Mercado Belen

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Mercado Belen Iquitos Reviews

yadilitta yadilitta
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Eating at Mercado Belen, Iquitos Nov 26, 2009
If you go to the Belen Market, you will find several options for a bite.

Having a juice for breakfast is a good option. There are some juice stands and all of them are cheap. The only downside is that there are not many options for fruits, which is a bit disappointing since I was in the Amazon, but ok besides cheap. They also offer some sandwiches, but they didn't look that healthy. So I preferred to skip this experience.

Also you can find beverages in a plastic bags, hahaha. There's also a section about food, mostly traditional like hen soup, juanes, tacacho and other local specialties. They are cooked right in front of you. Here we had a snack - a juane - which was good and of course everything is cheap here.
juices stand
peeled juanes
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yadilitta yadilitta
723 reviews
Rainforest products at Mercado Belen Nov 26, 2009
This market is Iquitos' big open market. It's located in Belen area, next to the floating city of Belen.

As every market they start to work early in the morning and close in the afternoon. Because of the hot weather, I highly recommend you to visit this place early, otherwise it might be too hot. Also, this place is not that safe so don't bring much thins and use your camera carefully.

The market has a building in the middle and is surrounded by many stalls, vendors there are more than the ones inside. The market has a funny smell and floor is dirty and muddy, so watch your step.

There are many local products for sale. You will find fruits, vegetables, meat - from different animals including local mammals, food and regional liquors.

Many people decide to visit Belen floating neighborhood. If you are doing so, stopping at the market is a good idea.
dried paiche (local fish0

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