Shopping in Gran Canaria
|Las Arenas Shopping Center
Being the most important of all the islands in the Canarian archipelago, Gran Canaria offers an excellent selection of shops and malls for both visitors and locals alike. For people looking for bargains and souvenirs, the island is abound with discount shops and many imported items can be found at very cheap prices due to their low duties.
Likewise, for those who prefer a more “serious” shopping experience, Gran Canaria is home to many upscale shopping areas, as well as to several shopping streets where many important brand names can be found.
Shopping in Gran Canaria usually takes place between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM, with most shops closing from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM so as to avoid the hottest hours of the day.
Here are some of the most important shopping venues in Gran Canaria.
Kishbah Shopping Center
Address: Plaza de Playa del Inglés, San Bartolomé de Tirajana
This shopping center is the most popular one in Gran Canaria, offering its visitors a quite nice group of shops, including fashion stores, boutiques and several souvenir shops. This shopping center is also a great gathering place, since it is located in an area that is famous for its thriving nightlife.
Las Arenas Shopping Center
Address: Del Rincón Highway, Las Palmas
This is another major mall located in the Las Palmas area, it offers visitors a great array of shops and some renowned brand name stores, as well as a series of cafes and restaurants. The mall also hosts the best multi-screen cinema on the island.
Beside these two malls, the island of Gran Canaria also offers other shopping streets and venues. Here are some of them.
El Corte Ingles
Address: Mesa y López Avenue, 18, Las Palmas
This is without a doubt the most popular chain of department stores in Spain, and its huge locale in Gran Canaria offers visitors a series of products of the topmost quality that range from food and snacks to fashion items, clothing, accessories and even furniture. This department store consists of 12 floors and is sure to delight even the most demanding shoppers.
Address: Pintor Felo Monzón Av. , Las Palmas
Hipercor is the most popular hypermarket in Gran Canaria and offers customers a great selection of food, as well as bargain clothes and home accessories. The hypermarket is easily accessible and sports a huge parking lot for the convenience of its customers.