Have you heard about Ibiza's famous Hippy Market? It’s one of the island top attractions and a must-see for every holidaymaker. But that's not the only market you can visit, there are many happening all over the island, so wherever you stay you can enjoy a fabulous shopping experience.
Ibiza has strong artistic roots going back to the early '60s when artisans, painters and designers flocked to the island to experience its unique atmosphere, incredible light and freedom of expression. All this comes through in the markets held on the island where handmade items of clothing, jewellery and artefacts can be bought.
The biggest markets are the Punta Arabí Hippy Market on Wednesday in Es Caná and the Las Dalias Hippy Market on Saturday in San Carlos.
Below is a list of the regular markets that happen around the island, some open only in the summer season, others all year round. Each has its own unique atmosphere. Some major on local handicrafts, others bring you exotic jewellery, textiles and clothing from places such as South America, India and Indonesia. Just take a look and decide which one you'd like to visit.
Please note that dates and times may change during the year. We have provided websites where available, so please check before going.
Monday and Tuesday
Las Dalias night time market
Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of this atmospheric market, the Las Dalias restaurant and event venue is still a meeting point for the modern-day hippy. Specialities include handmade clothing and jewellery. Often there is live music.
When: Monday and Tuesday from June to September, 19.00 to 1.00 h. In August also on Sundays.
Website: Las Dalias
Hippy Market Punta Arabí
The original one and the biggest! Countless stalls huddle beneath the shade of pine trees on lots of winding paths between white bungalows. This market is stuffed full of items from all over the world – many handmade. A definite shop till you drop experience!
There’s also a kids area where they can make their own souvenir of the market; there are several bars and restaurants offer drinks and food and drummers and live music add to the lively atmosphere.
Review with lots of photos: A day on the Hippy Market Punta Arabí
When: Every Wednesday from April to October / 10.00 to 19.00 h
Website: Hippy Market Punta Arabí
Cala Llonga market
Small selection of stalls by local artisans selling fashion accessories and silver jewellery set with precious gems.
Where: On the promenade of the small resort of Cala Llonga
When: Thursday from May to October, 18.00 h till midnight
Website: Cala Llonga market
San Rafael artisan market
A great weekly market with ceramics with traditional and contemporary designs as well as other artisan-made products. It’s the only place on the island named an area of interest for handicrafts. There’s even fruit from local orchards.
Where: In the village of San Rafael, located in the middle of the island
When: Thursday from June to September, 19.00 to 23.30 h
Mercadillo Sant Jordi - car boot market
Loved by the locals you can buy practically anything here - second hand books, clothing, jewellery, plants, furniture... or just enjoy wandering around and pondering on who will buy that size 12 left foot flipper! Very cosmopolitan atmosphere and there's a bar for drinks and snacks. Midday lots of bongo players meet on the spectator’s steps for an incredible jamming session.
When: Every Saturday all year round / 9.00 till 15.00 h
Website: Mercadillo Sant Jordi
Hippy Market Las Dalias
After the Hippy Market in Punta Arabí this is the second largest one, with a fantastic offer of fashion and jewellery, many handmade from local designers and artists, as well as lots of other handicrafts like leatherware and paintings. Enjoy mime acts, the Moroccan tea tent, live music and the exotic atmosphere of Las Dalias, still one of the most important meeting points for the bohemian hippies of the island.
There are several bars offering drinks and fresh juices and the restaurant Las Dalias serves tasty meals on the terrace overgrown with shady ivy. Go early to avoid the crowds.
Review with lots of photos: Las Dalias Market
When: Every Saturday all year round. From May till October 10.00 to 20.00 h, from November till April 10.00 till 18.00 h. In summer it is also held on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Website: Las Dalias
You will find stalls featuring local products from local people. There is artwork and handicrafts of all types, with paintings, sculptures and ceramics. There’s also artisan made hierbas, the local drink, perfumes and cosmetics and lots of other things. Even performances and poetry can be had, including traditional music from different countries.
When: Every Saturday all year round / 10.00 to 16.00 h
Website: Mercat de Forada
Once Upon a Time Market
Held on different locations in Ibiza, e.g. in the grounds of Boutique Hostal Salinas, the chic and stylish 'Once Upon a Time' market offers fans an eclectic but quality range of underground fashion labels, accessories, eco products and much more.
