Fuerteventura Shopping and Districts
(Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain)
Shopping opportunities in Fuerteventura are plentiful and range from local markets and handicrafts, to large shopping centres containing many popular fashion boutiques. Fuerteventura also offers a large number of gift shops, targeting the tourist market and selling souvenirs and confectionary. As with the other Canary Islands, one of the many attractions when shopping in Fuerteventura are the duty-free goods, with numerous shops throughout Fuerteventura selling tobacco, alcohol and cosmetics much cheaper than mainland Spain.
Fuerteventura's markets are often the best places to find genuine bargains and inexpensive shopping, with many markets in Fuerteventura offering a good selection of gift ideas, together with tasty produce, hot snacks and local specialities. When shopping at markets in Fuerteventura, bear in mind that prices are often negotiable and so friendly haggling can often result in a reduction in the price.
Shopping in Fuerteventura begins from any time between 09:00 to 10:00, Monday to Saturday, with the majority of shops closing during the hot afternoon for a traditional Spanish siesta. Fuerteventura's shops then reopen for a further three or four hours evening trading, closing as late as 20:00. Larger shops and supermarkets in Fuerteventura often remain open throughout the day, from around 09:00 to 18:00. Most shops in Fuerteventura have reduced hours on Saturday and do not open on Sundays, except in the main tourist resorts, when a selection of shops may open seven days a week.
Shops and Shopping Centres
Puerto del Rosario
Fuerteventura's Puerto del Rosario is known for its shopping, with a good selection of stores located along the streets of Avenida Juan de Betancourt and Calle León y Castillo. A large number of speciality shops and local outlets can be found around many charming back streets, which offer a range of gift ideas and local handicrafts.
Many large shops are located in the town of Corralejo, with numerous shops and cafés lining the main street in the centre of Corralejo, including fashion boutiques, jewellers and bakeries.
Caleta de Fuste
Best known for containing the popular Atlantico Shopping Centre, which is home to a large number of shops and clothing stores, the Caleta de Fuste also features plenty of additional shopping opportunities throughout the area, including shops selling high-street fashion, electrical goods, jewellery, cosmetics and perfumes, souvenirs and more.
The centre of Morro Jable is home to a main street lined with shops and local outlets, with plenty of additional stores lining the intersecting streets. Morro Jable's historic district is a particularly busy part of the town and is known for its speciality stores, food shops and local produce.
Many popular traditional markets are held all over the island of Fuerteventura, providing an appealing alternative more mainstream shopping.
- Corralejo Markets - at the Baku Water Park each Monday and Friday
- Caleta de Fuste Markets - Saturday mornings
- Jandia Markets - held on Thursdays
- Costa Calma Markets - each Sunday