There are such a great variety of markets in Ibiza that you could spend weeks meandering through them all, searching for unique items and bargains. Whatever type of markets you enjoy, there are few places that can provide the buzz and culture that the Ibiza markets do.

Sunday is market day in San Juan and you can pick up all kinds of wonderful things here. When you are looking for organic produce, this is the place to visit. With homemade jams, olive oils and artisan crafts there are plenty of items that will catch your eye as you peruse the many stalls. If you are looking for a nice souvenir to remind you of your time in Ibiza then you can pick from handmade jewellery, clothes and artwork.

A hugely popular choice of destination for a day or evening out, the Hippy markets take place at different areas around the island, including Es Cana on Wednesdays and San Carlos on a Saturday. The markets offer a real insight into the history of the love affair between the bohemian lifestyle and the beautiful White Isle. The markets are crammed with colourful displays of tie-dyed clothes, bags and belts, food and fresh produce. The sound of bongo drums fills the air and fortune tellers will happily predict your future if you cross their palms with silver, or Euros.

After the market finishes you will find many of the stall owners relaxing and listening to music, or sitting with live musicians to carry on the vibrant, colourful atmosphere.

For the finest fruit, vegetables and meats, fresh produce markets are preferred to the local supermarkets. You can buy the fish pretty much fresh out of the water and organic foods to help you to prepare some great cuisine. The Mercat Nou in Ibiza Town is a busy indoor market and is one of the best places on the island for fresh products. Santa Eulalia also hosts a fantastic fresh produce market that is open six days a week.

The market at Forada is brimming with beautifully crafted ornaments, unique paintings, sculptures and all kinds of stunning creations. Walking through the markets you can stumble across poetry readings and street performances and there is usually live music to entertain the throngs of people. As well as market stalls, there is a chill out area where you can kick back and take in the atmosphere.

For people with an interest in ceramics, San Rafael market showcases some high quality examples. You can also buy some fresh fruit or sample some of the famous Hierbas Ibicancas, a locally produced herbal liqueur that will certainly help you to get into the party spirit.