Ambergris Caye (San Pedro, off the Caribbean coast of Belize) – along with world-class diving. sports fishing and snorkeling, this is one of Belize’s best beaches.
Tourist Village Flea Market (Fort Street, Belize City) — On the street outside the Tourist Village, local vendors set up tents and tables to sell their wares, which include T-shirts with snappy slogans, original jewelry, woven bags and blankets, and plenty of carved wooden items. Quality varies widely and prices are negotiable. This is one […]
Save-U Supermarket (San Cas Plaza, Northern Hwy. at Central American Blvd., Belize City) – this is a good supermarket for eco-tourists (and budget tourists) who want to stock up on groceries (including snack foods), bottled water, soft drinks, liquor and toiletries before venturing into the wilderness and other far-flung sites (like the Mayan pyramids).
National Handicraft Center (2 South Park Street, Belize City) — as its name suggests, this store carries the best stock of high-quality Belizean arts and crafts at fair prices. Attractive buys include shade-grown coffee and local chocolate, carvings in zericote and other native hardwoods, slate relief carvings of wildlife and Maya deities, and CDs of […]
Fort Street Flea Market (Fort Street, Belize City) – this outdoor flea market attracts tourists interested in buying souvenirs of their time in the country.
Brodie’s (2 Albert Street, Belize City) – this is the largest department store in Belize. Even though supplies of certain items are limited, tourists are usually content with what’s there (including those preparing for eco-tourism excursions in the country’s outer lying areas, as visits to ancient Mayan sites).
Book Center (4 Church Street, Belize City) – this store contains new and secondhand English literature, maps, guidebooks and books on Belizean history, society and natural history.
Belize Tourist Village (8 Fort Street, Belize City) — This waterfront complex exists for the convenience of cruise-ship passengers, who disembark here on their land trips. Non-cruise tourists may enter from the street with a temporary pass, obtainable on presentation of an identity document such as a passport. Most of the stores are gift shops, […]
Augusto Quan Ltd. (13 Market Square, Belize City) – this hardware store (kind of a Belizean version of Ace Hardware stores, is a great place for eco-tourists to stock up on tools, camping gear, and sports gear, along with batteries, before heading to the next inland destination.
Wet Lizard (Fort Street, Belize City) – even though it’s a restaurant that serves both Tex-Mex and local cuisine, this is also a popular bar & hangout spot because it caters to incoming cruise ship passengers and plays a lot of Jimmy Buffett music.