“Punta Arabí Hippy Market”
In the 50s and 60s, many young people from all over the world settled on the island of Ibiza, in order to try to escape the political and economic situation in their countries of origin. They were looking for a place where they could live freely, fundamentally with more freedom of thought. This is how over time the island grew as a destination for young hippies from all over the world. They usually lived in communities, or in remote country houses. They made the island their home, thanks to the tranquility, the climate and the beauty of the place.
For this reason, if you come to Ibiza for a few days on vacation, you cannot miss visiting the most important Hippie markets on the island. You can find several markets, but in this blog we will tell you about the most characteristic, and the most visited by tourists.
We will start with the largest and oldest on the island, the “Punta Arabi Hippy Market”, also known as the “Es Canar Hippy Market”. Every Wednesday on summer season (from April to October), the Punta Arabí hotel complex opens its doors from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, making it one of the most visited places on the island.
In this market you will find different craft stalls, located in small streets surrounded by trees. There are also bars and restaurants, where you can rest to continue exploring every corner of this mythical place.
More than 400 artisans and artists offer their exclusive creations of crafts, fashion, costume jewellery, jewelry, leather, souvenirs, among others. Many of their items are created at the moment, you will be able to see artisans working live, other objects are brought from different parts of the world.
During the tour you will be able to find a very varied musical offer, as well as tattoo artists, musicians and performers that give the place more beauty and attractiveness.
If you have children, surely in this place they will feel very happy, there are many things for them, and you can even find several activities for children, face painting, crafts, henna tattoos, African braids and stalls dedicated to the little ones.
Among the services available at the Es Canar Market you have Wi-Fi, bathrooms, currency exchange and parking.
“Las Dalias Hippy Market”
Every Saturday (from February to November), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the town of San Carlos, you can visit the “Las Dalias Hippy Market” starting at 10 a.m.
One of the most visited by tourists and residents. It is a very colorful place, with shows, music, and lots of craft stalls and objects.
It is an ideal place to shop, eat something, and enjoy the hippy energy of the place.
You can buy clothing, jewelry, crafts, musical instruments, accessories, paintings, hammocks, handmade shoes, etc.
You can also do massages, and if you feel like it you can even throw you the cards or read your hand.
In this hippy market you will find toilets, restaurants, bars, and areas where you can relax or hide from the sun on summer days.
From June to September, during the summer months, you can enjoy the Las Dalias night market. Visit it every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.