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Local Interaction!

During our vacation at Atlantis Dumaguete in May 2018 (see separate review), we ventured out to the... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Elkhart, Indiana
nice spot if you have time

not real a must see but worth to go there if you have your own transportation and want to make some... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
agir j
Luzon, Philippines
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Malatapay Market | Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 July 2011

Malatapay Market is a once-a-week outdoor gathering of local produce and other products called TABO in the Visayan Region and similarly conducted by other Philippine towns . We went out of curiosity and it turned out to be an exciting experience! The street is full...More

6  Thank cebuana51347
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 October 2009

This market can be found if someone goes to Apo island on a Wednesday because this place is leading up to the Malatapay wharf where people get outrigger boats to Apo island. The main thing here is you can buy fresh farm produce cheaply, eat...More

8  Thank exotictravelbug
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This market ozze of local market, there are many marketstands with the same merchandise like local fish, vegetables, tools, animals and clothes (second hand) The market is noisy and the smell is abnormal But it's a must see if you're in the area any way...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

What a fantastic place to experience local life, fruit & veg on tuesday and livestock on the wednesday, a true eye opener on the way to our Apo dive. Well worth arranging your Apo island trip around the market days.

1  Thank I W
Reviewed 20 May 2018

During our vacation at Atlantis Dumaguete in May 2018 (see separate review), we ventured out to the Malatapay Market for the day. We wanted to get souvenirs for our family members and get a taste for the local culture. The market is one long street...More

2  Thank Lanzen
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

You get your daily fresh needs from this market. It is quite big for the city like that. Walking around it is a good way of seeing locals too.

1  Thank Max N
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This is not a Salcedo Village Market (Makati) this is not even a city palenke. This is an authentic farmers market run to cater for the locals and rural customers. It has not been made pretty for the tourists. Which is why it's so cool...More

Thank FranWilliam
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Not an adventure to see. Vendors in makeshift stalls. The foods and lechon do not have a sneeze guard. I am not impressed. There is a boat rental office to use to go to Apo Island.

2  Thank lenoir6969
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Spend an hour here. Every Wednesday early morning thru to midday. It's an absolute feast for the eyes and ears - animals (huge cows, goats, squealing pigs) being auctioned. Arriving in their truck loads. All manner of vegetables, dried & fresh fish, fruits being sold....More

2  Thank Julia R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Open 7 days a week, Wednesday is the BIGGEST DAY! You will see EVERYTHING Negros has to offer, including some of the weird and wonderful foods I have grown to love, a MUST TRY is Balut for foreigners if you get the chance to try...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 24 March 2017

not real a must see but worth to go there if you have your own transportation and want to make some nice pictures or buy some souvenirs outside the mainstream

Thank agir j
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great place to take the family and buy local handy crafts or fresh fruit and vegetable. The beach cafe makes some of the best fish and chips in the Philippines. Highly recommended.

Thank Troy M
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