You can spend the whole day in Ibiza’s street markets. Here you can find unusual, unique objects, enjoy live music, try different foods, or have a drink in the evening. Some of these outdoor markets are open all year, but most of them are held from May to October. Here are a few of the best-known.Las Dalias (in Sant Carles, north of Ibiza). With over 30 years of history, this is one of the island’s classic spots. On Saturdays, there are over 200 stalls in the gardens, selling almost everything: fabrics, handmade clothes, Ibiza’s famous AdLib fashions, costume jewellery, artisanal goods, decoration, hammocks… You can take a break in the tapas bar, the world cuisine fusion restaurant, the Berber tent, the drinks bars, or the stall selling home-made pizzas, natural juices and slushies. In the evening and at night the atmosphere is livened up with live music, concerts and DJ sessions. The night-time version is held in summer on Mondays and Tuesdays from June to September and on Sundays in July and August. There are also special markets at Easter and Christmas.
Shopping in the island’s legendary hippie markets
Ibiza is famous for the spirit and authentic atmosphere of its hippie street markets. But they aren’t the only markets on the island. There are very popular ones selling artisanal goods, organic food, and second-hand items, as well as the usual street markets held in many towns.
Punta Arabí (in Es Canar, east coast). Created in 1973, it’s the island’s largest market. With over 500 stalls every Wednesday, you can find original items from all over the world, as well as crafts, fashion, natural cosmetics, musical instruments and jewellery. There is a children’s area, the “Hippie Kids” hut, where children can take part in recycling workshops, learn to design their own T-shirts, or make flower crowns. In the multicultural tent there is live music and performances from 2 to 4 pm. There are also several bars and restaurants for a snack or a meal, and after 1.30 pm, home-made paella is available.Sant Jordi (in Sant Jordi, in the south). This second-hand market is held on Saturday mornings in the former horse-racing track of Sant Jordi, and is the favourite among the island’s residents. Alongside the usual sellers, you can see local people looking for bargains or selling off a few items. The atmosphere is friendly and cosmopolitan, and you can buy all kinds of second-hand items there, including records, books, furniture, clothing, luggage, etc. You can also have a snack at the bar and enjoy the midday percussion sessions led by musicians in the bleachers.
Craft and organic markets. To buy local crafts, there are two highly recommended markets: San Rafael (inland) and Sant Joan de Labritja (in the north). They also sell local agricultural products and organic food. Another place where you can purchase local and natural products is Forada market (Buscastell, Sant Antoni de Portmany, in the west).
Las Dalias Market (Sant Carles) April to October: Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm.From November to March: Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Night Market: Mondays and Tuesdays from June to September, and Sundays in July and August, from 7 pm to 1 am. Website for Las Dalias Market
|Sant Joan de Labritja craft market (Sant Joan de Labritja)Sundays, from 10 am to 4 pm. Forada Market(Buscastell, Sant Antoni de Portmany)Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.||Punta Arabí Market (Es Canar)Wednesdays, from April to October:April, May and October: from 10 am to 6 pm. June, July, August and September: from 10 am to 7 pm. Website for the Punta Arabí Market|
|Sant Jordi Market (Sant Jordi)All year round, Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm Website Sant Jordi Market||San Rafael Craft Market (San Rafael)From June to September, Thursdays, 7 pm to 11.30 pm.|