A List Markets in Tenerife
Are you looking to get a taste of the culture of Tenerife and explore some authentic Canarian cuisine? Then why not take a detour and visit one or more of its markets! Here’s your complete guide to the best markets in Tenerife.
In this blog post, I have rounded up the most popular local and flea-markets around the city along with getting tips about when to visit, what to expect, bout bargaining tricks. So grab your map as we delve into a list of interesting open-air marketplaces across Tenerife offering countless surprises!
Tenerife South Market Days
Explore Alcala, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje markets for an unforgettable experience.
Located in the charming fishing village of Alcala, just 20 minutes from Los Cristianos, Tenerife South, is the delightful Alcala market. The market takes place on Mondays from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm and offers a fantastic array of bargains including clothing, crafts, costume jewelry, hardware and leather goods – all at bargain prices! It’s easy to find; situated very close to the beach and thus making it an ideal destination for tourists looking for something special or unique to bring home as a souvenir.
Part of a larger network of markets in Tenerife south and north islands – visitors can enjoy various Flea Markets such as El Rastro del Mercado Municipal del Puerto de la Cruz which is considered one of the top tenth largest flea markets in Spain too! Visit this amazing market today – you’ll be glad you did!
Los Cristianos Market Days
Situated on the seafront in charming Los Cristianos, this bustling market is one of Tenerife’s biggest. The market offers something for everybody—from fresh produce to fashion and handcrafted goods all the way up to antiques.
With a wide variety of products, it has become an essential shopping spot for many locals and tourists alike! To experience the best of what Los Cristianos Market has to offer, plan your visit during Tuesday or Sunday morning when it opens from 9am-2pm.
At this outdoor marketplace you can expect to find leather goods, lighters, toys, tapas and more alongside other unique treasures that may tempt your wallet. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs or just want to wander around exploring local wares, don’t miss out on a visit to this expansive and historical market!
Street Markets in Tenrife – Costa Adeje Market
Situated in the heart of Tenerife’s South region, Costa Adeje Market is a vibrant and bustling place to explore. Every Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm, the market comes alive with locals and tourists coming together to browse through endless stalls selling clothing, antiques, handmade items and more.
Even those on the lookout for fake items such as bags will not be disappointed here!
The variety of products available at Cruz Adeje Market also includes fresh produce which is hand-selected by local farmers every day ensuring they are providing their customers with quality goods.
Adeje Farmers’ Market
Offering the best selection of locally grown produce and handmade artisan products, Adeje Farmers’ Market is a must-visit destination for tourists to Tenerife South. Located in Costa Adeje across from the Gran Hotel Costa Adeje, the market takes place two times each week on Thursdays and Saturdays between 9am – 1pm allowing visitors to browse a variety of food, clothing, antiques and other local goods.
This agricultural market celebrates culture offering traditional delights from Tenerife while also being welcoming to visitors who hop off cruise ships just offshore. Therefore if you’re in search of unique souvenirs or want to pick up some fresh ingredients for a homemade meal, make sure you pay this vibrant farmers market a visit!
El Medano Market
Located in Tenerife, El Medano Market is a small but vibrant produce market, popular among tourists. It has something for everyone; offering fresh fruits and vegetables grown locally at reasonable prices as well as various crafts and handmade goods.
Operating only on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 1:30pm, it brings in locals from the surrounding villages seeking farm-fresh produce. This particular market has an array of items perfect for grabbing snacks or assembling a complete meal.
Best of all its great value make it an ideal spot for bargain hunters looking to stock their fridge while vacationing on the island.
Playa San Juan Market
The Playa San Juan Market in Tenerife offers an array of unique and interesting items for tourists to explore. An agrotraditional market, it is full of beautiful local handicrafts, fresh produce, fashion items, handcrafted goods, antiques and much more! On any given day the market has a vibrant atmosphere as locals and tourists alike gather to browse through the stalls.
