10. Hippy market
Rooted in Ibiza culture. A hippy movement fled to Ibiza during the 60s and many never returned home. Hippy Markets are today scattered all over the island and cater for every taste. Here is a listing of a number of them:
The biggest and oldest hippy market Punta Arabi in Es Cana was first established way back in 1973 and is held every Wednesday. To get there you can catch a bus, taxi or ferry to the resort of Es Cana which is on the east side of the island. Just outside of Es Cana you’ll find a hillside covered with over 500 stalls from artisans selling all manner of hippy related products. The visitors are entertained by music and diverse live performances
Las Dalias is probably the best known hippy market on the island due to its very inviting and picturesque atmosphere. The market has 200 stalls market where you can find crafts from all over the globe. DJs play from mid afternoon till close.
San Jordi’s market remains the most authentic and a firm favourite with the locals especially in winter. The market is held at San Jordi’s horse racing stadium and anyone can sell without the need for a permit which results in a vast array of products for sale.
Held in Sant Joan’s square, this market offers a colourful & friendly and it’s definitely a must for those looking to get immersed in the rich local culture. There is live music (after midday) and apart from all locally grown organic fruits and vegetables etc it has an open art gallery.
The Playa d’en Bossa artisan street market is located along pedestrianised streets behind and around the Migjorn Apartments. With 64 stalls the market benfits from the many tourists staying close to the area.