A visit to the famous hippy markets in Ibiza is a must for every holidaymaker. Cozy hippies, nice happy bags, homemade jewelry, beautiful cloths and Ibizan clothing. And all that wonderfully outside under the sun with relaxed music in the background.
Ibiza has strong artistic roots dating back to the early 1960s when artisans, painters and designers flocked to the island to experience its unique atmosphere, freedom of expression and incredible light.
Some markets are only open in the summer season, others all year round and each has its own unique atmosphere. Some specialize in local handicrafts, others bring you exotic jewelry, textiles and clothing from places such as South America, India and Indonesia.
Las Dalias Hippy Market
One of the two most famous hippy markets in Ibiza is Las Dalias. This market was created on Valentine's Day in 1985 with just five stalls and a handful of visitors. Meanwhile, the "Mercadillo las Dalias" has grown to about 200 stalls.
The stalls are located in a courtyard surrounded by leaves of vine plants. Las Dalias is more than just a market with some stalls. Nowadays you can also go there for delicious food, cocktails, live music and more.
Hippy Market Punta Arabi ( Es Canar )
This market has been around since 1973 and is now the largest hippie market in Ibiza. The market was created because Hotel Club "Punta Arabi" once offered hippies to sell their handmade products there. This hippie market also consisted of only five stalls in the beginning.
These were a stall with sweet treats; a stall with wool sweaters; a stall where you could buy puppies; children who exchanged toys and a stall where you could buy jewelry from India. Live music on the violin and guitar created a cozy atmosphere.
The market in Punta Arabi has grown enormously over the years and today it consists of more than 500 stalls. This makes this hippy market the largest on the island and this market attracts thousands of visitors.
Hippy market Cala Llonga
In Cala Llonga you can also go to a cozy hippie market every Sunday. From May to October, a lively market is organized here every Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to midnight.
For example, you will find nice souvenirs for your home or other nice accessories such as handmade soap. You can also go there for boho clothing, beautiful hats, bags and art.
Hippy market San Juan
Also in the town of San Juan, a cozy hippie market is organized around the church every Sunday. Every week this market also attracts many tourists, but it is a lot quieter than Las Dalias and Punta Arabi. You will also find real hippies, local farmers and various artists.
In addition, you can go there for all kinds of nice handmade things. How about beautiful clothing, bracelets, bags or works of art? There is also often live music which makes it all very pleasant.
Sant Jordi flea market
If you fancy something different than the typical hippie market, the Sant Jordi flea market is highly recommended. Just an original flea market, nothing more, nothing less.
Here you will find mainly locals who sell everything from their trunk. Because this market is less known to tourists, you will mainly find many locals there. There is also often live music.
Sant Josep ecological market
Every Saturday you can go to the cozy village of Sant Josep for a real ecological market. The market is officially called Mercat de Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, or the Market of Sant Josep. Think of organic meat or real environmentally friendly vegetables and fruit from the island itself.
You will also find many locals here who make nice products such as handmade wicker baskets or slippers. The market has not been around for very long and is therefore not well known to tourists.
Mercat de Forada fresh market
Mercat de Forada is an initiative from various local groups and humanitarian organizations to offer a nice market with local products. Here you will only find homemade local products from Ibiza.
Think of vegetables, fruit, plants, cheese, but also works of art and traditional products and accessories. There is a cozy atmosphere and you will mainly find many locals here.
Street markets Ibiza
In addition to all the well-known and less well-known hippie markets and other markets, you also have many street markets in Ibiza. These are small markets that can be found especially in the evening in many places on the island during the high season ( May to October )
This does not make the markets any less fun and when you are in the area it is certainly worthwhile to walk over them.