On Formentera, the hippie markets started to appear at the beginning of the 20th-century’s seventies. They are now a reminiscence of the hippie era. Generally, the artisans acquired gems for jewelry on their trips to India, returned in the summer to the island and sold their creations to tourists.
Gradually, their stands occupied public spaces and ended up being regulated. Currently there are markets in practically all the towns: Sant Francesc (every day in the morning), Es Pujols (daily, afternoon-evening), La Savina (daily, all day), Sant Ferran (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, afternoon-night) and Pilar de la Mola (Wednesdays and Sundays, afternoon-night). The latter offers musical entertainment and the most representative of the crafts made on the island, as well as costume jewelry and jewelry that are always a perfect souvenir of a vacation.