Whether you’re looking for souvenirs or just simply something special for yourself – Playa San Juan Market is definitely worth exploring. What’s more iconic than setting out into the streets of Tenerife with your shopping basket discovering wonderful trinkets is among other things on offer? Not only can visitors find local furniture pieces but also home-made jewelry that are truly one-of-a-kinds.
With its convenient hours (Wednesdays 9am to 2pm & Sundays 8am to 1 pm), you won’t want to miss out on this incredible experience at one of the best markets in Tenerife!
Golf del Sur Market
Located amidst two golf courses in Tenerife, the Golf del Sur Market is a must-visit for tourists. It operates every Friday from 9am to 2pm and provides an array of products, such as food, clothes, antiques and other merchandise.
Tourists flock here for its wide selection of goods and exceptional bargains. The market’s location in the southern part of Tenerife also makes it more easily accessible compared to markets located further inland or northward.
Residents are regular visitors too – many come just for the lively atmosphere! So if you plan on spending some time in Tenerife’s south area be sure to mark your calendar for Fridays -The Golf del Sur Market should definitely not be missed!
Los Abrigos Market
Experience one of the oldest weekly night markets in Tenerife! Located in the popular tourist hub Los Abrigos, this vibrant market runs every Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm. The stalls offer an amazing selection of items including fresh produce, fashion, hand-crafted goods, antiques, clothes and leather items.
You can also expect a collection of CDs, jewelry and bric-a-brac on sale too. This popular market isn’t just famous for its array of unique products; it’s known worldwide for its excellent seafood restaurants! Before or after your shopping trip indulge in delicious fish plates served at café tables while enjoying friendly chit chat with locals and visitors alike! It’s a great way to really get the feeling of being part of the island culture.
Make sure you get down here early – it gets very busy by 8 pm!
San Miguel de Abona Market
Located in the southern part of Tenerife, San Miguel de Abona Market is part of the Tenerife South Markets. It offers a variety of products that allows locals and tourists alike to experience true culture and tradition from the Island through its fresh produce, cheese, local wines and meats.
Strolling around this lively open-air market provides a unique opportunity to taste tasty treats as well as an interesting insight into traditional life on The Canary Islands.
Other Markets in Tenerife
Besides the bustling markets in the South of Tenerife, there are also numerous smaller local markets across various towns located on this beautiful Spanish island.
Located in the centre of Tenerife’s Arafo town, this open-air market is a great place to find unique products and cultural experiences. The weekly event has grown over years to become one of the most popular markets on the island – offering everything from traditional fashion items, handmade crafts and jewelry, fruits and vegetables, souvenirs, antiques and more.
Whether you are looking for a new outfit or simply enjoy browsing through local goods with great attention paid to details – Arafo Market is sure not to disappoint. When visiting indulge yourself in gastronomic delights while appreciating the upbeat atmosphere! Stroll down narrow alleys dotted with stalls crackling with energy where exchanging banter between locals prevails as you effectively step into a different era!
Strategically located in the town of Candelaria, Tenerife; The Candelaria Market is a unique shopping experience that offers tourists with the chance to pick up some wonderful and authentic items.
From fresh seasonal produce to fashion items, handcrafted goods and antiques as well as wines, pastries, honey jams and crafts – this market has something for everyone! With its bustling stalls and colorful atmosphere it’s easy to lose track of time spending hours browsing through all the different products available.
There’s no better way to explore local culture then visiting the attractive street markets of Canary Islands – definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for an unforgettable shopping experience!
Puerto de la Cruz Market
Tenerife is home to some unique and vibrant markets, and one of the most popular is the market in Puerto de la Cruz. Located on the northwest coast of Tenerife, this biweekly market offers locals and tourists alike a great opportunity to sample some delicious food from local producers.
Most notable are their fresh fruits – many even being freshly harvested right there from the surrounding farms! The streets adjacent to the mercado also host additional stalls offering clothing items, jewelry, souvenirs, trinkets – you name it! This colorful collection of merchants make up for both an entertaining experience as well as an amazing shopping destination.
