Supermarkets in Playa Blanca are often the subject for conversation in various Lanzarote forums and on travel sites on the web.
Hiperdino is well regarded as the best place in the town to do your main shopping. The original store (opened in 2006) is located on the harbor’s dual carriageway to the town centre (directions at the end of this article).
Netto is considered a cheap place to shop in the UK, but is considered in Lanzarote as expensive, charging what are referred to as “tourist prices”. However, in 2009, many of these all over Lanzarote started rebranding as “Hiperdino Express”, which are cheaper than Netto, but as cheap as the traditional Hiperdinos.
We heard recently that the Netto situated at the eastern end of Playa Blanca was to become a Hiperdino – and many of us assumed it would be a Hiperdino Express. Not so! It’s a normal Hiperdino. A few quick price checks, and yes, the prices are the same as the one in town with only a couple of exceptions.
There are also a huge number of introductory offers – so get down there and snap up some bargains. There is also a deli in there now.
For residents and visitors to the eastern end of Playa Blanca, this is fantastic news, especially if you do not have a car as cheaper shopping now doesn’t involve a hike into town.
Directions to the central Hiperdino
travel along the dual carriageway from the bus station end, and when you reach the harbour roundabout, take the last exit (as if you are coming back on yourself). You will see a turning on your right… almost like the road is splitting. Take that right turn and follow the road until the corrugated iron wall ends. Turn left there, and immediately right into the underground car park. Parking is free here for up to an hour, as long as you get your ticket stamped in Hiperdino for a purchase of 6 euros or more.
From the Post Office (Correos) road. With the Correos on your left, take the first right turn (Chinese shop on the corner). Then first left (Aromas Restaurant opposite you). Then first right and Hipredino is diagonally opposite you.
Directions to new Hiperdino at the eastern end of Playa Blanca
Come through the town centre out to towards the Marina. Instead of turning right at the roundabout to go to the marina, go straight on. At the next roundabout (you’ll see some brown stone-clad homes here) bear right and follow the road. Turn right at the next roundabout and the new Hiperdino is on the right. There is plenty of free parking around.