Markets on Ibiza
Punta Arabi – Es Canar
Relive the 60s and 70s at the largest hippie markets of Ibiza: Punta Arabi! This market is held every Wednesday from 10am to 7pm in Es Canar during peak season. This is also the first hippie market of the island and was started in 1973 by Ibizan artists and hippies. On average, 13,000 people travel each week to this colourful market from all ends of the island. Given the 400-500 stands that you’ll find there, you won’t find yourself running out of things to see. Get down with the live music, living statues and warm snacks. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store among all the beautiful jewellery items, artwork, handmade leather crafts and colourful clothing. Apart from the genuinely authentic Ibizan products, there are also many “Made in…” products available. Not to mention, it isn’t the most beautiful hippie market of the island, and there is slightly less ambiance than the Las Dalias hippie markets, but it is certainly a recommended place to check out sometime. The market is can be easily reached by bus, and entry is free. Paid parking is available as well.
Stroll through the stands and grapevines at one of the most beautiful hippie markets of Ibiza: Las Dalias. The market was started in 1954 by Juanito, who came up with the idea to mimic the hippie markets of Es Canar. And a good idea, it was, because this hippie market currently sees some 20,000 visitors a day during peak season. The market, located in San Carles, has over 200 stands and additionally acts as a concert venue and site location for other events. It is the most important meeting venue for this section of the island. In addition to authentic products, Las Dalias also offers many bulk products. The selection of products is huge: jewellery items, exotic music instruments, colourful handbags, artwork, tapestry, hammocks, figurines… you’ll find it all here at this historic hippie market. There’s a great chance you’ll find something to suit your tastes. At the centre of the grounds, there is a pub where you can take a break from strolling around and grab a refreshing drink to cool off as well as a bite to eat. It is highly recommended to spend (part of) the day tickling your fancy at Las Dalias and get a glimpse of the cosy atmosphere and check out the nice little stands. The market is open every Saturday from 10am to 8pm between May 1st and October 31st. On Monday evening, there is a night market from 7pm till 1 in the morning. We advise that you hit up Las Dalias early in the morning on Saturday or sometime in the early evening since it can get rather crowded during the afternoons. Entry is free, and there are three areas where you can park (paid and unpaid). Just as well, the market can be easily reached by bus.
Hippiemarkt San Juan
The Hippie Market of San Juan is a small market full of ambiance that is held each Friday from 10am to 4pm. This true hippie market attracts many tourists every week. Stroll along the stands and groove to the live music. There are many hand crafted products and lovely little treasures in store. Get yourself a personalised arm band made on site, for example. Prices are extremely varied: there are high ticket items as well as dirt cheap products available. Enjoy a bite to eat or a drink at any of the many comfy spots where you can sit throughout the market. The Giri Cafe is definitely a spot you should hit!
Flea Market of Sant Jordi
Ever experienced a real Ibicenco flea market? Then find your way to the flea market of Sant Jordi, which is right next to Ibiza Town. The market is held in the grounds of the San Jordi Hipódromo (horse racetrack), which can still be seen beautifully in the cafe from the lovely old photos of horse races and prizewinning cups. Many locals open up their cars and sell any and everything that can be sold: used books, clothing, jewellery and what have you… This market is frequented by locals and is somewhat lesser known to tourists. Live music can be heard here as well, as is the case with many other Ibizan markets. The market is held on Saturday from 9am to 2pm.
Eco-Market Sant Josep
Are you looking for ecological products, biological meat, environmentally-friendly grown vegetables and fruit? Or would you like to take a real “artisan” gift from Ibiza to take home? Then visit the Eco market of Sant Josep. Many artisan Ibicencos make the products there, including wicker baskets, rope slippers and folkloristic Ibiza dolls. This market only started in summer 2017 and is therefore not yet widely known, and not too large. It may also offer a good opportunity to visit the San Jose church or one of the many nice restaurants. Or to take a drive on to one of the many beaches in the south. The Eco market of San Jose is held on Saturdays from 10.00 – 13.00.