Going to an open-air market is for many a rewarding experience during the holidays. In them you can find what you are looking for: a souvenir, a special gift or complete your shopping basket with kilometer zero products.
Fuerteventura has several weekly markets spread throughout its geography
Today we review the most significant markets on the island. Of course, you have to keep in mind that both the schedules and the days may undergo some modifications. You already know all the disorders that this Covid-19 pandemic is causing us.
In Corralejo you have the opportunity to visit three weekly markets. The most important of all and the one that welcomes the greatest influx of people is the Canary Market. This takes place in the El Campanario Shopping Center. A good variety of craft stalls in silver, glass, leather, ceramics, vintage-style accessories made with vinyl records, and a long etcetera are displayed along the interior streets of the shopping center.
If you want to get to know it or visit the traditional shops, then you can’t miss coming to El Campanario Shopping Center on Thursdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Saturdays they organize a flea market with second-hand objects in this same shopping center.
On Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. you have another market just outside the Acua Water Park. Here you will find all kinds of products and accessories.
Now, if what you are looking for is the bohemian atmosphere of the markets, where the warm tones of the sunset give it a romantic touch, and you can also listen to the swaying of the waves, then you have to go to the Paseo del Arte, on Churruca street. from 4 in the afternoon to 10 at night.
Market of the traditions of La Oliva
La Casa del Coronel, a historic building from the mid-19th century, is the perfect setting for this market in the capital of the northern municipality. It is held every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The market of the traditions of La Oliva offers, above all, local products closely related to gastronomy and the primary sector. Here you can buy goat meat, pork meat, different varieties of cheese, fresh fish, products from the garden, etc.
Los Lajares Craft Market
One of the most unique markets in the north of Fuerteventura is the Los Lajares craft market. It takes place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It has more than 12 years of history and the town square has since become a meeting point for many of the island’s artisans. Here you can find creations made of cork, ceramics, artisan jewelry, silver jewelry, bags, leather accessories, and organic products from the area. The first Saturday of each month there are activities for the little ones. And the second and last Saturdays, live musical performances.
If we move towards the center of the island, the first market that we can visit is that of Tetir.
The Tetir Market is the essential appointment to acquire totally handmade products and articles, backed by a guarantee seal. The Vega de Tetir market is held quarterly on the 2nd Sunday of the month in the Plaza Pública de Tetir from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. One of its attractions are the activities that are organized around the market, which range from horseback riding to showcooking and live music.
Biosphere Agricultural Market
Every Saturday from 08:00 to 13:00, the upper floor of the Puerto del Rosario bus station hosts the Biosphere Agricultural Market. In this space, visitors can buy local products, most of them ecological and of excellent quality at reasonable prices, thus giving an outlet to the agricultural production of the island.
We continue south and arrive at the municipality of Antigua. There is also a weekly market there.
Caleta de Fuste Market
More than a hundred stalls of all kinds are open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This market is located on an esplanade of more than 3,000 square meters in the open air, very close to the bus stop. It has a hundred different stalls, among them the craft work stands out.
Markets in the municipality of Pájara
The municipality of Pájara, one of the most touristic in Fuerteventura, there are three spaces where you can enjoy the outdoor stalls. One of them is in Costa Calma. It is known as the African Market, since most of the stalls display imitation products of well-known brands, African crafts and leather goods.
The Costa Calma market opens Wednesdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Hapag Lloyd Avenue.
The same street vendors move to Avenida El Saladar, in the town of Morrojable on Mondays and Thursdays, between 9:00 and 14:00.
Oasis Park Fuerteventura
Agro-Artisan Market, better known as El Mercadillo de La Lajita, is another place you cannot miss. It is located inside the enclosure of the Oasis Park zoo. Open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lajita Market combines the tradition of food from Fuerteventura and crafts made with raw materials from the island. All the products that are shown in the different stands are artisan and ecological. It is an excellent place to buy fruits, vegetables, smoked fish, goat cheese and crafts. Also to buy plants in its huge nursery. This agricultural, craft and gastronomic market is one of the best on the island due to the variety and quality of its products.