As you’d expect up here in these here bohemian parts, shopping in San Juan is all about unearthing the unusual and the eclectic, plus the arts and crafts. The famous long-standing Ibiza hippy market, Las Dalias – proudly dominating the main street of northern village San Carlos with its array of colourful tents and stalls – is an essential Ibiza shopping experience every Saturday. There’s also a new little hippy-meets-flea market opened up on Sundays in nearby Cala Llenya.
The hippy market is a great place to score those one-off things like rustic leather handmade bags, belts and boots, quirky fashions and vintage pieces (that look great in Ibiza but may not be so wearable when you get back to city living!), local art, colourful lamps, crystals and jewellery ranging from antique Indian pieces to chunky, colourful trend pieces – but don’t expect to find anything cheap! Quite often you’ll spot the same type of stuff you’d see in markets in Thailand or India, but for about 10 times the price.
If you are into fine jewellery however, or are looking to splurge on something unique from the white isle, pay a visit to fine jewellery designer Natasha Collis’s studio and store just up the road in San Miguel – her fine gold jewellery collections are incredible, pieces can be made to order and won’t make packing your excess luggage a chore on the way home!
For general information on what to expect of shopping in Ibiza, see my Shopping in Ibiza page. For more advice on shopping in resorts across Ibiza, see Shopping in Ibiza Town, Shopping in San Antonio, Shopping in Playa d'en Bossa and Shopping in Santa Eulalia.