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The exposure on TripAdvisor may have resulted in inflated prices for meals at this charming market. Almost double the price on basic local options. If you want to experience truly authentic food and prices, head over to the neighboring market on Calle 8..see attached picture....More
Vast ,crowded but frindly , lots of local varied food stalls to try ' some cheap souvinier shops , lots of clothes and travel equipment shops. all at economical prices and dont accept first price quotation. you can always get at least a 10-20% discountfeeling...More
Meat, fish, vegetables, souvenirs, buckets, clothes.... In fact pretty much everything is available on one of the many market stalls. A great insight into the lives of Costa Rican people can be enjoyed by stopping off at one of the sodas for a natural juice...More
It was late in the afternoon when we decided to go downton San Jose and make the central market our first stop.
At 4:30 pm traffic was bad and took is nearly an hour to get there.
The zone felt unsafe. We saw many prostitutes...More
If you want souvenirs this is your place for sure. If you want to have a bite to eat of the local cuisine of Costa Rica -- this is your place for sure. There are lots to see and buy if you are into shopping....More
I love markets so where ever I go in this world I always make it to the markets in the city...This market was very well equipped with lots to see and eat. Yes add this to your list of things to do while in San...More
If only for 15-20 minutes, you should go and see it. It’s so much fun. A maze of stalls, selling everything from souvenirs to fresh fish, to a number sodas and more.
I would definitely swing by again I’d back in San Jose.
This central market is in a part of town that is a little sketchy; but the market itself was safe. There were some interesting stalls with fresh herbs and foods and such, but I did not feel that it was a "Must- Do" event. There...More