Central Market (Mercado Central), San Jose

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 320 reviews on the web
Filling up an entire city block, Central Market (Mercado Central) has become the largest market in the city--it sees tens of thousands of visitors every day. The circular shape of the market contains more than 200 shops and stalls of butchers, fish merchants, farmers, and more. After over 130 years, the market still offers locally grown and locally made products such as coffee and snakeskin goods. Tourists and locals both use the market; merchants do not pressure customers to buy as much as in similar markets. Put Central Market (Mercado Central) at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Jose vacation planner.
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  • Go with an adventurous attitude and you'll have a great time. First off, the Mercado Central is just the area where all the shops are, a downtown, super mall, central area where everyone goes to find ...  read more »
  • Every country we visit we always go to the the Mercado Central; its a little part of that Country and its culture. Be prepare for the crowded people and the meat and fish smell. Also it was safe but I...  read more »
  • Not to be missed, this is the ideal place to discover the life of the Vincentians. There is everything what you want at reasonable prices.
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  • Authentic old school seafood if you grew up here you still enjoy that infamous "Sopa de mariscos con guineo acompañado de ketchup y mayonesa con un poco de chile también y nos fuimos".
  • Great place to get your coffee to travel back home with look for the Peabody coffee. Cafe Moka is my favorite place to buy Peabody, Poas or tarrazu
  • Picturesque place par excellence! You will find the authentic costarican experience concentrated and combined over there....flavors, spices, chat, fresh produce, plants, sounds, dresses, typical food served and much more... If you are excited of living the real "tico" hawking and bargaining in Costa Rica, this place is a not to lose!
  • Very good price/quality on food. If your are a tourist you should this market.
  • I love the central market. It has lots of restaurants and there is a Sorbetería that has homemade ice cream. There wasn't many police around, but I didn't feel in danger.
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