From local markets in sleepy hill towns to the bustle of Mogan’s huge Friday event there’s a street market every day in south Gran Canaria. Here’s our day-by-day guide to all the markets in the area.
Monday is handicraft market day in Puerto Mogán. It’s not as busy as the huge Friday market and you get slightly higher quality wares. The stalls are in the zone behind the beach, rather than along the harbour wall. Stallholders have to have a handicrafts license and most goods are handmade in Gran Canaria.
09:30 to 15:00
The popular Arguineguin market is on Tuesday mornings on Paco González street. This is in front of the Fusion cafe on the cement factory side of town rather than the beach side. Most of the stalls here are the same as the ones at the Mogán market on Fridays. You get everything from smoothies to chimney cake, underwear to jewelry.
08.00 to 14.00
The San Fernando market is on every Wednesday and Saturday between 08.00 and 14.00 in the indoor marketplace. It sells pretty much everything from fresh produce to souvenirs, aloe vera products and leather goods.
08.00 to 13.30
The Canarian market in the San Agustín shopping centre is south Gran Canaria’s newest market. Stalls sell a range of local produce and traditional handicraft from baskets and knives to pottery and jewelry.
08.00 to 14.00
The big one: Friday market day in Puerto Mogán is south Gran Canaria’s biggest and busiest market. You can’t miss the stalls as they fill the area behind the beach and the square and stretch right out along the harbour wall.
Mogán on Friday gets crowded so it’s best to arrive early, see the stalls and be eating by the time the buses and ferries arrive. This market is mostly for tourists and there’s a wide range of goods and prices. Fresh fruit and vegetables stalls have fair prices.
08.00 to 14.00
The San Fernando market is on every Saturday and Wednesday in the indoor marketplace. It sells pretty much everything from fresh produce to souvenirs, aloe vera and leather goods.
08.00 and 14.00
For a local market where the goods and prices are aimed at Canarians rather than tourists, head to Tunte (San Bartolome de Tijarana) on Sunday mornings. The market is in Plaza de Santiago square and sells fresh local produce from fruits and vegetables to cheese and honey.
09.00 to 13.00
Puerto Rico / Maspalomas
South Gran Canaria’s largest farmer’s market alternates between Maspalomas and Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico it’s in the park area just below the shopping centre while the Maspalomas event is in the San Fernando skating park. Prices are fair and you get a wide range of local produce from farms and dairies in the area. Consult the timetable here.
08.30 to 14.00
Pretty Santa Lucia, surrounded by olive trees, palms and rugged valleys, holds its weekly market on Sundays at the entrance to town as you drive in from the coast. Most of the produce on sale is local and it’s a great place to buy fruit and vegetables.
0.800 and 14.00
The craft market by the Parque Europa in Playa del Inglés (next to the minitrain) is on every evening except Sundays. Stalls sell a wide range of jewelry and crafts, both Canarian and international.
Open between 19.30 and 23.30.
How to get to south Gran Canaria’s markets
Mogan, Puerto Rico and Arguineguin are well connected to each other and to to Playa del Inglés/Maspalomas by local bus. The bus companies put on extra buses on market days so you won’t have a problem finding a seat.
A great alternative to the guaguas is to hop on a ferry. These travel regularly between south Gran Canaria’s marinas and serve the Mogán, Arguineguin and Puerto Rico markets.
Rent a car or get a local bus up to the local markets at Tunte and Santa Lucia.