With over thirty years in existence, Es Canar market continues to exercise the essence of hippy Ibiza. Every Wednesday this great outdoor variety store takes place with a motley crew of characters and objects on display which continue to attract many visitors and rouse great curiosity.
When the hippies picked this place in the seventies it was just a field near Santa Eulalia des Riu with a little bar called El Hobbit. Years later the town that gave its name to this little centre was built. The market starts during the early hours of the morning and manages to gather more than 400 stalls every Wednesday.
Although it has lost some of the splendour of those early years in which all of the salespeople attending the market were craftsmen who sold their work, today it continues to be an interesting place to visit and purchase some extravagant and unique objects. There is no shortage of stalls that do piercings and tattoos, or the stalls dedicated to African art and, of course, the ones that sell typical clothes from Ibiza, with the traditionally used colour white and cotton.
It is always full of tourists and the stalls are always in great demand, in fact there is a long waiting list to be able to sell goods here. This makes it a very colourful, bustling and lively market.
The stalls stay open all day, until six o’clock in the evening, which permits people to enjoy a wander round the area and the outskirts is very enjoyable. For example, there is a very pleasant and lively beach located just 300 m from the stalls.
A few kilometres from here there is also another hippy outpost, the Las Dalias market, in the resort of the same name. This is held on Saturdays and it is one of the most beautiful areas with the least construction on the island.