The more recent history of Ibiza is somewhat entwined with the droves of hippies which descended onto the island in the 1960’s. They shaped not only the musical journey the island was set to take, but also much of it’s ethos and traditions. A day trip which should be on every tourists list is the now famous Hippy Market at Es Cana. Growing in popularity year on year, the weird and wonderful crafts that can be perused have increased in turn. With over 500 stalls now regularly setting up shop each week, this spectacle receives in excess of 10,000 eager customers.
The Hippy Market was first opened in Ibiza in 1973 by Club Punta Arabi. They decided that it would be beneficial to the island, to bring together the weekly stalls that the hippy community had to offer. Going from strength to strength, it is now a firm favourite amongst tourists and locals as a weekly Wednesday excursion. Situated in Es Cana, it best arrived to by car, avoiding the heat of public transport, whilst ensuring that you have plenty of room for the wares you are bound to want to bring home. It is also a stones throw from the beautiful Playa des Cana beach, so you can add some sunbathing into your day, if you so wish.
A day out at the Hippy Market in Ibiza should be undertaken with precision, the bustling crowds you are likely to encounter, mean that arriving early is a must. The doors open at 10am, so to stay ahead of the flowing traffic, set your alarms. There is a spacious car park available for you to leave your car near the entrance. Alongside the many homemade garments, talented artwork and unusual crafts, there is plenty more to entertain you. The many eateries offering home-cooked delights and thirst quenching beverages, will help you shop to until you drop. As you wander the aisles, you are also likely to come across an array of street performers playing music and offering entertainment as you browse.
Whatever you are looking for, be it souvenirs or gifts for back home; you are guaranteed to find something here. It is also likely to be far more special than something from the plethora of run of the mill shops, you will find in the usual Ibiza tourist areas. The price of goods at the Hippy Market somewhat reflects the superior quality you will find at most of the stalls, but there is a range of items for big and small pockets. Feel free to contact us now for more details about car hire and directions.