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