Markets on Gran Canaria island

Markets on Gran Canaria island

Just like at home, Gran Canaria has a public market somewhere on the island every day. These markets are always cosy and sometimes noisy, which makes the atmosphere. Market prices are sometimes very cheap. In the typical tourist market, for handbags, shoes and other products, bidding is sometimes recommended.

Public markets in Gran Canaria are pure fun and a cheap place in the sun
Public markets in Gran Canaria are pure fun and a cheap place in the sun

In Gran Canaria, thanks to a culture no doubt favoured by its privileged climate, there are dozens of markets and street markets all year round (almost all municipalities have one) and they only get bigger during the summer and Christmas periods.


  • Puerto de Mogan – 9am to 2:30pm – Plaza del Parking
  • Vecindario – 8am to 2pm – Calle Juan XXIII


  • Arguineguin – 8am to 2pm – Plaza Negro not far from Arguineguin beach
    Calle Paco González. Crafts – Bedding – Plants and Flowers – Leather – Fruits, vegetables and local delicacies – Jewelry, clothing and footwear


  • Vecindario – Plaza de San Rafael – 10am to 2pm – One of the oldest public local markets in Gran Canaria is Vecindario. It is very cheap and pleasant. You can still taste the real atmosphere of Gran Canaria here.
  • San Fernando – Literally everything is for sale at this cozy and sometimes very busy market in San Fernando. There is the indoor meat and vegetable market, herbs, spices and other local products including many organic products on offer. On the outdoor square there are fruit stalls, clothes, shoes, handbags and many other items. Pay particular attention to the prices, especially for clothing, shoes and handbags.
Weekly market in the town of Vecindario in Gran Canaria
Photo Verschueren Eddy
Weekly market in the town of Vecindario in Gran Canaria
Photo Verschueren Eddy

The starting prices are very high and negotiation is certainly the message. Learning a little Spanish at home with an online language course or a booklet is a tip for better negotiating with the seller.The market can be reached on foot from Playa les Inglés or Maspalomas, but that is easily a 60-minute walk.

During those days there is also a special bus that drives back and forth to the market from the seaside towns. By the way, it is not that expensive by taxi. The market is on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information at your hotel.


Puerto de Mogan – 8am to 2pm – At the marina of Puerto de Mogan. A very nice market in the center and at the marina.

Market day in Puerto Mogan (Gran Canaria)
Market day in Puerto Mogan (Gran Canaria)


  • Vecindario – 8am to 2pm – Avda. the Las Tirajanas
  • Counted – 8am to 2pm – Next to the bus station
  • Arucas – 8am to 2pm – Calle Alcalde Codorniú Rodríguez and Calle Fernando Caubín Ponce. After the market I can recommend a city trip to the city of Arucas.
  • Santa Brigida – 8am to 8pm – Center. It’s not a big market, but it’s cozy
  • San Fernando – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The municipal market hall is where the market takes place. Souveniers, clothing (many counterfeit), handbags, jewelry and toys. Inside the building there are food and artisanal products. Flowers and plants, aloe vera products. Regional products and cheese such as the famous Queso de Flor from Gran Canaria. The San Fernando market is busy with tourists from the island.
  • San Mateo – San Mateo is one of the most traditional markets on the island, known for the freshest vegetables and specialties of Gran Canaria. In the covered market in the center of San Mateo, Opening hours: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Markten op Gran Canaria zijn gezelligheid en goedkoop. Op de foto Vecindario
Markten op Gran Canaria zijn gezelligheid en goedkoop. Op de foto Vecindario
  • San Fernando – 9am to 2pm – Pista de Patinaje.
    Farmers market with fresh products. ( Biweekly ). San Fernando is easily accessible from Maspalomas, Meloneras or Playa del Ingles.
  • Valsequillo – 8am to 2pm – Marketplace
  • Valleseco – 8am to 2pm – Municipal market place
  • Moya – 8am to 2pm – At the bus station “Estación de Guaguas”
  • Counted – 8am to 2pm – Next to the church at the crossroads
  • Ingenio – 8am to 2pm – Carrizal San Bartolome de Tirajana – Plaza de Santiago
  • Las Palmas – Flea market – 8am to 2pm – Parque San Telmo (close to the bus station and Triana shopping street). You can combine the Las Palmas market with a city trip through the old and new parts of the capital of Gran Canaria.
  • Vegueta – 8am to 2pm – Plaza del Pilar Nuevo (Las Palmas) – Lots of handmade items. This market does not take place during the months of July, August and September. Vegueta is located in the historic part of the city of Las Palmas
  • Teror – The most traditional and one of the most beautiful markets in the Canary Islands. The market is located around the Basilica of the Virgen del Pino, and offers all the specialties of the island, crafts and typical products of Gran Canaria. Opening hours: Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday markets

