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As with the other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura has managed to keep their status of lower import tax and VAT rates - duty free, so if you are looking to buy tobacco, wines, spirits, perfumes and maybe some electrical goods, look no further as they are much cheaper here than in other EU countries! But please remember unlike other European Union Countries, there is a strict limit to the amount that you are allowed to export out of Gran Canaria into the UK and other EU countries!

The Limits are: 1 litre of spirits, 2 litres of wine and 200 cigarettes, 250 gm tobacco or 50 cigars.

If you are looking at doing some serious shopping the best places to go, but still are limited with the amount of shops are:

Puerto del Rosario

The two main shopping streets in Puerto del Rosario are Leon y Castillo and Avd Juan de Betancourt. See the Puerto del Rosario map. Having said this it is worth a wander round Puerto as there are some interesting shops tucked away down the side streets. You need to bear in mind that the shops in Puerto tend to stick to the siesta closing times, being open in the morning and again in the late afternoon.

Corralejo

There are lots of shops on the main street of Corralejo. As is the case with the other resorts, shops tend to be located in the commercial centres that are dotted around the town. See the Corralejo map for the locations of some of the commercial centres. We are still developing this map.

Caleta de Fuste

Besides the Atlantico Shopping Centre, there are several smaller commercial centres dotted around the town. See Caleta Map . The shops include various jewellers and perfume shops, as well as gift shops, clothing retailers and electrical retailers.

Morro Jable

There are lots of shops along the main street in Morro Jable that cater for the needs of tourists. These are set back under a shaded walkway, and are a good option for getting out of the sun for a while. There are also a couple of commercial centres just off the main street. The old part of Morro Jable is much more congested, but has lots of shops that cater for the needs of residents.

Markets.

There are markets held in Corralejo, (Mondays and Fridays at the Baku waterpark). Caleta de Fuste (Saturday mornings) Jandia (Thursday) and Costa Calma (Sunday). All offer an interesting alternative to the shops. At the Caleta and Corralejo markets you could find Kenny and Diane's bookstall and buy one of our sunnyfuerteventur.com souvenir badges.


         
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