This market is famous for ceramics and herbs. There's no finer
place to look for Independence Day celebration decorations!
There are also a number of boutique stores and the chain of Fonart
stores. Larger venues include the San Juan and Jamaica Markets.
The merolico is a street vendor whose loud
and often humorous oratory is used to garner sales.
For visitors heading out to the markets, we have a recommendations
to make the most of your market visit.
Before you arrive - Learn how to
say 'thank you' in the local language (or languages).
Before you arrive - Print out a
Flickr photo of someone you'd like to visit.
Buy something - See something you
like? Make a purchase!
Bring small bills - Don't expect
to get change for a small purchase if you are paying with a 200
or 500 peso note.
Bring change - Exact change is always
Be time specific - If you are seeking
produce for today or tomorrow, be specific. vendors are pleased
(and at times insistent) in choosing the right produce.
Don't block the corridors - Remember
that the market is a work environment. If you're in a group or traveling
by yourself, keep the corridors clear for other clients.
Always ask before taking pictures
- It's common courtesy, particularly for close-up shots. Better
than taking a photo is printing out a photo from Flickr, find the
vendor and give them the copy. Be
Pay attention - Tourists in markets
are easy targets for thieves. Lessen the chances of robbery by paying