There are lots of types of markets in Lanzarote. Almost a different one for every day of the week.
The most visited and well known is the Teguise Sunday Market located in the old capital. Spread across the rest of the island are farmer markets, arts and crafts, charity markets and more.
Historically the markets were an essential part of survival. The towns were small and spread out specialising in one category of product. Not only was the sharing of resources important but the social interaction as well.
Fiestas balanced this but the markets were the regular main stay. Many of the markets that continue to this day in the out laying towns of Lanzarote have been around for hundreds of years.
Whilst on holiday in Lanzarote it is well worth taking some time and visiting some the authentic markets on the island.
You can find out where and when all the markets are and all the events each month on our Lanarote Events Guide page
Lanzarote markets in summary
If you manage to go and see Lanzarote’s neighboring island whilst there make sure you visit some of the weekly markets in Fuerteventura
Find out about the island using this Fuerteventura Tourist Guide
The website covers the best places to stay in Fuergeventura, there is an events guide, beach guide, places to visit and weekly markets section.
A ferry from Playa Blanca to Corraleo in Fuerteventura only takes twenty minutes, its well worth the effort.