DJs play some excellent mixes to accompany those enjoying either a well mixed cocktail at the bar or strolling around the market, of up to 40 stalls.
Review with photos: Once Upon a Time Market
Where: Held on different locations in Ibiza, e.g. in the grounds of Boutique Hostal Salinas
When: Several markets throughout the year, normally on a Saturday. The next market is planned for 2017, an exact date isn't known yet, please check Facebook page.
Facebook: Once Upon a Time Ibiza, for more information and exact dates and opening times
San Juan Market
This market has grown hugely in popularity over the last years. Showcasing locally made foods, drinks, eco-friendly toiletries and for the most part, good quality trinkets and clothing items - many are very hippy in style. There is also live music from 12 noon (as soon as Mass is finished at the church opposite). Attracting residents and island guests alike, it has an eclectic and buzzing vibe.
Review with photos: San Juan Market
Where: In the centre of the small village of San Juan in the North of the island
When: Every Sunday all year round / 10.00 to 16.00 h
Rastrillo Cala Leña - flea market
Little flea market with all manner of second hand and used items. The flea market has a great atmosphere and is very popular with foreign residents. You can find really great items at bargain prices. The bar sells German sausages and mulled wine during winter while on the terrace live bands play. The Cala Leña restaurant serves up a very tasty Paella if all the shopping makes you hungry!
Review with photos: Cala Leña Market
Where: Near the beach of Cala Leña, on the parking of the Cala Leña restaurant (drive via San Carlos in direction 'Cala Llenya', on the crossing where you go left to Cala Mastella and right to Cala Llenya, go straight to the Cala Leña Restaurant)
When: Every Sunday all year round / 9.00 - 15.00 h
Website: Rastrillo Cala Leña
During the summer season from May till October there are also street markets selling accessories, jewellery, leatherware and many other things. Find them in;
- Figueretas – every day along the promenade from early evening
- Playa d'en Bossa - every day and evening in the small pedestrian area right in the centre of the resort, behind the Santos Coast Suites and the Sal Rossa Apartments
- San Antonio – along the front of the harbour from early evening (every day apart from Sunday)
- Ibiza Town – every evening in the narrow streets of the old port quarter La Marina from late afternoon till midnight
- Santa Eulalia - in the ‘Ramblas’ opposite the fountains (leading down to the beach) every day and evening
Santa Gertrudis - from June to September in the village square next to the church, every Saturday between 20.00 and 23.00 h
Formentera – from May to October between 16.00 and 21.00 h every Wednesday and Thursday in Pilar de la Mola
Just walk across the drawer-bridge to step back in time with fire-eaters, pot makers, basket weavers, stilt-walkers and numerous other activities and stalls.
When: Each year on the 2nd weekend of May
Review with lots of photos: Medieval Festival
Las Dalias Christmas Market
Throughout the month of December the Las Dalias Restaurant is transformed into a Christmas Market. Warm snacks, mulled wine and a thriving local community make this a great meeting spot.
When: Each year from mid December till 5th of January (25th of December and 1st of January closed). Weekdays open from 17.00 to 21.00 h, Saturdays from 10.00 h to 21.00 h, Sundays from 15.00 to 21.00 h.
Website: Las Dalias
Vara de Rey Christmas market
Whenever you see Ibiza Town’s big Christmas tree lit up, you know it’s time for the Christmas Market which sits next door to it. People travel from across the island to visit its many stalls that sell hand-made and leather goods, jewellery, artisan products and lots of lovely Christmas decorations. For as little as €1, you can try local products like spicy spreadable sobrasada sausage, fresh cheeses and salamis with a drop of local wine. It's a mini Christmas wonder.
Note: For 2016 the market has moved to Plaza Antoni Albert I Nieto in Ibiza Town whilst renovations take place at Vara de Rey
Where: Vara de Rey avenue
When: Every day between 11h and 22 h from the start of December to early January
Las Dalias Easter Market
At Easter the Saturday daytime Las Dalias Hippy Market, which takes place on Saturday all year round, extends over the whole Easter weekend - perfect to browse the many stalls in the warm spring sun. This event is very popular with the locals and almost signals the arrival of the summer season when you will see many more market stands than in winter.
When: Each year from Maundy Thursday till Easter Sunday, each day from 10.00 till 19.00 h
Website: Las Dalias
See also our events calendar for dates and times of all markets.
The above information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but may be subject to change.
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