limits apply to how much of these you can take into your home country, however. Stores and shopping malls in Tenerife also offer great deals and discounts on branded clothing, perfumes, jewellery and household appliances.

What about buying souvenirs in Tenerife?

Bringing home gifts from Tenerife for your friends and family is easy and there are some great island goods to choose from. Items to look out for include olivine jewellery, pearls, aloe vera products, Mojo sauces and souvenirs such as jewellery and picture frames made from lava. 

Jewellery from olivine. It’s a green mineral found in Tenerife mountain rocks. Olivine jewelry is said to be helpful for people, who have no luck in life. The stone may bring good luck to its owner, and help you sleep well at night.

Pearls. You will find many Tenerife Perla stores all around the island. Prices start from 15 euros for bracelets and 35 euros for earrings and necklaces and go up to a couple of thousand euros. 

Mojo sauces. These super popular sauces can be found in almost every supermarket in Tenerife, already gift wrapped. There are 3 types: mojo rojo (red sauce), mojo verde (green sauce), and mojo picón (a spicy version of the red sauce).

Aloe vera products. This plant is highly popular in Tenerife. There are even whole farms you can take guided tours of. You can buy various natural cosmetics such as creams, shampoos and other formulations. You can find these in every supermarket, but for better quality products look in pharmacies or specialist stores.

Lava souvenirs. Tenerife has its magnificent Teide national park and as a result there is lots of solid lava on the island. You are not allowed to take pieces of lava with you, but you are allowed to buy souvenirs made from it such as photo frames, necklaces, bracelets and more. Anything really.

Fresh fruit. Fruit grown here is simply amazing when in season. Juicy, fresh and full of flavour. If you are determined to look after them so they will arrive in your country in good condition, then we highly recommend buying dragon fruit, papaya, small Canarian bananas, guava and mangoes.

Papayas in a food market

What should I know before shopping in Tenerife?

The latest gadgets aren’t always available in the Canaries, as they hit the mainland first. You should also exercise caution when shopping for electricals. Fakes do exist, especially in the bigger resorts. If the price seems too low, then it probably is. Only buy from larger, more reputable stores. 

Shopping Centres in Tenerife South

While some say that the shopping in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the best on the island, there are also some great shops in Costa Adeje, Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and other southern resorts. 

Shopping in Costa Adeje

Siam Mall

Siam Mall provides serious competition for any shopping mall in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It’s southern Tenerife’s biggest and boldest shopping centre, and opens 365 days per year. As well as 70 stores, there’s a supermarket, a food court and a kids’ playground here. 

Entrance to Siam Mall, Tenerife

The mall can be found right next to the popular Siam water park. There’s plenty of parking, and a free shuttle bus also operates between Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje, Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraiso, Golf del Sur and here. Check all the routes here.

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 10pm.
Popular shops: Zara, Women’secret, Mango, Guess, H&M, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Vans, Timberland, Pandora and more. For the full list check out the official website.
Places to Eat: Burger King, Starbucks, Noodles Box & Sushi, Tony Roma’s and more.
Supermarket: A very nice HiperDino with the biggest selection of groceries in the whole Tenerife South.
Parking: Yes – many spaces.

Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque

This shopping centre in Costa Adeje is close to Playa del Duque beach. This is a designer destination featuring upmarket, big name brands. A kids play park plus a few cafes and restaurants can also be found here. Underground parking is also available.

Shopping centre Plaza del Duque, Tenerife

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 9am to 10pm.
Popular shops: Desigual, Esprit, Rolex, Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, Fundgrube, Mango, MaxMara, Pandora. The full list can be found on their website.
Supermarket: There is a small Dialprix store inside.
Parking: Yes – underground, with first hour free.

The Corner Mall Adeje

Also near Playa del Duque is this shopping mall in Costa Adeje. It’s conveniently sited, so you can pop in when visiting the resort or beach, though you won’t find designer goods. Coviran is good for beach items at lower prices, and there’s a handful of eateries here too. 

The Corner mall in Costa Adeje

Location: Google Maps.
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 10pm.
Shops and restaurants: Check out the full list here.
Supermarket: There is a small Coviran store on the ground floor.
Parking: Paid spaces.

Centro Comercial X-Sur

X-Sur (formerly known as Gran Sur) lies within the Playa Fañabé district, but is more of an entertainment venue. Here there is a cinema and many restaurants (including McDonald’s), plus some clothing, sports, perfume and footwear retailers. A good Mercadona supermarket is also on site. Free underground parking is provided. 

