Markets in Fuerteventura: shopping and good vibes
Open-air markets are a great opportunity to discover local products, mingle with locals and purchase an original and traditional souvenir to remind you of your trip to Fuerteventura. Besides offering wonderful beaches and landscapes, the oldest island of the Canary Islands archipelago is also a fantastic shopping destination. The prices are cheaper than in other Spanish cities, and you will unearth handcrafted products and traditional delicacies which only exist in this jewel of the Atlantic.
Hippy flea markets and traditional markets in Fuerteventura
The good thing about markets is that they offer all sorts of products, meaning you will always find something that you like. The only downside is that they don’t usually open seven days a week. As such, you should plan your visit in advance to make sure you go when the market is open. Don’t worry, as you will find markets all over the island of Fuerteventura. We’ve made a list of Fuerteventura’s most authentic markets, allowing you to plan your trip accordingly and take home a fantastic souvenir.
Markets in Corralejo
The town of Corralejo, in northern Fuerteventura, is home to three different markets. The first is held at the Centro Comercial Campanario, comprising a traditional Canarian market selling local products and handcrafted goods. It opens on Thursdays and Sundays, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The same shopping centre holds a flea market every Saturday, where you can browse a selection of second-hand items.
The second market, held in the Acua Water Park (formerly known as the Parque Acuático Baku), sells all kinds of products, handcrafted goods and accessories. It opens every Tuesday and Friday, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The third market is Paseos del Arte, held in a Bohemian ‘hippy’ setting that is bursting with art. This market is held every Friday on Calle Churruca, and every Saturday in the pedestrianised area outside the church, open from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Lajares artisan market
The town of Lajares, close to Corralejo, hosts the Mercado Artesanal de Los Lajares artisan market. This is an open-air craft market with all kinds of stalls, selling everything from handcrafted items to typical products of the area. You can also find handcrafted jewellery, items made from recycled materials, handbags, accessories and local products. This market holds children’s activities on the first Saturday of every month, with clowns and jugglers. On the second and final Saturday of every month, meanwhile, it also holds live music performances. This market is held every Saturday in the Plaza del Pueblo, open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Mercado de las Tradiciones in La Oliva
The town of La Oliva, located in inland Fuerteventura, is home to beautiful spots of ochre hues and earthy tones. The Mercado de las Tradiciones provides the perfect excuse to visit the area. This market is held in the Casa de los Coroneles, a historic stately home that has been renovated and reconverted into a cultural venue. You can find a huge variety of local goods, although it is famous for its typical calados majoreros (handmade needlework of Fuerteventura), oil paintings of the island’s landscapes, incredible spicy mojo sauces and traditional jams. If you visit this market, you will also find handmade jewellery; products of wood, silver and leather; and a selection of fruits and vegetables. This market is held every Tuesday and Friday, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Markets in Puerto del Rosario
Puerto del Rosario, the capital city of the island of Fuerteventura, is home to several different markets. Firstly, there is a municipal market where locals do their daily shopping. Secondly, there is the Mercado Agrícola de la Biosfera, offering a huge variety of organic products and original and creative handcrafted goods. This market is held every Saturday on the Avenida de la Constitución, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Close to Puerto del Rosario is the Mercado de la Vega de Tetir, renowned for its ceramics, typical needlework of the Canary Islands, palm-based products, aloe vera products, etc., and a wide range of typical local dishes. This market is held every three months, on the second Sunday of March, June, September and December in the Plaza Pública de Tetir, open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Markets in Caleta de Fuste
Caleta de Fuste, in eastern Fuerteventura, is home to two markets: a handicrafts market and another market selling a broader range of products. The handicrafts market is held in the Plaza Pública de Caleta de Fuste, opening every Friday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The other market is located next to the Caleta de Fuste bus stop, held every Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It also sells handcrafted products (although it doesn’t specialise in this type of goods), as well as a wide range of jewellery and accessories.
Costa Calma market
If you head to Costa Calma in the Jandía Peninsula, you will find the Mercado Africano de Costa Calma. This market isn’t renowned for selling high-quality products, as it specialises in the sale of counterfeit goods. However, you might be pleasantly surprised! The Marroquinería Africana is a good place to buy a souvenir of your holiday. If you come to this market, you will see how the traders and customers barter like in typical ‘bazars’. It is open every Wednesday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on the Avenida Hapag Lloyd opposite the P&P.
La Lajita artisan market
The town of La Lajita, near to Costa Calma, is home to the Mercadillo Artesano de Oasis Park. All the products are 100% handmade and organic: fruits, vegetables, smoked fish, goat’s cheese and handcrafted products. This agricultural, handicraft and gastronomic market is one of Fuerteventura’s best markets in terms of the variety and quality of its products. This market is held every Sunday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Morro Jable market
In the town of Morro Jable in southern Fuerteventura, you will find a market that serves everything from handcrafted products to counterfeit goods. We recommend browsing the selection of leather handbags and handmade goods, as you may find something special to take home with you. This market is held in the Centro Comercial Cosmo shopping centre every Monday and Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Even if you’re not a massive shopping lover, strolling between the stalls of the markets in Fuerteventura is a hugely gratifying experience. It’s also a great opportunity to talk with the craftsmen and to sample the delicious homemade delicacies sold at the stalls.