Here’s a quick guide to the biggest markets on Lanzarote, from charming farmer’s markets where you can buy fresh produce, to handicrafts and souvenirs and gifts.
Open on Sundays from 9am to 2pm, Teguise Market is one of Lanzarote’s most popular outings. Covid restrictions have limited the actual market to an enclosed area in the main square, but the rest of Teguise is also very much open for business, and worth exploring.
Local shopkeeper Laura Manfield told us “There is so much to explore at Teguise Market on a Sunday, all the local shops in and around the streets of Teguise are open and waiting for you! From cafes and restaurants to local crafts, arts, clothing and much more. The market stalls are only a small part of Teguise on a Sunday so make sure you don’t miss out on all the shops as well; you never know what you might find! We are waiting to welcome you!”
Arrecife’s Saturday morning market in the Plaza de San Ginés is well worth a trip if you like organic and fresh fruit and veg, local cheeses, baked goods, and other treats. The city centre usually has a buzz about it on Saturday, with plenty of shoppers and frequent events such as live music. It starts early at 8 am, and winds up at 2 pm.
Probably the prettiest market on the island, Haría’s main square fills with stalls selling handmade crafts and some organic fruit and veg on Saturday mornings from 10 am until 2.30 pm.
It’s worth visiting the municipal market on C/ Barranco de Tesnesia while you’re there. It’s a busy place with a handful of great little stalls.
If you’re going to Mancha Blanca this month, try and make it on the morning of Sunday the 12th, when the traditional weekly food market will be joined by the annual craft fair – where you can see and buy incredible handmade articles of all types.
The first Sunday of each month, from 9am to 2pm, sees a food market in the lovely Plaza Leon y Castillo of San Bartolomé, just in front of the town’s impressive theatre and Town Hall buildings.
PLAYA BLANCA – MARINA RUBICÓN
Souvenirs and gifts can be bought in the sleek surroundings of the Marina Rubicon every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am until 2pm.
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