Shopping in Magaluf
Shopping in Magaluf is an experience by itself. The shops and bazaars here have character and so do the people who work there. Much better than cloned departmental stores. A flea market, which is held every Saturday morning in Palma is popular amongst tourists as are the markets in smaller villages. The idea is to take away locally produced handmade goods such as beautifully made pots, leather goods, woodwork, pearl jewellery and more. A farmersí market offers you fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. Cameras, phones and other high-tech gadgets should be bought in the Balearic Islands. Due to the low taxes the products prove to be very cheap.
While shopping here, you must bargain, vehemently. The shopkeepers expect you to haggle, so they hike up the initial quote. Never fall for that. But donít be a jerk and rude. The idea is to bargain not rip people off.
Other good places to shop are Sineu, which opens at 8 am but you should get there earlier. Established shops here open from 9 am to 9 pm. Avoid going in the afternoon, youíll see only shut shops thanks to the siesta. If department stores are what tickles your fancy, then El Corte Ingles is for you. The brands here as high-end as you would find anywhere in Mallorca and Magaluf.