  • Santa Lucia – 9am to 2pm – Next to town hall
  • Jinamar – 9am to 3pm – When entering the city
  • San Fernando – 9am to 2pm – ( Flea Market / Flea Market ) – Calle San Mateo – Located near the football stadium and roller skating rink. There are an average of 260 exhibitors on the second-hand market.
  • Tejeda – Algemene boeren- en artisanale of andere markt – Galindo. De gemeente Tejeda is gelegen op het hoogste punt van Gran Canaria.
Mercado de Puerto de la Luz in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Markets in Las Palmas

The capital Las Palmas is ideal for shopping. In the city you can get to know the customs of the local population every day at the markets. You will find all types of products and aromas there. Feel the rhythm of this vibrant capital of Gran Canaria.In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria you will find three main market places such as Mercado de Vegueta, Mercado Central and Mercado del Puerto.

The Mercado del Puerto de La Luz (map) is located on the harbour, at the end of Las Canteras near Castillo de la Luz. Here it is a nice mix of friendly locals and tourists. The iron market building was built in 1891 and restored in 1994.

The public market of Puerto De La Luz in Las Palmas
The public market of Puerto De La Luz in Las Palmas

At this covered market you will find meat, vegetables, fruit, flowers but today in modern Las Palmas it is also a meeting point with a recreational and gastronomic feel. Especially in the evening, locals come here to enjoy a good glass of Canarian wine and tapas on the terraces. Here you feel the vibrant Spain, an atmosphere to savour. Especially on Friday evenings, it seems as if no one is at home, but all at the market. Definitely a must.

Las Palmas’ street market. With more than 400 stalls, it is the most famous, busiest and complete market on the whole island. Strolling around the Las Palmas flea market (Ramblas del Alcalde Juan Rodríguez Doreste) is a Sunday tradition among locals, and tourists can join in as one of them. At the stalls you will find practically everything: clothes and footwear, household items and textiles, accessories, fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants and much more. You can visit the market on Sundays from 9am to 2pm

Ramblas del Alcalde Juan Rodríguez Doreste in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ramblas del Alcalde Juan Rodríguez Doreste in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

You can get there by public transport from Guaguas Municipales numbers 21, 24, 33 and 47. The Calle Juan Rejón 25 stop is a few minutes’ walk from the market hall.

Annual Markets in Gran Canaria


Feria ‘Artesanía Genuina’
An annual crafts market. This friendly market takes place at the Maspalomas lighthouse in 2014. 75 stallholders welcome locals and thousands of tourists. 26 participants have the status of crafts and workmanship.

Markt - Market - Mercado - Maspalomas Gran Canaria
Artisan craft market in Maspalomas in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)

Ceramics, leather, glass blowing, jewelry, decorative fabrics, etc. There are participants from all over the island of Gran Canaria. In addition, there are also workshops on certain days. From 5:00 PM to 11:00 PMThis list is regularly supplemented. All suggestions are welcome via the contact form.