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  • Address: Avenida Central
  • Hours: Closed Sundays
  • Admission: Free

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San Jose Central Market (Mercado Central)

The lively San Jose Central Market was founded in 1880. For free entertainment and a real taste of the local atmosphere, there’s no better place in the city!

The market has more than 200 stalls, selling everything under the sun from souvenirs and cowboy boots to herbal remedies and handicrafts.

Inside you’ll also find cafes and bars for a welcome break between browsing. Pick up some coffee beans for a tasty souvenir.

Practical Info

San Jose Market is a block over from the cathedral, between Avenida Central, Avenida 1 and Calles 6 and 8.

The market covers several blocks of alleyways and backstreets next to the Mercado Borbon, which specializes in meat and fresh produce.

Tours & Tickets

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San Jose Evening Tour with Dinner in Escazú

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Walk in the shoes of a typical ‘tico,’ or native Costa Rican, on this 4-hour evening tour of San Jose and dinner in Guachipelin. Meander through San Jose’s ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.99

San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Take this comprehensive sightseeing tour of San Jose and discover the rich history and culture of Costa Rica. Learn about the popular monuments and visit the ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.99

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Learn about local life in San Jose through its architecture, history and food. This 3-hour walking tour shows you the typical lifestyle of the capital as you ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.99

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