Ushuaia is exempt from taxes and this information
already makes many Brazilians get excited about Shopping
in the city. The main place for Shopping in Ushuaia is
Av. San Martín, which brings together not only shops,
but many restaurants. A new mall, Paseo del Fuego,
recently opened, with varied stores and a large
Walking along Av. San Martín, it will be
easy to come across several gift shops, including Monte
Olivia and La Ultima Bita, which also has an interesting
museum. On this road, which is the main one in Ushuaia,
there are shoe stores, sports equipment, clothes and a
free shop, Atlantico Sur. In addition, the
avenue has chocolate stores, such as Laguna Negra, which
combine perfectly with the cold weather. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage men's sunglasses.
For those who make their first trip to a snow
destination and do not have clothes suitable for the
cold (clothes are difficult to find in several Brazilian
cities), Ushuaia is a good place to purchase this
specific type of clothing. In stores like Popper, The
North Face, Scadinavian, Montagne and several others, it
is possible to find cold and waterproof clothing - an
essential feature for enjoying the snow. Some stores
even have an area reserved for outlet parts on their
upper floor, with lower prices. Prices are not always
irresistible, but shopping is worth it, mainly because
many products are difficult to find in cities outside
the Rio-São Paulo axis.
To buy handicrafts, the recommended place is the
Paseo de Los Artesanatos, where you can see some artists
working and selling their works. If you make a point of
visiting a mall, the best option is Paseo del Mar, which
is not the same size as Brazilian megashoppings, but has
some options for shopping, especially from regional
brands. If you have to choose between the mall and Av.
San Martín, it is better to choose the avenue.
Despite having some products at lower prices than you
find in Brazil, you need to evaluate each case, as the
value of the product in Ushuaia is not always worth it.
The reality is that, despite the tax exemption, Ushuaia
is a long way from other Argentine cities and more than
3,000 km overland from Buenos Aires, which makes
transportation expensive and the final price of the
product is not as incredible as expected. a tax-free
place. There are good prices, especially if you get a
good quote for weight, but you need to research
carefully and leave the assumption that everything in
Argentina is cheaper.
Av. San Martín
Av. San Martín is the main route of Ushuaia and the
place that concentrates a large part of the city's
commerce. On this route you will find telephone,
photographic equipment, kiosk stores, restaurants,
pharmacies, currency exchange bureaus, post office,
souvenir shops, as well as several stores that sell
sports equipment and clothing.
If the idea is to go shopping, just walk along Av.
San Martín to find almost everything that Ushuaia has to
offer. Here are good stores to buy winter clothes and
sports equipment, such as Popper, The North Face,
Scandinavian and Montagne. To buy gifts, good options
are Monte Olivia and La Ultima Bita stores. If you want
to have a hot chocolate, stop by Laguna Negra.
Ushuaia is a small city, but this road is one of the
most affected by vehicle traffic and can be congested at
peak times. At the beginning and end of business hours,
it is best to use other parallel streets.
Duty Free Shop
Ushuaia is a tax-free area and has two duty-free
shops: one on Av. San Martín and the other at the
airport. The Av. San Martín store is the largest of the
two and sells a wide variety of products, including
electronics, alcoholic beverages, chocolates, bags,
clothing, children's toys, home furniture, decorative
and kitchen items, perfumes and cosmetics. There are
several attendants in the store and you do not need to
present documents to make purchases.
We really like the products sold; the prices were
more advantageous than outside the store, but you need
to evaluate the prices of the products individually and
then decide if it is worth buying them.
Laguna Negra Chocolates
Cold combines with hot drink and in Ushuaia you
should not miss the opportunity to have a warm chocolate
at Laguna Negra.
The chocolate shop is very good for buying some
sweets and gifts to take home, but they also have a
snack bar and the most sold there is delicious hot
You already know: if you want to get warm or have a
snack in the late afternoon with a drink, Laguna Negra
is a great option.
Paseo de los Artesanos
Paseo de Los Artesanos is the place in Ushuaia to buy
handicrafts. It is a small gallery close to the port,
where Fuego craftsmen produce and exhibit their work.
There you can find pictures, clothes made of wool,
ornaments for home etc.
During our visit, the place was quite down, with very
few stalls functioning.
Paseo del Fuego Shopping
Passeo Del Fuego is Ushuaia's newest mall and a good
place to shop. The mall was recently opened and is still
not very busy, but it is a good option for Shopping in
This mall has stores like The North Face, Popper,
Freddo, Kevingston; its strength is more in the stores
of national brands than in those of international
brands. Do not expect to find designer and world famous
stores in Ushuaia, as there is no such thing in the
city. A place that stands out on the Paseo del Fuego is
the La Anonima hypermarket, which is very large and
sells food, clothing, household items, electronics etc.
The mall is not as big as the ones we are used to
seeing in Brazil; it is a must-see if you have already
found everything you are looking for on Av. San Martín.
Visit it if you want to take a different tour and really
make a point of shopping.
A taxi between downtown Ushuaia and the mall costs
about $ 40.