Must-see markets in Tenerife

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Fruit stalls at the Nuestra Señora de Africa Market in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

These city and town markets are a sight to behold, bringing tourists up close to a world brimming with beautiful traditional colours and flavours. When you come on holiday in Tenerife, stopping off at the island’s most iconic markets is a must. 

You’re guaranteed a good time, and you might just find some unexpected treasures or an antique to take home as a souvenir along the way. In this post we’ll guide you through the best markets in Tenerife, so there’s no excuse to miss any of these enchanting spots.

Nuestra Señora de África Municipal Market in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Main facade of the Municipal Market Ntra Sra de África in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Nuestra Señora de Africa Market is the main one in Tenerife’s capital. It was founded in the 1940s, and is still a landmark in the city today.  It’s a place where modernity and tradition come together in perfect harmony. And the result? The best produce and meticulous service from the market’s 200-plus traders. There’s also a modern shopping centre attached to it, and it even has free parking for customers.

Avenida San Sebastián, 38003. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. 

Opening hours: open every day from 6:00 to 15:00.


El Rastro de Santa Cruz 

This flea market (Rastro) is located on Avenida José Manuel Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In recent years, a visit to this one as well as Nuestra Señora de Africa market

has become an essential Sunday pastime. Perusing your way around the stalls, you’ll find things old and new, worn or brand new. Clothing, accessories and all sorts, all in

a very friendly, informal setting. It’s an essential stop-off for the locals as they take a walk and stop for a drink in one of the area’s many cafes.

Address: Avenida José Manuel Guimerá, 38003. Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Opening hours: Sundays from 9:00 until 13:00.


San Cristóbal de La Laguna Municipal Market

La Laguna market is right in the heart of the city’s historic centre, in the popular Plaza del Cristo. This market is great for shopping and tourism, and vast numbers visit every day to stock up on its produce – the widest range you’ll find in Tenerife. There are spices, flowers, plants, fish, meat or poultry, guaranteed. It also has cheese, cakes, sauces and wines… it’s a foodies’ paradise! And it’s not just about the incredible quality of the produce – the displays are glorious, as you’ll see when you get to the entrance and take in the flower display. And there’s more. Adjoining the main building, you’ll find stalls selling fabrics, shoes, live animals, etc., and another area set aside for a farmers’ market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Address: Plaza del Cristo, 38201. San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 until 14:00.


Mercadillo del Agricultor de Tacoronte

Banana stall at the Tazacorte farmer's market

Founded in 1980, this farmers’ market in San Juan district gives farmers the opportunity to sell their produce direct, without any third-parties. Across its stalls you’ll find a huge variety of produce from the region: fruit, vegetables, fish; as well as other artisan produce: pastries, cheese, honey, etc. The artisan tradition of Tacoronte runs through everything you’ll see there. You’ll also find a range of the region’s famous wines, produced in small, family-run wineries.

Address: Carretera Tacoronte Tejina, km. 3.5. Nº 174, San Juan district, 38356. Tacoronte.

Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 until 14:00.


Mercadillo Puerto de la Cruz 

Photo cameras from the antiques market in Puerto de la Cruz

This colourful local market has a wide range of things old and new on offer: new products along with vintage and antiques like books, clothes, ornaments and high quality handmade goods. Plus, there’s a farmers’ market on the first floor inside: you get two markets for the prince of one!

 Address: Avenida Blas Pérez González, 4, 38400. Puerto de La Cruz.

Opening hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 until 14:00.


Mercadillo del Agricultor y Artesano in Tegueste

Tegueste Artisans’ and Farmers’ Market is a platform that brings together a group of the region’s local farmers, offering high quality, locally-produced foods. You’ll find it just off the TF-13 La Laguna-Punta del Hidalgo road, behind the service station. The 33 stalls in the sales area fall into the following categories of produce:  fruit, vegetables and flowers; cheese and dairy produce; meat; and handmade goods (lace, handicrafts). At the service station you’ll find a café with a terrace, toilets and a children’s playground. And there’s the added bonus of a large car park. Because as a customer you’re in direct contact with the producers themselves, you can be sure you’re getting your goods at the right price, without any third-parties getting involved and increasing the price.

Address: Calle Asuncionista, 6, 38280. Tegueste.

Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 until 14:00.


Mercadillo de Los Cristianos 

This market is located in the south of the island, in one of the coast’s most touristy areas, and it’s probably the largest in the south of the island. It’s the perfect place for a Sunday morning stroll and shopping. You’ll find clothing, handmade goods, gifts, jewellery, household items, toys, leather goods, and a wide range of novelty items. A great place for a walk before or after the beach.

Address: Avenida Marítima, next to the Gran Hotel Arona.

Opening hours: Sundays from 8:00 until 14:00.


Mercadillo de Costa Adeje

This market springs up on Plaza de Playa del Duque, one of the island’s prime locations and home to high-end, luxurious resorts and hotels. The sea is just a stone’s throw away, and you’re sure to find something as you stroll through the picturesque stalls – perhaps something unexpected, or grab some bargain clothes or accessories. Plus, you won’t have to go far, as it’s very close to your Princess hotel in Costa Adeje.

Address: Plaza de Playa del Duque, 38679. Costa Adeje. 

Opening hours: Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 until 14:00.

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