Tenerife Gran Sur (X-sur) shopping mall

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 10pm.
Shops and restaurants: Visit the official website for the full list.
Supermarket: There is a very nice Mercadona supermarket on the ground floor. 
Parking: Free underground spaces.

Galeon Outlet

This one is more out-of-the-way, and is Tenerife South’s only outlet shopping destination. Some bargains can be found here, and the outlet has a big supermarket, underground parking, a playground and some restaurants. 

Galeon Outlet in Tenerife

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 9am to 10pm.
Shops and restaurants: Desigual, Geox, Guess, Fundgrube, Levi’s, Punto Roma, Sprinter, Skechers, and more. For the full list check out the official website.
Supermarket: There is a large HiperDino supermarket.
Parking: Large underground parking.

Shopping in Playa de las Americas

The Golden Mile

Avenida de las Américas street in Playa de las Américas is known as the Golden Mile, and offers lots of shops and entertainment options.

This busy street stretches for around half a mile (or 800 metres) and is near both Playa El Camison and Playa Las Vistas. The avenue and surrounding streets contain flagship branches of big brand stores, including high street and designer names. 

The Golden Mile street in Playa de las Americas

Most of the stores here belong to two large shopping centres, the Oasis Shopping Center and the Centro Comercial Safari.

Oasis Shopping Center

The Oasis shopping centre in Playa de las Americas is home to brands such as Lacoste, Zara, Kiehl’s, Sunglass Hut and more. 

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 10pm.
Popular shops: Zara, Lacoste, Springfield, Women’secret and more. For the full list check out the official website.
Places to eat: Vegas Grill, Amazonia Savage.

Centro Comercial Safari

The Safari Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in Playa de las Americas with a good mix of stores, underground parking and decent restaurants. A fountain light show also takes place here each evening every 30 minutes from 8pm, in the central square.

The Safari Shopping Centre in Playa de las Americas

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 10pm.
Popular shops: Levi’s, Timberland, Punto Roma, Stradivarius, Guess and more.
Places to eat: Thai Botanico, Bianco Restaurant.
Parking: Underground spaces.

Shopping in Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos Market

You may not need to find clothes shops in Los Cristianos at all if you head to the local market. This takes place on Tuesdays and Sundays between 9am and 2pm. You may also find crafts, gifts, cosmetics and more there. This market sells a lot of fake goods, so be careful which stall you stop at. It’s also often crowded.

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Tuesday and Sunday 9am to 2pm.

C.C Parque Santiago 6

This small shopping mall in Los Cristianos offers a range of international clothing labels. It offers free outdoor and underground parking, and there’s a good Mercadona supermarket, plus an outside kids’ playground with a cafe close by. The Tenerife Perla shop is also located here.

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm.
Popular shops: Geox, Pepe Jeans, Monton, H&M, Desigual, Tenerife Perla. For the full list visit the official website.
Places to eat: 100 montaditos, LOFT Coffe & Food.
Supermarket: A large Mercadona supermarket.
Parking: Yes – underground and outdoors.

Shopping in Playa Paraiso and Callao Salvaje

If you are staying in these resorts on the Western Coast of Tenerife or in the Los Gigantes area, there is a great shopping opportunity for you even without going to the popular Southern resorts.

Rosa Center Shopping Mall

This open air centre in Playa Paraiso offers ocean views from the top floor. Its 35 stores sell clothing, accessories, electronics and more from both Spanish and international brands. The mall also has a supermarket, a playground with a cafe nearby, restaurants and a big food court with magnificent ocean and banana plantation views. 

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 10pm.
Popular stores: Levi’s, Esprit, Stradivarius, Springfield, Lefties, and more. Check out the full list at the official website.
Places to eat: Burger King, La Navaja Restaurante and more.
Supermarket: A large SuperDino supermarket with everything you may need. 

Shopping Centres in Tenerife North

Shopping in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Head to a shopping centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife if you really love shopping. Top international and Spanish brands can be found here, and it’s the island’s finest shopping destination. 

Locals from all over Tenerife come here for shopping and so can you – even if you are staying on the other side of the island because it takes only 1 hour to come here from Tenerife South. There are a few very nice shopping centres right nearby the bus station so it’s really convenient.

El Corte Inglés

A branch of the popular Spanish shopping centre located right nearby the Santa Cruz bus station. It’s the biggest in Tenerife and has ten floors of stores selling clothing, accessories, jewellery, homeware, perfumes, cosmetics, electronics and more. There are various cafes and restaurants too.

