The Los Cristianos market is the ideal place to enjoy the Canarian spirit in the south of Tenerife. Craft items, gastronomy, clothes stalls, second-hand objects and much more await you at this market.
First of all, we would like to share with you a curious fact about street markets. It turns out that they are an institution with a remarkable and extensive history, dating back centuries. Over the years, these places of commercial exchange have been variously referred to as open-air markets, flea markets, flea markets, flea markets, flea markets, flea markets, bazaars, Persian markets and antique markets.
Not only that, but flea markets also played a key role in the origins of cities as we understand them today. In fact, they were the first meeting points for trade, laying the foundations for the first village communities.
The Los Cristianos market is held on Sundays and Tuesdays from 9:00 to 15:00 in Playa de los Cristianos, Arona, very close to the Hotel Villa Mandi Golf Resort. A must-visit destination if you want to soak up Canarian culture and discover a unique range of products and services.
In the Los Cristianos market you will find a wide variety of products at really convenient prices. Everything you’re looking for is available here, with stalls offering everything from clothes to second-hand items, gold and silverware, intimate apparel, vinyl records, shoes and old books, as well as many other items. Particularly noteworthy are the handmade objects, textiles, small decorations and even antiques. If you’re looking for the best bargains, it’s advisable to start early, as they tend to sell out quickly.
And when you need to rest or recharge your batteries at the end of your tour of the Los Cristianos market, you will have a wide selection of options available to you. You can enjoy refreshing drinks, delicious snacks and tasty meals on the charming promenade of Los Cristianos, which is very close by.
But that’s not all. Although the Los Cristianos flea market is considered to be the biggest in the south of the island of Tenerife, in this blog we would like to recommend 2 other flea markets that you cannot miss and that will also surprise you.
- The Rastro de Santa Cruz de Tenerife stands out as one of the most extensive and renowned flea markets on the island of Tenerife. Every Sunday morning, Avenida José Guimerá in Tenerife’s capital metamorphoses into a bustling open-air market with around 700 stalls. The flea market exhibits a varied range of items from clothing to replicas and handicrafts, while the market is dedicated to the sale of local and organic food products.
- La Matanza Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s, Wine and Crafts Market of La Matanza de Acentejo is a symbol of the rural identity and the recovery of the agricultural sector of the municipality, whose fertile lands form a landscape dotted with vineyards, potatoes, vegetables and fruit trees, with the chestnut trees standing out in the landscape. Open Saturdays from 8:00 to 15:00 and Sundays from 8:00 to 14:00.
Supporting local shopping and local products is essential to support fair trade, as well as the large number of professionals who work every day to offer their products and services.
Buying from local businesses, such as the Los Cristianos market, encourages economic growth in the area, generates jobs, promotes product diversity and contributes to a more vibrant and connected environment. In addition, by supporting local traders, it builds a sense of identity and belonging, and reduces the environmental footprint by minimising transport distances.
If you are on holiday in Tenerife, don’t hesitate to visit the Los Cristianos market, as well as any of the other markets we have suggested in this blog: we assure you that you will enjoy an unforgettable experience!