If you thought Ibiza’s hippie markets were retail therapy heaven, wait until you check out Formentera, where the hippies who hit the Balearics in the 60s dodged the rat race even further and laid claim to its fine sands and intricately carved coastline. From the moment you get off the ferry at La Savina you’re immersed in the tiny island’s port market. Every day in summer you can browse the seafront stalls, and although it’s probably the most commercial of Formentera’s market, it’s nonetheless full of charm and home made things to buy at very accessible prices.
El Pilar de la Mola artisan market is the real Balearic hippie market, with arts, crafts and leather goods, cute trinkets and a plethora of dreadlocks, beards, and real deal hippies. It takes place every Wednesday and Sunday and is a regular meet point for locals and those in the know. The daily morning market at Sant Francesc adds an extra dimension to the backstreet village vibes, with lots of handmade items, arts, crafts and clothes for the wannabe or more discerning hippie.