The San Agustin Shopping Centre (short SC) fits the description ‘Old but Good’ very well! The shopping centre’s somewhat aged condition contributes to its charm. But it has many, many shops and restaurants, which of some are filled to the rim with Scandinavian pensionists in the winter season.
From some of the restaurants you can enjoy this absolutely stunning view over San Agustin and the Las Burras beach all the way over to Maspalomas.
The Centre is Vibrant & Varied
The SC San Agustin is both vibrant and varied with a large selection of goods and services. The selection of shops, restaurants and service providers have had plenty of time to steadily grow in variety over the years. Even specific, non-standard establishments usually searched for in vain in other centres can be found here, like a shop with precious stones, a candle shop, ice-cream store, just to name a few.
A collection of excellent establishments
In addition to shops with beach items, jewelry, shoes and of course souvenirs, you can even buy seeds of various Canary plants to take home. There are also a number of service providers such as hairdressers, car rental companies, a bank including ATMs and even a pharmacy and post office. The Mini Golf course you will find at the top floor, just look for the giant golf ball.
Supermarkets ranging from small to large can be found as well. In the heart of the shopping center, for example, is a medium-sized ‘Spar’, a supermarket franchise found throughout Europe that also sells international goods. Towards the back side is an even larger Supermarket with practically anything one could need.
Farmer’s Market Every Thursday
Every Thursday morning from September to May, the farmer’s market is held on the 4th floor, level with the top parking area.
If you’re looking for some fun, CC also hosts a number of acts and shows. There are tribute shows, stand up comedians and even a hypnotist! Drag shows also take place here, in fact, a Drag Queen show-bar called ‘The Rose Show Bar’ has recently opened right next to the Addio Mare on the 3rd floor.
The San Agustin Shopping Centre is International
From the flags adorning the shopping centres towering logo to those partially decorating passageways, its clear one of SC’s biggest draws is its internationality. You can find a piece of every nation here, if only at the international newspaper shop.
Here, German tourists and residents will feel at home with daily newspapers, illustrations, magazines as well as books and comics all written in German – there’s even the German Zipf bakery and cafe. There are several Canarian, Italian, Dutch and Swedish restaurants, even a one with Greek and another with Polish specialties.
Meandering and confusing or large and diverse?
Upon one’s first visit, the shopping centre can be perceived as overwhelming, kind of a winding maze. There are, after all, five floors to discover. On the other hand, those who frequent the area tend to instead lovingly describe it as ‘diverse’. The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
The the shopping centre is positioned on different levels, so you can skip two floors by either walking around the outside or taking the stairs from inside. When in doubt, follow the corridors on a slanting axis to find your way outside again. The shopping centre is usually well populated, so worst case scenario there’s always someone around to ask for directions. Here a view at it from the top.
High season takes place during the winter
CC San Agustin sees the most visitors from September to April which is why the farmer market is only on during these months. Many of these visitors are long-term vacationers as well senior citizens/pensioners coming from all over europe, especially Sweden. You can read more about the San Agustin town here.
As mentioned, pensioners like to spend their time here too. Several restaurants have figured out to offer special low-cost menus precisely for this reason. You will find offers of a three course meal including two Schnapps for 8 € up.
How to get there
San Agustin’s shopping centre is located in the middle of town between the main road GC 500, and the Hotel Don Gregory, and only about 2 min from the beautiful Las Burras beach, you cannot miss it. If you come by car, the first hour of parking is free – perfect for those looking to buy just a few things and leave. You’ll recognize the shopping center from afar by either its signpost or by the fact that it’s located at the roundabout with a replica of the Maspalomas lighthouse.