The various offers in Las Palmas range from small shops to big shopping centers or promenades. The low VAT of only 5 % is additionally used to keep the price level stable. Hence each visitor can buy at cheap prices all the time. The opening hours are relatively visitor-friendly. Bigger shopping centers are opened from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm, additionally on some Sundays. Smaller shops are often opened less and close during the Siesta (approx. 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm). But this should not be a hurdle for shopping fans – in contrast, you will find quickly what you are looking for because of the wide range of shops.
Many even nationwide enterprises can be found in the pedestrian zones “Calle Mayor de Triana“ and in the shopping mile “Mesa y Lopez”. The pedestrian zone “Calle Mayor de Triana“ is often described as multi-cultural but with tradition. International clothing, shoe, jewelry, and cosmetic businesses have settled down here in early years. Long time the zone was seen as Las Palmas’ mainstream. Nowadays the zone “Calle Mayor de Triana” is still one of the most lively and interestesting streets in Las Palmas – a pedestrian zone which you shouldn’t miss.
The shopping mile “Mesa y Lopez” is just 500 metres from the beach and offers in particular clothes and accessoires, all that in one shop after the other. It has already been very fatal for some purses! International brands like Chanel, Benetton and Guess are located here. But also national brands like Zara, Mango and Lurueña were able to establish as well as many shoe shops. Around the midpoint of Calle Mesa y Lopez various cafés and restaurants, which offer Spanish and international cuisine, offer the possibility to relax from the stress of shopping. Further Shopping miles you can find in the old city quarter Vegueta and in the newer ones Santa Catalina and Las Canteras.
We recommend a walk along the beachfront of http://www.las-palmas-24.com/index.php?strandpromenade-canteras-strand Las Canteras that offers gorgeous ambience beneath palm trees next to souvenir shops, little bazaars, small cafés and restaurants with sea view. The docklands of “La Isleta”, where especially Chinese tradespeople dominate, and where you can get everything some cents less expensive, is worth being visited and inspected by well-trained womens’ eyes. Here is the shopping street “Calle Rejon” where Chinese, Marrocan, Japanese, Russian, and Taiwanese shops are stringed together.
We hope you can find the best shopping mall during your hospitality internships on Gran Canaria.