Boracay is by far one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. No matter what time of year, you will not find the white sandy beaches of this island without a tourist or two.
Apart from hospitable locals, which the Philippines is actually known for; and the pristine waters of the beaches; another local attraction in the island is its seafood – only the freshest catch of the day for guests and locals, too.
At the Talipapa Market in Boracay, you get the freshest selection of fish, crabs, lobsters, prawns, mussels and oysters.
What is the Talipapa Market in Boracay?
Talipapa Market is a popular marketplace in the island where locals sell various seafood and fresh produce. It is open daily and caters to local and foreign tourists year-round.
While seafood and fresh produce are the bestsellers in the house there are plenty of other items that you can get here.
Do you need an extra pair of jeans or board shorts for your holiday in Boracay? You can get a pair or two plus shirts and sarongs at a reasonable price at the Talipapa Market.
Are your in need of toiletries and other hygiene items? The market also have a selection of these.
Finally, for presents to friends and loved ones back home, this particular marketplace is teeming with a wide assortment of souvenir items that Boracay is known for: puca shell bracelets, necklaces and anklets; tie-dyed wraps, hats, key chains and other trinkets.
Still haven’t had enough of the marketplace? Why not ask one of the local restaurants around the Talipapa area to cook your seafood purchases?
There are eateries around that offer cooking services for a minimal fee and they have tables too, where you can enjoy your meals al fresco.
Cheapest Market on the Block
True, there are other places to shop in the island of Boracay but you won’t find anything that’s cheaper than the Talipapa Market. Here, you can easily negotiate with the vendors so you can get a good discount.
If you purchase several items from one vendor, you should definitely negotiate the prices because you will most likely get a really good discount.
As for the cooking fee, it’s generally around a hundred pesos.
Seafood prices are approximately four hundred pesos for a kilo of crabs, seven hundred and fifty pesos for the lobsters and no more than fifty pesos for a kilo of mussels and oysters.
The Talipapa Market in Boracay is very close to Station 2. If you are staying in one of the hotels in Station 2, you can easily walk from the White Beach to the marketplace and be there in a matter of minutes.