If you’re visiting Tenerife then make sure not to miss out on its wildest marketplace; Puerto de la Cruz Market!
Farmer’s Market in San Cristobal de La Laguna
I recently stumbled upon the beautiful Farmer’s Market in San Cristobal de La Laguna located in the historical center of the city at “Plaza del Cristo. This market is associated with other markets on Tenerife, such as Costa Adeje and El Médano.
The variety of products available here is really incredible- from handmade crafts to second hand items or fresh local produce. On regular market days, one can find plenty of souvenirs for friends and family back home amongst all these delicacies! The Complete Guide to Farmers’ Markets on Tenerife provides locals and tourists alike useful information about all different types of farmer’s markets held on the island.
Additionally, there’s also a weekly craft/second hand/farmer’s market called ‘La Recova” where I have picked up some lovely trinkets for my home over time.
Local Markets in Tenerife
Tenerife is the perfect place to experience traditional markets, with a variety of offerings ranging from fresh produce and handmade goods to antiques. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs or are just in the mood to explore what these markets have to offer, local Tenerifan markets make an interesting day out! Get ready for some vibrant atmosphere and lively interactions with locals.
From street-side stalls selling secondhand items (Rastros) on certain days of the week, to regular farmer’s market offering homegrown fruits and vegetables, there’s something for everyone here! For clothing shoppers feel at home too – shops line up their stalls during market days displaying designer clothes made by local designers alongside more affordable clothes from international brands.
Local craftwork also fills the streets along with unique artisanal wares including paintings and all manner of decorative objects coming from far away countries crushed into thematic stands near historical sites like Corralejo Beach or Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s centre Plaza España Square.
No matter what you’re searching for, you’re sure to find it in these lively markets which run all across Tenerife throughout the year – an ideal shopping opportunity as well as great entertainment!
The Largest Market in Tenerife
Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa is one of the largest markets in Tenerife, known for its vibrant atmosphere and array of local produce and specialties.
Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa
Located in the capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa is the largest market of its kind on the island. It offers many products including fresh produce, clothing and handcrafted goods, antiques and more.
Its Latin American feel with Moorish-style arches and patios immediately welcomes visitors as they explore what this bustling marketplace has to offer. Not only is it an exciting shopping experience, but it also serves as a major center for food trade and distribution all throughout Tenerife.
Named after the patron saint of Ceuta, visitors can find a small icon of her at the very entrance – making it a place not just to shop for supplies but also rich in culture!
Souvenir and Trinket Markets
Explore the famous Santa Cruz Flea Market, Guaza Flea Market and Puerto de la Cruz Flea Market for unique souvenirs and trinkets to take back home with you.
Santa Cruz Flea Market
The Santa Cruz Flea Market is the biggest souvenir and trinket market in Tenerife. It’s located outside of La Recova, one of Santa Cruz’s most iconic buildings. Shop for new goods such as clothes, bags, crafts, toys or jewelry to find some amazing deals at this vibrant flea market! You can also find second-hand items among its many stalls.
With so much variety on offer and the bustle of people exploring all the offerings it’s an adventure you won’t want to miss out on when visiting Tenerife!
Guaza Flea Market
The Guaza Flea Market in Tenerife is a favorite among tourists for its wide selection of items. Spanning across three days – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – the market operates 8:30 am to 14:30 pm.
It’s notorious for having both second-hand and new goods like clothes, trinkets, household items & more! Shopping here can easily become overwhelming due to its huge size and large selection of items on offer.
Tourists should come prepared with an idea about what they’re looking for to avoid getting lost in the variety of stalls at this local favourite flea market!
Puerto de la Cruz Flea Market
It’s always a great experience to wander around the vibrant Puerto de la Cruz Flea Market. This market offers an array of items such as second-hand clothes, ornaments and trinkets, toys, household items and artisan crafts.
