The Hippy Market is one of Ibiza’s most popular retail attractions and people come from all over the island to browse the stalls and soak up the atmosphere. It began in 1973 when hippies were first allowed to sell their handicrafts at this location in the grounds of the Hotel Club Punta Arabi. In those days they were selling mainly to the hotel’s guests, but over the years, the market grew and tourists started to come from further away.
To be honest, there are very few ‘hippies’ here now, but the bohemian feel has been retained by the focus on the sale of handicrafts, jewellery and clothing. Some of the stalls sell the kinds of products you find everywhere on the island, but every so often you come across something unique. The whole site is huge and it will take you quite a while to walk round all the stalls on a busy day.
There are several places to stop for food or refreshments on the site including Pizza, Paella, cakes and crepes. The soft drinks stalls are generally quite expensive, so you’re probably better heading into the mini supermarket at the centre of the site.
A highlight for us, was the live music area which is located under a tent-like canopy. There are places to sit here in the shade to enjoy the music and there’s a bar in the middle too.
The Hippy Market is open April to October on Wednesdays from 10am to 6pm and is situated on the edge of Es Cana. Admission is free and we think you’ll need around 2 hours to visit – more if you plan to eat here. There are a number of other similar markets in Ibiza now, but this is the original.
Location & Contact
Address: Hippy Market, Club Punta Arabí, Avenida Punta Arabí, E-07840 Santa Eulalia del Río, Ibiza, Spain
Tel: +34 971 330650
The Hippy Market has plenty of parking available across the road although in peak holiday times, it’s very busy.