Tenerife Shopping and Districts

(Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)

Image of shopping in the mountain village of MascaShopping in Tenerife has become one of the island's many attractions, with the largest concentration of shops being located in Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife. Here you will find many department stores - such as Spain's iconic El Corte Inglés chain, and large shopping centres - including the Continente Shopping Centre, which is located in the southern part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The main shopping streets and districts in this part of Tenerife include Santa Cruz's Calle Bethencourt Alfonso, Calle El Castillo, Calle Sabino Berhelot, Calle San José, Calle Villalba Hervás, Rambla de Pulido and around both the Plaza de la Candelaria and the Plaza de Espana.

Also nearby, the Alcampo la Villa Shopping Centre can be found in Tenerife's La Laguna resort and contains a good selection of shops, cafés and boutiques. Further shopping malls and complexes are situated in and around the main resorts of Tenerife, such as the Playa de las Americas, the Playa Del Duque and San Eugeno, where you will find plenty of high-street favourites.

Tenerife's Puerto de la Cruz also presents many excellent shopping opportunities, with the best stores clustered along the intersecting streets around the Plaza del Charco, on the Avenida Generalisimo, and lining the streets of Calle de la Hoya and the Calle de San Felipe. As with the other Canary Islands, when shopping in Tenerife you will find many stores selling duty-free goods, such as alcohol, cigarettes and cigars, perfumes and electrical goods, which are often much cheaper than mainland Spain.

Full of Spanish character and excitement, a number of popular markets can be found around the island of Tenerife and offer plenty of inexpensive shopping opportunities, ranging from fresh local produce and handicrafts, to collectors' items and gift ideas. Some of Tenerife's main markets are located in the Costa Adeje, the Los Cristianos area and in Santa Cruz, including a notable open-air flea market along the Avenida Jose Manuel Guimerá, which takes place every Sunday morning.

Snapshot of Tenerife shopping area

Opening Hours

The Tenerife shopping day generally begins from 09:00 onwards, with shops opening from Monday to Saturday. Most shops in Tenerife tend to take a long break during the traditional afternoon siesta period, when the day is at its hottest, reopening once more and staying open for a further three or four hours, closing at around 20:00. Saturday shopping hours are reduced in Tenerife, with a large number of shops remaining closed during the evening. Supermarkets and other large shops in Tenerife often stay open throughout the day, roughly between the hours of 09:00 to 18:00. The majority of shops and shopping centres in the Tenerife area do not open on Sundays, except in the main tourist areas.

Shops and Shopping Centres

Continente Centro Commercial (Continente Shopping Centre)
Address: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 922 685 392
The Continente Shopping Centre, on the southern side of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, contains around 150 different shops, including a vast hypermarket selling a range of good at discount prices, coffee shops and fast-food restaurants, newsagents, fashion boutiques and homeware stores.

Alcampo la Villa Shopping Centre
Address: La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
A notable shopping centre situated close to Santa Cruz, the Alcampo la Villa Shopping Centre is home to a large collection of shops, including an array of fashion outlets and gift shops.

Address: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 902 111 122
A relatively new homeware store on the island, Ikea is a famous European chain, known throughout Europe for its inexpensive and stylish furniture. Full of contemporary accessories for the house and garden, Ikea sells a range of pictures, light fittings, textiles, tableware, children's toys, cookware, storage, furniture and much more besides.

Marks & Spencer
Address: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 922 281 555
Always popular with visitors to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Marks & Spencer is an iconic department store originating from England. Home to high-street fashion for both men and women, gift ideas and a café, Marks & Spencer also features an excellent food hall, selling a range of fine food and snacks.

Leroy Merlin
Address: La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 922 637 802
For all things green and horticultural, Leroy Merlin is a notable garden centre where a range of colourful plants and exotic flowers can be found.

El Corte Inglés
Address: Avenida de Tres de Mayo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
One of Spain's most famous department stores, a branch of the popular El Corte Inglés chain can be found in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, close to Maritime Park, and contains a wealth of shopping opportunities, including clothing, homewares, gift ideas, a supermarket and a café area with impressive coastal views. An additional branch of El Corte Inglés can also be found in central Santa Cruz, specialising in perfumes and cosmetics.

Mercado Nuestra Senora de África (Market of Our Senora of Africa)
Address: Calle San Sebastian, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 922 606 090
One of Tenerife's most notable markets, the Mercado Nuestra Senora de África takes place each Sunday in the island's capital of Santa Cruz. Dating back to the mid-20th century, this historic market offers a diverse selection of merchandise, including local produce and hot snacks, with up to 200 different traders and large crowds.

Casa Lercaro Orotava
Address: La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
The Casa Lercaro Orotava stands in the historical district of Tenerife's La Orotava and can be found in a historical 17th-century residence. Known for its local produce, which includes cheeses, honey, a range of herbs and spices, the Casa Lercaro Orotava also features regular wine tasting.

Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque (Plaza del Duque Shopping Centre)
Address: Plaza del Duque, Fanabe, Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
The impressive Plaza del Duque Shopping Centre can be found in Tenerife's town of Adeje and is home to a collection of around 40 different shops, together with a range of reasonably priced restaurants and coffee shops, serving a range of traditional Mediterranean cuisine.