Tenerife - Shopping
Everyone knows that tourist destinations are not the cheapest places for shopping. However, on Tenerife there are a lot of bargains to be found. In Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos the holidaymaker can find plenty of exciting boutiques. Just go for a walk around the Veronicas Centre, the Starco Centre and the beachfront, for example.
Anyone looking for a bargain should head for one of the markets (you can’t miss them), where leather goods can be bought for a good price. Shoes are a good buy on Tenerife, as are perfumes and cosmetics. Electrical equipment can also be cheap because tax on Tenerife is only five percent.
In Puerto de la Cruz, the shopping centre down the steps to La Paz is recommended. Here you will find a large market with high class items, perfume shops, electrical equipment and lots of well known fashion chain stores, like Mango for example. In the area diagonally across the street from the shopping centre is the Zara boutique.
In Santa Cruz the recommended shopping area is above the Plaza de España. Up the slope, away from the Plaza, you can find electrical goods and perfumes, as well as the Zara clothes outlet and lots of small boutiques offering low prices.