The island is home to a wealth of covered, outdoor and street markets. Many specialise in a particular type of goods while others selling the same product move from site to site. Most open early in the morning and close early afternoon and from the list below you will find one close to where you are staying.
Los Cristianos – (Sea-front next to Arona Gran Hotel) – The biggest street market in the south of Tenerife starts 9am – 2.00pm. Sundays and Tuesdays. Stalls filled with leather goods, jewellery, ceramics, clothes, paintings, toys the list is as endless as the rows of traders.
Costa Adeje – (Car park opposite CC El Duque, Avenida Bruselas) – Thursday and Saturday mornings 200 marquees of clothes, cosmetics, accessories from Armani to Zanetti you´ll find labels galore, some real and some too good to be true 9am – 2pm.
Mare Nostrum Hotel – Saturday 6.30 – 10.30
Rural Market on 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month – takes place at The Commercial Centre El Mirador where you can purchase, wines, pastries, honeys, jams and crafts including pottery, jewellery and clothing brought down from the villages. The Del Duque setting recreates the traditional architecture and of an environment of the island, sometimes there is live music as an added attraction. Open between 10am and 5.30pm
Las Chafiras – (behind Lidl and Sucan) the newest market on the island each Saturday and Sunday 7.00 – 2.00pm. As well as new goods you will find haberdashery, car parts and second-hand goods.
Los Abrigos – (Square by the harbour), A night market from 6pm – 9pm every Tuesday. Clothes, leather goods, bric-a-brac, CDs, jewellery and lots more.
El Médano – (Plaza de Principe) – Saturday mornings from 9.00am until 2.00pm you will find Neo-hippies and cool dudes selling handmade jewellery, clothing, African artefacts and all things Bohemian.
Alcala – The regular Monday morning market from 9.00 – 14.00, has clothing, crafts, costume jewellery, hardware, leather goods, toys and gardening supplies. It’s a lovely little market with lots of local produce and it takes place right in the heart of the village in Plaza del Pueblo.
Playa de San Juan – you will find fruits, vegetables, pastries and quality craftsmanship. Wednesdays 9.00-14.00.
San Isidro – Friday evenings 18.00 – 21.00 in the Plaza de la Iglesia.
Golf del Sur – Every Friday from 9.00 – 14.00 in the square of Avenida del Atlantic.
Marine Park in Santa Cruz – from 11-6 every Thursday a Bohemian Market provides a venue for designers to showcase their products. The market offers clothing, basketry, jewellery, gems, accessories, painting or illustrations. Many of these items are inspired by vintage designs and are made from recycled materials.
Mercado Nuestra Senora de Africa – (African Market) Santa Cruz is a bazaar of over 300 stalls selling fresh local produce. It is a short walk from the bus station close to the pink clock tower, get there as early as possible for the best buys. Daily from 6am – 2pm
Santa Cruz Rastro – (by the African Market) – From African drums to Zinnia plants browse the hundreds of stalls in air perfumed with patchouli oil and hot dogs. Not so much a market as a retail experience. Sunday 9am – 1.30pm
Candelaria – (Opposite tourist info. office) Av. De Constitucion, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 8am – 9pm.
Cultural Centre Guía de Isora – quality products at great prices Saturday 8.00 – 13.00
Puerto Santiago – in the Plaza on Thursday mornings, just a few local stalls.
Puerto de la Cruz – opposite the bus station, Monday to Saturday, 9am until 7pm second hand clothes, records and some new souvenir type goods. On Sunday’s there is a craft fair in Avd B Perez Gonzalez from 10.00-15.00
FARMERS MARKETS IN TENERIFE
While I am not generally a lover of markets, like many, I am passionately fond of a good farmer’s market. You can only buy produce that is in season, it comes straight from the trees or the fields sometimes with the soil attached. At the markets you will find incredible fresh egg plant, parsley, broccoli, black and new potatoes, marrows, green beans, tomatoes, goat’s cheese, eggs, local red wine and honey. Prices are generally lower because the stallholders have no overheads, except the rent they pay for their trestle table. They do not have to pay for staff because it is, in the most part, the farmer’s family serving the public. At weekends, you will find one in almost every largish town. These are fun events where tourists mix with the locals to buy the freshest of agricultural produce.
Los Cristianos on top of CC Passarela (near Mirador Strip) for exceptional fruit and veg. Brand new market at the moment it is open every day from 10am – 10pm.
Adeje (Beside Makro on Calle Archara, Barranco de la Torres, Adeje) Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 2pm and Wednesday 4.00pm – 8.00pmShop like the locals. Stock up on fruit, veg, cheeses and wines and whatever else the local farmers bring to market that day.
Arico Calle Benitez de Lijo, Sunday 8am – 1pm
Candelaria (Opposite the tourist info. office) Av. De Constitucion Wednesday 5pm – 9pm
El Medano and Granadilla – Thursday at the Square of Granadilla, and Tuesdays in the Plaza of El Medano from 8:00 to 14:00.
El Rosario Plaza del Ayuntamiento Saturday & Sunday 8am – 4pm
El Sauzal Calle Constitución, Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 1pm & 5pm – 7.30pm; Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm & 4.30pm – 7.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 8am – 2pm
Güímar Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Saturday 8am – 1pm
Guia de Isora (Main Square) – Take your pick of fresh fruit and vegetables galore, homemade cakes and handmade crafts and trinkets Saturday 9am – 1pm.
Las Chafiras (next to Bomberos) – Saturday, Sunday 8am – 2pm and Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm. Excellent selection of fresh produce and home-made crafts there is also a coffee shop and children’s play area close to the site.
La Guancha between Puerto de la Cruz & Icod Saturday & Sunday 8am – 3pm
La Laguna Plaza San Francisco, Saturday 7am – 3pm daily & 5pm – 8pm on Thursday. This is one of Tenerife’s big markets.
La Matanza TF217 Saturday & Sunday from 8am – 3pm Another big, buzzing market that has handicrafts and books as well as fresh food.
La Orotava Calle Educadora Lucía Mesa Saturday from 8am – 1pm approx 30 stalls.
Parque de la Reina – Tuesday to Sunday from 8.00am to 4.00pm As well as fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and craftware you will find a stall selling a great selection of teas and coffees.
Puerto de la Cruz (Avenida Blas Perez Gonzalez First floor of the Mercado Municipal, part of the shopping centre) Daily except Sundays 9am – 2pm. There’s usually plenty of parking in the underground, except Saturdays when they also have a Flea Market. A mix of new and second-hand goods, books, clothes and ornaments.
Santa Cruz – Nuestra Señora de Africa Avenida San Sebastián 300 stalls ensure you will find lots more than fruit and veg. Daily from 6am – 3pm.
San Isidro (just off motorway junction) Saturday & Sunday from 8am – 2pm get here early to find a parking spot as this is very popular.
San Miguel de Abona Poligono Industrial Las Chafiras Wednesday 4pm – 8pm Saturday & Sunday 8am to 2pm.
Santiago del Teide Town centre Saturday & Sunday 8am – 3pm.
Tegueste Behind the petrol station on the road leading from Tegueste to La Laguna. Saturday & Sunday 8.30am – 2pm. A mix of handicrafts, food and wine stalls.
Tacoronte one of the most bustling farmers’ markets in Tenerife. Over 125 stalls sell local produce of a much higher quality than found in the large supermarkets. Open 8am – 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday.
Valle San Lorenzo – New market has room for 82 stalls including farmers, ranchers, beekeepers, artisans and bakers.