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Cartago Central Market

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Cartago Central Market

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Avenida 1 between Calle 2 and Calle 4, Cartago Costa Rica
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Nature lovers and history buffs can visit two Costa Rica highlights in one day on a combo tour to Irazu Volcano and the historic city of Cartago. Ideal for visitors who want to see two of the top attractions nearby San Jose without the hassle of renting a car or driving in the city, this your covers all the logistics for you so you can focus on enjoying the attractions.
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betty l wrote a review Mar 2019
Brampton, Canada9,838 contributions699 helpful votes
We passed by this market after our tour of Vulcan Irazu and the Basilica De Los Angeles in Cartago. It was December so most of the stalls along the road were selling Christmas decorations. We didnt have time to stop but because there was traffic infront of the market I was able to observe the busy activity in the area.It allowed me to see how markets look like in Costa Rica.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Allan L wrote a review May 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado244 contributions119 helpful votes
A nice safe place to walk around, including the surrounding areas of town. The market is only about two blocks off of the downtown area if you can call it that, central for lack of a better word. Lots of varieties of vegetables etc and all very orderly and very clean.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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dod2015 wrote a review Mar 2018
Los Angeles, California228 contributions36 helpful votes
Cartago has lots to offer visitors. Only a short 1 hr drive from San Jose. The Mercado Central is a must. After shopping and sampling local foods, check out the Cathedral of Our Lady of Los Angeles of Cartago. A huge church with a magnificent interior. There's a gallery in the back of the building (outside and below deck) displaying the icon of the Virgin. If you have extra time, take an Uber to the Botanical Garden for a relaxing time among the many beautiful tropical plants and flowers.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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MikeD602014 wrote a review Dec 2017
Ottawa, Canada140 contributions45 helpful votes
We stumbled upon this when we were walking around. Great food and other stalls. The thing that we really liked was that there was no one bothering us just because we were tourists. People were very kind in answering our questions, even though our Spanish is limited and they spoke no English.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Bryan C wrote a review Nov 2017
Williamsburg, Virginia57 contributions25 helpful votes
If you want a flavor of Costa Rica, and I mean that in every sense of the word, then you need to visit this market. Most of it is indoors, so do not let bad weather hold you back. So much to see, do and purchase. It is tight inside, so keep an eye on your personal belongings.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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