Shopping in Tenerife
Somewhere around here, you’ll find just what you’re looking for.
In the northern zone are located the biggest cities of the island, but also the most rural and traditional areas. You will see that it is quite easy to access a wide variety of products. These are our favorite places to shop in Tenerife North.
Shall we start in the capital? If we think of shopping in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, we automatically think of the streets of Castillo (shoes, accessories, perfumes) and Pilar (this last one full of big firms), the commercial area par excellence. But also, in the market of Our Lady of Africa, with 200 stalls of agricultural products, or (of course) in El Corte Inglés.
We continue in the north, but change location: San Cristóbal de La Laguna. In the other capital of the island, the Market of the Plaza del Cristo and its varied supply of consumables and the streets of Obispo Rey Redondo and Herradores (fashion, decoration, bookstores, cafeterias) stand out above all. You can also go to the Tegueste Market, a little to the north, if you want first-class crafts and agricultural products.
Continuing the shopping in Tenerife along the coast we will arrive at the most authentic part of the island, the valley of La Orotava. In the Tacoronte Farmer’s Market you will find yourself face to face with local producers who bring products from their orchard directly to the market, and in La Orotava, the headquarters of Empresa Insular de Artesanía, with ceramics, textiles, openwork or hand-made carvings according to tradition.
“Some people buy to live, but I live to buy.” – Cyndi Lauper