What to buy in Lanzarote
- Mojo picón: Mojo picón is the most famous sauce in the gastronomy of the Canary Islands. This spice-based delicacy is usually served with the typical "papas arrugás" (wrinkled potatoes). In most of the shops in Lanzarote, you'll find small jars with red and green mojo picón ready to put in your suitcase.
- Handicrafts: Throughout many towns on the island you can find authentic master craftsmen who sell their creations in the various markets of Lanzarote.
- Aloe vera: Numerous products made from aloe vera, a plant with countless skin benefits, are manufactured on the island. Among the most popular products that can be purchased in Lanzarote are moisturizers, gel, shampoo and bath salts.
- Ceramics: One of the typical products of Lanzarote are simple ceramic pieces made of baked clay. Standing out from the rest are the "mojon bride and groom", a clay couple traditionally exchanged between lovers.
- Basketry: In most of the stores in Lanzarote you'll find different basketry works made with palm leaves. The most common options are mats, bags and the typical conejeros hats.
- Majorero cheese: Tender, fresh, cured or semi-cured, Lanzarote cheeses are highly valued and are made mainly with goat's milk.
- Wine: Known for their exquisite taste, the wines of Lanzarote have an excellent reputation, especially the Malvasia variety. The vines of Lanzarote have a special character due to the fact that they extend over volcanic terrain, especially in the area of La Geria.
- Olivine and lava jewelry: As you might expect on an island of volcanic origin, one of the most popular souvenirs that we can take from Lanzarote are necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from the island's most characteristic materials.
Streets & shopping areas
In these cities, you'll have no difficulty in locating the shopping areas, as they are usually located around the main streets of the historic center, or on the waterfront promenades.
Shopping centers & street markets
As on other islands like Fuerteventura, shopping malls aren't Lanzarote's strong suit, but they still cover the needs of both tourists and locals.
These are some of the shopping centers in Lanzarote:
- Deiland Plaza Shopping Center: One of the largest shopping centers on the island, it has a wide variety of establishments, from clothing shops to bookstores, bars and restaurants. Here you can also enjoy one of the two multiplex cinemas of Lanzarote.
- Biosfera Plaza Shopping and Leisure Centre: Located in the tourist area of Puerto del Carmen, this shopping center with outdoor stores has an excellent range of restaurants.
- El Pueblo Shopping Center: Located in Playa Blanca, in the south of the island, this small open-air shopping center has more than 30 stores, bars and restaurants.
These are the island's best street markets:
- Mercadillo de Arrecife: Located next to the Charco de San Ginés, the Arrecife flea market offers handmade products every Wednesday from 9 am to 12 pm.
- Mercadillo de Playa Blanca: The Marina Rubicón flea market extends its stalls of handicrafts, clothing and accessories over the marina of Playa Blanca on Saturday mornings.
- Mercadillo Turístico de Arrecife: Every Saturday morning the Arrecife tourist market takes place in Plaza de las Palmas, one of the perfect places to buy typical products of Lanzarote.
- Mercadillo de la Villa de Teguise: The largest flea market on the island takes place every Sunday morning in the historic center. In addition to the stalls with all kinds of products, you can also catch musical performances and other activities.
- Mercadillo de Costa Teguise: On Fridays from 5 pm to 10 pm, you can find the best souvenirs, handicrafts, jewelry and typical products of Lanzarote in the Costa Teguise flea market.