Markets tomorrow in La Palma

 Flea Market, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Santa Cruz Flea Market

Santa Cruz Flea Market
Tomorrow the monthly flea market will be held in the port car park at Santa Cruz de la Palma. There’s an amazing variety of stuff on sale. For some reason there are lots of flowers, plants and vegetables, but also various crafts and antiques.


Argual Flea Market, Los Llanos

The flea market in Argual, just outside Los Llanos, takes place every Sunday from about 10 am to about 2 pm. It’s smaller than the monthly market in Santa Cruz, but it’s a much nicer situation. I think it’s been a market square for a very long time. At any rate, it’s surrounded by beautiful old buildings and has trees growing in the middle (which must be really nice on the hottest days).

This market has a slightly different flavour to Santa Cruz. It has a much higher percentage of German Hippies selling New Age things like Tibetan singing bowls.

I only saw two stalls setting plants. One also sold vegetables, and I bought some really good broccoli, plus sage and dill for the garden.

And one man was selling Palmeran cigars. Now I don’t smoke, but I believe Palmeran tobacco has a very good reputation.

Last time I went,  my favourite bit was the dreamy live music. The instrument on the left is a digeridoo and the instrument on the right is a hang

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. Sheila, is there still a small fruit and vegetable market at Los Llanos on Sunday mornings near the main school ? At that market the local growers seem to sell their own produce (farmers type market) and hence, good prices, guavas and yellow passion fruits with the odd (very odd) German stall selling flowers, chilis or herbs.
    What distinguished this market for me , was the fact that several stall holders used to give you freebies.

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