Notable areas of the market are those devoted to fruit and vegetables, the area of dried fish and shrimp, the area where the indigenous handicrafts are found, originating from the interior of the state or from Marajó Island, as well as the area of meals and juices - açaí juice, for example. But, it is principally known for the area dedicated to natural remedies and "magic potions".
At the Ver-o-Peso market there is an oil, herb or bark for everything - and the vendors don’t have to be persuaded to explain, with a playful air and mischievous smile, the advantages of each oil. Don’t be surprised, then, if they suggest you try an oil to ward off the evil eye or even “bota oil", which is much praised by the vendors as enhancing sexual performance.
As touristic as it may seem, the Ver-o-Peso market is really a must-visit.