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Address: Between Boracay Main Road and White Beach, Aklan Province, Philippines
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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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Like every other market

Play the game, you will naturally loose, but maybe wont get ripped off too much. Also remember when haggling what your actually trying to get discounted. 50 cents might not mean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Matt D
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Vancouver, Canada
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not much to see here. Just low quality knock off stuff that the vendors try to get a high price for.

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Thank 604traveler
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, trust me when I say that I’m no stranger to bargaining! But to be sure, I also did my research online first on how much things should cost before heading to D’ Talipapa. I made my rounds, picked out some scallops and a lobster and had the vendors weigh everything before agreeing on the price. I felt good knowing... More 

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Thank ESInspired
Shenzhen, China
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93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went there to search for a place that serves fresh fish. so you find a restaurant, then you go to the market and choose your meal, and they cook it. it's a fun idea, but the options are not much as you need to think of what you want and they are not very creative at thinking of how... More 

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Thank fnkngruvn
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have enjoyed this place very much given that the food on the island is not that great. You buy raw seafood and get it cooked at one of the cooking service restaurants around the market. Everyone has agreed that Plato De Boracay is one of the best. You need to haggle a lot to get a decent price. The... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Play the game, you will naturally loose, but maybe wont get ripped off too much. Also remember when haggling what your actually trying to get discounted. 50 cents might not mean much to you but it does to the sellers in the market

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Thank Matt D
Cebu City, Philippines
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is the place where you can buy cheap souvenirs for friends and family. Dig and look deeper and you'll be able to see great finds in this place. Cheap seafood is also available here. My one tip; HAGGLE.

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Thank w0nderkat
Singapore
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

You have to bargain very hard for your seafood and watch really carefully that they actually put the seafood you ordered into your bag. We bargained for a live lobster and since it was too expensive, we walked away. They called us back to accept the price and we paid and immediately walked to the store to get it cooked.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Visited this place once. This is just a small wet market selling all kind of seafood at a SUPER HIGH PRICE TAG. For tourist who wish to buy cheap seafood and have it cook at restaurant around, please bargain the price. Rule of Thumb, 80% lower than their offer is always your first call. You have to act a little... More 

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Athens, Greece
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89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Definitely you mist visit talipapa market. You can choose your fresh fish from the big market and give them to the cuisines around to cook you. Also it has shops for souvenirs in better prices than the d' mall.

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Thank George_Vais
Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

You can buy fresh seafood here and ask for cooking service. Highly recommend Nathalie Kuisina and Plato De Boracay. However, be careful with seller, try to down price to half at least.

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