With its canvas roof and open design, El Tablero feels like an open-air shopping centre. It even has a palm garden in the middle.
You need to head on up the motorway to Las Palmas for a full day of shopping in Gran Canaria (either Triana district or Las Arenas Mall are the best spots), but El Tablero is a good option closer to the resorts.
Along with a big, and great-value, Hiperdino supermarket, El Tablero has a selection of fashion stores including Stradivarius, Zara, Pull and Bear, Punto Roma and Claire's. There is also an optician, a couple of lingerie shops, a toy shop, sports shop, big home-decor shop and shoe shops.
The top floor is open at the sides and has a couple of tapas places plus a frozen yogurt place and a Burger King.
El Tablero is on the inland side of the motorway just behind Campo Internacional and Sonnenland. It's a few minutes away from Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas (including the main bus station) by taxi. Bus line 73 (from Maspalomas) stops at the El Tablero shopping centre.
See the full El Tablero store list here.