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Address: Avenida Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica

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Various Prices, Similar Items

If you are looking for souvenirs this is your place. One important tip, there's similar items (shirts, keyholders, handcraft in general) but depending if you buy a bundle, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for souvenirs this is your place. One important tip, there's similar items (shirts, keyholders, handcraft in general) but depending if you buy a bundle, the price can be reduced :). Go with cash suuficient to buy, there's no ATM close arround.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Trying to sell the typical country food has an issue > Costa Rica may not have it. So typical translate to food from Central America countries. You may think: no problemo. Well the issue is that we are not experts on preparing this typical food: taste is below average and usually overpriced

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nice walkway to find different latin american souvenirs at reasonable rates in a very typical ambiance

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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This newish market for souvenirs is a good option to shop quickly for items to take home. Often things are from Guatemala instead of Costa Rica. It is not a place that showcases unique and interesting artisan goods. Suggest instead that serious artesania shoppers check out such stores as Namu which offers indigenous and other artists' products with fair trade... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For a quick and inexpensive jaunt to shop for last minute gifts, this place has many options to chose from. Lots of Guatemalan imports disguised as Costa Rican crafts, though, so be aware and educate yourself about of what is typical Costa Rican and what is not. You are expected to negotiate the price, so don't pay the first amount... More 

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Kew Gardens, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you want to get a taste of Costa Rica, come to this place.You can buy stuff for cheap and eat authentic food as well. Some people might think is not safe to eat here, but I did and I was fine. Is like a maze, you get in and come out in a different entrance. But a unique cultural... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

this is a cute market with a lot of stuff but I think the prices are a bit to high. You cvan buy alcohol, souvenirs, decorations etc.

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Colorado
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Driving in San Jose anytime is a chore but a little easier on a Sunday and that's a great time to visit the market. We found everything here that we had seen in all the places we visited in CR and the prices were better BUT you need to shop hard and don't be afraid to walk away...you'll see it... More 

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Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Loved this place... it was much smaller and had a better selection of local crafts than the larger central market. There is a guy there who makes all of his own jewelry and its my favorite place!! You can bargain on prices and its right next to the Jade Museum and a great restaurant across the street called Restaurant Wongs... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Even though it can be a bit overwhelming being called and lured by all the sellers in their booths, there is A LOT to see in this place. This place is special to me because you can haggle the price, so if you want to do ONE stop to buy all the souvenirs for you loved ones back home, this... More 

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