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5 must visit hippy markets on Ibiza

Shopping, island style, at Ibiza's amazing markets.

So, you have already taken a dip in the warm Balearic sea, marvelled at sunsets, partied all night and visited Formentera. It is now time to indulge yourself in one of Ibiza's best attractions: its various Hippy Markets. Rooted in the hippy movement that fled to Ibiza during the 60s, they are scattered all over the island and cater for every taste.

Las Dalias Hippy Market - San Carlos

Las Dalias in San Carlos is probably the best-known hippy market on the island due to its very inviting and picturesque atmosphere.

Welcomed by exotic colours that surround visitors upon entrance, it features a 200 stall market where you can find crafts from all over the globe, clothes, unusual musical instruments, hammocks and antiques. You can also pamper yourself with a body massage, a palm reading or enjoy a snack at the food stands or in the bar. DJs play from mid-afternoon till closing.

When: Saturdays - all year round - 10:00 to 20:00 (19:00 during the winter season)

Las Dalias night market also offers a more relaxed market on the evenings of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday during the summer nights. Perfect to enjoy a live music dinner in a cosy environment. There also is a wide variety of activities available for the little ones.

When: June -  September - Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays from 19:00, August - Mon, Tue and Sunday from 7 pm

Sant Jordi Flea Market

San Jordi's flea market remains the most authentic and a local's favourite, getting most crowded during the winter.

It is held at the hippodrome in Sant Jordi and anyone can sell without the need for a permit. Therefore, it is possible to find virtually everything (seriously, everything) for very reasonable prices. It is quite big, so make sure time is on your side - you will most definitely be tempted to see it all.

There is a bar and from midday drummers often add to the atmosphere.

When: Saturdays - all year round - 8:00 to 15:00

Es Canar True Hippy Market

Opened in 1973, the market in Es Canar is the oldest and biggest hippy market in Ibiza.

Over 500 artisans and vendors offer high-quality crafts, colourful clothing from south east Asia and self-designed fashion, accessories of all kinds, wooden toys, jewellery from India and much, much more. Visitors are entertained by music and diverse live performances.

Undeniably charming, you can also treat yourself to a typical Ibicencan meal. Get there early to avoid crowds and bring kids along, there is a specially designed space for them.

When: April to October - every Wednesday
Opening times: April, May & October - 10:00 to 18:00 / June, July & September - 10:00 to 19:00 / August - 10:00 to 20:00

San Juan Artisan Market

Held on the central square and around the church of the charming village San Juan in the north of the island, this lovely artisan market offers live music (after midday), delicious food, various crafts, items of clothing and locally grown organic fruits and vegetables.

There is an open art gallery and several local bars and restaurants cater for all gastronomic needs. Boasting a colourful, friendly and buzzing vibe, it's definitely a must if you want to get immersed in the rich local culture.

When: Sundays - all year round - 09:00 to 16:00 

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Playa d'en Bossa Hippy Market

Situated along pedestrianised streets in the centre of the popular resort Playa d'en Bossa, this small daily hippy market is very convenient for holidaymakers staying close to the area or for a short stopover after the beach.

Street pantomimes and musicians are often seen alongside the artisan products on offer.

When: Every day - May to September - 18:00 to 23:00

WORDS | Bianca Panozzo


Find more information about all markets on Ibiza here and in our events calendar.

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