Ibiza is known for its colorful hippy markets. Flower power clothing and accessories, colorful bags, leather belts or sandals, handmade figurines, you will find it all. Some markets are all year round, others are only in the summer, but daily. We have listed the nicest and best known markets for you.
Which Hippie Markets Are in Ibiza?
The hippie markets in Ibiza really started in the 50s / 60s. Alternative bon vivants (the hippies) settled on the pirate island and earned their money making and selling artisan products. They gathered in a plain, a parking lot or in a forest and displayed the products on their rugs. The hippy markets in Ibiza are unique and many trinkets are still made by the same hippies or their children. The following markets are worth a visit:
Relive the 1970s at Ibiza's largest hippy market: Punta Arabi. This hippy market was founded in 1973 by Ibizan artists and hippies and takes place every Wednesday in high season. On average, 13,000 people from all over the island travel to this colorful hippie market every week. With the 500 stalls that you can find there, you will not be tired of it. Stroll among the stalls and pine trees, enjoy live music, living statues and you will find juices, paella, wine, soft drinks, cakes and much more in the various food and beverage outlets. You feel like a child in the candy store among the beautiful jewelry, artwork, handmade leather goods and colorful clothing. In addition to authentic products. Tired and satisfied, we sat down on one of the nice terraces on the hippiemarket with al our bags filled.
How to get there:
From Santa Eularia, head north and follow signs for Es Canar. After about 8 minutes get the exit Es Canar and drive through the pretty village along the boulevard (left) to the parking lot. The parking lot does have to be paid. Punta Arabi is also easily accessible by bus.
The parking lot under the trees is very bumpy and also look carefully that you cannot be built in. It is highly recommended to spend (part of) a day
One of Ibiza’s living legends
This coming 4th of November, coinciding with the celebration of the San Carlos Patron Saint, Las Dalias will be celebrating their 65 years of existence and what started off as a bar at the side of the road with a dance floor, has become a true legend. To look back on the history of Las Dalias means looking back on the last six decades of Ibiza’s history.
The market, that had been created in 1985, grew steadily throughout the 90s to achieve the emblematic status it boasts today. This hippie market currently has 20,000 visitors a day in high season! The market, which is located just outside San Carlos, has 200 stalls and is also a stage for concerts and other events. It is one of the most important meeting points in the north. The range of products is large; jewelry, exotic musical instruments, colorful bags, artworks, carpets, hammocks, figurines, you will find it all at this historic hippy market. In the middle of the site there is a bar where you can enjoy a refreshing drink in between strolling. This market also has a restaurant.
Opening times: Las Dalias
is open on Saturdays and all year round. They start at 10:00 am and close around sunset. In the summer there is a Night Market on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 19:00 to 01:00. The market is open several days in a row at Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Shopping with music, drinks and a wide range of handmade products.
How to get there:
From Santa Eularia, head north and follow signs for San Carlos. After about 8 minutes you will see a roundabout, take it straight on and after 200 meters the first parking lot is on the left. The second car park is on the right, opposite the restaurant and when it is very busy there is a third car park behind the market, turn left past the restaurant. But the market is also easily accessible by bus.
If you like shopping, Las Dalias is definitely recommended to spend (part of) a day. One day was not enough for us to see and socialize
All Sundays from 10.30 in the morning the San Juan town square fills up to the brim of people to enjoy one of most authentic events on the island of Ibiza: the flea market of San Juan. In your positions you will find products from handicrafts, typical pieces or articles for the little ones from the house until organic food recently collected in the most carefully orchards of the municipality. Until the neighbors of the people have joined him to offer your most popular culinary elaborations such as jams, cakes, olives or a wide variety of preserves.
Jewelry, clothing, pictures, bags, decorative items… All unique pieces worked by expert hands in the world of crafts from every corner of the world you can imagine. In fact, it could be said that it is one of the most eclectic markets of the island, since it is joined by people from all nationalities and cultures ready to spend a day of the most pleasant.
Music groups change week after week and some of the sales positions also rotate. And sometimes the live music is so exciting that there is also dancing in the square.
