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Address: Between Boracay Main Road and White Beach, Aklan Province, Philippines
Description: Hordes of locals and tourists throng this street, where anything can be...
Hordes of locals and tourists throng this street, where anything can be bought and all prices haggled.
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Typical street style market, similar to those you can find in Phuket or Chatuchak. Lots of touristy souvenirs to buy. It's definitely a lot cheaper than D'mall, so it's worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Typical street style market, similar to those you can find in Phuket or Chatuchak. Lots of touristy souvenirs to buy. It's definitely a lot cheaper than D'mall, so it's worth a visit. Seafood there is hella expensive though. Our local guide manage to get the seafood from another market, but we did our cooking with their one of their stores... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Fresh goods that can be cooked by some "Paluto" that is also just around the corner. Prices may vary and they have minimum fees if the food you bought is not 1 kilo because their fees are all per kilo. Best when shared with friends or family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Just walking distance from my hotel (Best Western), very fresh seafood (live fish, shrimp, lobster, claim...) Pricey, but, hey, it's fresh! Don't forget to haggle. Caution, it's wet and easy slippery. You can buy seafood here and have a restaurant nearby to cook for you. Just pay a fee for cooking service. Many gifts shop around. Great place to eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Talipapa market is about 400m walk from the entrance of D'Mall. This is the haven for seafood meals and souvenirs. Remember to bargain about 40-50℅ the quoted price for seafood. Souvenirs are generally cheap but no harm bargaining if you're buying more items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

So I had walked through a couple times. This time I went with the intention of having seafood for lunch. I was alone, husband sick at the resort. I bought a lobster and a crab for 1400peso (wouldn't know if I was ripped off) and had them both cooked up with drinks and rice for 440peso. Lobster was slightly over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We where staying ,next to the market, lots of souvenirs to choose at, the best prices around Boracay . We went in March and the weather was perfect, for shopping. You can buy anything from women clothes , men clothes ,kids clothes ,also there is lots of restaurants to choose from . There is a fresh fish market , you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We paid a total of PHP1,675 for 1kg prawns, 1kg crabs, 1kg squid, 1/2 kg scallops... Paid PHP1,090 for the cooking service ( buttered garlic prawns, sinigang prawns, crabs with chilli sauce, calamares, baked scallops with cheese) including the rice and drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

For those who are not familiar with the 'Paluto' system, start by looking for your preferred restaurant first. Choose between airconditioned room or open space. Ask one of the staff to accompany you to the market. They usually have a tie-up stall. This is usually cheaper than bargaining on your own especially if you don't know the base price of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Seafoods galore!! Enjoyed shopping and dining!! Would love to go back!! Yes, bargain as much as you can and there's so much stuff to buy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great place! but don't be shy go for at least 50% of original asking price. It's waaayy overpriced anyway. Also keep in mind that you still have to pay a restaurant to cook your fresh seafood! :) Great experience, Great seafood! Spend a little extra on live lobster!!

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Address: Address: Between Boracay Main Road and White Beach, Aklan Province, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Panay Island  >  Aklan Province  >  Boracay

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