Normal shop opening times are from 9:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00. However, many establishments remain open over lunchtime and until 24:00. Many shops also open on some Sundays or Public Holidays.
The Artisan and Art Markets open from the beginning of May until mid-October. These markets are backed by a guarantee from the Consell de Formentera town council that all the products sold are designed and created in workshops on the island. Examples of traditional or local craft can be found here: baskets, espadrilles, jewellery, fabrics, work created using glass, ceramics, leather, and paintings and works created by local resident artists.
It opens from the start of May until the Day of Our Lady of the Pillar (12th October), on Wednesdays and Sundays from 16:00 to 22:00 in the Pilar de la Mola.
This is the main market on Formentera, both in the number of sellers and the amount of visitors, and has become an important meeting point. In the central square there is often live music, and neighbouring bars get involved, opening their terraces. It emerged from a private initiative between different artists and craftspeople that are currently fighting to keep the initial concept alive: to display, sell and promote local craft. Authentic works of art can be found here, a souvenir of the island with the special character of a hand-made piece.
Sant Ferran Artisan Market
Opens everyday from 20:30 – 24:00, except for Wednesdays and Sundays.
This recently opened market has become an important point of sale for artisan products, adding to the atmosphere each Saturday with live music.
Opens everyday except for Wednesdays and Sundays from 20:30 to 24:00.
This has become a key meeting point where painters and artists display their work based on the island. The artists organise temporary children’s activities to inspire and stimulate the creative side of our youngest artists.
“Antoni Tur Gabrielet” Artisan Centre
Open Monday to Saturday, it is a multi-use centre. On the one hand, it is a “Payés” or farmers’ market, selling local food products: fruit, vegetables, eggs and locally produced honey. On the other hand it hosts an art exhibition, which includes temporary workshops to help boost local craft.
- Sant Francesc Market: every morning (from 10:00 to 14:00)
- La Savina Market: everyday all day (opens for business from July till 9th September)
- Es Pujols Market: every evening-nightLos horarios comerciales habituales son de 9.00 a 14.00 y de 17.00 a 20.00 horas. Sin embargo muchos establecimientos permanecen abiertos al mediodía y hasta las 24:00 horas. Algunos domingos o festivos muchos comercios abren también sus puertas al público.