El Corte Inglés in Tenerife

The El Corte Ingles Discount Card is available to foreign visitors and gives holders 10% off. Take your passport or driving licence to the information desk inside the mall to claim yours.

Every time you buy something, the 10% of the amount you spend will be added there. Then, when you are ready to finish your shopping, spend all the balance on your card on last items.

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 9:30am to 9:30pm.
Popular shops: Apple, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Hugo Boss, and many more. Check out the whole list.

Centro Comercial Meridiano

This big complex has a huge 2-floor Carrefour supermarket, impressive 15 eateries and shops offering Spanish and international brands. It’s under half a kilometre from the bus station and El Corte Inglés.

It’s also hosts the only Primark in Tenerife.

Centro Comercial Meridiano, Tenerife

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 10pm.
Popular stores: Primark, H&M, Guess, Jack & Jones, Pull & Bear, Zara, Springfield and many more. Check out the full list on the official website.
Places to eat: McDonald’s, KFC, Subway, Taco Bell and more.
Supermarket: A perfect two-floor Carrefour supermarket. 

Centro Comercial Nivaria Center

Previously known as Tres de Mayo, this shopping mall is right opposite El Corte Inglés. You can find a few major brands, free parking and a big MediaMarkt electronics store here. 

Centro Comercial Nivaria Center, Tenerife

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 9am to 10pm.
Popular stores: Mango, Fundgrube Intersport, and more. The full list is here.
Places to eat: Mr Chen, Rancho Arizona and more.
Supermarket: A SuperDino supermarket.
Parking: Yes – free spaces.

Calle del Castillo

Calle del Castillo is an old, pedestrianised Santa Cruz street that’s one of the island’s most popular for shopping. It’s also close to the pretty Plaza España. Some stores here close on Sundays so it’s probably not the best idea to come shopping on this day. 

Shopping street in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

On other days, you’ll find everything from clothing and accessories to perfumes and gifts here. There are lovely cafes and restaurants too for taking a break.

Location: Google Maps

Centro Comercial Continental

This seven floor centre includes two floors of parking and five of shops. A large branch of Carrefour can be found here. Beauty salons, restaurants and a major electricals store are also present. 

Location: Google Maps
Working hours: Monday from 9am to 10pm, Saturday 9am to 11pm, Sunday – closed.
Popular shops: Women’secret, Lefties, Media Markt, H&M, Guess, Sprinter and more.
Supermarket: A huge Carrefour supermarket with a wide selection of groceries.

Centro Comercial La Laguna

This Tenerife mall is positioned between San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Santa Cruz. It’s home to international clothing labels and a vast Alcampo supermarket. 

You will also find the El Corte Inglés Outlet shop here where you can find discounted clothes, footwear and accessories. 

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 9am to 10pm.
Popular stores: Calzedonia, Douglas, H&M, Mango, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius and more. Check out the full list on the official website.
Places to eat: El Negro Mario and a few cafes.
Supermarket: A huge Alcampo supermarket.

Shopping in Puerto de la Cruz

If you are staying in Puerto de la Cruz, you have a few nice options for shopping.

Shopping in Puerto de la Cruz

Centro Comercial Martiánez

This small shopping centre in Puerto de la Cruz is located near the Lago Martiánez complex. It offers a Mercadona supermarket, various stores, several restaurants and paid underground parking.

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 9:30pm, Sunday 10am – 8pm.
Popular shops: Punta Roma, Springfield, Lefties, Stradivarius and more. The full list can be found on the official website.
Places to eat: Burger King, Mister Noodles, Kiwi Wiki.
Supermarket: A Mercadona supermarket.
Parking: Paid underground spaces.

Centro Comercial La Villa + El Trompo

This pair of malls can be found between Puerto de la Cruz and La Orotava, and are in very close proximity to one another.

Centro Comercial La Villa

This one has a large branch of Alcampo, plus stores offering a range of international brands. There’s also eateries, a cinema and kids’ playgrounds.

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 10pm.
Popular shops: United Colors of Benetton, Bershka, Calzedonia, Douglas, Pull & Bear and more. You can check out the full list of brands here.
Places to eat: McDonald’s, KFC and more.
Supermarket: A great Alcampo supermarket. 

Multicentro Comercial El Trompo

This nearby mall also offers electrical retailers and branded stores, plus an El Corte Inglés Oportunidades outlet selling discounted goods from previous collections.

Location: Google Maps
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm, closed Sunday.

We hope that you will find this guide useful and it will help you to navigate shopping in Tenerife and find some nice bargains for yourself.

Shopping Centres in Tenerife on Map

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