Shopping At Playa Blanca, Yaiza

September 30, 2012 | By | Reply More



Perfume shop at Playa Blanca



Lanzarote is a paradise with good climate, beaches and it also offers the best in shopping be it window shopping or planned shopping. Lanzarote has a wealth of boutiques, souvenir shops, small bazaars to high end designer boutiques & shopping malls.

Added to the variety of shopping choices is the low VAT regime of Canary Islands which can result is substantial saving. July – Aug and 7th Jan to End Feb are the period in which most shops offers special discounts for these periods called “Rebajas” locally. However all year round you can get bargains.

Tobacco, Liquor, Branded Perfumes, Clothes, Souvenirs are some of the popular tourist buying choices. These are on sales throughout the island at different stores. You can save substantially if you are coming from Mainland Europe due to the low VAT regime at Canary Islands.

Duty Free Allowances


Wine x 2 litres

Spirits 22% ABV plus x 1 litre

Spirits less than 22% ABV x 2 litres



Cigarettes x 200

Cigarillos x 100

Cigars x 50

Rolling Tobacco x 250gm


You will find a large number of electronic shops too throughout the islands. It should be noted that some electronic shops especially in the tourist areas are prone to cheating / bargaining. It would be better if you do some research and buy. Please be aware of your rights and in case you are not satisfied you can go the office of the Consumer Protection agency and complain. Their telephone number is (+34) 928 803367. They will act promptly to correct any wrong doing.

Visanta, Norty Sur, Millar are some big and reputed electronic dealers with fixed prices. There are some others such as Hnos Sam, Tiendas Especializada, Informatica Lanzarote who have good repute and will offer you a good variety and at a reasonable fixed marked price.

While shopping and paying by way of a Credit you would be asked for your passport or some official identification please do not feel offended as it is a Spanish norm for your own protection. Please note many shops may not accept your driving license as an official document as proof. It would be advisable to have your countries National Identity card or Passport along to avoid any inconvenience.

In general Lanzarote is fairly safe and carrying cash too is not a problem.


Good local buys


Apart from the usual if you are looking for something typical of Canary Islands you can consider locally handmade pottery, local lace or embroidered textiles, especially tablecloths and handkerchiefs. Aloe Vera plants and products, Africa art and craft also is widely available and sold.  Carved wooden articles, drums are sold. A smaller version of the guitar the timble is also available on sale. Canary Island people play the timble with many folk songs and dance. A few pearl and semi precious stones are also on sales locally which maybe a good buy for the ladies to take back.


The more traditional centers of Yaiza and San Bartolomé tend to cater mainly for the local market and its everyday needs.

Shopping in Playa Blanca

Super Market Playa Blanca


Playa Blanca is a booming resort expanding rapidly, this southern part of the islands is  almost always with bright sunshine with wonderful shops and cafes.

The main shopping areas are along the promenade, Calle Limones, Marina Rubicón and the leisure centre Papagayo. Some of the shopping centers have  designer labels keeping in line with the number of 5 star hotels in the vicinity.

Playa Blanca Market

Marina Rubicon : Every Wednesday & Saturday : 09.00-14.00 (Located in the Pueblo Marinero in the centre of the resort off the main Avendia de las Playas.)nPopular market, especially on Saturdays, with the focus on clothing, souvenirs, jewellery as opposed to food and drink.

This is a relatively new addition to the market scene, aimed at the tourist market, with interesting offers of articles including jewellery, clothes and some souvenirs.

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