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“Centre in disrepair but amazing food gems ”

Centro Comercial Faro 2
Ranked #17 of 18 Shopping in Maspalomas
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

So the positive:

* well stocked supermarket
* delicious steak houses (recommend Broncemar II)
* close to hotels
* reasonable price
* great hospitality from shop owners

Negatives

* in need of investment - shopping centre is in disrepair following the recession and lots of shops have closed down.
* slightly errie feeling on first viewing.

This shopping centre has been hit really hard by a lack of investment which is clear to see. However, the shops, restaurants and bars have been lovingly maintained and are clean and tidy establishments.

I would say if I was staying in Playa Del Ingles etc I wouldn't travel specifically for Faro 2 in its current state. However if in Maspalomas area around Faro 2 I would highly recommend paying a visit to the shops and bars open here.

I think it's important the receive the support of tourists and locals to help the remaining businesses keep a float. In turn they will be provided with great food, drinks and hospitality!

I would recommend the remaining establishments to friend or family!

* please note to go inside Faro 2 rather than judt seeing the businesses on the outside. We nearly did this and would have missed the best restaurant we ate at on our holiday (see above)

Amenities:

Bike hire company (Great cost and quality condition bikes)
Supermarket (hyperdino)
5 restaurants (catering for British, European, Mediterranean)
Souvenir shop (beach towels etc - cheap)

1  Thank Kate C
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Apart from the one supermarket and the few shops still desperately clinging on to memories of their once-glorious past, there is nothing to do here but bask in the decay.

Since Maspolomas is devoid of any interesting buildings, this is actually a really nice place to take pictures of, all things considering. We are familiar with scenes of post-apocalyptic decay from movies and games, but it's rare to actually find a place that looks like it's straight from the set of Max Max and is still mostly open to the public.

If you're a fan of things like The Walking Dead, The Last of Us, Terminator, Mad Max or Children of Men, definitely check this place out. Wear a hardhat though.

3  Thank Martin_Targaryen
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We used to love going to this unusual design centre a few years ago until our latest visit when we found the place absolutly devoid of anything worth a taxi fare. Even the taxi driver did not say that the place was just about empty of shops and he made a fast getaway after taking his fare. There was huge lumps of concrete missing everywhere you looked. It looked liked a ghost town with perhaps only a half dozen units open.DONT WASTE TIME,EFFORT OR MONEY. EVEN PLAYA DEL INGLES IS NOT AS ROUGH AS THIS PLACE.

1  Thank Gumblejum
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

PLEASE DONT BOTHER. This place has closed down due to extreme structural failurs and is positively dangerous to go near as the concrete has blown. not ONE shop remains on the spiral, which used to be amazing, The only place useful is the very reasonable supermarket in the basement

1  Thank djjwales
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

First time for us on gran canaria went off to holiday world. Great time! On the way back we spotted this great centre which looked great from a distance could not believe our eyes when we got there 99% of this complex empty just a small amount of bars restaurants and a supermarket. So why?? Well in its day this was a thriving centre accommodating the holiday bungalows that surrounded it people self catering etc however that all changed when the homes were sold off for private accommodation. This then cut the throat of the centre so to speak which slowly bled to death. Such a shame.

2  Thank Stephen P
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