The Roberto Huembes market is a fairly big, friendly market in Managua. Many different products are sold here – from radios to bananas – and it provides a nice alternative to buying products in a big, air conditioned shopping mall.
The Huembes is a great place for buying fruits and vegetables at low prices. In general, all products will be significantly cheaper than in shopping malls. As you can expect, there are not many luxurious products offered. However, clothes, DVDs, CDs (most of them copied though), or hammocks are not hard to find.
Furthermore, the Huembes market offers an opportunity to experience a crowded yet relatively safe Nicaraguan market where you have to hassle over the prices and where you will be bothered by many salesmen who all have something to offer you MUST have.
Although the Huembes is safe compared to other Nicaraguan markets, it is still recommended to keep an eye on your valuables. Leave unnecessary items in your hotel.
To get to the Huembes market, you can tell any taxi driver to bring you there. In your own car, head east from the Centro America rotary, and after about 10 minutes you will have the market to your left. Simply ask around to get directed to the parking area.