Do you need some retail therapy? Allow us to share with you the best places on Gran Canaria to enjoy a shopping day. If you follow our advice, we are quite sure that you will find all the labels you are looking for, or at least, an interesting souvenir of your holiday. Some of the typical souvenirs from Gran Canaria are the Canarian knives, pottery, rum, or even cigarettes — they can be bought almost everywhere. Whatever you buy, there is one thing that is for sure — you will have a great time in Gran Canaria. So now, follow our tips and you will find the perfect shopping centers where you will find the perfect souvenir for you!
It is one of the largest shopping and leisure centers in Gran Canaria. It was built on 20,000 square meters, in which you can find nearly 200 shops including bars, cafes, restaurants, as well as a wide variety of fashion, electronics, and jewelry stores. All of this is done and thought for the enjoyment of thousands of tourists who come every year from all the countries around the world and choose Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas as a holiday destination.
Yumbo Centrum Shopping Center is a giant place with four storeys, a rectangular shape and an open architecture that allows visitors to orientate more easily. Here you will find lots of souvenirs stores. There is also a big public square in the middle where the stage is set up in the festivities of greater affluence, such as the Maspalomas Gay Pride, Freedom Festival Maspalomas or the Carnival.
Cita Shopping Center
Cita Shopping Center is one of the largest shopping and leisure centers in the whole Gran Canaria. It was opened for the first time in 1970. Built on approximately 23,000 square meters, it counts on over 1300 shops — including bars, cafes, restaurants, souvenir stores and a wide variety of fashion stores. Also, electronic and jewelry are welcoming residents and thousands of tourists from all the countries around the world for the 365 days a year. So, if you choose Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas as your holiday destination, don’t doubt it, come and visit this marvelous shopping center and buy here your souvenirs!
Las Arenas Shopping Center
Las Arenas Shopping Centre is the best option while you are visiting the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It has a wide variety, like a huge Carrefour hypermarket and over a hundred shops and restaurants. Among them, you will find souvenir stores to buy the perfect souvenir of your holidays. This is a place where you can literally spend the whole day there with your family or friends. It is around a 15-minute drive from the city center. It is very popular among the residents and the tourists, so it receives five out of five stars, and we strongly recommend you to visit it. Their management team is always looking to improve anything needed. And another advantage is that you can check out the exhibitions and other activities that take place there throughout the year on its webpage. What are you waiting for visiting Las Arenas?
El Mirador Shopping Center
El Mirador Shopping Center is one of the newest shopping centers in Gran Canaria. “El Mirador” means “standpoint” in Spanish, and that is due to you can enjoy amazing and lovely views of the Atlantic from the open-air areas of this shopping center. It was opened at the end of November 2010 and it is the largest shopping center in the Canary Islands, built on 50,000 square meters. It is located in Jinamar, a village fifteen minutes away from the capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) by car.
As we have said, you can get there by car, and there is plenty of free parking available — although you can also get there by bus. But above all, we want to tell you about its interesting shops to visit: Eroski — which is a very very big hypermarket —, Primark — with two floors and lots of bargains in clothes for all ages—, Zara — full of clothes for all ages, and a better quality than Primark—, H&M, and plenty of other shops, souvenir stores and restaurants. What else do you need? Find your souvenir in El Mirador Shopping Center!
Kasbah Shopping Center, Gran Canaria
The Kasbah Shopping Center is not the biggest shopping center of Gran Canaria but nevertheless, it is very nice and full of souvenirs. The Kasbah Shopping Center is one of the main shopping centers at Playa del Inglés for shopping and, later on in the evening, for entertainment.
While the Kasbah is classed as a shopping center, it is actually focused on bars and restaurants. It also features an open-air dance floor, where you can dance the night away to live music almost every evening. The Kasbah Shopping Center doesn’t have plenty of shops, but it is well worth to have a look at those that are there.
Los Alisios Shopping Center
Los Alisios Shopping Center opened for the first time at the end of November 2017, and it is located in the outskirts of the capital, Las Palmas, in Gran Canaria. Los Alisios Shopping Center is the largest mall in the Canary Islands. It has a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and other interesting things to see. Among this variety of shops, you will find plenty of specialized shops to buy your souvenirs. It also tried to differentiate itself from other shopping centers by having more outdoor areas, and it encourages visitors to walk around more. Moreover, it is a place where you can enjoy eating and drinking in the open-air cafes, bars, and restaurants. It is probably the perfect place to spend the whole day and buy those souvenirs you were looking for!
Boulevard El Faro (Meloneras Boulevard)
Boulevard El Faro, as well known as Meloneras Boulevard, is located next to the lighthouse of Maspalomas, in Gran Canaria. MelonerasBoulevard is the most influence shopping area outdoors. This boulevard counts on a big amount of sophisticated designer stores and major brands, such as Chanel. Fashion, complements, perfumeries, jewelry stores, incredible bars, restaurants, pubs, and others are waiting for you here in Maspalomas. Moreover, it is one of the best places in the whole Gran Canaria where you can buy souvenirs. Come to Boulevard El Faro to spend a fantastic day with your family or friends!
The district of Triana has turned into the main commercial area outdoors of Las Palmas, and it is one of the oldest districts of the city. Its main street is now a pedestrianized zone with a multitude of retail outlets from tiny old-fashioned shops to big chain stores and up-market boutiques. It is also full of souvenir stores, so it is the perfect place to find those souvenirs you wanted to take home.
Triana transports you to the Middle Ages. The main street which crosses the whole district displays the fashionable architectural styles of the 18th, 19th and 20th century. Despite a stretch of modern houses at the beginning of Triana, the entire street was declared a national historic monument.
El Tablero Shopping Center
If you are looking for a quick retail or leisure hit, we recommend you visiting El Tablero Shopping Center, located in the South of Gran Canaria. It is situated in the hamlet of El Tablero. The shopping center holds an easily accessible location right next to the motorway GC1 and it also overlooks the residential area of Sonnenland.
This place is smaller than most retail areas on the Canary Islands, but what it lacks for its size, it makes up for in fantastic opening hours. It is the only shopping center which is open 365 days a year, giving the visitors access to products during national holidays and all the Sundays of the year, while the majority of the other shopping centers are closed. So if you need to buy your souvenir in the last moment, you can be assured that El Tablero Shopping center will be open for you!
Mesa y López
Mesa y López is undoubtedly the best-known shopping area of the capital Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. This shopping area is very important economically, socially and culturally. Mesa y López is a great choice for everyone as a resident of the island, but it is even better for you as a tourist because you can find here everything you were looking for, from souvenirs to major brands.
Mesa y López offers you a wide variety of restaurants, banks, shops, and large known brands, but also local shops, hotels and much more. There is something else very important about Mesa y López. Here you will find El Corte Inglés, which is one of the largest retail chains in Europe. This store is very similar to John Lewis stores, which is the British version. It has everything in the assortment that you could wish for. El Corte Inglés is divided into a basement, a ground floor, and seven upper floors.
There are a lot of products in Gran Canaria that can be bought as a souvenir, and sometimes it can be quite complicated to choose between that wide variety. If you have any doubt, please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information anytime!