Hippy Market Punta Arabia, Es Canar

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Every Wednesday · Cada miércoles

April, May and October: 10.00 to 18.00 h

June, July and September: 10.00 to 19.00 h

August: 10.00 to 20.00 h

More than 40 years of history

The beauty of Ibiza with its magical and secret corners and its spectacular weather, captivated the hippies in the sixties and so they decided to settle in the island, still unknown to mass tourism.

The origins of Punta Arabi Hippy Market backdate to the year 1973 when the management of the Hotel Club "Punta Arabi" offered the hippies to sell their handicrafts and products brought from different parts of the world for the few tourists staying in the club at that time.

In the beginning, the market had only five stalls: Maggie with her delicious pastries, a lady from Formentera selling hand-knit sweaters made by wool from their own sheep, a boy selling puppies, children who exchanged toys, another person selling jewelry brought from India. The pace of violins, guitars and "jam sessions" enlivened the whole setting. In those early days the hippies put their stalls on the ground under the trees showing their products on draperies.

Over the years this market has become an hotspot and a must for any visitor of Ibiza.

The market now already has over 500 stalls and on wednesdays in August they cylcles several thousand people per day, enjoying the wonderful atmosphere in the garden area of the Club Punta Arabi.

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Más de 40 años de historia

La belleza de Ibiza con sus mágicos y secretos rincones, su clima espectacular, la cordialidad de los ibicencos fue lo que cautivó a los hippies en los años sesenta y por lo que decidieron afincarse en la isla, aún desconocida para el turismo de masas. Los inicios del Hippy Market de Punta Arabí se remontan al año 1973 cuando la dirección del Hotel Club Punta Arabí les ofreció a los hippies afincados en la isla la posibilidad de vender sus productos artesanales o aquellos provenientes de diferentes partes del mundo, a los pocos turistas hospedados por aquel entonces en el Club.

En sus inicios el mercadillo contaba con cinco únicos puestos: Maggie con sus deliciosos pasteles, una señora de Formentera que vendía jerseys tejidos a mano con la lana de sus propias ovejas, un chico vendiendo cachorritos, unos niños que intercambiaban juguetes y otra persona vendiendo joyas traídas de la India. Todo ello lo amenizaban a ritmo de violines , guitarras y "jam sessions". En esos primeros días los hippies montaban sus puestos de venta sobre el suelo, debajo de los árboles presentando sus productos sobre pañuelos.

Con los años este mercadillo se ha convertido en el modo de subsistencia para muchas familias de la isla, así como un lugar de paso obligado para todo visitante de Ibiza.

El mercadillo ya cuenta con más de 500 puestos y los miércoles de agosto pasan por ellos varios miles de personas, disfrutando de su ambiente en la maravillosa zona ajardinada del Club Punta Arabí.
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  • Prices are well overpriced for the exact same stuff that they have in the shops, really did not see what was hippy about it never seen anything hippy like smoking etc... very crowded but okay for a wa...  more »
  • Quite curious and preferred. Typical excursion to the market then bar annita in San Carles. And end with walk in cala Vicenç with beer terrace. Super recommended
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  • There are so many lovely hand made items in the hippy market. its not that far of a walk from the main shops. would recommend a visit. We also really enjoyed eating the freshly cut watermelon  more »
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  • Lovely atmosphere! Variety of tents and items for sale. Prices were a bit high... But it was still overall a fun experience! Live music and food were great!
  • Funky and friendly. DEFINITELY worth the trip but would plan more than 3 hours unless serious shoppers. Lovely paella
  • The usual holiday market full or wealthy tourists and people looking to make a buck. Never really seen anything unusual or unique that couldn't be bought down the road.
  • Great place - if you get the chance you should go even if you don't want to buy anything. There's live music and food. Recommend parking away from the market and walking in.
  • If you don't mind crowds and tricky parking, this is a great place to buy some hippy style tat, or simple soak up some market trading with a laid back atmosphere. Do bring water though, as it can get pretty hot!
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