Taking it slow: a trip through Lanzarote’s markets
Nothing captures the essence of a place quite like it’s local markets, and never has that been truer then when exploring the culture, sights and sounds of an island like Lanzarote.
Lanzarote has a wealth of local markets scattered across the island, each offering something unique to its town and region.
Our resorts in Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen offer unrivalled access to the island’s local markets. But before you head off, there are a few which stand out as particularly special, and here they are:
As the oldest, largest and best known open-air market in Lanzarote, Teguise Market is a staple for both locals and tourists looking to pick up a bargain or find a hand-crafted memento.
Every Sunday, the relaxed vibe of Teguise transforms as hundreds of market stalls selling everything from pho-designer clothing to locally crafted trinkets and island-grown goods open.
It’s so easy to spend hours wandering through the brightly coloured stalls as you pick out bargains and indulge in street food – tip: save room for a snack or two from the local food vendors. The Teguise market in Lanzarote is open every Sunday from 09:00 to 14:00.
The Teguise market is only a 15 to 20-minute drive from our Blue Sea Costa Bastian, and Blue Sea Costa Teguise Gardens resorts.
Situated right on the beach promenade, Arrecife Market boasts the most beautiful market setting in Lanzarote.
Despite its stunning location and high-quality vendors, Arrecife is far less crowded than Teguise, so if you want to avoid the hustle, bustle and buzz of the larger markets, Arrecife makes the perfect alternative. The market takes place on Wednesdays between 9am and 2pm, perfect for a morning of relaxed market trawling followed by an afternoon on the beach.
Arrecife market is only about a 20-minute drive from our Blue Sea Hotels in Lanzarote and is serviced by regular buses from Teguise and Puerto del Carmen.
Puerto del Carmen Market:
This Friday market is set in the heart of the old town at the Plaza Varadero in Puerto del Carmen’s town harbour.
The stalls surround the beautiful town church, look out over the sea, and offer fabulous views of Lanzarote’s sister Canary Island, Fuerteventura.
There are fewer stalls than some of the larger markets, but there’s still a good array of goods on offer – particularly when it comes to handbags, flowers, fruit and veg and Aloe Vera products!
Puerto del Carmen is a particularly good spot to practice your haggling before heading to one of the nearby bars to cool off with a drink and that marvellous view we’ve been talking about.
Puerto del Carmen’s market takes place on Fridays between 09:00 and 14:00 and is just a 10-minute stroll from Blue Sea Los Fiscos, saving you the need to find parking in the old town.
Costa Teguise Market:
Another market located near Teguise, the Costa Teguise Market is more notable for its atmosphere than its goods.
As a rare evening market located in the vibrant Plaza Pueblo Marinero, close to the beach in the buzzing town of Teguise, Costa Teguise Market is a fantastic place to wander through as the sun begins to turn the sky golden, and locals and tourists set out for their evening. Sounds good? Throw in some tapas, wander down to the beach, enjoy a cocktail at one of the local bars, and enjoy the sounds and smells as the town comes to life. Costa Teguise Market takes place every Friday evening between 17:00 and 22:00.
The market is just a few minutes away from our Blue Sea Costa Bastian.
Capturing the true essence of local Canary Island markets is Haria Market.
Artisan stalls line the main square of Haria, a charming town in the North East of Lanzarote. Haria market stands out from other, more commercial markets due to its traditional nature – only local stall owners selling goods that they’ve grown or crafted themselves are able to sell here.
It’s the perfect place to purchase traditional jewellery, pottery, artwork, leather goods, woodwork and divine local produce including freshly baked local treats, handmade local goats cheese, and home-grown fruit and veg.
Spend a morning soaking in the atmosphere of an authentic island market before exploring this northern corner of Lanzarote with its quaint towns, secluded bays and breath-taking natural landscape.
Haria market is half an hour’s drive from the Blue Sea hotels in Teguise and opens on Saturdays between 09:00 and 14:00
Marina Rubicon Market:
For a slightly more glamorous experience, visit Marina Rubicon Market in the gorgeous Playa Blanca Marina.
This elegant market offers a more sophisticated selection of crafts, cloths, jewellery and books than you will find elsewhere on the island.
The stunning location also marks the perfect place to explore its charming marina and beaches, together with the local bars and activities on offer at Playa Blanca.
Marina Rubicon Market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 09:00 and 14:00, and is only half an hour’s drive from Blue Sea Los Fiscos.