Choose from a great range of fresh raw seafood and take your purchase to the cooking stalls for a delicious meal in this thriving market.
Talipapa Market is a large bazaar with some of the fairest prices on the island. It has charming wooden huts selling artisanal treasures and a seafood section known for its vast range of fresh delicacies. Bargain with local vendors over prices to get fantastic deals for souvenirs and gifts.
The most popular part of the market is the D’Talipapa area, where you can find all types of seafood. Try local delicacies, including butter-garlic items. The section has many stalls serving enormous shrimp, scallops and oysters. Choose from fresh lobster, clams and other aquatic creatures.
Dine at one of the many fast-food options here. The market also holds cooking service huts that will make a meal out of your seafood purchases.
Purchase T-shirts, sarongs and bags among the many items with logos and images of Boracay Island. Prices are generally lower than in the stalls on White Beach. Browse the magnets, wooden handicrafts and jewelry made from shells.
The third part of the market is more traditional, containing fish, meat and vegetables. Buy utensils for the kitchen. The most typical items here include handmade soaps and fruits, such as dried mangoes and banana chips. Sip from coconuts and admire the range of innovative coconut-based products.
Note that a lack of drainage leads to flooding on rainy days, which are common in the monsoon season that runs from June through October. The name of the bazaar is Filipino for “Wet Market.” The seafood area is particularly busy during meal times in the market, which opens daily from morning until evening.
Talipapa Market stands a little inland, between Station 1 and Station 2 on Boracay Island. It is in a fairly busy area just off the main central highway. Get around the area on foot. Spend time at nearby landmarks, such as Balabag Lake, White Beach and myriad resorts.