Mercado Central, San Jose
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Mercado Central, San Jose

Map
Between Avenida Central and Avenida 1, Calles 6 and 8 , San José, | (506) 2547-6104, Costa Rica
Mercado Central Market in Costa Rica
Courtesy of Costa Rica Tourism Board
Type of shop
Women's clothing and accessories, Men's clothing and accessories, Jewelry or watches, Kids, Electronics, Books or music, Food, wine, or spirits, Pets, Sports or athleticwear, Bags or luggage, Hats, gloves, or scarves, Antiques or collectibles, Art, Perfume or cosmetics, Vintage, Gifts or curiosities
Features
Value, Historic, Eclectic, Artisanal/handicrafts, Food and drink

A buzzing hive of commercial activity, this covered market is as much of a full-immersion experience as a shopping destination. Come here for everything from souvenir T-shirts and plastic tchotchkes (if you must) to exotic flowers, local coffees, fresh-squeezed juices, and handcrafted leather goods hidden within labyrinthine recesses in the back of the market. If you ever have a shadow of a doubt, the Mercado's tropical fruits and unmistakable handicrafts will confirm that you are, in fact, in Central America—not just any tropical vacation spot.

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