El Corte Ingles

El Corte Ingles is THE department store of Gran Canaria. They are now offering a special 10% discount for all (over 18 year old) tourists from outside Spain, so remember to take your passport (or other ID with a photo) in order to take full advantage of this.This discount is not applicable to food, books, and other items. Click here to learn how to take maximum advantage of this card.

The department store is divided into two buildings: one has all the items for home, i.e. furniture, cutlery, crockery, bedsheets, electronics, and computers; the other has all the fashion items and food, i.e. clothing for all ages, sports items, a restaurant, and a supermarket. Both buildings are located in Avenida Mesa y Lopez, a commercial street full of other shops like Zara, Marks & Spencer, Mango, Clarks shoes, Banana Computer (Apple Shop) etc.

Mesa y Lopez 13 building - Here's the floor by floor directory:

Basement - Pet accessories, DIY and hardware, cobbler.

Ground floor - Bookshop, newspaper shop, restaurants (includes Starbucks).

1st Floor - Computers, phones, TVs, etc.

2nd Floor - Toys, Stationery, gifts, souvenirs, customer service.

3rd Floor - Electrical household appliances, kitchens, bathrooms, flowers

4th Floor - Bed sheets, towels, curtains

5th Floor - Furniture

6th Floor - Bargains

Mesa y Lopez 18 - In this building you will find all kinds of clothes and fashion items.

Ground floor - Fashion accessories, branded sunglasses, watches, perfumes, cosmetics, jewellery, optician. This is always the busiest floor.

First floor - Woman's clothing

Second floor - Gents clothing

Third floor - Children's clothing,toys, and a shoe shop for everyone.

Fourth floor - Teenager's clothes

Fifth floor - Sports clothes and equipment.

Sixth floor - Bargains, hair dresser, dry cleaner, post office, travel agency watch repairs.

Helpful Tips For Shopping at El Corte Ingles in Gran Canaria

  • Must visit.
  • Best prices during the sale period (July-August & January 7th-February).
  • Nice pastry shop by the supermarket.
  • We strongly recommend to check all electronic items properly before leaving the store. One must make sure they are new and working properly.
  • Good idea to visit other high quality shops available nearby.
  • Taxis are readily available near both buildings.
  • Parking is available in both buildings, and also in the Plaza España underground parking. There is building work going on in front of this shop, so all the cars have been re-routed around the back of both buildings.
  • There is a shopping card service, in Spanish "Carta de compras." As you shop around, all purchases are written down and stored, so that you can pick them all up together, when you have finished shopping, instead of carrying all the bags around.
  • Other services they offer are: translation service, shopping delivered to your hotel, and currency exchange. You can get more information about these in the special Tourist Information Center on the ground floor. Here, you can also collect the Canarian Tax (IGIC) refund forms, if you are from a country outside the European Union, although it isn't really worth the hassle. Many items have a 3% tax, others 6.5%, and only the luxury items have a higher rate.

How to get to El Corte Ingles, from the south of Gran Canaria

  • By bus: Take the Global bus number 30 from Maspalomas/Playa del Ingles/San Agustin or bus number 91 from Puerto Rico and get down at the main bus station (San Telmo). Then take yellow bus number 17 from the top of the bus station. Taxis are also available and cost 5 euros.
  • By taxi: Get into the taxi and shout "Corte Ingles"
  • By car: Get onto the motorway GC-1 and keep on the center lane all the time. When the center lane becomes a right lane of a tunnel, it is time to get out on the right of the tunnel, and then turn left on the roundabout after the traffic light. 
  • Use their free shuttle service (please read below)

Free El Corte Ingles Shuttle from Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, and San Agustin

If you’re serious about shopping in El Corte Ingles, you can take advantage of their free bus. This bus stops near various four and five-star hotels in Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, and San Agustin. Then, it heads straight to the department store, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 

Currently it is running on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

You can visit the department store, and do some shopping. Then you can walk around town, and be ready to be picked up in the evening.

This free shuttle is only valid for non-resident foreign visitors who are willing to make a purchase. Each person must buy something and show proof of payment, at the tourist information desk, before going back. 

Our recommendation: definitely worth it, if you are serious about buying things. If you just want to browse, and haven’t made up your mind, the public bus is a better option. It costs just a few euros, and you have no obligation to buy anything at all.

To find out more, and confirm the pick-up points, timings, and days, give them a ring at +34 928 263 000.

Gran Canaria El Corte Ingles Contact Details

Address: Avenida Mesa y Lopez 13 & 18

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Telephone: +34 928 263 000

Click here to go to their website (opens in a new window).

GPS Coordinates:

- Longitude: 28º 8'5.50"N
- Latitude: 15º 25'54.03"W

GPS Coordinates for the El Corte Ingles parking:

- Longitude: 28º7'57.99"N
- Latitude: 15º29'31.92"W

Opening hours:

Mondays to Saturdays: 9.30 to 21.30

Sundays open during the Christmas season, or the cruise ship season (October to end April).

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