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Real information and stories from Guanacaste , Costa Rica. Presneted by a long time expat living and working in Costa Rica
A Day at the Feria in Liberia Costa Rica

The Cost of 3 medium pineapples = 1000 or  $1.87. Yes….you read that right!  These are the juiciest, best tasting pineapples ever!

The feria (farmer’s market) in Liberia is open on Thursday afternoons and all day on Friday.  Each of the vendors sets their own prices and they are competitive.  And yes, you can even negotiate with them!  In addition to fruits and vegetables, you can also purchase homemade smoked cheeses, fresh farm eggs, fresh squeezed juice, plants such as basil, mint & rosemary, coconuts, and even bags of really good dirt!

Another great purchase this day was bananas! 22 bananas = 1000 or $1.87! where in North America can you get a beal like this?

You can save a good amount of money by purchasing your fruits and vegetables at the local feria. There are several smaller ferias in Playas Del Coco that are open daily.  The feria in Liberia is about 30 minutes away but it is much larger with more vendors. 

Can you buy your vegetables at the local supermarket?  Of course!  But again, you’ll save money by going to the ferias.  Plus, spending an afternoon at the feria is a lot of fun.  You get to interact with the locals, discover new vegetables and meet a lot of great people!  It’s a great adventure!!

So next time you come to the Playa Hermosa area, take a day and a short ride to Liberia and experience a true farmers market Costa Rica Style!! You won’t be disappointed.

Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:47 PM by Joseph A. Emanuelli

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