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 – exotic açai juice, for example. But, the market is principally known for the area dedicated to natural remedies and "magic potions".
There is, at the Ver-o-Peso market, 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 an enhancer of sexual performance.
As touristy as it may seem, the Ver-o-Peso market is really a must-visit.