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Cartago Central Market

Avenida 1 between Calle 2 and Calle 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
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Super location, and clean market

A nice safe place to walk around, including the surrounding areas of town. The market is only about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tarzantheman
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David, Panama
Enjoyable all the way!

Cartago has lots to offer visitors. Only a short 1 hr drive from San Jose. The Mercado Central is... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
dod2015
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Los Angeles, California
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“great market” (2 reviews)
“san jose” (2 reviews)
“costa rica” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Avenida 1 between Calle 2 and Calle 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 24 March 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

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Reviewed 12 December 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

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Reviewed 2 November 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

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 25 February 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

1  Thank celge
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Reviewed 23 February 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

1  Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 29 December 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

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Reviewed 2 November 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

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

I try to go at least every two weeks to buy my produce and chicken . The cheapest place to buy my cat food. Everybody is friendly and things are cheaper

Thank sueanncanny
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Rubisca
31 July 2017|
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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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Gloria O
24 May 2017|
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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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jennifer s
20 February 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
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