Almost everything can be bought cheaper in the shops here, than what you have to
pay in the airport or on the plane. Think about is, before you buy or order.
On the south side of the Island, the vacation resorts have their own malls. Most
are built because of the Tourists, and the prices are according to. It is
therefore a good idea to notice what the goods costs in other shops. Often the
goods can be acquired for half price in the smaller shops.
Feel free to visit our advertisers under Shops.
( Remember - in many shops there are Siesta about
13.00 - 16.30 )
Now it would be
inexpedient to bring cigarettes and liquor here, as Gran Canaria is an EU
member, but not is considered as an EU-country what duties are concerned.
It is much cheaper down here. About customs the rules are the same
whichever way you are travelling, that is you can bring the same quantity
with you here, as you can bring home.
You have to watch yourself, if you travel via Andorra, and feel like buying
duty-free there, as it is a "duty free" state. Then you are in big trouble!
Andorra is not an EU member and it is only legal to
buy 200 cigarettes and on litre of liquor, and bring to Spain. The border
control between Andorra and Spain is very tough.
The Island has a sales
tax (VAT) of 4.5% making it one of the cheapest destinations in Western
( Persons under 17 years of age, cannot bring tobacco and spirits )