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good prices fresh products

well...this is a market...not much different from market in middle east or asia...certainly you can... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2016
Cartago, Costa Rica
Busy Local Market

We passed by this market after our tour of Vulcan Irazu and the Basilica De Los Angeles in... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2019
betty l
Brampton, Canada
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Avenida 1 between Calle 2 and Calle 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank betty l
Reviewed May 24, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank tarzantheman
Reviewed March 24, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank dod2015
Reviewed December 12, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank MikeD602014
Reviewed November 2, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bryan C
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Also, visiting Cartago, you must visit the Mercado Central, a huge variety of agricultural products; vegetables, fruits etc and excellent prices.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank c31Cahuita_CostaRica
Reviewed February 25, 2017

This is a nice market, not small but neither extremely huge, offering the usual fruits, vegetable, some meat, cheese and some cloth. Nice to stroll around for a few minutes but not very different to other markets, unless you have never been to a fresh...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank celge
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Under currogated metal roofs and still not hot. Good to have something local to eat here as prices are not as high as in San José and the atmosphere is more authentic. Peasant women selling fresh vegetables, fruit and chickens from their nearby farms. Mercado...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Cartago's mercado central is so much more fun and inviting than the one in San Jose, don't miss it! The stalls are interesting, the vendors are charming an the prices are very good. The outdoors vendors that surround the building have the best produce; the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed November 1, 2016

well...this is a market...not much different from market in middle east or asia...certainly you can buy fresh and cheap products there...this is more for locals....but if you are a tourist no problem to go

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Gabriel_Jimenez
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July 31, 2017|
Response from Roberto M | Reviewed this property |
A lot of: vendors of flowers, souvenirs, herbs; between sixty or seventy little shops.
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May 24, 2017|
Response from Rachel B | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Friday, 6 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 6 am - 6:30 pm and Sunday 6 am - 12 noon.
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February 19, 2016|
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Response from sueanncanny | Reviewed this property |
I know the otside partsection is close the inside isection is open the vest time is the weekends