Posted on 16 March 2010.
Torviscas (Thursdays and Saturdays 9am to 2pm, opposite the Costa Adeje Gran Hotel)
One of the biggest markets in the South; clothes, jewellery, handbags, shoes, souvenirs, books”¦and even a fashion show. There are bargains to be had as long as you can tell The Real Thing from The Pretenders.
Los Cristianos (Sunday mornings 9am to 2pm, next to the Arona Gran Hotel)
Probably the largest market in the South with extensive stalls selling everything from crafts to clothing. Expect to be elbow to elbow with fellow browsers and feel free to practice your bartering skills.
Santa Cruz Rastro (Sunday mornings 9am to 1.30pm, around the African Market)
If you can sell it, you can buy it at the Sunday Rastro in Santa Cruz. By far, the biggest market on Tenerife. 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. Top shopping.
Tegueste (Saturdays & Sundays 8am to 2pm, Mercadillo del Agricultor ““ behind the PCAN station)
Fruit and vegetables straight from the farmer’s fork (often with soil still attached); mouth-watering home-made cakes and bread; hand crafted models and ornaments and best of all, local wine – all accompanied by Latino music. You may need to book a room, or at very least, salsa lessons.
El Médano (Saturdays 9am to 2pm ““ Plaza de Principe)
Neo-hippies and cool dudes selling handmade jewellery, clothing, African artefacts and all things Bohemian. Probably the coolest market on Tenerife; wear your best shades.
Los Abrigos (Tuesdays 5pm to 9pm, top of the harbour)
Tenerife’s only regular night market. CDs, DVDs, clothing, jewellery, belts and more, all a short stroll from the best fish restaurants in the south and perfectly timed to examine your purchases over a plate of seabass and a glass of white.
La Laguna (Every day to 2pm, Plaza del Cristo)
Air thick with the smell of spices, cut flowers and salt fish ““ La Laguna market is the most comprehensive food market on Tenerife. Whether it’s meat, fish or fowl, you’ll find it here; as well as cheeses, cakes, sauces, wines, plants, flowers”¦a foodie’s paradise.
Tacoronte (Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 2pm, Tacoronte ““ Tejina road)
One of the largest agricultural markets on Tenerife with over 100 stalls of produce. Cakes, pastries, wines, cheeses and herbs ““ trash the diet sheet before you go.
Flea Market, Puerto de la Cruz (Saturdays 9am to 2pm, outside Supermercado Municipal)
A colourful local market with a mix of new and second hand goods. Antiques, books, clothes, ornaments and lots of excellent crafts. Inside the mercado on the first floor is a really good farmers” market too – that’s two markets for the price of one, ladies and gentlemen.
Feria Recinto (Avenida de la Constitución, Santa Cruz)
From cars to Christmas and babies to brides, the 40,000 square metres of Institución Ferial de Tenerife is THE place for trade fairs. This coming weekend (19th -21st March) is weddings. Check their website for details.
As markets go ““ this one’s MASSIVE.