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The Mercado Central; A Slice of Costa Rican Life

North American visitors often ask this question: “I am visiting Costa Rica, and I will be here for only a short time. What is the best way to quickly get a taste of real Costa Rican life?” My answer is The Mercado Central, in downtown...

Fire Destroys Managua’s Central Market

TODAY NICARAGUA - A fire over the weekend destroyed Nicaragua's Mercado Oriental, one of the biggest markets in Central America, part of a traditional market in the centre of the capital, Managua. More than 60 stalls and shops at the Mercado Oriental have been lost...

Puntarenas Vigorón Vendors Fear New Market Will Hurt Sales

QCOSTARICA - The sellers of vigorón in Puntarenas fear the new market in the Paseo de los Turistas will harm their sales. The president of the Asociación de Vendedores de Vigorones y Cajetas, Vanesa Galán, said there is no vantage point of grouping all...

[FOTOS] San José’s Mercado Central (Central Market)

San José's Mercado Central (Central Market), located in the heart of Costa Rica's capital city, was established in 1880, and occupies an entire square block. The market contains a complex of narrow alleys with over 200 shops, stalls and sodas (small restaurants). A huge...

Eighteen Documentaries Portray The Corners of The Central Market

San José's Central Market (Spanish: Mercado central) is the largest market of the city of San José, Costa Rica. Established in 1880, it occupies an entire block on Avenida Central, 250m northwest of the Parque Central. The market contains a complex of narrow alleys with...

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