In Fuerteventura, do shopping without VAT
There are a lot of possibilities of going shopping in Fuerteventura. From the north to the south, passing through the center of the island you can find hundreds of craft shops, souvenir shops and shopping centers. In Fuerteventura the taxes are lower than in the rest of Europe.
Here the taxes are between 7% and 13% and is called IGIC. You will notice it in the perfumes, the snuff, the electronic products, cosmetics, jewelry etc. You will be able to buy articles of known brands at good price, and if you are in the island during sales season you could get it at almost 50% of discount!! The next sales season is from 1st July to 31st August, if you are on summer holidays in Fuerteventura… advantage!! Have a look to the commercial areas of Fuerteventura!
Remember that when you flight back home, you will have some limitations for taking some articles with you. For example, you only can take with you 2 boxes of 200 cigarettes each, or 2 bottles of alcohol per person. You can these limitations if you click here The timetables of the shops are different depending of the type.
For example, the shops that are in the commercial streets normally have a break in the afternoon, being the opening hours from 8:00 am to 1:00pm and from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
The opening hour of the shopping centers are more flexible, opening from 10:00am to 10:00pm. In the touristic areas, the shops normally have the opening hour as the shopping centers from 10:00am to 10:00pm It is also possible do shopping in the markets where you can get souvenirs at ridiculous prices… There are some of them in the island.
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