There are a few markets in Boracay worth checking out. The island may be rather small – roughly 7 km by 2 km – but you’ll find several fresh markets, including D’Mall Wet Market, and one large seafood market named D’Talipapa.
As with many other cosmopolitan holiday destinations, Boracay has seen extensive development, and now blends wild tropical nature, locals’ residential areas, hotels and resorts of various sizes, restaurants and stores, and private upscale residences all over a small area. This dense mix makes markets some of the few places where everyone can gather to shop local at low prices.Fresh markets in Boracay offer a glimpse of the genuine daily life of Filipinos, and allow you to discover and sample new products and flavours. Visiting small or medium sized fresh markets is a pleasant activity: local villagers set up a few stalls along the roads and near intersections, for everyone to purchase locally produced vegetables, fruits, poultry, meat, fish and seafood. You can find these fresh markets all over the island, from Barangay Yapak in the north, to Bulabog and Manoc-Manoc in the south.
Located at White Beach – Station 2, D’Mall is Boracay’s main shopping and dining hub. It’s like an outdoor shopping mall at which you can purchase everything you need. D’Mall Wet Market is part of this original shopping mall and it has a very convenient location with access from the main road and from the prime beach of the island. You’ll find here an excellent choice of fresh products, including organically grown fruits and vegetables, as well as all that’s necessary to prepare a good meal for yourself, if you rent a villa for holiday in Boracay.
- Opening Hours: Depends on shops and restaurants
- Location: White Beach – Station 2
D’Talipapa Market is known as ‘the flea market’. It is especially famous for the fresh seafood that is delivered here in the morning and in the afternoon. You can get get the seafood you just bought at D’Talipapa cooked to your taste at one of the many restaurants that surround the seafood stalls in the market. Other goods that can be found at this popular market are dry goods and, similarly to D’Mall, souvenirs.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00
- Location: in Stations 2, next to Henann Lagoon Resort off Boracay Tambisaan Jetty Port Road