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Hippy and other markets on Ibiza

Ibiza is well known for its hippy, artisan and street markets and others selling local foods and secondhand goods. Markets take place year-round with the majority taking place during the summer season.

Have you heard about Ibiza's famous hippy markets? They are one of the island's top attractions and a must-see for every holidaymaker. They are held all over the island, so wherever you stay, you will be able to enjoy a fabulous shopping experience.

The hippy markets have their origins in the 1960s. At that time, many hippies spent the winter in Asia, mostly in Goa in India or on Bali in Indonesia. From there, they brought back colourful hippie fashion and sold it on the markets in summer. Artisans, painters and designers also flocked to the island in those days to experience its unique atmosphere, freedom of expression and incredible light.

You still find an incredibly varied choice on the hippie markets today: inexpensive fashion and jewellery from Asia, but also many handicraft products such as leather goods and self-designed jewellery. 

The biggest hippy markets are the Punta Arabí Hippy Market on Wednesday in Es Caná and the Las Dalias Hippy Market on Saturday in San Carlos.

In addition to the hippy markets, there are also various artisan markets where local artists present and offer their self-made products. These range from ceramics and paintings to many imaginative souvenirs such as hand-crocheted baby shoes, homemade soap, painted stones and much, much more.

The largest artisan markets are held on Sundays in San Juan in the beautiful north of the island and on Saturdays in San José in the southwest. 

Below is a list of all markets that take place around the island. Certain markets only open in the summer season while others are year-round and each has its own unique atmosphere. 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, Tuesday and Sunday

Las Dalias night market

Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the atmospheric night market, a more relaxed version of the famous Las Dalias hippy market on Saturdays. Specialities include hand-made clothing and jewellery. Often there is live music too.

Where: in and around the multi-purpose venue Las Dalias, shortly before the village of San Carlos in the north of the island

When: Monday, Tuesday and Sunday from June to September, 19:00 to 00:30

Website: Las Dalias


Wednesday

Hippy Market Punta Arabí

The original one and the biggest. Countless stalls huddle beneath the shade of pine trees on lots of winding paths among white-painted buildings. This market is full of items from all over the world, many hand-made. A definite shop-till-you-drop experience.

There's also a kids' area where they can make their own market souvenir. Several bars and restaurants offer drinks and food. Drummers and live music add to the lively atmosphere.

Where: in the resort of Es Caná on the grounds of Club Cala Martina (previously Club Punta Arabí)

When: every Wednesday from April till October - April, May and October 10:00 to 18:00; June, July and September 10:00 to 19:00; August 10:00 to 20:00

Facebook: Hippy Market Es Canar

Instagram: @hippymarketescanar


Thursday

Cala Llonga market

Small selection of local artisan stalls selling fashion accessories and silver jewellery set with precious gems.

There is also live music and the little funfair of Cala Llonga is open too.

Where: on the promenade in the small resort of Cala Llonga

When: Thursday from May to October, 18:00 till midnight

San Rafael evening 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 also fruit from local orchards on sale.

Where: On the church square in the village of San Rafael, located in the centre of the island

When: every Thursday from end of June to September, 19:30 to 23:00

Website: Muestra Artesanal de Sant Rafel

San Miguel artisan market

Please note: This market has not yet been confirmed for 2022

Small evening market in the village of San Miguel, up on the hill where the church is located. There are around 25 stalls, which offer handicrafts from Ibiza and around the world, as well as homemade food and drinks. Not only does the market feel vey family-friendly, but you can find quite special souvenirs here.

You are likely to find products that you won't find on other markets. In recent years, these have included photos printed onto wood, leather shoes created by a local designer, silk cloths and more.

At 19:15 there is a presentation of ball pagès, the traditional Ibizan folk dance, followed by live music.

Where: in the charming village San Miguel in the north of the island, on the hill where the main church is located

When: every Thursday from June to September, 18:00 to 22:00 

Friday

Santa Gertrudis artisan market

Small evening market in this lovely village in the centre of the island. Local artists showcase their work. You will find paintings, jewellery and lots of interesting self-made souvenirs like crocheted baby shoes.

It takes place on the beautiful village square in front of the church, which is lined with restaurants. Safe for children to run around, there is also a large playground. From June, live music adds to the magic atmosphere.

Where: in the village of Santa Gertrudis, one of the most beautiful of the island

When: every Friday from the end of May till September, from 19:00 to midnight


Saturday

Mercadillo Sant Jordi - car boot market

You can buy practically anything here: secondhand books, clothing, jewellery, plants and furniture at a market that's much loved by locals

All kinds of bric-a-brac are here. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and then relax in the bar with a drink or snack. At midday, an array of bongo players meet on the spectators' steps at this former horse trotting stadium for an incredible jamming session.

We have been there - read our review about the Mercadillo Sant Jordi.