The atmosphere is energetic and bustling; it’s not uncommon for vendors to compete with each other making some really amazing deals available! Beyond these budget finds there are also a wide selection of delicious food products including freshly grown local fruits and vegetables, seafood and farmer produce – perfect for cooking up a traditional Spanish meal! It’s definitely worth considering when venturing through Tenerife for the discerning shopper!
El Médano Market
El Médano Market in Tenerife is a great place to find traditional souvenirs, clothes and local food. Taking place on Saturday mornings, it’s a popular attraction for both locals and tourists who are looking to purchase handmade jewelry or other unique items such as crafts or trinkets.
There’s also plenty of neo-hippies around which adds to its lively atmosphere. Additionally the market also offers a variety of fruits, vegetables and seafood – great if you want ingredients for an authentic Spanish feast! So remember El Médano next time you’re visiting Tenerife; with so much culture packed into one small area, you won’t be disappointed!
Tenerife Market Tips
Visiting a market in Tenerife is an exciting experience and can help you to find unique items that you won’t be able to find elsewhere, so read on for my top tips for visiting!
Best time to visit
Visiting Tenerife during the spring season is ideal for experiencing carnival fever and finding bargain prices on flights and hotels. The island tends to be quieter, allowing visitors to really take advantage of exploring its markets without worrying about overcrowding or long lines.
For those seeking a more in-depth market experience, tourists can access a detailed guide that includes information on food, clothing, antiques as well as locations and opening hours across the island.
So if you’re looking for an exciting time while still digging into local culture with prices at a great value, plan your trip to Tenerife from March – April!
What to expect
When you visit the markets in Tenerife, you can expect to find a wide selection of items for sale. From fresh produce and local crafts to fashion, handcrafted goods and antiques – there is something for everyone! Markets like Alcala Market, Los Cristianos Market and Costa Adeje Market offer different products so make sure to research your destination beforehand.
You also won’t want to miss weekly craft or second-hand markets throughout the island, such as El Medano market or Guaza Flea Market. At each one of these hotspots, bargain hunters will be able to find unique souvenirs that no store can stock! Explore all that Tenerife’s markets have offer if you truly want give yourself an authentic Spanish experience.
For a thrilling shopping experience in Tenerife, bargaining is an absolute must! Most of the shops and stands at original markets such as those found in South Tenerife are willing to accept lower prices for their goods – if you’re prepared to haggle.
An effective way of negotiating when purchasing items from a market is to use shock value and knock off about 65% of the asking price. It may sound daunting, but this can really help achieve negotiations on favorable terms; often they will agree to meet halfway or up their offer slightly from there.
In exchanges like these, silence can also work wonders; while it might be uncomfortable for some people, not saying anything after offering your price will make them more open to negotiation talks! Moreover, it’s perfectly alright to walk away if you don’t get the desired result; people understand that action more than words sometimes!
1. What are some of the markets in Tenerife?
Some of the popular markets in Tenerife include Teror Market, Mercado Municipal de San Cristobal de la Laguna, Mercadillo de Costa Adeje, Rastro/Mercadillo de Guaza and Lonja Pesquera Los Abrigos.
2. Where can I park at Teror Market?
The closest parking to Teror market is located at Calle las Veredillas 4 – calle Nueva Nordia 2 and Avenida Miraflores 11-13.
3. What days do street markets occur in Tenerife South?
A weekly Wednesday outdoor market tends to occur close to Playa Americas on Camisones Lane with several amazing vendors such as La Casonadela cafetería selling various local delicacies such as empanadas or rosquetes con queso y miel among others offering handmade goods such as soaps or spices for tasty dishes like “almojábana” .
4. Is there a biggest market in Tenerife?
Yes, the biggest market in all of Tenerife is held on Tuesdays at Santa Cruz which includes foods, antiques, crafts and more! It’s great place to explore if you’re looking for unique items for a good price.