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Great Market

A fun market to visit. We were a little scared to buy anything, but we enjoyed our little tour... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Fine place in fine city (sea animals free of charge)

If you want enjoy animal life and spare your money go to Arica fishing port,you can see excelent... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Loket, Czech Republic
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

A fun market to visit. We were a little scared to buy anything, but we enjoyed our little tour, especially taking a look at all of the ceviche.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 11, 2018

I loved the fish market so much, I went both days I was in Arica. (Granted, the second day it was really more to show my newfound friend, but still, I enjoyed it just the same on Day 2 b/c we were treated to a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Arica and like to have a meal of fresh fish at some restaurant then it is here in this Market that the fish would have first arrived from the Ocean. The market is not as large as you would from no...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed January 18, 2017

If you want enjoy animal life and spare your money go to Arica fishing port,you can see excelent see lions,see birds and colection of local fishes,totaly free.Easy you can make nice pictures, meet plenty local people of all race types(white creols,mestizos and native indians),from everywhere...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank shamot2014
Reviewed September 13, 2016

You can take a walk and see the fishing boats coming in and unloading their fish. If you live in Arica this is where you go to know the fish you are going to eat is Fresh. There are various ladies cutting the fish and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank CaptainKuddles
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I have traveled to Arica twice to renew my visa in Peru. Both times I have had ceviche from the market and it's seriously the best. Even if you think you don't like ceviche you have to try it. I recommend bringing some crackers or...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank TravelingGypsea
Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is where the locals and port workers come to buy fish or to each a ceviche lunch. It is far from "elegant" and to some it may well be a complete turn off. To me, it is a delight. The fish are so fresh...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Richard M
Reviewed February 19, 2015

As it is often cloudy in the morning this is a nice way to fill the morning waiting for beach weather. The pelicans and sea lions are great to watch.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank peruvianalex
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We loved our walk around the market, the booths and small eateries. Lots to see and experience, pelicans and sea lions were within touching distance. This is a very rustic area, full of locals with great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank Denis D
Reviewed December 20, 2011

In the Fish Market of Arica there are some amazing sellers of the freshest fish & seafood. It makes for a great stroll and opportunity to take in all the Pacific has to offer, but it doesn't stop there. This is the place to sample...More

Date of experience: February 2011
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