Mercado Central

Market in San José

Though josefinos mainly do their shopping at chain supermarkets, San José’s crowded indoor markets retain an old-world feel. This is the main market, lined with vendors hawking everything from spices and coffee beans to pura vida souvenir T-shirts made in China. It's all super cheap, and likely made in China or Nicaragua.

In December Mercado Central sometimes has extended hours and is open on Sundays.