What is important during your hotel internships on the Canary Islands? The prices in supermarkets are comparable to the prices in Germany. For UK residents it depends on the exchange rate of the British Pound. You can often get fresh fruit and vegetables cheaper. Prices in restaurants, as well as drinks in restaurants and bars can thankfully be bought much cheaper compared to Germany and the UK.
The Canary Islands are located in a special zone of the EU, they have VAT from only 7%, which means shopping is worth the money. Tobacco products, alcoholic drinks, perfumes and cosmetic products, entertainment electronics as well as all kinds of leather products like handbags, shoes, accessories and jackets are all popular products.
The Spanish chains Zara and Mango, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Pull&Bear etc. – all of them have relatively low prices. Coming across “Rebajas” (discounts) are possible throughout the year, but special sales begin in January and after the high season, which is roughly around August.
Furthermore, you will regularly come across with the abbreviation C.C. which stands for “Centro Comerciales” – Spanish Shopping centres, within which you’ll find plenty of shops and afterwards you can go to the bars and clubs to enjoy the evening.