At over 4,500ft above sea level, Vilaflor is also Spain´s highest town. Inevitably, the new market will also become the country’s highest.
Vilaflor may be remote but it sits astride the well-trodden tourist route leading from the busy resorts of the south to the island’s crowning glory, Mount Teide.
The new market will start with eight permanent stalls, where tourists and islanders will be able to buy locally grown and produced almonds, cheeses, local cakes and wines as well as examples of the town’s traditional lacework, known as “rosetas”.
Initially, the market will be open at weekends only, though a definite starting date has still to be decided on.