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Mercado de Belen: Tours & Tickets

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22 May 2018
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Reviewed 22 February 2019 via mobile

Interesting market showing the reality of the lowest side of Iquitos population. Dirty, filthy and chaotic and overall improvised market. Definitely a waste of a hidden potential. Local Government should invest on reorganize the market and set up cleaning times. Poor does not mean you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eduardol309
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Perhaps the best place in Iquitos to know the local food, plants, fruits, fish and a lot of other stuff usually sold in a genuine Amazonian market.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 15matjan
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Be prepared to be dazzled by the characteur and variety of peculiar products. A must see but probably with a guide and your personal belongings in a safe location. Walk through it , taste and smell. Try to experiment if you dare

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BenCapon
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I went with a guide as part of a city tour. An interesting stop with all kinds of unique items for sale!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kgavitt
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This place is disgusting however it is an authentic taste of the culture of Belen. Watch your pockets and consume with care as you may end up sick. A wide variety of fresh meats and fish from the Amazon region along with local herbs and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Stu G
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very busy and congested market with so much for sale from vegetables to catfish to turtles. It is all very interesting but unsanitary looking and I personally would not eat anything I bought there. (However I probably did eat things purchased there when I ate...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Nancy5960
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to fresh markets all round the world but was really surprized by what we saw here. This side of Iquitos is very different to the big busy city. It is very basic, very poor and frantic with people. The market was close...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This has got to be the biggest and craziest market I've ever visited. It's huge, it's mildly intimidating and has a aroma I will never forget. Gross!! This place sells pretty much everything. We went for mapacho cigarettes and palo santo. There is so much...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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