While visiting in San Clemente, new friends Mary and John took me along on the bus ride to Charapoto’s Mercado. This town does not have a building that houses their mercado. Rather it is set up on several streets leading to the church in town. The bus ride is 20-30 minutes and .35 cents per person. This mercado is only open Saturday and Sundays each week, Sunday being the better day because more vendors are set up.
Strawberries were $1.25 a pound, lomo fino $2.50 a pound, prices of the vegetables seemed to be similar maybe a bit less expensive than what I find down in Playas. Mary bought several bags of fruits and vegetables and I am sure they did not spend over $15 for all of their produce. John said that if you come later in the day on Sunday things are even less expensive. This is a great market!