Tenerife is much more than just sunshine and beaches. It is art, culture, traditions and also markets. Today we discover the best street markets in southern Tenerife, those where you can not only enjoy the cuisine but also take away a unique and special memento from your holidays. Do you want to discover them? Let’s talk about about all the beaches you can enjoy close to our hotels, Landmar Playa la Arena and Landmar Costa Los Gigantes.
1. Guía de Isora Farmer’s Market: From bee’s honey to artisan wines and cheeses, this market immerses you in Tenerife's rich agricultural heritage. Enjoy the opportunity to chat with producers and learn about the cultivation and production methods that have been passed down from generation to generation. Held in two coastal locations: Playa San Juan and the always bustling town of Alcalá, about five minutes' drive from the hotels. Opening hours: From 8:00 to 13.00 hours. Mondays in Alcalá and Wednesdays in Playa San Juan.
2. Costa Adeje street market: The Adeje street market is one of the most tourist-orientated on the island, but this does not detract from its charm. Located by the sea and close to various hotel complexes, the Adeje street market offers a multitude of options to take home: handicrafts, souvenirs, fashion, footwear, accessories... Opening hours: Thursdays and Saturdays, 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m
3. Los Cristianos street market: Probably one of the oldest markets in the south of the island. Very close to the promenade you can lose yourself in its narrow walkways. It is dominated by clothes stalls, some handmade and others from more conventional textiles. Although it has covered stands and awnings, as the market is open-air, it is advisable to bring a hat and sunscreen. Opening hours: Sundays and Tuesdays from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m
4. Market "Llano Abajo", Santiago del Teide:Resurrected in 2023 to once again offer local residents direct access to farmers, the Santiago del Teide Market is a prime example of a traditional Canary market. Sweets, cheeses, wines, fruit, vegetables... If you are one of those people who love to take home food to your friends and family when you return from your travels, you can't miss this charming market with more than twenty stalls. Opening hours: First and third Saturday of each month, from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m
5. El Médano street market: If only for its location in the coastal village of El Médano, it is worth a visit to this town in Granadilla de Abona. El Médano combines its local fishing life with a multicultural atmosphere where water sports reign supreme.
Once a week in the square the local farmers offer the best of their harvest to locals and visitors alike. Opening hours: Wednesday, 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Other not to be missed markets in Tenerife
If you are a lover of markets and buying directly from producers, at Landmar Hotels we recommend that you also look into the metropolitan area and the north of the island.
The Mercado de Nuestra Señora de África, known as la Recova, is the most important market in Tenerife, and you can find it in the capital, Santa Cruz. A few kilometres away, in the old quarter of the World Heritage City San Cristóbal de La Laguna, you can also visit the municipal market which boasts all kinds of fresh produce, spices, typical sweets, flowers... Both urban markets are open from Monday to Sunday.
Finally, we can't fail to recommend the Tacoronte Farmer's Market, very much a landmark in the northern part of Tenerife. Locals and tourists gather here every weekend to pick-up the best fruit, vegetables, meat and fish to take them back to their kitchens, ready to prepare the best dishes of Canary cuisine.
In short, Tenerife offers countless markets that will delight both those who wish to sample the local flavours and those visitors who want to take back an unusual souvenir.