The bars and restaurants around the square fill up, creating a most welcoming environment. As soon as you can try to sit at the table of one of them like, if the sun is with you (which surely does), go out and have a snack sitting on any bench or step The views are not to waste!
Have lunch at Bar Giri
Bar Giri is also located in the center of San Juan and has a lovely (vegetable) garden where you can enjoy a super fresh juice, green smoothie or coffee from the barrista on the lounge sofas or four-poster beds. Bar Giri is a favorite spot of many famous Dutch people.
It is one of the few markets that remains open not only during the summer season, but the locals can also enjoy it in winter. Certainly in the summer, from June to September, is also held on Friday from 10.00 to 15.00 hours, although its surface is somewhat smaller.
Artisan products and art while enjoying live music.
San Jordi flea market
Would you like to experience a real Ibicenco flea market? Then go to the flea market of Sant Jordi, the village between Las Salinas and Ibiza town. The market is held in the grounds of the San Jordi Hipódromo (horse racing track), which you can also see well in the cafe: beautiful old photos of horse racing and prize cups. Many locals sell everything that is salable from their car: second-hand books, vintage clothing, bohemian-style jewelry, and so on. In the winter you can find nicer vintage items than in the summer. This market is mainly visited by the locals and is less well known by tourists. Here too, like many other Ibizan markets, live music can be heard, for example the drummers of Benirras .
The market is held every Saturday (all year round) from 9am to 2pm.
How to get there by car:
From Ibiza town drive to the airport and take the exit Las Salinas, Es Cavallet and San Jordi. Roundabout 1 quarter and then you can park right and left for free. It can sometimes be busy with cars, also because it is close to the beach.
Art y Mercat Sant Antoni
This small, new market in the west is organized by Saigo, who ensured that the market in Sant Juan provided real artists with a place to sell their art. This “El Mercat de Tots” has handmade products, ecological food and art, as well as live music and activities for children. Paella is also prepared in a large pan. Started in 2018 and the local vendors all hope it makes the Friday market in Sant Antoni as popular as the Sunday market in San Juan. So check their Facebook page for the latest news.
Every Friday from 10am to 5pm. Paella from 2:30 pm. From June to September from 6:00 pm to midnight due to the heat.
Plaza Norte, San Antoni de Portmany, behind the church.
Currently the only market in the west, which can be combined with a sunset.
How to get there:
Drive towards San Antoni. The market is in the heart of San Antoni de Portmany, so we recommend parking in the large free car park near Cafe Mambo and Cafe del Mar and then walking back. This is easiest to reach if, just before arriving at San Antoni, you take the roundabout 1 quarter towards Santa Agnes and then at the second roundabout 3 quarters past the Mercadona supermarket and straight ahead.
Sant Josep Eco Market
Do you want ecological products, organic meat, environmentally-friendly grown vegetables and fruit? Or do you want to take home a real “artisan” Ibiza gift? Then go to the eco market of Sant Josep. Many Ibicencos make the traditional products themselves on the spot, such as wicker baskets, rope slippers or folkloric Ibiza dolls. This market started in the summer of 2017 and is therefore less well known and not that big.
The Sant Josep eco market is held on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.
Right in the center of Sant Josep.
Nice market for gifts or souvenirs if you appreciate the Ibiza folklore, or want to eat healthy.
Cala Llonga Market
Is a nice "after beach" market. Enjoy shopping with a nice drink in your hand, listening to live music under the clear starry sky. Many handmade products.
Every Thursday from 6:00 pm to midnight in summer.
On the promenade of Cala Llonga.
Good to combine with a day at the beach or lunch at Amante (Sol d´en Serra) and often has live music.
How to get there:
From Santa Eularia, take the road to Jesus and then the left after Siesta. Or from Ibiza town the road through Jesus along Can Furnet and Roca Llisa . After the exit Cala Llonga on the right you can continue to the beach and park on the right.
Nice to go with childeren at the end of the afternoon, because the market is near the playground on the beach.