The street markets on the island of Tenerife offer endless possibilities, from organic food products, handmade souvenirs and a wide variety of antiques. On the island there are markets that offer a wide variety of options, but undoubtedly one of the best is the Costa Adeje Street Market.
However, in today’s blog we are not only going to tell you everything you can find in the Costa Adeje Street Market, we are going to recommend to you several street markets that are spread throughout the island of Tenerife, where you can find everything you need and you will surely get a surprise.
The street market was also called flea market
First of all, we believe it is convenient to tell you something curious about street markets, because it is an institution with a long history dating back many centuries ago. Throughout history, the street market has been known by different names, such as open-air market, bazaar, persian market and antique market.
In addition, the street market is one of the predecessors of the cities as we know them today, as they were the first commercial meeting points, which gave rise to the first groupings in towns.
Now, let’s get back to business: What are some of the best street markets on the island of Tenerife? As we mentioned above, the Costa Adeje Street Market is a must if you want to live the full experience, but today we tell you much more:
- Costa Adeje Street Market. The Costa Adeje Street Market is one of the best options on the island when you are looking for a nice souvenir of Tenerife. Focused on tourism, due to its strategic location, you can find a wide variety of items available at the market, such as gifts, jewellery, accessories, handbags, footwear, casual fashion and souvenirs of different types. It usually opens every Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, next to the El Duque shopping centre and the beach of the same name. You can get there by bus with Titsa lines 416, 417 and 441, respectively. This is its location.
- Puerto de la Cruz Market. If the Costa Adeje Street Market caught your attention, Puerto de la Cruz has a lot to offer you, as it has two different floors. On the first floor of the market, you can find agricultural products, fish and meat. On the second floor, you will find a wide variety of items, such as clothing of different types, with different levels of quality and price, books, decorative objects and some antiques. Don’t miss the typical handicrafts made by expert hands.
- The street market of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Undoubtedly, one of the largest and best known street markets on the island of Tenerife. Every Sunday morning José Guimerá Avenue in the capital of Tenerife transforms into an open-air street market with about 700 stalls. The Costa Adeje Street Market may seem small compared to this huge street market, because it is located next to the traditional market Mercado Ntra. Señora de África, known as ”La Recova”. The street market offers everything from clothing, imitations and handicrafts, while the market sells local and organic food.
- Farmer’s Market in Tacoronte. Located on the road from Tacoronte to Tejina, this is one of the best street markets on the island. In the early 80’s a market was established with the purpose of selling surplus agricultural products that has been transformed into today’s market, which has 80 stalls offering not only fresh produce, but also a variety of items such as cheeses, eggs, honey, wines, mushrooms, flowers and even gofio. Nothing to envy about the Costa Adeje Street Market!
Now that you know the main markets of the island there is no room for boredom. In the north, south or in the capital of Tenerife you will find hundreds of options that will surprise you. Maybe you will be encouraged to prepare a typical Canarian dish with the products you buy at the market. Who knows! It is clear that there is nothing better than handmade.
Our hotel, Baobab Suites, is located a few metres from the market, which makes us an ideal choice to enjoy your vacation while taking advantage of all the stores and restaurants in the south of Tenerife.