Tenerife markets - markets in Tenerife

Whether you are looking to buy souvenirs, fruit and veg or just grab yourself a bargain you will be spoilt for choice at the variety of markets all over Tenerife, especially in the south of the island. Most of the below mentioned markets are open from 9am until 2pm and can get very busy (and hot).

Torviscas Market (Thurs and Sat opposite cc El Duque)

This along with Los Cristianos is one of the biggest markets in the south of the island and is generally geared to tourists. There are masses of stalls selling a variety of clothing, electrical items, sunglasses, home-made jewelry, leather goods, pottery, tablecloths and much more…

 

Los Cristianos Market (Sun near the Hotel Arona Gran)

As well as all the above you will find that there is a fashion show here with the opportunity to buy the items modeled. Also to be found are many unusual souvenirs including banana shaped bottles of banana liqueur, dolls in national costume or items made from palm leaves and other natural materials.

 

El Medano Market (Sat in the main Plaza near the beach front)

This market has a great arts and crafts focus, with a bohemian edge you’d expect from this top windsurfing location.

 

Los Abrigos Night Market (Tues 5pm – 9pm in the Square in front of the church)

Though there are not so many stalls to browse through you may still pick up some interesting silver jewelry or a gift or two. After the market its worth wandering down to the sea front and maybe sample the fresh seafood at one of the many little restaurants there.

 

Guaza Market/Car Boot (Sun next to BP garage on road to Las Galletas)

This is more of a car boot than a market so you can expect to find all sorts of second hand bits and bobs: books, clothes, dvd’s etc. Get there early to grab yourself a bargain.

 

Santa Cruz African Market (Everyday, C/ San Sebastián)

Otherwise known as the famous Mercado Nuestra Señora de Africa, this is the main market in the Tenerife Capital and offers a dazzling bazaar of over 300 stalls selling fresh local produce. It is held in a courtyard with a very distinctive pink(ish) clock tower building and is just a short walk from the bus station. Here you’ll find the very freshest and best fruit, vegetables, flowers, meat, dairy produce and herbs and spices.

 

Santa Cruz Flea Market (Sun, Avda Jose Manual Guimera)

On Sundays surrounding the African Market you will find El Rastro Flea Market. Look out for some high quality leather, hardware and crafts at bargain prices.