The currency Los Cristianos that is used is the Euro with the Canary islands being part of the European Economic zone. On this page you will find information about where to change money and what price to expect to pay.
Thanks to its low taxes your currency in Los Cristianos tends to buy you a lot more than in other places in Europe. One of the main reasons that people take trips to the Canaries, apart from the sun is that there are lots of cheap goods on sale that cost more in other areas of Spain. This price difference is marked in everything from apartment rentals to the weekly shop in the supermarket.
If you need to change money there are plenty of places to do it on the main streets. The exchange rate can vary a little from place to place and there are sever official exchange places that seem to give a phenomenal exchange rate but then charge ridiculous commissions. One of the best places to change money is in one of the jewelry shops dotted around the town. They will give you a direct exchange, quite close to the official bank rate, and without commission. Have a look around and make your own decision.
In bars and restaurants it isn't obligatory to leave tips and there will be no change in the quality of service received if you decide not to leave one. That said the waiters and waitresses will receive any tips with a big smile and thank you as their wages are pretty poor. One of the major reasons that your money buys more here is that local wages are very low. The wages are much lower than in mainland Spain and the UK so any tips are greatly received.
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