Where: in Sant Jordi in the south of the island, in the Hipodromo, which used to be an active horse trotting stadium, at the south end of the village

When: every Saturday all year round, 08:00 till 15:00

Website: Mercadillo Sant Jordi

Hippy Market Las Dalias

After the Punta Arabí Hippy Market, this is the second largest one, with a superb selection of fashion and jewellery, much of it made by hand by local designers and artists. Look out also for other handicrafts like leatherware and paintings. Enjoy mime acts, a Moroccan tea tent and live music - all in the exotic atmosphere of Las Dalias, still one of the most important meeting points for the island's bohemian set.

There are several bars offering drinks and fresh juices plus Las Dalias Café serves tasty meals on its ivy-shaded terrace. Go early to avoid the crowds.

Review with lots of photos: Las Dalias Market

Where: in and around the multi-purpose venue Las Dalias shortly before the village of San Carlos in the north of the island

When: every Saturday all year round. From April to October 10:00 to 20:00; from November to March 10:00 till 18:00. In summer it is also held in the evening on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday (see Las Dalias Night Market).

Website: Las Dalias


Forada Market

You will find stalls featuring local products. There is artwork and handicrafts of all types, with paintings, sculptures and ceramics. There's also hierbas, the local herb liqueur, perfumes, cosmetics and lots of other things.

There are also performances, live music and themed activities.

Where: in the car park of the Can Tixedo Art Café near San Rafael (see Google maps)

When: every Saturday all year round, 10:00 to 16:00

Facebook: Mercat de Forada


Ecological food and craft market San José

A market that promotes the traditions of Ibiza, with white stalls lining the roads of this lovely village in the southwest of the island. Some offer organic and "eco" products from the island, such as fruit, vegetables and or homemade pastries, whilst others sell handicrafts of all types like paintings, sculptures and ceramics.

Workshops offer ways of learning how to help nurture the environment, with ones on how to bake bread, make compost or grow herbs.

Many restaurants of the village also offer a special organic menu for lunch.

See this video from the San José local council.

Where: in the centre of the charming village of San José, in front of the town hall

When: every Saturday from Easter to the end of October, 9:30 to 13:30

Website: Mercat de Sant Josep


Sunday

Artisan market San Juan

This market in the charming village of San Juan is very popular, showcasing locally-made foods, drinks and handicrafts as well as good quality trinkets and clothing items, many of which are hippy in style. There also is a section where artists promote and sell their work, such as paintings, sculptures and more.

From 12:00 noon live bands play in the village square after the main church mass has ended. Attracting residents and island guests alike, the San Juan market has a very eclectic and lively vibe.

There are large parking areas at the northern end of the village, so if you enter the village from the southern entrance, drive straight through it to the northern end. You will be guided to free parking spots by the yellow-vested parking assistants.

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, 09:00 to 16:00 


Street and beach markets

During the summer season from May to October there are also street and beach markets selling handicrafts, arts, fashion, accessories, jewellery and many other things:

  • Ibiza Town – every evening in the narrow streets of the old port quarter La Marina from late afternoon till midnight
  • San Antonio – every evening, along the front of the harbour from 18:30 to midnight
  • Santa Eulalia - every day except Sundays in the Paseo S'Alamera, the small "Ramblas" leading down to the beach (May, June, October 9:00 to 14:00, July, August and September 9:00 to 22:00)
  • Playa d'en Bossa - every day and evening in the small pedestrian area in the centre of the resort
  • Figueretas – every day along the promenade from early evening
  • Cala Benirrás - all week apart from Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 21:00 right next to the beach
  • Formentera – find all markets in the text further below on the page Things to do on Formentera

Medieval festival

The Medieval festival is one of the highlights of the year. Just walk across the drawer-bridge into the fortified old town to step back in time with fire-eaters, pot makers, basket weavers and stilt-walkers; plus numerous other activities, performances and stalls are put on.

Review with photos: Ibiza's Medieval Fair

Where: in the old walled town of Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town

When: each year on the second weekend of May


Christmas Markets

Las Dalias Christmas Market

Throughout the month of December, Las Dalias Restaurant is transformed into a Christmas Market. Warm snacks, mulled wine and a thriving local community make this a great meeting spot.

Where: in and around Las Dalias Café just before the village of San Carlos in the north of the island

When: each year from mid-December to 5 January (25 December and 1 January closed). Weekdays from 17:00 to 21:00; Saturdays from 10:00 to 21:00; Sundays from 15:00 to 21:00.

Website: Las Dalias

Christmas market in Ibiza Town

Up to 24 stalls selling hand-made and leather goods, jewellery, artisan products and lovely Christmas decorations on the Vara de Rey boulevard in the heart of town.

Where: Vara de Rey

When: every day between 11:00 and 22:00 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 signals the arrival of the summer season when you will see many more market stands than in winter.

Where: in and around Las Dalias Café located just before the village of San Carlos in the north of the island

When: each year from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday, each day from 10:00 until 19:00

Website: Las Dalias


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See our events calendar for dates and times of all markets.

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The above information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but may be subject to change.

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