The best places to go shopping in Tenerife include local markets, car-free avenues, and upscale malls. And with the lowest taxes in Europe, this island is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find all of your favorite European and international brands at much lower prices. tFor handmade gifts and souvenirs, head to the open-air markets.

    If you’re looking for designer wear and accessories, Tenerife’s shiny shopping malls offer a wide range of different retailers. Shopping is also a fun way to mingle with locals, especially along the pedestrianized shopping avenues. To make the most of your trip, here are our top picks of the great places to shop in Tenerife.

    1

    Siam Mall

    Thai-themed shopping mall with sea views

    Siam Mall is a modern and stylish mall in Costa Adeje in the southern part of Tenerife. The mall is Thai-themed and features statues and ornaments designed and made in Thailand. Over 70 shops are spread across 2 floors, and you’ll find plenty of well-known brands, including Mango, Zara, Oysho, Guess and Calzedonia. It also has a top-floor food court and cafes downstairs for a relaxing coffee break.

    Siam Mall is a great place to shop or simply visit because it has large green spaces with impressive Thai vegetation and decoration. And from the open squares, with refreshing fountains, you can enjoy excellent views of the sea. The mall offers free bus service to and from the tourist zones of Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos, and Las Americas.

    Location: Av. Siam, 3, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +34 922 75 02 52

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    Los Cristianos Market

    A bustling beachfront market for handicrafts

    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    The Los Cristianos Market takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Arona, on the southwest side of Tenerife. You’ll find this prominent market on Los Cristianos Beach, close to the Arona Gran Hotel. Plan to spend a few hours here as there is a fantastic array of colorful stalls to explore. 

    The Los Cristianos Market specializes in locally made handcrafted items, so it’s a great spot if you’re looking for unique gifts and souvenirs. You’ll also find bric-a-brac and second-hand items for sale. Have fun haggling over antiques, books, rare vinyl records, and household decorations.

    Location: Calle Penetracion, 18, 38650 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Tuesday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm

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    Golden Mile

    A lively and cosmopolitan shopping street

    • Shoppers
    • Food

    The Golden Mile is in the heart of Las Américas in the southern part of Tenerife. The wide avenue stretches for 1.5 km and offers a diverse range of luxury and franchise shops. Lining the open-air shopping paradise are many exclusive brands like Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and Zara, as well as local boutiques.

    Whether you’re searching for a specific item or just happy to window shop, the Golden Mile is a fun place to spend a couple of hours. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants when you need a break. You can enjoy street performances and a musical fountain show at night.

    Location: 38660 Playa de las Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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    Adeje Farmer’s Market

    Fresh island produce straight from local farmers

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Budget

    The Adeje Farmer's Market in South Tenerife is a small yet fun place to visit. It's where you can mingle with locals and meet and support the island's farmers. There are only about 35 stalls, but you'll find everything you need to make a meal or pick up a healthy snack.

    Here, vendors sell vegetables, mangoes, oranges, papayas, and various fresh produce. Local honey, wine, homemade candies and pies are available at the Adeje Farmer's Market. 

    Location: C. Archajara, s/n, 38670 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8 am to 1.30 pm

    Phone: +34 922 75 62 00

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    Medano Craft Market

    A laidback beachside street market for handmade souvenirs and gifts

    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    The Medano Craft Market is a colorful street market in the bohemian town of El Medano in South Tenerife. Every Saturday, the central beachfront plaza fills up with stalls selling unique handicrafts, jewelry, clothes, natural hygiene products and other handmade items.

    There is even a stall selling beautiful glass artworks and decorations. After your shopping spree, enjoy a lovely local lunch in one of the lively cafes or restaurants near the plaza. If you're coming by automobile, it's best to arrive as early as possible. It gets busy on market days, so it can be challenging to find parking.

    Location: Paseo Ntra. Sra. de las Mercedes de Roja, 38612 El Médano, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm

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    Centro Comercial El Mirador

    Charming shopping mall with sea views

    Centro Comercial El Mirador is an upscale waterfront shopping mall near the main beach on Costa Adeje. The mall resembles a traditional Canarian village complete with typical architecture, narrow streets, quaint arches, and shady plazas with fountains. Many boutiques are independently owned and sell designer clothes, beachwear, toys, handmade souvenirs, and much more.

    The mall’s shaded courtyards are a welcome respite from the midday sun, especially when accompanied by coffee and cake or a freshly made lemonade. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, the center hosts an artisan market. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the mall.

    Location: Playa del Duque, Av. de Bruselas, 38670 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +34 922 75 56 68

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    Commercial Center Plaza del Duque

    An exclusive shopping mall in the Canary Islands

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Luxury

    Commercial Center Plaza del Duque is a swanky shopping mall in Costa Adeje, in the south of Tenerife. The circular, 3-floor mall is packed with some of the world's most exclusive and prestigious fashion, jewelry, perfume, and accessory brands.

    Armani, Bulgari, Escada, Desigual, Loewe, Prada, Rolex and Max Mara are just some of the many top-end retailers you'll find here. There are also chic cafeterias with large terraces where you can enjoy a meal and some cocktails.

    Location: C. Londres, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +34 922 71 98 88

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    Calle de Castillo

    Santa Cruz’s most lively shopping avenue

    • Shoppers
    • Food
    • Nightlife
    • Budget

    Calle de Castillo is the main pedestrian street in Santa Cruz and is popular with both locals and visitors. The vibrant avenue runs west from Plaza de la Candelaria through the center of town. You can find almost anything along the 10-block street, from high-street fashion and sportswear to perfume and electronics.

    Even if you are only window-shopping, Calle de Castillo is a fantastic place to explore. You can soak up the local vibe, people-watch and sample Canarian food and drink specialties at any one of the numerous bars, cafes and restaurants that line the street.

    Location: C. del Castillo, 44-48, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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    Centro Comercial Safari

    Posh shopping mall with nightly musical fountain display

    Centro Comercial Safari in Santa Cruz is one of the biggest and fanciest shopping malls in Tenerife. You’ll find loads of well-known designer stores, including Armani, Levi’s, and Hugo Boss. Besides international brands, the shopping mall has many excellent bars, restaurants and cafes.

    The stores are open until late, perfect for after-dinner browsing or shopping. The nightly dancing fountain show in the central plaza is a must-see. The best view is from one of the upper levels bars on the periphery.

    Location: Av. las Américas, 5, 38660 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +34 922 79 67 48

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    Centro Commercial Meridiano

    A convenient mall combining shopping, dining and leisure

    Centro Commercial Meridiano is a large mall in Santa Cruz, less than 2 km from the town center. You'll find just about everything, from clothing and shoes to accessories and electronics. It is also home to the only Primark store in Tenerife.

    Centro Commercial Meridiano hosts a multi-screen movie theater, a 10-pin bowling alley, and a variety of eateries. Its massive Carrefour grocery store offers an excellent selection of foodstuffs, making it a convenient layover if you're in the mood to cook.

    Location: Av. Manuel Hermoso Rojas, 16, 38005 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +34 922 20 60 51

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    Jacqui de Klerk | Contributing Writer

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