The best places to go shopping in Lanzarote include traditional local markets, shopping malls, and bustling car-free avenues. The island's colorful markets are the among best places to buy handmade craft items and souvenirs, as well as locally produced cheese, jellies, and bakery items.

    Head to the shopping districts in the capital city of Arrecife and the island’s main tourist resort towns for a more modern vibe. These include Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca, and Playa Honda. Read on to find out where are the best places to go shopping in Lanzarote.

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    Arrecife Tourist and Craft Market

    A lively market in the historic center

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    The Arrecife Tourist and Craft Market is held in Arrecife’s historic center on Saturday mornings. Local vendors set up their stalls in and around Plaza de las Palmas, next to the San Ginés church. Visitors can check out the 40 booths selling fresh produce, cheese, pastries, handicrafts, and natural and ecological products.

    The colorful market also hosts live music, cultural activities, and folkloric shows. After browsing, you can relax at a tapas bar, restaurant or cafe that line the adjacent small streets.

    Location: Pl. de las Palmas, 35500 Arrecife, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm

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    Marina Lanzarote

    A sleek waterfront shopping destination

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    Marina Lanzarote is a modern waterfront complex that’s well-placed near Arrecife’s historic center. As a superyacht destination, the marina offers an excellent choice of exclusive designer boutiques and high-street shops.

    After browsing the upscale stores, grab a bite to eat from the street food plaza or at one of the surrounding bars and cafes. Even if you only plan on window shopping, Marina Lanzarote is a lovely, relaxing place to spend a couple of hours. And watching the luxury yachts coming and going is alone worth the visit.

    Location: Capitanía Av. Olof Palme s/n, 35500 Arrecife, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 928 66 32 63

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    Biosfera Plaza Shopping Center

    For top-notch shopping and entertainment in Lanzarote

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    Biosfera Plaza is an open-air shopping mall in the tourist town of Puerto del Carmen. Spread across 5 floors, the modern mall offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment for the whole family. The first 3 floors are dedicated to high-street brands like Levi’s, Zara, and Bershka. You’ll also find handmade products if you’re souvenir-hunting. At the 4th-floor food court, you can grab a cup of coffee or ice cream.

    The 5th floor’s interactive zone offers kid-friendly entertainment. You can enjoy the Jurassic Kingdom mini-golf course, Open Air Movie theater, a virtual reality 6D Simulator, and a 9-seater flight simulation futuristic space pod. A free shuttle service operates between Biosfera Plaza and various hotels in Puerto del Carmen.

    Location: Avenida, C. Juan Carlos I, nº 15, 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +34 928 51 53 20

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    Deiland Shopping Center

    A convenient shopping destination in Playa Honda

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    The Deiland Shopping Center is in Playa Honda, around 6 km south of Arrecife and a few blocks from the airport. It is the largest shopping mall on Lanzarote, offering a great combination of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. You’ll find a wide variety of items, such as shoes, clothing, and accessories across 3 floors.

    On the top floor, there is a movie theater, bowling alley and children’s play center. There is also a selection of fast-food and sit-down eateries if you want to pop in for some food after a day at the beach. You can reach the Deiland Shopping Center by bus, taxi cab or automobile.

    Location: C. Chimidas, 20, 35509 Playa Honda, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +34 928 82 36 45

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    Calle Limones

    A lively, pedestrianized avenue in Playa Blanca

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    Calle Limones is where you can find most of the shops in the sunny town of Playa Blanca. The popular resort town is in the south of Lanzarote. This pedestrian-only avenue is only a short walk from the sea, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bricked promenade. Stop by one of the boutiques to pick up a new item of clothing, shoes, beachwear, or perfume.

    When you reach the eastern end of Calle Limones, you can continue along Avenida Papagayo and the nearby Avenida Marítimo. Both are lined with a great selection of shops if you want to extend your day of shopping in Playa Blanca.

    Location: C. Limones, 35580 Playa Blanca, Las Palmas, Spain

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    Teguise Sunday Market

    An great shopping spot for traditional gifts and souvenirs

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    The Teguise Sunday Market takes place in the namesake beautiful town in the center of Lanzarote. On Sunday mornings, more than 400 vendors set up stalls for the island’s biggest flea market. You can buy almost everything under the sun. Locally made art and handicraft, traditional souvenirs, clothes, shoes, electrical gadgets – whatever you fancy, it’s probably for sale at the market.

    Prefer some tasty reminders of your island stay? There are plenty of stalls selling local cheese and wine. You can reach Teguise on a special bus service that runs on Sundays from Arrecife, Playa del Carmen and Costa Teguise. The market can get crowded, so arrive early and beware of pickpockets.

    Location: Pl. Clavijo y Fajardo, s/n, 35530 Teguise, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm

    Phone: +34 928 84 53 17

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    Puerto Calero

    Seafront promenade shopping and dining

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    Puerto Calero is a relaxed vacation resort and recreational port on the southeast coast of Lanzarote. While the modern marina hosts multimillion-dollar boats and yachts, it is very much open to the public. Visitors can shop at the stylish boutiques and upmarket shops dotted around the marina.

    You can also stop for a drink and a meal at one of the cafes and restaurants overlooking the marina. You can get to Puerto Calero by automobile, bus (no. 24 or 25), water bus, or walk along the coastal path from Playa del Carmen or Playa Quemada. 

    Location: C. Isla Lobos, 35571 Puerto Calero, Las Palmas, Spain

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    Calle Real

    Upscale street great for people-watching

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    Calle León y Castillo, locally known as Calle Real, is Arrecife’s main shopping street. The lively, pedestrian-only avenue runs through the center of Arrecife and offers a wide variety of shops. You can buy boutique clothing, designer sunglasses, jewelry, shoes, perfumes, books, and so much more.

    Even if you aren’t in the mood for a shopping spree, Calle Real and the surrounding area are great places for people-watching. Take a seat on a sidewalk bench or at one of the outdoor cafes and watch locals go about their daily business.

    Location: C. León y Castillo, 35500 Arrecife, Las Palmas, Spain

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    Artesanal Mercado Haría

    A traditional artisan market in Haría

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    Mercado Artesanal takes place every Saturday morning in the central plaza of Haría, a town in the north of Lanzarote. The artisanal market is popular with visitors because it specializes in handmade traditional arts and crafts. This market is an excellent place to shop if you’re looking for unique gifts and souvenirs.

    You can buy pieces of art, woodwork, pottery, jewelry, leather goods, and more. Many vendors at Mercado Artesanal sell local cheese, fresh island produce, baked bread and pastries.

    Location: Pl. León y Castillo, 6, 8, 35520 Haría, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Saturday from 10 am to 2.30 pm

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    Rubicon Shop & Fun

    Great place for shopping and sea views in Playa Blanca

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    Rubicon Shop & Fun is a small shopping mall in Playa Blanca in the south of Lanzarote. The 2-storey complex hosts a handful of shops offering a variety of items. In the middle of the mall, a coffee truck serves coffee, smoothies and delicious pastries. 

    Families traveling with children will enjoy Rubicon Shop & Fun's mini-golf course and bowling alley with a child's play area. The views of the sea and the island of Fuerteventura complete the shopping experience.

    Location: C. el Berrugo, 1, 35580 Castillo del Aguila, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +34 928 34 91 88

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    Jacqui de Klerk | Contributing Writer

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