Fuerteventura has a fantastic number of Markets to visit while you are here, there is one almost every day of the week. If you’re after a little something to remember your trip or that obligational gift for the co-workers and or your mum or just wanted to go for a look for yourself there’s most likely one for you.
The best ‘Fuerteventura’ Market in my opinion is the one at Oasis Park. It’s only on Sundays. It has a great array of tourist items but also a good selection of seasonal produce, baked goods, scarfs, hand made shoes and the list goes on. It is in the most blissful setting in the Oasis Safari Park but you do not have to enter the Oasis Park to go to the Market. There is also a Garden center connected to the market which is open every day of the week. I recommend going early. It opens at 9am. Starting your day with a view of the monkeys as you order the best churros and chocolate on the island, this is awesome for children and the grown ups seem to enjoy it equally as much, just be ready for the sugar come down after you have finished at the Market! Well worth a visit. Google: La Lajita Oasis Park Market or Mercadillo Agro, Sunday 9am until 2pm.
Second Market wins its place for the Local art Market and morning coffee! It is in Lajares and is on a Saturdays. This Market started it’s life as a local handmade artistic market so still has a lot of home made products, made and designed by local people. The market has been growing and now has other stalls that sell all sorts of other items. Start your morning at Paneteca de Lajares bakery for best cinnamon oat milk cappuccino on the island and grab a pastry to start your day. Afterwards wander around the little village of Lajares, the market is in the square in the middle of the village you can’t miss it. If Paneteca de Lajares is full of people head down the road a little to El Goloso de Lajares a little French bakery with a rooftop seating area. Google: Lajares, This market is every Saturday 10am until 2pm. Enjoy!
The third Market is a meca of all the Markets of the island and sells everything from ‘designer’ handbags to Fuerteventura magnets. It’s rather large and is always busy and wins it third spot because of its size. It’s on two times a week Tuesday and Saturday in Caleta de Fuste, El Castillo and is open from 9am to 2pm go early to beat the crowds. Don’t forget to get your Fuerteventura Map towel!
The Fourth Market is very well known and most likely one of the oldest on the island and is very well set up in Corralejo El Campanario. It has a great selection of products and is set in a beautiful arcade with many other shops. It would be easy to spend a morning shopping and enjoying coffee here. The market sells everything from Fuerteventura Aloe Vera products to friendship bracelets and some other neat products and well as produce. There is also a supermarket there and a little square in the middle that often has live music. It is on every Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Google: Corralejo El Campanario Market to find out more information. This same location also has a big Fruit and vegetable Market on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm great place to stock up on your produce for the week and a lot of it is grown locally so it’s always great to support the locals!
The fifth Market that’s great to mention is the Fruit and Vegetable Market in the top floor of Puerto Del Rosario bus station. It only sells local produce and handmade products mainly edible products, there’s a couple of bakery stalls, a fish stall, some of the award winning local goat cheeses (and tasters!), fresh vegetables, goat yoghurts, flowers and fresh eggs stalls. This market is quite small but great if you‘re wanting to stock up on local fresh ingredients. It is open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Google: Puerto Del Rosario autobus station for directions.
There are Markets all over Fuerteventura so depending where you are staying you are likely to find one close to you. There is a local magazine that has more details in it call Hoy Magazine you can find it at local supermarkets it’s free and is printed in 4 languages Spanish, English, French and German.