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Best hippie markets in Ibiza

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When you think of the word Hippie, various images and places that remind you of the Hippie movement surely come to mind. However, while many people worldwide feel as though this particular style of living is in the past, there is an island that has preserved this movement and teleports you to colors, flowers, peace, and love, IBIZA. Yes, surely you are thinking of the white island as an image for this movement and it’s famous hippie markets of Ibiza. Now, to understand a little bit about how the island has become a key point within the Hippie world, we have to travel back to the 60s. After World War II, thousands of Europeans and North Americans decided to go to Ibiza and disconnect from the disasters in the country.

There, the paradisiacal beaches and dreamlike landscapes led to the establishment of the first hippie communities. These became famous worldwide and began to attract more and more people.

However, due to the rise of mass tourism, the movement, unfortunately, was diminished after the 70s. Despite this, today, travelers can still experience the spirit of the past thanks to unique hippie markets. So get ready to discover the main markets on the island and find out which ones to visit on your next getaway to Ibiza.

The best hippie markets of Ibiza

The hippie markets on the island open on different days of the week, while some only operate between April and October, coinciding with the booming tourism season. But, don’t worry if you find yourself traveling at other times as many of the markets are open all year round. If you want to know when the best time to travel to the island is, read our blog to discover it.

Hippie markets of Ibiza

●      Hippie markets of Ibiza: Las Dalias

Las Dalias is one of the most famous markets and is one of the few that has maintained its original essence throughout the years, teleporting visitors back to what it could have been like in its original era. The market is open throughout the year, while different markets of various styles are also held at this location.

You will find different stalls selling clothes, crafts, music, food, and much more. Delve into it and discover everything it has to offer you. Remember that this market is one of the most popular on the island; therefore, deciding when to visit should highly depend on whether or not you want to avoid crowds.

We encourage all travelers to visit this market in the evening during the summer months. It’s transformed with light and music, a unique experience that you will not want to miss.

📍 Location:

Situated between Santa Eulalia and San Carlos.


You can access the market by bus or in your vehicle as there is paid parking in the area. However, keep in mind that in the busier months, it can be difficult to find a spot for your car.

🕑Hours of Operation:

Every month. Depending on the time of year, it may only open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Sundays. But in the high season, it is always open on Saturdays.

The hours also vary. While it always opens at 10:00 in the morning, depending on the time of the year, it may close between 6:00 pm, and 1:00 am.

It is important that you check the opening hours and days before your visit as they may vary.

●      Hippie markets of Ibiza: Sant Jordi

This is another of the best-known markets on the island due to its proximity to the most urban centers. Open all year round, you can find local Ibizans doing their daily shopping there as it is a market that has everything. Similar to the rest of the markets, you can find a variety of stalls with food, crafts, clothing, etc. However, keep in mind that it is not known for being one of the most authentic Hippie-style markets.


Airport road, at the San Jordi racecourse.


You can arrive by bus or with your own transport. As in all markets, you will have the possibility of parking in a paid parking lot. Remember, it can be very difficult to park at peak times in the busy months.

🕑Hours of Operation:

Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

●      Hippie markets of Ibiza: Es Canar

This special market is one of the largest on the island and is open between April and October. You can visit every Wednesday between 10 am and 6:30 pm. This market is also known as the Punta Arabí market.

Be careful; it’s so big that you may find yourself a bit lost after hours of visiting the different stalls provided for visitors.

Historically it is one of the most important hippie markets on the island, as it was one of the first to be created in the 70s. Several hippie communities lived there and sold all kinds of products. Although these communities are no longer situated there today, it is one of the most authentic markets.


South of Es Cana.

🚌 Transportation:

Buses can take you to the area, and paid parking is available if you go by car.

🕑 Hours of Operation:

Every Wednesday from April to October between 10:00 am and 6:30 pm.

Hippie markets of Ibiza

●    Hippie markets of Ibiza: Playa d’en Bossa

Located in the center of Playa d’en Bossa, you can visit its various booths. There is also a wide array of food options that you can enjoy while you soak in the rhythm of music played by various musicians in the background. During the summer months, this market is open until night, and guests will enjoy gorgeous lighting and authentic island nightlife.


Center of Playa d’en Bossa.

🚌 Transportation:

Buses can take you to the area, and paid parking is available if you go by car.

🕑 Hours of Operation:

In the summer months, every day from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am.

●      Hippie market: Sant Joan

This particular place is different from many of the others on the island. It is a craft market organized in the center of the town of Sant Joan de Labritja, allowing all visitors special enjoyment of the charm of the area. The rest of the markets on the island are usually held in open fields or forests; therefore, this one will allow you to have another type of experience. In it, you will find artisan stalls and be able to find more authentic items compared to other markets.


Center Sant Joan de Labritja.

🚌 Transportation:

Buses can take you to the area, or if you go by car, you will find paid parking nearby.

🕑 Hours of Operation

Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm all year

Discover more of Ibiza

While these markets allow guests to have a special taste of the Hippie culture that cannot be found anywhere else, booths with different items are not the only thing they will discover. In each market, you will be brought to life by various musicians playing harmonious instruments throughout every corner.

Additionally, we know that you’ll work up an appetite during your explorations, and luckily for you, delicious local cuisine can easily be found. These markets are held outside, so if it rains, they will be closed, but don’t worry too much as there are plenty of activities, amenities, and services to indulge in at Sandos El Greco.

While we have only mentioned the most well-known markets on the island, there are plenty more to discover every day of the week.

We hope that this article helped you in ensuring that you organize your next getaway to Ibiza flawlessly, allowing you to uncover everything the Hippie culture has waiting for you through these one-of-a-kind markets. If you want to know more about the island, we recommend reading the following articles:

Where to stay in Ibiza

Do you already know where to stay while visiting the island? If you are in search of tranquility and endless opportunities to discover the unique landscape, Sandos El Greco is right for you. It’s a hotel situated in the beautiful cove of Portinatx on the north side of the island. Here, you’ll be able to escape the most crowded areas and indulge in the breathtaking natural landscapes and the best coves that this area has to offer. In addition, thanks to our Live the Real Ibiza experience, you will be able to delve into the different faces of the Hippie, musical, Mediterranean, and artistic atmosphere.

Know that you know the best place to stay where you can experience Ibiza, unlike anywhere else; it’s time to uncover the secrets of Hippie markets.

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